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State forestry association to have annual meeting here

WHATCOM -— The Washington Farm Forestry Association, a nonprofit group representing small family forest landowners in the state, will have its annual meeting here May 15-17. Thursday and Friday activities ...

Local Extension to celebrate 100 years of national program

BELLINGHAM — WSU Whatcom County Extension is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its federal founding law, and the public is invited to join in. May 8 is the date the Smith-Lever Act was signed into ...
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StoryWalk trail opens at Lynden City Park

LYNDEN — Just in time for Children’s Book Week, a StoryWalk trail will be opened starting at City Park’s Million Smiles Playground on Saturday. May 17. The StoryWalk is meant to be an innovative ...

Marijuana retail store lottery ranks hopefuls

WHATCOM — The state’s Liquor Control Board will allow seven marijuana retail stores in Whatcom County outside of Bellingham, Lynden and Ferndale, and we now have the ranking of who has the best shot ...

Ericksen to join cap-and-trade debate panel

BELLINGHAM — Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, will join a panel of legislators and policy makers in a May 21 debate hosted by Freedom Foundation at the Whatcom County Courthouse. Admission is free. The ...

GOP Overstreet not running; Van Werven steps in

WHATCOM -— State Rep. Jason Overstreet, R-Lynden, will not seek a third term from the 42nd District, and prominent Republican Luanne Van Werven, also of Lynden, will run for the position instead. Those ...
Volunteers cleaning up the South Fork of the Nooksack River.

County: S. Fork tubers, here are the rules

WHATCOM -— As summer approaches bringing recreational tubing on the Nooksack River, county government has declared its “rules of engagement.” County Executive Jack Louws and Sheriff Bill Elfo put ...
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Lynden sends gift to Oso

LYNDEN — More than a roomful of goods plus $1,850 in cash is the Lynden community’s gift of relief to those who suffered through the March 22 mudslide that claimed at least 41 lives at Oso in Snohomish ...
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New traffic cameras coming to Guide and Highway 9

WHATCOM — Drivers in Whatcom County will soon have more real-time traffic information at their fingertips. The Washington State Department of Transportation plans to bring online 14 new traffic cameras ...

City debates adding more personnel with monthly fee

LYNDEN -— The city now has the first ambulance utility north of Seattle, with a $6 monthly fee due to start July 1. The remaining question is: how should the money be spent? With dissenting votes, the ...