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Farm Bill gets conference committee OK

WASHINGTON, DC — On Monday, Jan. 27, a majority of the members on a joint House-Senate conference committee to negotiate a new Farm Bill approved a report on a final five-year Farm Bill. Congresswoman ...

Elected officials to meet to begin growth planning

BELLINGHAM ­— Elected officials from around Whatcom County will meet at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, in County Courthouse Room 513 to discuss growth management planning issues with support staff. After a ...

New Bakerview blood center opens

BELLINGHAM ­— The new Puget Sound Blood Center was scheduled to open its new location in Bakerview Square, 410 W. Bakerview Rd., to the public on Tuesday, Jan. 28. The new facility expands in both area ...

Two wanted for crimes against minors arrested by CBP locally

WHATCOM — In separate incidents over the weekend, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) arrested suspects for crimes against minors. At the Pacific Highway port of entry in Blaine, a Richmond, B.C., ...

School election ballots sent; call if not received

WHATCOM ­— Ballots were mailed out on Friday, Jan. 24, to registered voters in the Feb. 11 Ferndale and Lynden school districts’ construction bond elections. If you do not receive your ballot by Friday, ...

W. Badger Road bridge closed

LYNDEN ­— West Badger Road is closed at the Bertrand Creek bridge from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. this week for repairs, Whatcom County Public Works announces. This closure through Jan. 31 between Berthusen and ...

Fire District 1 gets a clean audit

OLYMPIA ­— The Washington State Auditor’s Office has completed an audit of operations of Whatcom County Fire District 1 and found the district in compliance with all applicable state laws and regulations. ...

Event to honor Doug and Tehri is tonight at museum

LYNDEN ­— The program to present the 2013 Sol H. Lewis Awards for community volunteer service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, in the Lynden Pioneer Museum, 217 Front St. All are welcome. The award ...

Saturday food drive involves Super Bowl stakes

LYNDEN — North County Lacrosse is participating in the US Lacrosse – Washington Chapter SUPER food drive. Food and personal hygiene items will be collected in front of Milt’s Pizza in Lynden ...

Lynden Cemetery being considered for state registry

OLYMPIA ­— The Lynden Cemetery is being reviewed for nomination to the Washington Heritage Register by the Washington State Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. A meeting of the council taking ...