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B.C. measles outbreak spreads to Whatcom

WHATCOM — After 228 confirmed cases of measles cropped up in British Columbia’s eastern Fraser Valley last week, a U.S. health officer has said that one American resident is also infected. The province’s ...

Health ranking puts Whatcom as state’s 5th best

WHATCOM — For the third year in a row, Whatcom County ranks as the fifth healthiest county in Washington state in the annual County Health Rankings study. Since a national debut in 2010, the County Health ...

Average gasoline price has risen 25 cents in a month

SEATTLE ­— Average retail gasoline prices in Washington had risen 5.3 cents per gallon in a week to $3.66 per gallon on Sunday, March 30, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,666 gas outlets ...

$23,500 raised for Rebound

BELLINGHAM ­— The Woods Coffee’s recent fundraiser for Rebound of Whatcom County raised more than $23,000 for underprivileged children locally. The sixth annual Cups of Hope fundraising event was ...

Youth Fair this week at Lynden fairgrounds

LYNDEN — The 2014 Whatcom County Youth Fair, involving hundreds of youths ages 6 to 18, takes place this Friday and Saturday at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds. The multi-faceted “experience that ...

Volunteer April 6-12

WHATCOM — Fifteen Whatcom County nonprofits and governments agencies are hosting service projects throughout Volunteer Service Week April 6-12. Service opportunities are available for all ages, levels ...

6K run planned

LYNDEN — Hannah Klos, a senior at Cornerstone Christian School, is organizing a 6K run/walk for Saturday, April 26, in order to raise money for a mission trip in June to Nicaragua. Specifically, she ...

Plots open at Everson Community Garden

LYNDEN — Plots are open at the Everson Community Garden for anyone interested in growing organic vegetables or flowers. Garden employees will disk in fertilizer as soon as the ground is dry enough to ...
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Cute little plant infests in a hurry

WHATCOM ­— It’s such a cute little plant with rich green leaves and a yellow flower that gardeners have been known to trade it with each other and nurseries have sold it. But beware. The alluring ...
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Lynden boy, 6, killed in Monday crash

BOW — A 6-year-old Lynden boy was killed and his mother was critically injured Monday when her Ford SUV crashed along Chuckanut Drive, according to a report from the Washington State Patrol. According ...