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Legislature only tweaks budget, adjourns on time

OLYMPIA — The state Legislature approved a barebones 2014 supplemental operating budget before adjourning its 60-day short session March 13, the first on-time end of a session since 2009. The new budget ...

Hope Lutheran getting new pastor

LYNDEN — Marjorie Lorant will be installed as the new pastor at Hope Lutheran Church, 900 E. Grover St., at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 12. The public is invited to attend. Lorant has served in churches ...
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From Vegas to county dairy ambassador

BELLINGHAM ­— For a while after being announced as Whatcom County’s new Dairy Ambassdor on Friday evening, Amanda Rittgers was simply overcome with emotion. That’s understandable once you know her ...

Coroner: Dec. 31 crash not caused by alcohol

WHATCOM — No alcohol was present in the bodies of either of the two young men who died in a head-on Guide Meridian Road crash last Dec. 31, toxicology reports show. Whatcom County Medical Examiner Gary ...

Four four-plexes planned for Kok Rd.

LYNDEN — A plan to build four four-plex units south of Kok Road put forth by Lyndenites Byron Kooy and Irv Timmerman comes into the city as straightforward as possible for a project of its size. The ...
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Family of Travis Holst honoring his memory

FERNDALE — Everyone liked Travis Holst. So when accident reports mistakenly indicated he was drinking the night he crashed, killing himself and a man from Lynden, there was still an outpouring of support ...

Update: Holst/Browning crash records released

WHATCOM — Whatcom County Medical Examiner Gary Goldfogel has released the results of toxicology testing for Travis Holst, 23, and Brox Browning, 20, who were both killed in a Guide Meridian Road crash ...
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Van Zandt hosts baby (grand piano) shower

VAN ZANDT — There’s a piece of music history residing in Van Zandt Hall. The South Fork Valley Community Association will host a “Baby (Grand Piano) Shower” at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 30, in Van ...

Schools rearrange dates for snow days

WHATCOM — North Whatcom County’s schools have seen three snow days so far in the 2013-14 school year, and each school is going about making up those days a little differently. The Lynden School District ...

Planning Commission wants Bogaard Meadows project to prove flood mitigation

LYNDEN — When owners Gordy and Janice Bogaard first presented the residential development Bogaard Meadows to the city’s planning department in August 2013, Amy Harksell, the city’s planning director, ...