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Fire department, county district together seek more volunteers

LYNDEN — In a joint effort of North Whatcom Fire & Rescue and the Lynden Fire Department, volunteer firefighters are being sought to meet the growing need for emergency responders across the north ...

State Patrol gets 35 new troopers, two in Whatcom

OLYMPIA — Two of 35 individuals newly sworn in as Washington State Patrol troopers on March 14 will be assigned to the Bellingham detachment. The two are Kyle C. Echevarria, originally of Poulsbo, and ...

Project Hope can help low-income with heating bills

LYNDEN — Project Hope offers help to low-income families trying to pay high electric bills from the winter months. Puget Sound Energy customers who have received an urgent or shutoff notice may be eligible ...

Habitat opening Bellingham store, needs volunteers to get it ready

BELLINGHAM ­— Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County is opening a new Habitat Store in the old Mayberry Sporting Goods site at 1825 Cornwall Ave., and helpers are needed to get the store ready. “This ...

Scholarships offered to women

WHATCOM — Whatcom Women in Business will give up to $20,000 in scholarships to women who are furthering their education. Scholarships are awarded after an application and panel interview process. Awards ...

Tweens-moms event here April 4

LYNDEN — A relationship-building event for moms and tween-aged (typically 8-12) daughters comes to North County Christ the King Church on April 4. The Crazy Hair Tour of Secret Keeper Girl is an event ...

Fans choose, hopefully, final 2014 fair act

LYNDEN — Fans of the Northwest Washington Fair want to see Pentatonix perform. That was the overwhelming response on the fair’s Facebook site last week after asking fans to choose between five different ...

Tribal election results divided on direction

DEMING ­— The results of a Nooksack tribal council election on Saturday provided mixed results related to the effort at disenrollment of 306 members, an issue that has embroiled the tribe for 15 months. ...
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The mighty have fallen, but leave a legacy

On March 3, two pillars in the Lynden community passed through the veil, from this life to the next. Although we mourn their passing, the tone of the memorial services for Ben Boxum and Don Smith decidedly ...

Help restore salmon along creeks

WHATCOM ­— The Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association has set several Saturday work parties to improve salmon habitat on local streams. All times are 9 a.m. to noon. It’s not necessary to RSVP; just ...