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Free Whatcom Museum day passes available from city library

BELLINGHAM ­— Interested in visiting the “Vanishing Ice” exhibit at the Lightcatcher Building or planning an outing to the Family Interactive Gallery of the Whatcom Museum? You can now check out ...

Dedication, open house set for Jan. 22 at new Meridian school

WHATCOM — The new Irene Reither Elementary School in the Meridian School District will be dedicated in a ceremony open to the public at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 22. The ceremony will be followed ...
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Celebrating centuries

Rev. Cornie Rientjes, as he approaches his 101st birthday, celebrated New Year’s Day with his immediate family and 60 members of his extended family at a nephew’s home locally. It is tradition for ...

County needs plenty of willing citizens in 2014 for vacancies

WHATCOM ­— The County Council is asking citizens to apply to serve on many county boards and commissions in 2014. Application for open positions is now being taken. (Some positions were listed on page ...
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New Year’s Day fire death likely a homicide

By Mark Reimers FERNDALE — The victim of a New Year’s Day house fire on Rural Avenue has been identified by the Whatcom County medical examiner as 23-year-old Mindy Rhoads, of Lynden, according to ...

Drug tests show spike in pot use

WHATCOM — Local drug testing shows a spike in marijuana use, a trend that also discloses plenty of confusion about the new state law, said Rich Bosman, owner of Lynden-based Bostec, a drug-testing company ...
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New StoryWalk project coming to Lynden City Park

LYNDEN — The Jim Kaemingk Sr. Trail and the trees in City Park will get a bit more colorful — and wordy — this May if the Lynden Library’s StoryWalk project comes to fruition. Tina Bixby, Lynden ...

Two killed in apparent drunk driving collision

Guide Meridian was closed early Tuesday as police investigated two-car crash LYNDEN — Drunken driving was suspected in a two-car head-on crash that killed two men on Guide Meridian Road early Tuesday ...
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Building a Main (St.) bridge

With salmon already running freely beneath the new bridge on Main Street in Lynden, traffic should start moving just as fluidly by late January…. This content is for subscribers only. Already a ...

H-2A farmworker program on rise in Washington state

OLYMPIA — The Washington Farm Labor Association has released a report on the H-2A program in Washington State for the 2013 season. H-2A is the federal program that permits farmers to obtain visas for ...