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Lummi ferry in dry dock 23 days as of today

GOOSEBERRY POINT — Annual dry dock for the Whatcom Chief ferry will begin on Wednesday, Sept. 4, and last 23 days. The last day of crossing for vehicles will be Tuesday, Sept. 3. The Whatcom Chief will ...

4-H club leader training set

WHATCOM — 4-H club leader orientations of different types have been scheduled in September. Orientation for those wishing to start their own 4-H clubs is on two Thursday, Sept. 19 and 26, from 1 to 4 ...

Engedi Refuge Ministries hosting run/walk at Lake Padden

WHATCOM — The first-ever Run4Refuge is set for Saturday, Sept. 28, at Lake Padden. The family event, which includes a 2.6-mile walk/run, will benefit Engedi Refuge Ministries, a local ministry, and help ...

Cornerstone Christian hosting Soccer Carnival Day

LYNDEN — Cornerstone Christian School will host a Soccer Carnival Day from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7, at Bender Fields to help kick off the new Lynden Youth Sports soccer league season. ...

Louws seeks transportation advisors

WHATCOM — Whatcom County Executive Jack Louws is seeking citizen volunteers to serve on the county Citizens’ Transportation Advisory Group. CTAG facilitates ongoing citizen participation in support ...

Building industry candidate debate events Sept. 18, 25

BELLINGHAM — The Building Industry Association of Whatcom County will host a candidate debate on Wednesday, Sept. 18, for the four 2013 contested County Council races. At Baker Creek Place headquarters, ...

State regulators penalize Frontier for overcharging on returned checks

OLYMPIA — State regulators have issued a penalty assessment against Frontier Communications Northwest Inc. for overcharging customers for returned checks. The Washington Utilities and Transportation ...

Border Patrol activity report

BLAINE — The information listed below is from arrests and seizures related to the U.S. Border Patrol in the Blaine Sector area of operations. For security reasons, this may not be a complete list of ...
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Wiersma Construction dominates Lynde 500

LYNDEN — The 2013 Lynde 500 left little doubt, both about who the crowd favorite was and who the top team turned out to be in the 11th annual push-kart derby. As hundreds of spectators streamed through ...
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Fisher kicks off year with new principal

LYNDEN — With an aging facility and a key February bond vote looming, one might not see the 2013-14 school year as an ideal time to jump in as the new principal of Fisher Elementary School. Luckily, ...