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Lynden schools’ goals detailed

LYNDEN — The Lynden School District recently released its Strategic Plan outlining the district’s primary focuses for the next three years, more specifically for the 2014-15 school year. Compiled following ...

Republicans keep 42nd District

WHATCOM -— Local Republicans surged to victory on the national wave in the Nov. 4 election, with Luanne Van Werven winning the 42nd District’s open state House position over Satpal Sidhu and Doug Ericksen ...
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Whatcom County Charter Review Commission Results

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Mayor outlines 2015 budget

LYNDEN -— Mayor Scott Korthuis has introduced a 2015 preliminary city budget of $55.6 million overall, with just under $11 million of that in the main General Fund for city operations. The budget is ...

Four workers OK after roof fire

LYNDEN -— A four-man roofing crew at a Woodcreek Drive residential property avoided serious injury Friday after glue they were working with exploded into flames. However, three workers were taken to ...

New retail center hearing Nov. 13

LYNDEN — The Lynden Planning Commission’s public hearing on a proposed rezone for the North Sound Retail Center is set for Thursday, Nov. 13. The applicants, Powell Development and Barghausen Engineers, ...

Two Everson-area men nabbed on drug charges

WHATCOM — Following a ten-month investigation, two Everson-area men were arrested Oct. 22 and booked into Whatcom County Jail on suspicion of being involved in the sale of methamphetamine and heroin ...

Public can help with salmon enhancement events locally

WHATCOM — The Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association is a community-based nonprofit dedicated to restoring sustainable wild salmon runs in Whatcom County. NSEA is into its fall round of work parties ...

Slater/I-5 area getting three roundabouts

FERNDALE — It will be safer and easier to use Slater Road near Interstate 5 in a few weeks, once construction crews finish building new compact roundabouts at three intersections. Work began Oct. 29 ...

Forest Service will consider leasing lands for geothermal

EVERETT — The Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest is taking public comment until Dec. 1 on whether to allow leasing a portion of National Forest lands surrounding Mt. Baker for potential geothermal ...