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United Way 2014 event March 13 at Silver Reef

FERNDALE — The United Way of Whatcom County 2014 Celebration and Awards Banquet will be on Thursday, March 13, in the Silver Reef Events Center, 4876 Haxton Way. This event honors those individuals and ...
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Lynden school bond facing failure, again

LYNDEN — In the end, nearly 58 percent approval simply isn’t enough to pass a $46 million Lynden School District bond to build new middle and elementary schools. Bonds need 60 percent approval to pass. ...

Water issues have a voice

BELLINGHAM — “Whatcom Water Resources: What to Do,” sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Bellingham/Whatcom County, offers five perspectives on the complex and often contending issues surrounding ...

Ambulance a utility fee?

LYNDEN ­— What, an ambulance utility? City residents may need to dial up their awareness level as an idea that has been bandied about for a couple of years is coming to public hearing next week. The ...

Rodeo to be on Tue. and Wed.

LYNDEN — The Lynden PRCA Rodeo is expecting more of the country’s top professional cowboys and cowgirls for 2014 competition by moving to a pair of midweek dates, Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 12-13. ...
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School ballots in hand

WHATCOM — Next Tuesday, Feb. 11, is the last day for returning voted ballots in the Ferndale and Lynden school districts’ bond elections. As of 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 31, 4,205 ballots had been returned ...

Lynden wants another 6-month pot moratorium

LYNDEN ­— The city wants more time before settling on any of its own laws regarding marijuana growing, processing and retail selling in town. A first moratorium on any such operations began in October ...
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Broersma couple praised with musical program

LYNDEN ­— Things came up that didn’t make it into the original story on Doug and Tehri — and, of course, there was music. Jack Louws, Whatcom County executive, spoke as a friend of the Broersma ...

January was drier than average

LYNDEN — A late run of January precipitation helped the month approach the historical average, but January was still a nearly 1.5 inches drier than normal. At 4.36 inches of rainfall during the 31-day ...

Boys & Girls Club ‘Kickof For Kids’ raises $100,000 at Seahawks-themed event

LYNDEN — The Lynden Boys & Girls Club’s annual Kickoff For Kids dinner and auction on Saturday was a big success this year, netting nearly $100,000. The event saw 300 guests in attendance. Buyers ...