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Lecture series starts today

LYNDEN ­— The award-winning January Series of Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich., will be simulcast for three weeks to the Third Christian Reformed Church youth house, 510 Liberty St., starting today, ...

Relay for Life sets schedule leading up to June 20-21

LYNDEN ­— Relay for Life of North Whatcom County has set the following schedule of events leading up to the June 20-21 event at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds. • Kickoff is Tuesday, Jan. 21, ...

Monday is deadline to make voter changes for Feb. 11 election

WHATCOM — Monday is a deadline to register to vote in the Feb. 11 special school bonds election or to update registration with a new name and/or address. The Ferndale and Lynden school districts will ...

Farm water discussion Jan. 20

WHATCOM — A public meeting on farm water issues will be held on Monday, Jan. 20, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Mt. Baker Rotary Building of Lynden. This will serve as the kickoff discussion for what ...

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 ...