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County home sales rise 14.5 % in ‘13

WHATCOM — Whatcom County residential sales surged 14.5 percent in 2013 and sale prices showed modest gains as well, according to statistics and analysis from a local real-estate agent. Whatcom County’s ...

Whatcom Reads! features author Cheryl Strayed

WHATCOM ­— Cheryl Strayed, national best-selling author of “Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail,” is the featured author of 2014 Whatcom Reads! program of the county libraries. Strayed ...

Lynden chamber sets direction

LYNDEN — The Lynden Chamber of Commerce membership has approved Brett Kok from Guide Insurance Inc. and Anita Tallman, executive director of the Christian Health Care Center, as members of the chamber’s ...

Reconstruction at Portal Way/Birch Bay-Lynden Rd. starts in April

WHATCOM — Rebuilding the intersection of Birch Bay-Lynden Road and Portal Way had been scheduled to start last fall. But, due to unfavorable weather conditions, all construction on the project is now ...

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 ...

More charges still possible in June accidental shooting death

FERNDALE — The extent of the charges against two Whatcom County men suspected of being involved in the accidental fatal shooting of a woman in June is still not known, according to the Whatcom County ...
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2013 Sol H. Lewis community service award winners

LYNDEN ­— A love of music brought this pair together in the first place and keeps them strong together now. But behind the music is equally a love of vibrant community life that drives Doug Broersma ...
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Farmers challenged to organize on water issues

LYNDEN ­— To about 250 gathered on a Monday holiday, board members of the Ag District Coalition made a case for more unity on water issues they say will determine farmers’ survival in Whatcom County. ...

Former Rite Aid space in Towne Plaza available in November 2014

LYNDEN — Even as more space on the west side of the 127,859-square-foot Lynden Towne Plaza has come vacant, property owner Ennen Brothers Partnership continues to renew leases with tenants in the rest ...

Riverview will finally connect Hannegan to Sixth St.

LYNDEN — Long planned but without funding, Riverview Road is finally in concrete planning by the city of Lynden. Completed, it will create a new connection between Hannegan Road and Sixth Street south ...