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Habitat needs show volunteers

WHATCOM — Habitat for Humanity of Whatcom County is looking for at least 20 volunteers willing to enthusiastically staff two Habitat booths at the Whatcom Home and Garden Show. Volunteers are needed ...

42nd District legislators in Blaine Saturday

BLAINE ­— The three lawmakers of the 42nd District of north Whatcom County will host a town hall meeting from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 22, in the Blaine High School Performing Arts Center. Reps. ...

Specialty crop insurance is topic at Mount Vernon listening session

MOUNT VERNON — A new five-year Farm Bill was finalized by Congress in early February. Now agriculture agencies want to hear from farmers as the new legislation takes shape. A session for specialty crop ...

Lynden man charged with manslaughter in June stray-shot death

By Mark Reimers WHATCOM — Investigators announced last week that they believe they know who fired the bullet that killed a 23-year-old Ferndale High School graduate last year. Nicholas A. Zylstra, 31, ...

County now has pot moratorium

WHATCOM ­— Quickly after hearing of problems, the County Council slapped an emergency moratorium on new applications to grow, process or sell marijuana in the county. The Feb. 11 action on the proposal ...

Police solve two thefts in one discovery

LYNDEN — The discovery of one crime led Lynden Police to solve a second crime. “We had the cases solved prior to being reported,” said Lynden police detective Lee Beld, “which is a nice change.” ...

Delta Nine marijuana application raising emotions

WHATCOM — As local residents fight against a marijuana production and processing application in Clearbrook, located between Lynden and Sumas, the Whatcom County Council is figuring out how to deal with ...

Sister of WWU’s first African-American student speaks to school

BELLINGHAM — Sandra Campbell, the sister of Willis Ball, who graduated as the first African-American graduate of Western Washington University in 1956, spoke to WWU students on Saturday, Feb. 8. Campbell, ...

Family helped after Everson fire

WHATCOM — The Mt. Baker Chapter of the American Red Cross Volunteers responded to a house fire in Everson on Saturday, Feb. 8. The fire did only minor damage to the home, but fire investigators have ...

Relay for Life hosting Valentine’s Day-themed event

LYNDEN — The 2014 Relay for Life of North Whatcom is hosting Cupid for a Cure on Saturday, Feb. 15, a dinner, dancing and auction event to benefit the Relay for Life. Expect both live and silent auctions ...