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Cabo hurricane adds adventure for locals

LYNDEN -— A mom and three daughters were back at their homes Friday, four days later than scheduled, after being caught — along with thousands of other Americans — in the Hurricane Odile destruction ...

County delays on water districts

WHATCOM -— On several 4-3 votes Sept. 16, the County Council chose to delay two weeks on the matter of forming four new Watershed Improvement Districts in the rural county. But general support was voiced. ...

Football roundup: No. 1 Lions pull away, but injuries hang over win

BELLINGHAM — Midway through the second quarter on Friday night, Lynden was facing a situation it hadn’t experienced yet this season — a close game. After racing to big leads in their first two ...
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Lewis 100: Lynden area agriculture has included hops, hens and even sugar beets

At the beginning, as Lynden’s earliest settlers pushed back the surrounding forest, hops for beer was a crop that thrived, to go with the usual family mix of chickens, hogs, cattle and horses on a stump ...
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‘The Sound of Music’ coming to Claire vg stage for first show in new season

LYNDEN — As Maria might sing, “The Claire vg Thomas Theatre is alive with ‘The Sound of Music,’” and theater-goers can experience it beginning Wednesday, Sept. 24. The Rodgers & Hammerstein ...

Van’s Plumbing & Electric moving into fire station

LYNDEN — Randy Smit, owner of Van’s Plumbing & Electric Inc., said he started glancing at the former fire station on 19th Street in October 2013. About a full year later, Smit will finish moving ...

3-year-old died of E. coli strain

WHATCOM -— Health authorities have not been able to determine the specific source of an E. coli infection that took the life of a 3-year-old Lynden girl on Sept. 5. The death of Brooklyn Hoksbergen, ...

Lummi ferry to return to service

WHATCOM -— The Lummi Island ferry Whatcom Chief is scheduled to return to service on Wednesday, Sept. 17, at about 3 p.m. This scheduled return to service date is contingent upon successful completion ...

County planning hearing set

WHATCOM -— The Whatcom County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the draft six-year (2015-20) Capital Improvement Program for Whatcom County Facilities at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. ...

Vehicle Lights On event Oct. 4

WHATCOM -— The annual Lights On project of inspection and replacement of faulty vehicle lights will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct 4, at two locations locally. Whatcom County members ...