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Tea Party plans candidate forums on July 17, 24

WHATCOM — The Whatcom Tea Party will host two free Wednesday “Meet the Candidate” town hall forums in July. The first forum is set for July 17 at Ferndale High School. The second will be on July ...

Workshops set on doing end-of-life choices planning

WHATCOM — Three community workshops are scheduled in July by the Whatcom Alliance for Health Advancement for sharing information about advance care planning. Participants will learn: why advance care ...

Register to vote by Monday

WHATCOM — This year’s primary election ends on Aug. 6. To participate, you must register to vote — if you haven’t already — by Monday, July 8, at the county’s website. For citizens who have ...
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Reliving a historic military moment

LYNDEN — The memories from that beautiful, sunny morning in South Korea remain fresh for Lynden resident and Air Force veteran James Lucerne. It was Sept. 21, 1953, and the Korean War was all but over. ...

School Board still mulling performing arts center

LYNDEN — Before the Lynden School Board officially votes on the district’s “to bond or not to bond” question pertaining to its aging facilities, it needs to find the best answer to another question: ...

Council wrestling with how to pay firefighters

LYNDEN — Lynden needs to find a way to pay for its firefighters, so the City Council has started the ball rolling on establishing a new “ambulance utility fee” to eventually fund three city firefighters ...
A truck hit a power pole on Birch Bay-Lynden Road midday on Friday, taking out the power for much of the surrounding area.

Truck collides with pole, takes out west Lynden power

A large farm truck heading east on Birch Bay-Lynden Road on Friday collided with a power pole and caused a power outage that affected much of west Lynden. Guide Meridian Road was backed up for some time ...

Temporary Skagit bridge has first inspection Saturday

SKAGIT — Early Saturday morning, drivers on Interstate 5 may experience minor delays through Mount Vernon and Burlington while bridge inspection crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation ...

Sumas fireworks set for Saturday to cap Community Days

SUMAS — The time of the year has finally arrived in Sumas for the return of the most anticipated weekend of the summer, with the 2013 Sumas Community Days set to kick off on Friday. The weekend will ...

Semiahmoo purchase complete, to open before fall

BLAINE — The purchase of Semiahmoo Resort in Blaine and its two golf courses, Semiahmoo Golf and Country Club and Loomis Trails, was completed last week for $19.5 million. The newly formed Resort Semiahmoo ...