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Properties in tax foreclosure to be auctioned Nov. 22

BELLINGHAM ­— Whatcom County’s annual auction of real property in tax foreclosure will be at 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 22, in the council chambers of the County Courthouse, 311 Grand Ave. County Treasurer ...

SSK doing Turkey Drive again

WHATCOM ­— The Snapper Shuler Kenner insurance agency has begun its second annual Turkey Drive. Both the Lynden and Bellingham offices are accepting donations of $15 for each turkey. SSK will match ...

West Badger Rd. bridge limited to loads of 25 tons

LYNDEN ­— The Bertrand Creek bridge of West Badger Road is limited to maximum loads of 25 tons, after structural damage was found during a recent inspection. The Whatcom County Public Works Department ...

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 ...
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Rodeo folded into fair

LYNDEN — After nine years as a stand-alone event operated by the Northwest Washington Fair, the Lynden PRCA Rodeo will now be part of the fair, showcased as the main grandstand draw on the fair’s Friday ...

Expect January unveil of Delft Square remake

LYNDEN — There hasn’t been a visual change yet at what used to be Delft Square, but that isn’t for lack of behind-the-scenes work. The design for a complete overhaul of the burnt and vacant shell ...

Progressives elected to County Council; Closest races are for port, fire commissioner

WHATCOM ­— The “progressive” slate of four candidates is winning a clean sweep over the “conservative” side for the County Council in the Nov. 5 general election. The leaders each had a margin ...
New State Route 539 lanes will widen the road and curve east toward Canada.

New Guide Meridian lanes near border will shift crossing location

State in negotiations on property acquisition LYNDEN — With design wrapped up, the Washington State Department of Transportation continues negotiating with affected landowners to secure right-of-way ...

City budget hits total $240k

Unexpected 2013 expenses must be managed LYNDEN -— The city is dealing with about $240,000 in unanticipated costs from this year heading into the 2014 budget cycle. The extra hit on budget planning was ...

City starts planning for new trail near Fisher Elementary

Trail extension will likely be ready in 2015 LYNDEN — Thanks to a federal grant of about $270,000, the city will have a new extension to the Jim Kaemingk Sr. Trail, likely in summer 2015. The city is ...