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NEXUS lane times change again in Sumas

SUMAS — The operating times for the NEXUS lane at the Sumas port of entry will change again on June 10. The dedicated lane will operate only between 8 and 11 a.m. Monday through Friday. But for those ...

Most incumbents face no challengers

WHATCOM ­— Many incumbents in local public office will return uncontested for new terms. The filing period May 13-17 yielded few surprises: • The four Whatcom County Council members up for election ...

Haxton Way closed daytime to August for roundabout construction

WHATCOM — The Whatcom County Public Works Department reports that some roads will have closures or traffic limitations due to construction activities. Weather conditions can change the schedule. Haxton ...
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Skagit bridge fix could be mid-June

SKAGIT — Even as the National Transportation Safety Board continues investigating the Interstate 5 Skagit River bridge collapse, Washington State Department of Transportation officials have announced ...

Lynden mulling building two schools on Line Road land

LYNDEN — To bond or not to bond. That’s the question that the Lynden School Board hopes to answer soon. Its five members came a bit closer to answering that question at Thursday’s regular meeting, ...

Five finalists for Lynden city administrator

LYNDEN ­— The search for a new Lynden city administrator is down to five finalists, Mayor Scott Korthuis has announced. Bill Verwolf, the city’s top employee since 2001, is retiring effective June ...
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Skagit I-5 bridge collapse means north-south traffic woes

A section of the Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River at Mount Vernon collapsed Thursday evening, May 23, severing the main north-south traffic corridor in northwest Washington. Over 77,000 vehicles ...

Fair now dealing with a $180,000 property tax bill

LYNDEN ­— For 100 years, the Northwest Washington Fair did not pay a property tax bill. Now it’s dealing with one as large as $180,000 from the state Department of Revenue. Fair Manager Jim Baron, ...
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91 years old and ready to fall

A Tiger Construction excavator demolishes the Old Main building on the Meridian High School campus Monday morning. The demolition of the well worn Meridian landmark, built in 1922, is a step in the ongoing ...

Memorial Day services Monday

WHATCOM — Memorial Day services and related events are planned Monday, May 27, at local cemeteries, as follows:   FOUR CEMETERIES American Legion Post 212 of Sumas and its auxiliary again conduct ...