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County’s six-year transportation plan outlined

BELLINGHAM ­— The county’s draft six-year transportation plan will likely be up for public comment at the Whatcom County Council meeting of Sept. 29, starting at 7 p.m. in the County Courthouse. Both ...

Library system needs a trustee

WHATCOM ­— A vacancy exists on the Whatcom County Library System Board of Trustees. County residents with a passion for public libraries are encouraged to apply for the partial term that begins immediately ...

Cross-country bikers to give local presentation

LYNDEN ­— Thirty bicyclists near the end of a 3,961-mile cross-country trip in support of affordable housing will give a presentation on Monday, Aug. 24, at Hope Lutheran Church, 901 E. Grover St. The ...

BNSF hit with $86,000 fine for water quality violations

BELLINGHAM — The Department of Ecology has fined BNSF Railway $86,000 for placing creosote-treated railroad ties and other materials from maintenance projects in Whatcom and Skagit county water bodies. “BNSF ...

Forestry Day can help small woodland owners

SKAGIT — Participants can build skills for tree care at the North Puget Sound Forest Owners Field Day on Saturday, Aug. 29, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Grandy Lake Forest near Conway in Skagit County. Hosts ...

Calendar

ONGOING Skillshare Faire The Whatcom Skillshare Faire of short classes, workshops and hands-on demonstration of skills is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 29-30, at the Caretaker’s ...

Meetings

Wednesday, Aug. 19 • Lynden Board of Adjustment, second-floor conference room, City Hall, 300 Fourth St., 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20 • Whatcom Transportation Authority Board of Directors, County Council ...
A chocolate labrador retriever launches into the DockDogs tank to catch the tossed object in the Monday noon show. (Calvin Bratt/Lynden Tribune)

NWWA Fair has it all: Baby pigs, fast dogs, big slow tortoises

A chocolate labrador retriever launches into the DockDogs tank to catch the tossed object in the Monday noon show. (Calvin Bratt/Lynden Tribune) LYNDEN ­— Every year the Northwest Washington Fair has ...
A bubble-shooting toy made rides a little more exciting on the opening day of the Northwest Washington Fair. (Tim Newcomb/Lynden Tribune)

Sunny, smooth start to 2015 NWWA Fair

A bubble-shooting toy made rides a little more exciting on the opening day of the Northwest Washington Fair. (Tim Newcomb/Lynden Tribune) LYNDEN — Jim Baron, general manager of the Northwest Washington ...

Fire Dist. 1 funding looks to future

Chief Mel Blankers, firefighter Gary DeBeeld and commissioner Gary Almy back a proposal to raise the property tax levy for Whatcom County Fire District 1, with stations at Everson and Nugents Corner. Two ...