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100-year-old building has secrets

By Annika Wolters LYNDEN ­— Planted firmly in the jagged sidewalk at the corner of Fourth and Front streets, the historic Bylsma Building stands weathered and regal, as it has now for 100 years. Today, ...

Whatcom Medic One to be retained, reduced

WHATCOM ­— In 2014 the county will keep its unified emergency medical services (EMS) system intact although scaled down slightly, all with a view to asking voters in two years for more funding. That ...
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300 Bosmans celebrate their ancestry at historic barn

LYNDEN ­— About 300 descendants from the 1906 marriage of John Bosman and Alice Hendricks gathered Saturday at the family homestead on Van Dyk Road. They shared a big salmon barbecue, received a 100-page ...
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New reflector signs meant to alert drivers to freezing temperatures on roads

WHATCOM — There’s a new type of road sign in Whatcom County, but you probably won’t take much notice of it until the first Northeaster starts blowing. The county public works department has installed ...

Hannegan work near Laurel Road

WHATCOM ­— The Hannegan Road pavement rehabilitation project, involving grinding and paving, will continue this week in the vicinity of Laurel Road to approximately 1,000 feet south of Pole Road (State ...

Suspect arrested after Hampton Road burglary early Saturday

LYNDEN — At around 7 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17, officers from the Everson, Sumas, Lynden and Bellingham police departments responded to a report of a burglary in the 2100 block of Hampton Road. A woman ...

Fair produces no major problems

LYNDEN ­— The 2013 fair went off without major impacts on the Lynden police and fire departments, the City Council was told Monday. There were emergency calls, but none major, with the worst being for ...

Cemetery district seeks volunteer researchers

LYNDEN — The Lynden Pioneer Museum and Whatcom Cemetery District 10 are looking for some help creating a list of Whatcom County pioneers. “We would like to identify those buried at the Lynden and Greenwood ...

Recreational fires allowed again

WHATCOM — Due to the recent rain and an increase in fuel moisture levels, the Whatcom County Fire Marshal’s Office has lifted its restriction on recreational fires in unincorporated Whatcom County. ...

Vintage trailers at fairgrounds Sept. 7

LYNDEN — Vintage trailers coming to the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds Sept. 6-8 may be a curiosity item, and Brian Morrow is happy to oblige. Some vehicles in the Mount Baker Vintage Trailer Rally ...