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Partners working to reduce bacteria pollution in streams

BELLINGHAM — Levels of fecal coliform bacteria are on the rise in creeks and rivers in Whatcom County, prompting a multi-agency response effort. The levels of pollution exceed clean water standards and ...

Adults can learn dairy farming industry along with kids on April 24

LYNDEN ­— This is the 20th year of Whatcom County Dairy Women’s Milk Makers Fest. On the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, first graders of the county have a fun opportunity to learn how milk is produced. ...

Ericksen bill aiding Lynden fair may be voted on today

OLYMPIA — On April 9 the House Finance Committee approved a bill introduced by Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, that would clarify that the nonprofit Northwest Washington Fair in Lynden is not subject ...

Police: Watch for pedestrians while driving

LYNDEN — The Lynden Police Department has received an increased number of complaints about drivers failing to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks, resulting in near-misses. John Billester, deputy chief, ...

End-of-life choices topic of workshops

BELLINGHAM — Normalizing conversations about end-of-life care and increasing the number of people with advance directives are goals of a series of free workshops in May. Most do not require advance registration. ...
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Treating our water

LYNDEN — The apparent low bidder for the planned new Lynden water treatment plant has come in about $2 million below the engineer’s estimate, opening up a path for construction of the new plant to ...
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Pro bull riders stop in Lynden

  LYNDEN — Friday evening will bring a memorable experience for rodeo enthusiasts in Whatcom County. For the first time in the history of the Northwest Washington Fair & Event Center, the Professional ...

Council pays moment of silence to Boston tragedy

LYNDEN ­— The Lynden City Council observed a time of silence at the start of its Monday meeting for reflection upon the Boston Marathon bombings that have stunned the nation. Presiding in Mayor Scott ...
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LC student, 15, heads up successful purity-based nonprofit

LYNDEN — Many students aren’t even thinking about college at age 15. But Lynden Christian High School student Madison Wiese already has her own nonprofit. “I started it after I got back from a mission ...

Ferndale voting on new library

FERNDALE ­— City voters get their chance to say whether they will pay $550,000 more to assure a new library gets built in town. If approved, the levy would be the finishing touch in five years of fundraising ...