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Only 34 votes separate pair in Fire District 21 race

WHATCOM ­— Challenger Dean Berkeley leads by 34 votes over incumbent Roger Hawley in the tight race for commissioner in Fire District 21, also known as North Whatcom Fire & Rescue. The vote tally ...
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Valuable medals

Very belatedly, Percy “Shorty” Maneval, 89, of Lynden received medals that he won in his World War II Army Air Corps service on 50 missions of B-24 bombers into German-held territory. The medals, in ...

Small cities struggle with pot rules

WHATCOM ­— Both Everson and Sumas have joined other cities in buying some time to deal with the legalization of marijuana in Washington State. In September, the Sumas City Council declared a six-month ...

Buys is GOP lead on agriculture, water and natural resources panel

OLYMPIA — House Republican leaders have chosen member Rep. Vincent Buys, R-Lynden, to serve as the Republican lead on state agriculture, water and natural resource issues. Buys, 34, will replace Rep. ...

Master Gardener 2014 applications due Nov. 30

BELLINGHAM — WSU Whatcom County Extension Master Gardener training is again being offered for people interested in gardening and their community. In return for training, Master Gardener Community Educators ...

Be creative, have fun in port’s Gingerbread Contest

BELLINGHAM — To make an edible sculpture for the Port of Bellingham’s annual gingerbread contest can be both an exercise in creativity and a fun activity spent with family and friends this Thanksgiving. ...

Bethany holiday homes tour set

LYNDEN ­— Bethany Christian Services’ 15th annual Homes for the Holidays tour will be on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 1 to 5 p.m. The owners’ homes on tour are: • Fred and Tami Rylaarsdam, 8539 Benson ...

Series topic is land drainage

LYNDEN ­— Agricultural drainage maintenance is the topic of the Whatcom Dairy Speaker Series on Thursday, Nov. 21. The talk will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Ten Mile Grange Hall, 6985 Hannegan ...

Badger Road bridge restriction now at 15 tons

WHATCOM — The load restriction on the West Badger Road bridge over Bertrand Creek has been tightened even further. Effective about noon Friday, Nov. 15, the weight limit was put at 15 tons, reported ...

Blood pressure checks ending at Lynden Sr. Center

LYNDEN ­— This week’s free blood pressure checks at the Lynden Community Center will apparently be the last. The service was backed by Visiting Nurse Home Care of northwest Washington. But that agency ...