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Western Drayton Harbor open to shellfish harvest

  BELLINGHAM — A recreational molluscan shellfish harvest season is now open in a portion of western Drayton Harbor that has been closed since 1999. Molluscan shellfish include clams, mussels, and ...

Don Hansey, Republican stalwart, passes away

  WHATCOM — On Good Friday, April 3, Don Hansey, a lifelong local Republican mentor and lawmaker, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, at Hospice House in Bellingham, where he was moved ...

Women’s league helps Comp. Plan update

  WHATCOM — The League of Women Voters of Bellingham/Whatcom County is scheduling presentations of its Comp Plan Road Show, a 30-minute interactive presentation helping the community understand and ...

BP refinery gives $15,000 for NSEA to help kids restore salmon habitat

  WHATCOM — The BP Cherry Point Refinery has donated $15,000 to the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association to support the Students for Salmon school education program.   With the money, NSEA ...
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Bond ballots coming

LYNDEN — It’s bond time again, and most Lynden-area voters should find ballots in their mailboxes by Friday, April 10.   The Whatcom County Auditor’s Office said in a press release that election ...
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Ski to Sea Race eliminating 2015 ski portions

WHATCOM — Skiing may be an integral part of the annual Ski to Sea Race, but it’s decidedly difficult to snow ski without snow.   Low snowpack from a very mild winter forced the Mount Baker Ski ...
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NWWA Fair names Skillet as grandstand entertainer

LYNDEN — In the Northwest Washington Fair’s first grandstand entertainment announcement of 2015, Christian rock band Skillet and “American Idol” finalist Colton Dixon were both named to the Thursday, ...
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Community leads new Maple Falls park

MAPLE FALLS — When the old Maple Falls Elementary School was burned to the ground via a controlled burn in 2013, a group of local residents already knew what they wanted to do with the vacant land.   “We’ve ...

Three injured in car-truck crash at Guide, Badger

  LYNDEN ­— Two were taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with injuries from a car-truck collision at the corner of Guide Meridian and Badger roads just before 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April ...

North Cascades Highway to reopen Friday

WINTHROP — In one of the fastest reopening efforts in the North Cascades Highway’s 42-year history, Washington State Department of Transportation crews expect to swing open the winter closure gates ...