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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 ...

Drop in Canadian dollar felt at border

WHATCOM — With the downward trend of the Canadian dollar comes the downward trend of Canadian shoppers into Whatcom County. “I think we can certainly anticipate a decrease in Canadian shoppers,” ...
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PHOTOS: Fair opens Monday with fabulous weather, Demo Derby and new attractions

      As the sun came out Monday for the opening day of the Northwest Washington Fair, so did fairgoers. Whether the full afternoon grandstand Demolition Derby or the mix of new attractions, ...
Jill Thompson was the bride, given away by her father, Ron Miller, in a small ceremony held Sunday afternoon, Aug. 2, in Dutch Village Mall. Groom Todd Webster said it was the first wedding to be held at the downtown Lynden location. The wedding couple knew each other in high school in Reseda, California, 28 years ago, but did not renew acquaintance until about a year ago. Webster’s parents live locally. (Calvin Bratt/Lynden Tribune)

A windmill wedding

Jill Thompson was the bride, given away by her father, Ron Miller, in a small ceremony held Sunday afternoon, Aug. 2, in Dutch Village Mall. Groom Todd Webster said it was the first wedding to be held ...
In the ongoing summer dryness, serious fire has mostly been avoided across Whatcom County. However, a field fire did develop near Double Ditch Road north of Badger Road about two weeks ago and the Lynden Fire Department responded and was able to contain the blaze fairly routinely, said Chief Gary Baar. A passing motorist sent in this photo. It is a reminder that vegetation remains quite dry and a general burn ban remains in effect, Baar said. (Courtesy photo)

Dryland fire

In the ongoing summer dryness, serious fire has mostly been avoided across Whatcom County. However, a field fire did develop near Double Ditch Road north of Badger Road about two weeks ago and the Lynden ...

Everson has council vacancy, will take names

EVERSON — City Council Position 5, which is up for election on the Nov. 3 ballot, already is vacant. Incumbent Joel VandeHoef resigned from the position in late July after he sold his house and will ...
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Austin brings varied past to Kendall library

Dave Austin WHATCOM — The county library system announces David Austin as new library manager at the North Fork Community Library, 7506 Kendall Rd. A woodworker, a graduate from Western Washington University ...

Wednesday car chase hits 100 mph

FERNDALE — A car chase through downtown Ferndale and beyond isn’t exactly a typical occurrence for local police officers, but Sgt. Kevin Davis with the Ferndale Police Department said that last Wednesday ...

It will be Ayers vs. Donovan in county’s Dist. 1 council race

WHATCOM ­— From the south county’s District 1, Bruce Ayers and Todd Donovan advanced in the Aug. 4 primary election to the November general election. In the four-person field, the results were: Ayers, ...

Four supported by Republicans

WHATCOM — Following the Aug. 4 primary, the local Republican Party now has four supported candidates for the November general election, said chairman Charlie Crabtree. The candidates are: Bruce Ayers ...