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Avoid cold-season fires

OLYMPIA — Electrical fires in homes account for over 26,000 residential fires annually, resulting in 280 deaths and over $1 billion in property loss in the United States. “Traditionally, we see more ...

Retail center rezone hearing delayed

LYNDEN — Word was sent to 19th Street residents on Monday that the retail partner in the proposed North Sound Retail Center had pulled out, cancelling Thursday’s public hearing before the Lynden Planning ...

Lynden schools’ goals detailed

LYNDEN — The Lynden School District recently released its Strategic Plan outlining the district’s primary focuses for the next three years, more specifically for the 2014-15 school year. Compiled following ...

Republicans keep 42nd District

WHATCOM -— Local Republicans surged to victory on the national wave in the Nov. 4 election, with Luanne Van Werven winning the 42nd District’s open state House position over Satpal Sidhu and Doug Ericksen ...
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Whatcom County Charter Review Commission Results

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Mayor outlines 2015 budget

LYNDEN -— Mayor Scott Korthuis has introduced a 2015 preliminary city budget of $55.6 million overall, with just under $11 million of that in the main General Fund for city operations. The budget is ...

Four workers OK after roof fire

LYNDEN -— A four-man roofing crew at a Woodcreek Drive residential property avoided serious injury Friday after glue they were working with exploded into flames. However, three workers were taken to ...

New retail center hearing Nov. 13

LYNDEN — The Lynden Planning Commission’s public hearing on a proposed rezone for the North Sound Retail Center is set for Thursday, Nov. 13. The applicants, Powell Development and Barghausen Engineers, ...

Two Everson-area men nabbed on drug charges

WHATCOM — Following a ten-month investigation, two Everson-area men were arrested Oct. 22 and booked into Whatcom County Jail on suspicion of being involved in the sale of methamphetamine and heroin ...

Public can help with salmon enhancement events locally

WHATCOM — The Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association is a community-based nonprofit dedicated to restoring sustainable wild salmon runs in Whatcom County. NSEA is into its fall round of work parties ...