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Update: Holst/Browning crash records released

WHATCOM — Whatcom County Medical Examiner Gary Goldfogel has released the results of toxicology testing for Travis Holst, 23, and Brox Browning, 20, who were both killed in a Guide Meridian Road crash ...
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Van Zandt hosts baby (grand piano) shower

VAN ZANDT — There’s a piece of music history residing in Van Zandt Hall. The South Fork Valley Community Association will host a “Baby (Grand Piano) Shower” at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 30, in Van ...

Schools rearrange dates for snow days

WHATCOM — North Whatcom County’s schools have seen three snow days so far in the 2013-14 school year, and each school is going about making up those days a little differently. The Lynden School District ...

Planning Commission wants Bogaard Meadows project to prove flood mitigation

LYNDEN — When owners Gordy and Janice Bogaard first presented the residential development Bogaard Meadows to the city’s planning department in August 2013, Amy Harksell, the city’s planning director, ...

Cities keep alive domestic violence victim advocacy service

LYNDEN ­— The City of Lynden will pay $15,000 as its share in a small-cities pact to provide advocacy services for domestic violence victims. The cities of Ferndale, Blaine, Everson, Nooksack and Sumas ...

School board extends Frey’s contract to 2017

LYNDEN ­— The Lynden School Board on Feb. 27 voted to extend Superintendent Jim Frey’s contract to June 2017. This is a standard action taken each year to either continue the contract for three years ...

North Cascades snow clearing to start March 31

TWISP — The effort to reopen the North Cascades Highway will begin Monday, March 31, the state Department of Transportation reports. Despite the heavy late-season snowfall, those responsible for the ...

Campaign kickoff is 1 p.m. Saturday at Jansen center

LYNDEN — Two-term Republican state Rep. Vincent Buys kicks off his 2014 reelection bid with an event at the Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St., from 1 to 3 p.m. this Saturday, March 22. “I want to take ...

Female inmate dies apparently of suicide in jail

BELLINGHAM ­— A female inmate died Monday, March 10, of an apparent suicide hanging in the Whatcom County Jail. At approximately 1:15 p.m., corrections staff responded to a call for emergency assistance ...

W. Smith/Aldrich roads corner to be rebuilt

WHATCOM ­— Traffic restrictions started at the intersection of West Smith and Aldrich roads this week for a project that is expected to last through late May. Left-turn lanes will be created on Smith ...