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City pursues 40 acres on Benson Rd.

LYNDEN -— The city wants to buy a 40-acre Benson Road farm for potential park land or other public uses. The Lynden City Council on Monday took a first step toward acquiring the property of Herman and ...

The details of the retail center plan

LYNDEN — Without unearthing every detail of the proposed Lynden North Sound Retail Center, a review of the application to rezone 18.6 acres north of Main Street from residential to commercial does offer ...

Lynden cemetery district interested in WTA acreage

WHATCOM -— A land parcel of about 1.3 acres owned by the Whatcom Transportation Authority south of its Lynden bus station will be the subject of a public hearing before the WTA board of directors on ...
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Chamber banners promote events

LYNDEN — The Lynden Chamber of Commerce has a new roadway banner system in place to keep the community and visitors reminded of upcoming events. While first debuting around Christmas, the streetside ...

Fourth festivities run all day at Zuanich

BELLINGHAM -— The fireworks at 10:30 p.m. over Squalicum Harbon are only the capper of a holiday full of festivities at Zuanich Point Park on Friday, July 4. The Haggen Family 4th of July Celebration ...
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Artist Point cleared in time for three-day weekend

MOUNT BAKER — For the second straight year, State Route 542 to Artist Point opened Tuesday morning, July 1. It’s one of the earliest ever openings for the destination known for its spectacular views ...

Illegal fireworks defined, may be confiscated

WHATCOM — So which fireworks are legal? County deputy fire marshal Wain Harrison offers this advice. If you bought your fireworks at a licensed non-tribal fireworks stand in Whatcom County, you should ...

County boards have vacancies

WHATCOM -— Vacancies still exist on several boards and commission that are appointed by the Whatcom County Executive and confirmed the County Council. Members serve without compensation unless otherwise ...

Del Bene wants easing of deportations

WASHINGTON, DC — Fifty-nine members of Congress sent a letter to the Obama Administration on June 12 urging greater action to revise immigration enforcement procedures and provide relief from unnecessary ...

Three scheduled roads to be paved this week

WHATCOM -— In the county’s ongoing summer effort, three north county roads were scheduled to receive asphalt paving this week, June 30 through July 3, during the hours of 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., reports ...