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Abandoned plots at local cemeteries approach cutoff

LYNDEN ­— April 1 marks a step along the slow process of freeing up unclaimed abandoned plots in the Lynden Cemetery. On that date notices that were posted in 2010 at about 1,200 plots will have run ...

April 6 conference brings in speakers on Indian policy

WHATCOM — On Saturday, April 6, a Bellingham conference brings in both local and out-of-state experts in water rights, states’ responsibilities to Indian tribes and federal Indian policy, said organizer ...
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New lighted flag flies at Lynden Community Center

LYNDEN ­— A cooperative effort once again has a lighted U.S. flag flying continuously at the Lynden Community Center. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9301 took charge, getting the 5-by-8-foot nylon all-weather ...

Legislators to hold March 16 Ferndale town hall meeting

OLYMPIA — Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, and Rep. Vincent Buys, R-Lynden, invite Whatcom County residents to a town hall meeting in Ferndale on Saturday, March 16. “There are many important issues ...

Babysitter clinic set for April, May

LYNDEN — The Lynden Fire Department hosts a babysitter clinic for those wanting to gain certification in CPR and first aid, learn how to use a fire extinguisher and learn home safety and kid-friendly ...

Hinotes Crossfit gym a workout

LYNDEN — Matt Lovelady has taken his love and experience with strength training and conditioning and turned it into a growing business at Hinotes Corner. His Crossfit iluvit gym opened in January and ...

See if you’re cut out for rodeo — camp coming here April 6

LYNDEN ­— For all ages, those who have thought about trying rodeo get their chance on Saturday, April 6, at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds. An official PRCA Championship Rodeo Camp, one of only ...

Ecology and port looking at Blaine Harbor cleanup

BELLINGHAM — Plans to investigate the extent of contamination in Blaine Harbor from past industrial work are moving forward with a legal agreement between the Washington Department of Ecology and the ...

Extra officers out over this weekend

WHATCOM ­— Washington law enforcement agencies will take part in a special impaired-driving crackdown March 14-18 over the St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Extra officers from the Bellingham, Ferndale, ...

CharterFest April 27-28 on waterfront

BELLINGHAM — At the eighth CharterFest at Squalicum Harbor April 27-28, more than 50 sailboats and powerboats will be on display to climb aboard and explore, with vessels available for sale, charter ...