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Construction starts on permanent I-5 bridge

BURLINGTON — Work to install the new permanent span for the Interstate 5 Skagit River bridge is underway. Crews have moved into place two barges as well as a large crane and plan to have the bulk of ...
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Life-giving donation

EVERSON — Terry Graham doesn’t remember it, but 20 years ago she expressed interest in becoming a live kidney donor. Her sister-in-law recounted that, upon hearing somebody else talk about becoming ...

City will cut long grass, bill owners

LYNDEN ­— The city will cut the overgrown grass on two neglected lots and bill the owners, plus add in a $300 penalty to each. The City Council on Monday approved the action at the addresses of 8364 ...

Raspberry crop looks good so far

WHATCOM ­— With a festival to celebrate raspberries just around the corner, local farmers themselves say the harvest looks good so far. “The weather has been excellent for quality,” said veteran ...
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Lady Washington, Hawaiian Chieftain offer tours

BELLINGHAM — Beginning this Friday, residents of Whatcom County will have the opportunity to tour some historical tall ships at the Squalicum Harbor Marina in Bellingham. The two ships that will be available ...

Bellingham waterfront tours run into August

BELLINGHAM — With summer just around the corner, the Port of Bellingham and City of Bellingham are offering special tours to show people the Bellingham Waterfront District redevelopment project. Walking ...

Border survey answers where travelers are going

WHATCOM — The Whatcom Council of Governments (WCOG) has partnered with Western Washington University’s Border Policy Research Institute (BPRI) to conduct a large-scale survey of travelers through the ...

Roadwork closing roads throughout county, Lynden

Weekend closure coming for SR9 WICKERSHAM – Construction to open up fish habitat upstream of State Route 9 roughly one mile north of the Whatcom-Skagit county line will mean two weeks of single-lane ...

Court docket

Lynden Municipal Court was held on June 12, 2013, and the following people were found guilty: Barry Bruington, 50, of Lynden, third-degree driving with a suspended license. Fined $300. Stephanie Ballesteros, ...
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State of the Arts: So they have puffin cruises in Washington …

This past weekend, my girlfriend and I went on a puffin cruise. Now, before anybody tries to tell me that this activity ages us by 30 years or so, let me just inform you that we’re fully aware of this ...