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The new Sandlot

A group of four Lynden Christian High School baseball players, Taiji VanDalen, Marc Meenderinck, David Bladies and Tyson Cline, won $1,600 by placing second in the high school division of the Birch Bay ...
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Wreckage of plane found on Twin Sisters Mountain

WHATCOM — The wreckage of a small, private plane was located on Twin Sisters Mountain on Wednesday by the Washington State Department of Transportation and volunteers with the Civil Air Patrol.   Searchers ...

Salmon barbecue added to NW Raspberry Festival

  LYNDEN ­— The noon Kiwanis Club will sell barbecued salmon on Sixth Street Friday evening, in one new aspect of this week’s Northwest Raspberry Festival, said Gary Vis, Lynden Chamber of Commerce ...

County Council adds five-districts idea

  WHATCOM ­— Voters will be able to decide this fall if the county should have five voting districts instead of the current three.   The County Council, after taking about three hours of public ...
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Scouting a derby ride

Some years ago, Boys Scouts Troop 4028 of Lynden built a pushkart for entry in the Lynde’ 500 competition, then did not use it for a while. Last week, the boys took possession of it again from the Lynden ...

Baker Lake fire contained to one acre last week

WHATCOM — By wildfire status, a one-acre fire doesn’t prove spectacular in size, but the threat of a fire on the east shoreline of Baker Lake in the Mount Baker-Snoqaulmie National Forest was snuffed ...

Fire still a threat, bans in force

  WHATCOM — Light rainfall will not significantly reduce the fire danger in the county, the fire marshal’s office says.   Even the rain of this past weekend has made no significant impact on ...

Young Everson woman found dead in Snohomish County

LAKE STEVENS — The cause and manner of death of a young Everson woman found dead are still pending, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.   The body of Stephanie S. Kensigner, 22, ...

Mt. Baker Highway now closed at Anderson Creek for 11 weeks

  BELLINGHAM — Drivers who use State Route 542 east of Bellingham should be prepared for an 11-week detour starting Tuesday, July 14.   The highway is now closed in both directions near Anderson ...

Passenger dies in July 6 crash on Clearbrook Road

  WHATCOM ­— The suspect driver in a Clearbrook Road crash that killed his passenger on Monday, July 6, fled the scene on foot and was captured over four hours later, investigator say.   The ...