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Louws seeks transportation advisors

WHATCOM — Whatcom County Executive Jack Louws is seeking citizen volunteers to serve on the county Citizens’ Transportation Advisory Group. CTAG facilitates ongoing citizen participation in support ...

Building industry candidate debate events Sept. 18, 25

BELLINGHAM — The Building Industry Association of Whatcom County will host a candidate debate on Wednesday, Sept. 18, for the four 2013 contested County Council races. At Baker Creek Place headquarters, ...

State regulators penalize Frontier for overcharging on returned checks

OLYMPIA — State regulators have issued a penalty assessment against Frontier Communications Northwest Inc. for overcharging customers for returned checks. The Washington Utilities and Transportation ...

Border Patrol activity report

BLAINE — The information listed below is from arrests and seizures related to the U.S. Border Patrol in the Blaine Sector area of operations. For security reasons, this may not be a complete list of ...
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Wiersma Construction dominates Lynde 500

LYNDEN — The 2013 Lynde 500 left little doubt, both about who the crowd favorite was and who the top team turned out to be in the 11th annual push-kart derby. As hundreds of spectators streamed through ...
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Fisher kicks off year with new principal

LYNDEN — With an aging facility and a key February bond vote looming, one might not see the 2013-14 school year as an ideal time to jump in as the new principal of Fisher Elementary School. Luckily, ...

Proposed sub- division flies in face of Pepin Creek plans

LYNDEN — Even with a host of “concerns,” owners Gordy and Janice Bogaard have presented a proposal to the Lynden Planning Commission for a new subdivision north of Main Street on property owned by ...
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Lynden chase ends in crash

WHATCOM ­— A 27-year-old Ferndale man was injured in a crash Tuesday morning after attempting to elude a Lynden Police officer on East Badger Road. At about 4:20 a.m. the officer spotted the driver ...
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A taste of the Mediterranean in Lynden

LYNDEN — Tony Van Rooyen has brought a little Mediterranean to Lynden. The longtime Lynden gardener has spent 20 years cultivating a quintessential Mediterranean fruit — the fig — growing a Desert ...

North Whatcom makes smooth transition to Laurel

WHATCOM — Roughly two months into its station transition, North Whatcom Fire & Rescue reports a “smooth” operation. In late June, the fire district that covers nearly all of north Whatcom County, ...