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Slater/I-5 area getting three roundabouts

FERNDALE — It will be safer and easier to use Slater Road near Interstate 5 in a few weeks, once construction crews finish building new compact roundabouts at three intersections. Work began Oct. 29 ...

Forest Service will consider leasing lands for geothermal

EVERETT — The Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest is taking public comment until Dec. 1 on whether to allow leasing a portion of National Forest lands surrounding Mt. Baker for potential geothermal ...

Raise your traffic safety awareness in the darkness

OLYMPIA — The end of daylight saving time on Sunday, Nov. 2, signaled more than a turning back of the clocks. It’s also a time to use extra caution on our state’s roadways. Between October and January ...

County Executive needs people to serve on boards

WHATCOM -— Certain vacancies on county boards and commissions are filled by appointment of the County Executive with confirmation by the County Council. Appointees must be registered voters and residents ...

125 years of statehood set for celebration in Olympia Nov. 11

OLYMPIA — On Nov. 11, 1889, President Benjamin Harrison signed the proclamation admitting Washington to the Union. Now, with this year marking Washington’s 125th anniversary, the Washington State Historical ...

Larsen to talk on veterans’ issues in Bellingham

BELLINGHAM — Rep. Rick Larsen, Congressman for the 2nd District, is holding roundtable discussions with veterans throughout his district this week, and a session will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. ...
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Election results 2014

Doug Ericksen, Luanne VanWerven, Vincent Buys and Jeffrey McClure all winning easily…. This content is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Login or Subscribe Now
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First north Whatcom pot retail store open

WHATCOM — Having opened one of the first recreational marijuana stores in the state on July 10 in downtown Bellingham, 2020 Solutions has added a second store several miles north of Bellingham at 5655 ...

Readers Care Fund to help the hungry

LYNDEN -— The need for basic food sustenance continues in the Lynden area, even if it seems hidden from view to many. “Yes, there are hungry people in Lynden,” said Jim Grennell, executive director ...
Pete Blankers’ sons Jerry, left, and Rod have been with him for most of his years in real estate. (Calvin Bratt/Lynden Tribune)

Pete Blankers retiring after nearly 40 years in real estate

He takes a people-based approach LYNDEN ­— From the start, it was the possibility of a personal touch that drew Pete Blankers into real estate sales, and that priority still is first on his mind at ...