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In the military

Air Force Airwoman Katrina S. Kappele graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. The airwoman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included ...

County extends deadline for EIS scoping comment

WHATCOM — The county has decided to extend the comment period on scoping of an environmental impact statement on the upcoming Comprehensive Plan update. The deadline is now April 7. It was March 24. ...

Legislature only tweaks budget, adjourns on time

OLYMPIA — The state Legislature approved a barebones 2014 supplemental operating budget before adjourning its 60-day short session March 13, the first on-time end of a session since 2009. The new budget ...

Hope Lutheran getting new pastor

LYNDEN — Marjorie Lorant will be installed as the new pastor at Hope Lutheran Church, 900 E. Grover St., at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 12. The public is invited to attend. Lorant has served in churches ...
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From Vegas to county dairy ambassador

BELLINGHAM ­— For a while after being announced as Whatcom County’s new Dairy Ambassdor on Friday evening, Amanda Rittgers was simply overcome with emotion. That’s understandable once you know her ...

Coroner: Dec. 31 crash not caused by alcohol

WHATCOM — No alcohol was present in the bodies of either of the two young men who died in a head-on Guide Meridian Road crash last Dec. 31, toxicology reports show. Whatcom County Medical Examiner Gary ...

Four four-plexes planned for Kok Rd.

LYNDEN — A plan to build four four-plex units south of Kok Road put forth by Lyndenites Byron Kooy and Irv Timmerman comes into the city as straightforward as possible for a project of its size. The ...
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Family of Travis Holst honoring his memory

FERNDALE — Everyone liked Travis Holst. So when accident reports mistakenly indicated he was drinking the night he crashed, killing himself and a man from Lynden, there was still an outpouring of support ...

Update: Holst/Browning crash records released

WHATCOM — Whatcom County Medical Examiner Gary Goldfogel has released the results of toxicology testing for Travis Holst, 23, and Brox Browning, 20, who were both killed in a Guide Meridian Road crash ...
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Van Zandt hosts baby (grand piano) shower

VAN ZANDT — There’s a piece of music history residing in Van Zandt Hall. The South Fork Valley Community Association will host a “Baby (Grand Piano) Shower” at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 30, in Van ...