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Possible sighting of 2011 Lynden murder suspect

FERNDALE — The Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office searched most of Monday for a man who fled from a routine traffic stop. Officers originally believed the Hispanic man on the run is 2011 Lynden murder ...

Manhunt is on in Ferndale for suspect of 2011 Lynden murder

FERNDALE — The Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office is  searching for possible 2011 Lynden murder suspect Salvador Rodriguez near Ferndale. Rodriguez is wanted for the November 2011 murder of Jesse Winchester ...
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100 years of Sumas church

SUMAS — Sumas Advent Christian Church is celebrating its centennial with an open house on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 2 to 4 p.m. The public is invited. On Sunday, Sept. 22, a potluck dinner follows the ...

YMCA repairs will add up yearly

LYNDEN — The aging Lynden YMCA building is costing taxpayers extra money this year. The sucking of city money won’t stop anytime soon, either. With last November’s failure of a $9.5 million bond ...

Big Brothers/Big Sisters closing

WHATCOM — After a 37-year presence in Whatcom County, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Washington is closing its doors. The child-mentoring program has struggled financially for several years, especially ...

With recent rain, burn ban lifted

WHATCOM ­— Due to recent rain, as of 8 a.m. today, Sept. 18, the Fire Marshal’s Office is lifting restrictions on all open burning in unincorporated Whatcom County. A permanent ban on open burning ...

No. Cascade Hwy. reopened — again

RAINY PASS — The gates opened and the barricades came down on State Route 20 at noon Sept. 12, restoring travel over the North Cascades Highway. The highway had been closed since 2 a.m. Friday, Sept. ...

Open house for retiring Virginia Doerper Sept. 27

BELLINGHAM — Northwest Regional Council, an association of county governments serving member counties Island, San Juan, Skagit, and Whatcom, is hosting an open house to honor retiring executive director ...

Saturday panel discussion topic is gun ownership

BELLINGHAM — “Responsible gun ownership” is the topic of a panel discussion sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Bellingham/Whatcom County’s at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, in the Whatcom ...
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Growth planning process begins

WHATCOM ­— By year 2036 the county population could grow from 206,000 today to just under 274,000. Ferndale would add 5,400 people and Lynden about 5,000, putting them both right around 18,000. Land ...