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Lynden border runners caught

LYNDEN — A U.S. Border Patrol remote video surveillance system operator observed four people illegally cross the U.S.-Canada border northeast of Lynden on Aug. 6. Agents responded to the area and located ...

Everson man arrested for lewd conduct on Thiel Road Thursday

WHATCOM ­— At about 5:30 p.m. Friday, Jose Rodriguez-Rene of Everson was booked into the Whatcom County Jail on investigation of attempted indecent liberties. The Rodriguez-Rene arrest and booking was ...

Court completes Lynden cemeteries’ plot reclamation process

WHATCOM — After a three-year legal process, Cemetery District 10 has been given authority to sell abandoned plots in the Lynden and Greenwood cemeteries. Whatcom County Superior Court Judge Deborra E. ...

Shellfish harvest reopens on most local beaches

WHATCOM — The Washington State Department of Health has reopened recreational shellfish harvesting on all Whatcom County beaches except in Portage Bay off the Lummi peninsula. Portage Bay remains closed ...

Recreational fires also banned in dry conditions

WHATCOM — Due to dry weather conditions and increased fire danger, the Whatcom County Fire Marshal’s Office has enacted further restrictions on all open burning. All outdoor burning, including yard ...

Hannegan Road project resumes next week

WHATCOM — After being shut down during fair week, the Hannegan Road pavement rehabilitation project will resume on Monday, Aug. 19, at 7 a.m. with activity between Hemmi and Pole roads, county Public ...

Auditor seeks a statement ‘con’ Fire Dist. 4 EMS levy proposal

WHATCOM — Whatcom County Fire Protection District 4 has submitted a resolution for the Nov. 5 general election ballot proposing an Emergency Medical Services levy at a rate of 30 cents or less per $1,000 ...

Session gives help in implementing Affordable Care Act in 2014

BELLINGHAM — The Mt. Baker SHRM chapter hosts Nancy Kasmar, a benefits and compensation expert, speaking at a luncheon on Wednesday, Aug. 14, on the Affordable Care Act and its implications for U.S. ...
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Opening of fair runs smooth

LYNDEN — Jim Baron, Northwest Washington Fair manager, knows what makes a good opening day at the fair. “It’s hard to beat good weather,” he said. Add in that regard nothing went horribly wrong ...
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Life at the Northwest Washington Fair

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