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County Council adds five-districts idea

  WHATCOM ­— Voters will be able to decide this fall if the county should have five voting districts instead of the current three.   The County Council, after taking about three hours of public ...
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Scouting a derby ride

Some years ago, Boys Scouts Troop 4028 of Lynden built a pushkart for entry in the Lynde’ 500 competition, then did not use it for a while. Last week, the boys took possession of it again from the Lynden ...

Baker Lake fire contained to one acre last week

WHATCOM — By wildfire status, a one-acre fire doesn’t prove spectacular in size, but the threat of a fire on the east shoreline of Baker Lake in the Mount Baker-Snoqaulmie National Forest was snuffed ...

Fire still a threat, bans in force

  WHATCOM — Light rainfall will not significantly reduce the fire danger in the county, the fire marshal’s office says.   Even the rain of this past weekend has made no significant impact on ...

Young Everson woman found dead in Snohomish County

LAKE STEVENS — The cause and manner of death of a young Everson woman found dead are still pending, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.   The body of Stephanie S. Kensigner, 22, ...

Mt. Baker Highway now closed at Anderson Creek for 11 weeks

  BELLINGHAM — Drivers who use State Route 542 east of Bellingham should be prepared for an 11-week detour starting Tuesday, July 14.   The highway is now closed in both directions near Anderson ...

Passenger dies in July 6 crash on Clearbrook Road

  WHATCOM ­— The suspect driver in a Clearbrook Road crash that killed his passenger on Monday, July 6, fled the scene on foot and was captured over four hours later, investigator say.   The ...

Elements Hospitality opens mini golf for Razz

LYNDEN — Elements Hospitality will host both the Make Jesus Famous event that caps the Northwest Raspberry Festival in downtown Lynden on Saturday and open the Dutch Village Mall basement for free mini ...

Primary election does not pertain to Lynden, Everson, Sumas areas

  WHATCOM — Ballots for the Aug. 4 primary election will be mailed on Wednesday, July 15. But County Auditor Debbie Adelstein notes that not all Whatcom County voters will have a primary because ...
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Winning dessert recipe loads up the raspberry taste

LYNDEN — The winning dessert in the Lynden Tribune’s annual Raspberry Dessert Contest beat out the competition by highlighting raspberries.   Of course, the rest of Megan Jensen’s dessert had ...