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Outdoor burning banned in county; city needs permit

WHATCOM — State and county fire officials have issued burn bans in response to dry weather conditions. A ban started Monday, July 15, in Whatcom County by order of deputy fire marshal Wain Harrison. ...
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Raspberry Dessert Contest: We have a winner (and a recipe)

The Lynden Tribune once again held its annual “Berry” Best Raspberry Dessert Contest, with entries judged by the newsroom staff on Thursday, in anticipation of the upcoming Northwest Raspberry Festival. ...

Construction starts on permanent I-5 bridge

BURLINGTON — Work to install the new permanent span for the Interstate 5 Skagit River bridge is underway. Crews have moved into place two barges as well as a large crane and plan to have the bulk of ...
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Life-giving donation

EVERSON — Terry Graham doesn’t remember it, but 20 years ago she expressed interest in becoming a live kidney donor. Her sister-in-law recounted that, upon hearing somebody else talk about becoming ...

City will cut long grass, bill owners

LYNDEN ­— The city will cut the overgrown grass on two neglected lots and bill the owners, plus add in a $300 penalty to each. The City Council on Monday approved the action at the addresses of 8364 ...

Raspberry crop looks good so far

WHATCOM ­— With a festival to celebrate raspberries just around the corner, local farmers themselves say the harvest looks good so far. “The weather has been excellent for quality,” said veteran ...
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Lady Washington, Hawaiian Chieftain offer tours

BELLINGHAM — Beginning this Friday, residents of Whatcom County will have the opportunity to tour some historical tall ships at the Squalicum Harbor Marina in Bellingham. The two ships that will be available ...

Bellingham waterfront tours run into August

BELLINGHAM — With summer just around the corner, the Port of Bellingham and City of Bellingham are offering special tours to show people the Bellingham Waterfront District redevelopment project. Walking ...

Border survey answers where travelers are going

WHATCOM — The Whatcom Council of Governments (WCOG) has partnered with Western Washington University’s Border Policy Research Institute (BPRI) to conduct a large-scale survey of travelers through the ...

Roadwork closing roads throughout county, Lynden

Weekend closure coming for SR9 WICKERSHAM – Construction to open up fish habitat upstream of State Route 9 roughly one mile north of the Whatcom-Skagit county line will mean two weeks of single-lane ...