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Upgrades at Guide/I-5 start Thursday

WHATCOM — On Thursday, May 16, Washington State Department of Transportation crews will close the right lane of northbound Guide Meridian Road in Bellingham to begin a summer-long upgrade project. The ...

Extra patrols in pursuit of unbuckled or distracted drivers

WHATCOM — Washington State has one of the highest seat belt use rates in the country due, in large part, to the highly visible “Click It or Ticket” campaign of publicity, extra enforcement, and signage ...

County shoulder herbicide spraying to begin

WHATCOM — The Whatcom County Public Works Department will begin to apply herbicide on road shoulders. Property owners who do not wish to have their adjoining road right-of-way treated have the option ...

Order of candidates will be determined by Friday drawing

WHATCOM ­— Ever wonder how the order of candidates’ names on a ballot gets decided? The office order is defined by law, but the order in which the candidates’ names appear is done by a lot drawing ...

Forestland owners’ field day will be July 27

WHATCOM ­— The North Puget Sound Forest Landowner Field Day will be on Saturday, July 27, near Sumas. The state’s top forestry specialists will be offering hands-on field sessions throughout the day ...
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Siting a new jail

FERNDALE ­— After years of talk that Whatcom County needs a new jail, fresh action is being taken toward deciding the site of that new jail. And the county’s preferred site is … in Ferndale. ...

Downtown beautification remakes Fifth and Front street intersection

LYNDEN — If you looked at the right time last week, you could see well-known downtown Lynden businessmen doing a little something different outside their storefronts: laying paver stones and planting ...

Foothills broadband effort renewed, yet again

GLACIER — From the perspective of a broadband provider, the Mount Baker foothills are both unique and incredibly daunting. A group of area stakeholders met at The Inn at Mount Baker on Friday, April ...
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Goats for hire visit Meridian schools

Students look on as a herd of 15 goats from Everson’s Git Yer Goat, LLC perform cleanup duties chomping on blackberry bushes near the natural garden at Meridian Middle School on Friday…. This ...

27 east Lynden acres set for housing

LYNDEN ­— Housing will extend into 27 more acres on Lynden’s eastern fringe. The City Council on Monday approved the North Prairie Planned Residential Development proposed by Bob Libolt into a central ...