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Temporary Skagit bridge has first inspection Saturday

SKAGIT — Early Saturday morning, drivers on Interstate 5 may experience minor delays through Mount Vernon and Burlington while bridge inspection crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation ...

Sumas fireworks set for Saturday to cap Community Days

SUMAS — The time of the year has finally arrived in Sumas for the return of the most anticipated weekend of the summer, with the 2013 Sumas Community Days set to kick off on Friday. The weekend will ...

Semiahmoo purchase complete, to open before fall

BLAINE — The purchase of Semiahmoo Resort in Blaine and its two golf courses, Semiahmoo Golf and Country Club and Loomis Trails, was completed last week for $19.5 million. The newly formed Resort Semiahmoo ...
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CrossWater Cafe now open in Sumas

SUMAS — Sumas has a new restaurant, tied in with an organization that has become a mainstay in the community. Seeds of Hope Ministries recently acquired the former location of Zio’s Pizza & Pasta, ...

One federal Farm Bill goes down, another alive

WHATCOM — The U.S. House of Representatives shot down a Farm Bill this month in overwhelming fashion, 234-195, when 62 Republicans joined with Democrats in voting against the hotly debated bill. After ...

Fallen Soldiers banner carriers needed in parades

WHATCOM ­— Fallen Soldiers banners, 60 in all, will be carried in the upcoming Sumas and Everson-Nooksack parades if enough people help out, said local VFW Auxiliary member Peggy Deem. The Sumas parade ...

Campfire talks, river walks start this weekend in National Forest

WHATCOM — The Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest is offering various speakers, hikes and activities this summer, including two opportunities in Whatcom County. • Campfire Talks: The talks will be ...

Northwood Road bridge getting guardrails

LYNDEN — Whatcom County is upgrading Northwood Road north of Halverstick Road at bridge 257 this week. The work is part of the Rural Road Safety Program and involves widening shoulders and installing ...

Cargo inspection program bridges border at Blaine

BLAINE — U.S. Customs and Border Protection began phase one of a truck cargo pre-inspection pilot June 17 at the Pacific Highway crossing adjacent to Surrey, B.C. The project is a collaboration with ...
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18 hours of ‘family’ at Relay For Life

LYNDEN — There’s emotion in purple shirts. Emotion that only those personally associated with cancer can fully understand. That much was clear at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds Friday evening ...