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Haxton Way closed daytime to August for roundabout construction

WHATCOM — The Whatcom County Public Works Department reports that some roads will have closures or traffic limitations due to construction activities. Weather conditions can change the schedule. Haxton ...
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Skagit bridge fix could be mid-June

SKAGIT — Even as the National Transportation Safety Board continues investigating the Interstate 5 Skagit River bridge collapse, Washington State Department of Transportation officials have announced ...

Lynden mulling building two schools on Line Road land

LYNDEN — To bond or not to bond. That’s the question that the Lynden School Board hopes to answer soon. Its five members came a bit closer to answering that question at Thursday’s regular meeting, ...

Five finalists for Lynden city administrator

LYNDEN ­— The search for a new Lynden city administrator is down to five finalists, Mayor Scott Korthuis has announced. Bill Verwolf, the city’s top employee since 2001, is retiring effective June ...
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Skagit I-5 bridge collapse means north-south traffic woes

A section of the Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River at Mount Vernon collapsed Thursday evening, May 23, severing the main north-south traffic corridor in northwest Washington. Over 77,000 vehicles ...

Fair now dealing with a $180,000 property tax bill

LYNDEN ­— For 100 years, the Northwest Washington Fair did not pay a property tax bill. Now it’s dealing with one as large as $180,000 from the state Department of Revenue. Fair Manager Jim Baron, ...
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91 years old and ready to fall

A Tiger Construction excavator demolishes the Old Main building on the Meridian High School campus Monday morning. The demolition of the well worn Meridian landmark, built in 1922, is a step in the ongoing ...

Memorial Day services Monday

WHATCOM — Memorial Day services and related events are planned Monday, May 27, at local cemeteries, as follows:   FOUR CEMETERIES American Legion Post 212 of Sumas and its auxiliary again conduct ...

Louws works details to try to keep EMS program intact

WHATCOM ­— County Executive Jack Louws continues to work on financial and contractual details of an overall agreement to preserve unified emergency medical response in Whatcom County. Louws spoke May ...

Extra filing period May 28-30 for still unfilled positions

WHATCOM — When public offices do not receive any candidate filings during regular filing week, state law requires a special additional three-day filing period be held, said County Auditor Debbie Adelstein. ...