From Vegas to county dairy ambassador

BELLINGHAM ­— For a while after being announced as Whatcom County’s new Dairy Ambassdor on Friday evening, Amanda Rittgers was simply overcome with emotion. That’s understandable once you know her story. In her three-minute speech earlier, Rittgers, a senior at Lynden High School, had told of her unlikely path from an upbringing in Las Vegas…

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