Condemnation process starts for Pepin Creek project

LYNDEN — The effort to restore Pepin Creek to a natural state between Double Ditch and Benson roads, north of Main Street, has hit a critical point in the land acquisition phase. The city has started ...
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Water Plant coming online

Drinkable water is now being produced by the new Lynden Waterworks treatment plant. The $32 million facility, over two years in construction, started operation on Sept. 18 and is being put through various ...

Allow UTVs on city streets?

LYNDEN ­— Should a UTV be allowed on city streets? That question occupied the Lynden City Council for a long discussion Monday, as Laurie Morgan — formerly of Riverton, Wyoming, where UTVs are allowed ...

Dick Vandenberg takes Preferred Freezer appeal to Whatcom Superior Court

LYNDEN — Dick Vandenberg, owner of property directly west of the new Preferred Freezer location, has taken his appeal of five permits granted to the national freezer chain by the City of Lynden to Whatcom ...
The father-son team of Josh and Sean McDowell will lead a conference in Lynden.

McDowells giving a Lynden conference

The father-son team of Josh and Sean McDowell will lead a conference in Lynden. LYNDEN — Josh McDowell has changed lives with the authoring or co-authoring of over 140 books, said Lyndenite Sean Taylor. He ...
Dairy cattle in the fields is a common sight in summer in Whatcom County. (File photo)

Local reply to Ecology dairy permit: ‘shocked’

Dairy cattle in the fields is a common sight in summer in Whatcom County. (File photo) WHATCOM — On Aug. 11, the Washington State Department of Ecology issued its first draft of a new CAFO (Concentrated ...
Construction at both the Blaine and Sumas ports of entry will cause delays.

Construction coming to Sumas port of entry

  Construction at both the Blaine and Sumas ports of entry will cause delays. SUMAS — Construction work comes to the Sumas port of entry in mid-October, meaning travelers should expect delays in ...

Drainage, diking districts’ annual meetings set

WHATCOM ­— The drainage and diking districts of the county will hold their annual public meetings over the next few weeks, in cooperation with the River and Flood Division of county Public Works. Supervisors ...
William Pernett stands with his family after being sworn in Sept. 17 as new North Whatcom Fire & Rescue chief at Fire Station 61, Blaine. With him, from left, are daughter Halle, his wife Mary and son Brandon. (Courtesy photo)

New North Whatcom chief

William Pernett stands with his family after being sworn in Sept. 17 as new North Whatcom Fire & Rescue chief at Fire Station 61, Blaine. With him, from left, are daughter Halle, his wife Mary and ...

Report released in opposition to new county jail plan

BELLINGHAM — The Restorative Community Coalition believes that Whatcom County is at a crossroads this fall. “Will we say ‘No’ to the sales tax increase and the expanding jail industry? Instead, ...