Recreational fires also banned in dry conditions

WHATCOM — Due to dry weather conditions and increased fire danger, the Whatcom County Fire Marshal’s Office has enacted further restrictions on all open burning. All outdoor burning, including yard ...
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A not so tranquil joy ride

EVERSON — When Jonathon Tuben and Brian Davidson get behind the wheel, they have a different experience than most folks. Traveling at top speeds of around 80 miles per hour, they experience dust catapulting ...
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A crash course

LYNDEN — Car parts were flying and the sounds of high-speed crashes highlighted the 2013 Demo Derby on Monday at the Northwest Washington Fair. The grandstand was packed with fans from all over Whatcom ...
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Group of Lynden girls soccer players take down top state teams in U12 tourney

MARYSVILLE — When Lynden Ladies FC coach Jerimy Saldivar and his 14 girls arrived in Marysville on Saturday, Aug. 3, they couldn’t help but notice they were a little underdressed. Teams from all over ...

Lions football unites

LYNDEN — On Friday afternoon, Lynden football players of the past and present gathered at Homestead Golf and Country Club for the 2013 Tony Wilson Kickoff Classic. The annual event is held to honor former ...

EDITORIALS

In construction season, keep up safety alertness   The occasional drumbeat from Main Street pile driving and also the readjusting of our driving routes around town — yes, it is irksome sometimes. ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, Aug. 14 • Northwest Regional Council, Skagit County commissioners hearing room, 1800 Continental Place, Suite 100, Mount Vernon, 1:30 p.m. This is a special meeting of the council, which serves ...
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The fair: Always changing into the same

LYNDEN — Everybody in Lynden knows one thing about the Northwest Washington Fair: It rarely changes. And that, I’m convinced, is both its greatest draw and biggest weakness. As Jim Baron, the fair’s ...

Hannegan Road project resumes next week

WHATCOM — After being shut down during fair week, the Hannegan Road pavement rehabilitation project will resume on Monday, Aug. 19, at 7 a.m. with activity between Hemmi and Pole roads, county Public ...

Auditor seeks a statement ‘con’ Fire Dist. 4 EMS levy proposal

WHATCOM — Whatcom County Fire Protection District 4 has submitted a resolution for the Nov. 5 general election ballot proposing an Emergency Medical Services levy at a rate of 30 cents or less per $1,000 ...