Witnesses to big I-5 Saturday pile-up sought

  MARYSVILLE ­— Washington State Patrol investigators seek the public’s help in regard to the 27-vehicle collision on Interstate 5 Saturday morning, July 18, in south Mount Vernon, in which a ...

Old Settlers Picnic this weekend in Ferndale

FERNDALE — The Whatcom Old Settlers’ annual Picnic at Pioneer Park kicks off Thursday, with parades, live music, class reunions, a car show and a 5K run/two-mile walk all scheduled as part of the ...

State fund can help small public water systems

  OLYMPIA — The Department of Health will offer low-interest emergency loans to small water systems damaged by natural disasters such as wildfires, drought or floods.   Water systems can apply ...
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The new Sandlot

A group of four Lynden Christian High School baseball players, Taiji VanDalen, Marc Meenderinck, David Bladies and Tyson Cline, won $1,600 by placing second in the high school division of the Birch Bay ...
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Wreckage of plane found on Twin Sisters Mountain

WHATCOM — The wreckage of a small, private plane was located on Twin Sisters Mountain on Wednesday by the Washington State Department of Transportation and volunteers with the Civil Air Patrol.   Searchers ...

Salmon barbecue added to NW Raspberry Festival

  LYNDEN ­— The noon Kiwanis Club will sell barbecued salmon on Sixth Street Friday evening, in one new aspect of this week’s Northwest Raspberry Festival, said Gary Vis, Lynden Chamber of Commerce ...

County Council adds five-districts idea

  WHATCOM ­— Voters will be able to decide this fall if the county should have five voting districts instead of the current three.   The County Council, after taking about three hours of public ...
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Scouting a derby ride

Some years ago, Boys Scouts Troop 4028 of Lynden built a pushkart for entry in the Lynde’ 500 competition, then did not use it for a while. Last week, the boys took possession of it again from the Lynden ...

Baker Lake fire contained to one acre last week

WHATCOM — By wildfire status, a one-acre fire doesn’t prove spectacular in size, but the threat of a fire on the east shoreline of Baker Lake in the Mount Baker-Snoqaulmie National Forest was snuffed ...

Fire still a threat, bans in force

  WHATCOM — Light rainfall will not significantly reduce the fire danger in the county, the fire marshal’s office says.   Even the rain of this past weekend has made no significant impact on ...