Rome Grange sees $60,000 septic system bill, needs help

WHATCOM — The Rome Grange septic system doesn’t just need fixing, it needs replacing. And that comes with a $60,000 price tag, a hefty undertaking for the community grange located on the Mt. Baker ...

Robbery suspects shot, wounded

WHATCOM — Officers shot and wounded a pair of robbery suspects following a high-speed chase on Mt. Baker Highway Thursday evening. At approximately 5:47 p.m. on Thursday, Bellingham Police responded ...

Lynden border runners caught

LYNDEN — A U.S. Border Patrol remote video surveillance system operator observed four people illegally cross the U.S.-Canada border northeast of Lynden on Aug. 6. Agents responded to the area and located ...

Everson man arrested for lewd conduct on Thiel Road Thursday

WHATCOM ­— At about 5:30 p.m. Friday, Jose Rodriguez-Rene of Everson was booked into the Whatcom County Jail on investigation of attempted indecent liberties. The Rodriguez-Rene arrest and booking was ...

Court completes Lynden cemeteries’ plot reclamation process

WHATCOM — After a three-year legal process, Cemetery District 10 has been given authority to sell abandoned plots in the Lynden and Greenwood cemeteries. Whatcom County Superior Court Judge Deborra E. ...

Shellfish harvest reopens on most local beaches

WHATCOM — The Washington State Department of Health has reopened recreational shellfish harvesting on all Whatcom County beaches except in Portage Bay off the Lummi peninsula. Portage Bay remains closed ...

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 ...