Demo Derby kicks off NW Fair

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Two robbery suspects shot, wounded on Mt. Baker Highway Thursday

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 ...

Sheriff’s Office seeking suspect in lewd conduct incident on Thiel Road Thursday

WHATCOM ­— The county Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Thursday, Aug. 8, incident that was first reported to deputies as an attempted abduction of a woman jogging on Thiel Road south of Lynden. ...
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Lynden council looks at its pay — is it enough?

LYNDEN ­— City Council members voiced support for keeping their compensation as it is currently, which is $200 per council meeting for up to 36 meetings per year. They are not paid extra for committee ...

PogoZone teams with fair for event-wide WiFi

LYNDEN — The Northwest Washington Fair is now fully connected. In a partnership with Lynden’s PogoZone Internet Service, the fair will serve as one giant WiFi mesh. The Whatcom County-based ISP, with ...

Van Werven will run for permanent state GOP

LYNDEN ­— Last week certainly took some unexpected turns, Luanne Van Werven acknowledges. The Lynden woman went from being the ready second-in-charge person of the Washington State Republican Party ...

A sweeping review for Gateway Terminal

WHATCOM — The proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal at Cherry Point, potentially the largest coal port in North America, will get an environmental review of unprecedented scope, reaching even to studying ...
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City has new administrator

    LYNDEN ­— New City Administrator Mike Martin sat for his first meeting with the Lynden City Council Monday, taking the spot Bill Verwolf filled through Friday. It was also his first day ...

Yaniv Attar is symphony maestro

WHATCOM — Yaniv Attar takes the podium as new music director of the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra this 2013-14 season, which is simply titled “Celebrate!” The six-concert schedule boasts two superstar ...

State of the Arts: ‘The Wolverine’ surprises with new take

It’s always nice to be pleasantly surprised by a movie. Some of my favorite films have been big surprises, and while James Mangold’s “The Wolverine” certainly doesn’t rank anywhere near the top ...