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NFL takes over Whatcom County

FERNDALE — Michael Koenen lined up at quarterback at Ferndale High School on Saturday morning. Draped in Tampa Bay Buccaneers gear, a team he’s played for since 2011, the Golden Eagle alumni had a ...
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Friday night lights

If you’re like me, after a long day of work or studying, you turn on your television set in the evening and head straight to ESPN to check out what’s been going on in the sports world. Over the last ...
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Ain’t no mountain high enough

PALM SPRINGS — As she hiked her way up Mount San Jacinto, Lynden resident Chris Elsner didn’t know what was going on. She and a group of four others were 8,000 feet high in the sky and her mind was ...
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Reliving a historic military moment

LYNDEN — The memories from that beautiful, sunny morning in South Korea remain fresh for Lynden resident and Air Force veteran James Lucerne. It was Sept. 21, 1953, and the Korean War was all but over. ...

School Board still mulling performing arts center

LYNDEN — Before the Lynden School Board officially votes on the district’s “to bond or not to bond” question pertaining to its aging facilities, it needs to find the best answer to another question: ...

Council wrestling with how to pay firefighters

LYNDEN — Lynden needs to find a way to pay for its firefighters, so the City Council has started the ball rolling on establishing a new “ambulance utility fee” to eventually fund three city firefighters ...
A truck hit a power pole on Birch Bay-Lynden Road midday on Friday, taking out the power for much of the surrounding area.

Truck collides with pole, takes out west Lynden power

A large farm truck heading east on Birch Bay-Lynden Road on Friday collided with a power pole and caused a power outage that affected much of west Lynden. Guide Meridian Road was backed up for some time ...

Temporary Skagit bridge has first inspection Saturday

SKAGIT — Early Saturday morning, drivers on Interstate 5 may experience minor delays through Mount Vernon and Burlington while bridge inspection crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation ...

Sumas fireworks set for Saturday to cap Community Days

SUMAS — The time of the year has finally arrived in Sumas for the return of the most anticipated weekend of the summer, with the 2013 Sumas Community Days set to kick off on Friday. The weekend will ...

Semiahmoo purchase complete, to open before fall

BLAINE — The purchase of Semiahmoo Resort in Blaine and its two golf courses, Semiahmoo Golf and Country Club and Loomis Trails, was completed last week for $19.5 million. The newly formed Resort Semiahmoo ...