Public meetings

Wednesday, June 26 • Meridian School Board, Meridian Middle School library, 861 Ten Mile Rd., 7 p.m.   Thursday, June 27 • Northwest Regional Council, Skagit County commissioners hearing room, ...
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Summer fun in the outdoors

WHATCOM — As the month of July approaches, the weather in the Pacific Northwest is expected to take a turn for the better. Residents of Whatcom County can hopefully say goodbye to their rain coats and ...

Reeling in the big one

WHATCOM — When it comes to fishing in Whatcom County, it’s no secret that there’s a large following. Plain and simple, residents look forward to the time of year when they can dust off their fishing ...

Lio’s Life: Hard times for Mariner fans

I still remember sitting on my parents’ couch when it happened. A six-year-old boy, I was wearing a turquoise Mariners starter hat backwards, with a Seattle shirt to match, and I yelled in sheer jubilation ...
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18 hours of ‘family’ at Relay For Life

LYNDEN — There’s emotion in purple shirts. Emotion that only those personally associated with cancer can fully understand. That much was clear at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds Friday evening ...

Main Street will close July 10

LYNDEN — Get ready. A roughly six-month closure of Main Street at Fishtrap Creek between North Eighth Street and Lynden Middle School starts July 10. As Burlington-based Interwest Construction completely ...

Legal complaint filed over local Border Patrol

WHATCOM ­— Latino women who suffer domestic violence are afraid to call 911 for fear that family members will face immigration deportation by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. When a disturbance developed ...
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Temporary Skagit bridge set to open Wednesday

SKAGIT — Those 30-minute-plus detours around the felled Skagit River bridge should come to an end today. Washington State Department of Transportation crews plan to open a temporary bridge across the ...

Target shooting half-mile away allegedly kills local woman, 23

FERNDALE ­— A 23-year-old Bellingham woman attending a family barbecue Sunday afternoon along Gadwa Road died from a stray bullet fired apparently by target shooters on the opposite bank of the Nooksack ...

Barbecue food truck opens

LYNDEN — Jeremy TenKley now has custom-made buns from the Lynden Dutch Bakery to show off his daily smoked meat and signature onion jelly creation. The Lyndenite does it all from his new JT Smokin Barbecue ...