Truck that took down Skagit I-5 bridge was too high

OLYMPIA — Detectives from the Washington State Patrol have determined that the truck that struck the Interstate 5 Skagit River bridge in May 2013, leading to its collapse, was two inches over-height. ...

BIA noted by travel bureau for low airport fares

BELLINGHAM — Fares have decreased more in the last 14 years at Bellingham International Airport than at any other airport in the nation, a drop of 59.7 percent, the U.S. Transportation Bureau reports. ...

Home insurance rates analyzed; Lynden in top 20

WHATCOM -— Analysts at ValuePenguin.com, a personal finance research company, found that Lynden is among the top 20 cheapest cities (18th) in the state for homeowners’ insurance, with premiums averaging ...

Symphony this Sunday features soprano soloist

BELLINGHAM -— Two giants of classical music meet on the Mt. Baker Theatre stage at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 23, as conductor Yaniv Attar leads the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra in a program linking the classical-era ...
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Lynden advances to state quarterfinals

BELLINGHAM — With a blowout in full swing and a running clock enacted by the early part of the third quarter, most of Lynden’s starters played little more than half the opening round of the 2A state ...
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Baker earns trip to state quarterfinals

BELLINGHAM — Mount Baker senior running back Liam Short has established himself as one of Whatcom County’s best rushers, using his trademark physical style of breaking tackles and running through defenders ...
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Meridian’s season ended by King’s

BELLINGHAM — In a match where Meridian struggled to control the ball and create scoring chances, surrendering a pair of early goals proved devastating to the girls’ soccer team. The Trojans gave up ...
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Lyncs win state title

YAKIMA — After 18 consecutive trips to the state tournament, Lynden Christian volleyball now has a state championship trophy to add to the showcase. The Lyncs swept district rival King’s 25-15, 25-22, ...

School board considers facilities

LYNDEN -— Public school board members received a pair of recommendations for new school buildings from a Facilities Committee last week, but took no action. Superintendent Jim Frey, who chaired the committee, ...

Standoff leaves one dead

DEMING -— A 37-year-old man died in gunfire with a county sheriff’s special response team, after he had reportedly shot at officers first, in a residence at 5765 Mosquito Lake Rd. Sunday afternoon. ...