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Catch a little fish history

LUMMI ISLAND — Learn about reefnet fishing while dining on Pacific Northwest salmon at the Lummi Island Reefnet Festival. The event, from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9, includes an entire ...

Angelica Flores tops in Lynden’s Got Talent music

LYNDEN -— Angelica Flores, who has performed before at the Jansen Art Center, was judged the winner in the Lynden’s Got Talent contest on Saturday, July 19. The new stage event of the Northwest Raspberry ...

Picnic celebrating local parks is Aug. 5 at Lake Padden

BELLINGHAM — The Whatcom Parks and Recreation Foundation will host a community picnic from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 5, to mark the 25th anniversary of the foundation. The event is free and open to ...

City street chip-sealing this week

WHATCOM -— Chip-sealing on three streets within Lynden city limits by Whatcom County crews was rescheduled to start on Tuesday, July 29, city Public Works reported. The work may start as early as 6:30 ...

CBP hiring 2,000 more officers nationwide

SEATTLE — U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the agency responsible for securing U.S. borders from all threats, is accepting applications nationwide to increase CBP officer positions at air, land and ...

State looks for help naming new ferry

OLYMPIA — Construction of the next 144-car ferry is under way and the Washington State Transportation Commission invites people from across the state to get involved and submit their ideas for the new ...

GPT: Poll finds more support for coal terminals

BELLINGHAM — Support of Northwest coal exports has grown in the last year by six percentage points to 47 percent, claim backers of Gateway Pacific Terminal. Opposition to the exports has also fallen, ...

Lummi Nation endorses Knutzen for state office

WHATCOM -— In a letter dated July 18, Tim Ballew II, chairman of the Lummi Indian Business Council, declares the Lummi Nation’s endorsement of Bill Knutzen for State Representative Position 1 of the ...

2014-15 Whatcom orchestra tickets now on sale

BELLINGHAM -— Tickets are now on sale for the 2014-15 Whatcom Symphony Orchestra, directed by Yaniv Attar. Last year, every concert of the year sold out. “This was simply wonderful, and we hope that ...

Looking back at ‘Breaking Bad’

The recent stint of hot weather is reminding me a lot of my all-time favorite television show “Breaking Bad,” which ended in September 2013. “Breaking Bad” is set in the sweltering heat of Albuquerque, ...