Lottery for marijuana retail stores set for late April

WHATCOM — An independent, double-blind lottery for picking the holders of the state’s marijuana retail licenses will run April 21-25. As part of 2012’s Initiative 502 implementation that legalizes ...
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Scholten’s Equip. named county’s Small Biz of Year

WHATCOM — At the notice of his nomination for the Small Business of the Year award, Scholten’s Equipment Inc. owner Duane Scholten of Lynden felt shock. That shock struck again last week when Scholten’s ...

Woman with measles was well traveled last week

WHATCOM ­— Six county people, including five in one household, have contracted measles from the British Columbia outbreak, and the sixth, a woman in her early 20s, worked at Lynden Dutch Bakery and ...

Boys Soccer: Inconsistency for NWC teams

Across the board for north county soccer teams, it hasn’t been the start, presumedly, that coaches were hoping for. Currently, of Lynden, LC, Nooksack Valley, Meridian and Mount Baker, no team has ...
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LC kids excel at Theresa Tromp chess tournament

LYNDEN — Lynden Christian senior Dylan Blok took first place in the 44th annual Theresa Tromp Chess Tournament last Friday and Saturday, March 28-29, with the only perfect 5-out-of-5 score out of 27 ...
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New roadside store open at Appel Farms

FERNDALE — Appel Farms’ new retail facility, The Cheese Shop, is now open at 6605 Northwest Rd. between Ferndale and Lynden, featuring fresh cheese made on the farm. Since opening on Monday, March ...

County enacts interim rules for pot

BELLINGHAM — Interim rules for producing, processing and retailing marijuana are now in place in Whatcom County. The County Council last week unanimously passed an ordinance that deals with setbacks ...

Business women heading up a Lynden response to Oso disaster

LYNDEN ­— Two local businesswomen are coordinating a community drive to help the families and first responders affected by the Oso landslide. Lynda Kowalski Williams, head of Beacon Insurance Group, ...
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Two days of bull riding this week in Lynden

LYNDEN — More than 70 of the top bull riders in the country are coming to town as this year’s Professional Bull Riders Touring Pro Division event expands to two days, Friday and Saturday, April 4-5. ...

Protesting of Sakuma Bros. Farms comes to Lynden

LYNDEN ­— About 20 people stood at the corner of Guide Meridian and Birch Bay-Lynden roads Saturday evening holding signs and chanting in protest of the Sakuma Bros. Farms Inc. berry growing operation ...