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Sikh festival marred by shots fired

LYNDEN -— While most of the 1,000-plus people attending the lively Vaisakhi Festival celebration were unaware, gun shots were fired near the 176 E. Pole Rd. grounds about 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Whatcom ...

Health insurance sign-up praised

SEATTLE -— Two-thirds of Whatcom County’s previously uninsured residents are now enrolled in health insurance, claims the Whatcom Alliance for Health Advancement. Last week, Gov. Jay Inslee, Sen. Patty ...

Ex-Lynden police officer faces child porn allegations

LYNDEN ­— Don Glunt, a 34-year Lynden police officer, was taken into custody Friday on allegations of child pornography following an investigation by the Washington State Patrol. The investigation by ...

Skagit State Bank drops ‘State’

WHATCOM — Skagit State Bank has changed its name, dropping “State.” The Burlington-based institution is now known as just Skagit Bank. The official announcement came on April 22, a day before revealing ...
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UPDATE: Bomber is new LC girls hoops coach

It was a little over a month ago, on Tuesday, March 18, that legendary Lynden Christian girls basketball coach Curt DeHaan decided to retire from his post on the Lyncs’ bench. On Wednesday evening, ...

Fastpitch roundup: Lions stay hot

Following a dominant 23-0 victory over Squalicum on Monday afternoon, the Lions picked up where they left off by taking down Nooksack Valley 10-1 on Tuesday afternoon. Tanna Benson, who got the win on ...
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Five complete training for Sheriff’s deputy, jail jobs

BURIEN — Whatcom County Sheriff Bill Elfo reports that two new deputy sheriffs graduated from the 699th Session of the Washington Criminal Justice Training Commission’s 720-hour Basic Law Enforcement ...

NVHS keeps boosting disability awareness

EVERSON — Nooksack Valley High School has become something of a safe and respectful haven for students with disabilities, and large credit for that can go to the school’s disability awareness assemblies. ...
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Burial Society lowers entry fee as draw

LYNDEN ­— The Lynden Burial Society is making an outright pitch to draw new members into the “caring through sharing” organization. In a special push until June 30, enrollment is free for anyone ...

DelBene already has raised $1.2 million for reelection

BOTHELL — First-term Democratic Rep. Suzan DelBene raised $297,640 in the 2014 first quarter for total cash on hand of $894,090, her re-election campaign announced April 15. In all, DelBene’s campaign ...