In the ongoing summer dryness, serious fire has mostly been avoided across Whatcom County. However, a field fire did develop near Double Ditch Road north of Badger Road about two weeks ago and the Lynden Fire Department responded and was able to contain the blaze fairly routinely, said Chief Gary Baar. A passing motorist sent in this photo. It is a reminder that vegetation remains quite dry and a general burn ban remains in effect, Baar said. (Courtesy photo)

Dryland fire

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Everson has council vacancy, will take names

EVERSON — City Council Position 5, which is up for election on the Nov. 3 ballot, already is vacant. Incumbent Joel VandeHoef resigned from the position in late July after he sold his house and will ...
Dave Austin

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Author to talk of Clearbrook past

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Correction

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Use September to celebrate local food sources by eating local

WHATCOM — Sustainable Connections’ month-long celebration of local foods, farmers and fishers returns in September. With the help of local businesses, farms and restaurants, “Eat Local Month” will ...