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 ...

B.C. measles outbreak spreads to Whatcom

WHATCOM — After 228 confirmed cases of measles cropped up in British Columbia’s eastern Fraser Valley last week, a U.S. health officer has said that one American resident is also infected. The province’s ...

Health ranking puts Whatcom as state’s 5th best

WHATCOM — For the third year in a row, Whatcom County ranks as the fifth healthiest county in Washington state in the annual County Health Rankings study. Since a national debut in 2010, the County Health ...

Average gasoline price has risen 25 cents in a month

SEATTLE ­— Average retail gasoline prices in Washington had risen 5.3 cents per gallon in a week to $3.66 per gallon on Sunday, March 30, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,666 gas outlets ...

$23,500 raised for Rebound

BELLINGHAM ­— The Woods Coffee’s recent fundraiser for Rebound of Whatcom County raised more than $23,000 for underprivileged children locally. The sixth annual Cups of Hope fundraising event was ...

Youth Fair this week at Lynden fairgrounds

LYNDEN — The 2014 Whatcom County Youth Fair, involving hundreds of youths ages 6 to 18, takes place this Friday and Saturday at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds. The multi-faceted “experience that ...
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Musical masters

Lynden-area piano and violin students performed to a capacity Martha Helder Honors Recital crowd at the Jansen Art Center on March 20. Piano students received awards from their state competition earlier ...