CUSTER — A recent report issued by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) did not reveal any officially determined causes of the December 2020 derailment of a BNSF train in Custer. But it did shed some light on what led to the train crash and ensuing fire.

What is the state of Whatcom County’s food ecosystem? The Whatcom County Food System Committee has the answer as they have published the 2021 Community Food Assessment (CFA) for public review.

MOUNT BAKER – I pity the people who live in the flat lands. Miles of wheat might be nice in the central United States, but mountains are simply divine, as are beaches, islands, lakes and the scenery of the Pacific Northwest. 

This year marks 20 years since that unforgettable day on Sept. 11, 2001.

Water – It’s Everybody’s Business. From the snowy mountains to the marine shores, water has never been more important in Whatcom County.

FERNDALE — The Ferndale Chamber of Commerce first announced its Pig & Swig concert event in June, but it quickly became clear that the event conflicted with part of Ferndale’s final Summer of Fun event.

DEMING — Due to the recent surge in COVID-19 infections both countywide and statewide, this year’s North Cascades Bluegrass Festival has been canceled.

As part of Washington State Patrol’s Centennial Year Celebration, WSP will provide information on each of the 31 individuals who have lost their lives in the line of duty during the agency’s first century of service.

LYNDEN — Close to 200 people attended Lynden School District’s Aug. 12 meeting. Many were against the July 28 announcement that cloth face coverings or masks must be worn on school campuses by anyone, vaccinated or not.

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