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Bill Verwolf retiring

LYNDEN ­— In 42 years in local government, Bill Verwolf has found at least three things not worth fighting for: licensing cats, changing addresses, and revising a sign ordinance. “Those are things ...
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State of the Arts: ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ is packed with award-worthy performances

The term “Oscar-bait” is thrown around a lot in the world of Hollywood journalism. For whatever reason, certain movies just feel as though they were made to pander to the Academy Awards. David O. Russell’s ...
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VIDEO: Shagren fuels Lynden over Meridian

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Neighborhood dispute sparks parking debate

LYNDEN — The Lynden Planning Commission will host a public hearing on Feb. 14 on a rule requiring businesses with off-street parking to use those parking spots. But this isn’t some procedural rule ...
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Crowd praises, thanks two awardees

LYNDEN -— Speaker Terry DeValois donned Harlan Kredit’s famous bright-orange beanie cap, saying “I feel smarter already,” before telling stories about the Sol H. Lewis Award recipient Wednesday. ...

City adapts to new state pot law

LYNDEN ­— The new state law legalizing marijuana hits home. Even though Lynden voters may not have wanted it, Initiative 502 passed in November, allowing possession and consumption of up to an ounce ...
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Mountaineers take the gold

BELLINGHAM — It’s a rivalry that dates back to the 1990s. In his nearly 20 years at Mount Baker High School, wrestling coach Ron Lepper recalls the back-and-forth battles between his Mountaineers and ...
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Lindie Elllis and Brett Bajema wedding

Lindie Chantel Ellis and Brett Eric Bajema were united in marriage on July 12, 2012, at the Lairmont Manor in Bellingham, with Brennan Van Loo officiating. A reception followed at the same location. The ...
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Alissa Bajema and Aaron DeRuiter wedding

Alissa Joy Bajema and Aaron Jacob DeRuiter were united in marriage on March 23, 2012, at Faith Community Church of Lynden, with Pastor Tim Johnson officiating. A reception followed at the Mt. Baker Rotary ...
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Kacy Schmidt and Chad Van Berkum engagement

Kacy Schmidt and Chad Van Berkum, both of Renton, Wash., announce their engagement and plans for a Sept. 7, 2013 wedding in Ellensburg. Kacy is a daughter of Andy and Michell Schmidt of Ellensburg and ...