Lynden schools try new look at facilities

LYNDEN — Getting projects started has been a hard sell as of late in the Lynden School District. So the district is taking a somewhat new approach this year to its widely known facilities issues. It’s ...

State of the Arts: ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ offers thrills, poignancy

WHATCOM — “The Hurt Locker” director Kathryn Bigelow’s new thriller “Zero Dark Thirty” opens on a black screen that reads “September 11, 2001.” What follows is a harrowing audio sequence ...
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Man of the Year: Harlan Kredit

LYNDEN — Anyone who knows Harlan Kredit, and even anyone who only knows of him, probably knows he’s a very busy guy. Harlan has worn many hats in his 73 years, including science teacher, athletic director, ...
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High-achieving teachers leading

WHATCOM — Lynden resident Melissa Engels likes to challenge herself. That’s a major reason why she decided several years ago to become a National Board Certified Teacher. “Part of it was, I saw some ...
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‘HONK!’ premiering at LC: What to expect?

LYNDEN — The Lynden Christian High School spring musical is here again, and attendees can expect fun for the entire family, regardless of age. “HONK!” premieres at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1, and director ...

Everson citizens line streets to honor Chief Ramstead

EVERSON ­— Hundreds of people stood at solemn attention in brisk cold on flag-lined Main Street Monday morning to pay final tribute to their 50-year-old Police Chief Eric Ramstead, who died Jan. 15. ...

Brian Johnson appointed new member of five-person Lynden School Board

LYNDEN — The Lynden School Board should have sold tickets to its Thursday night meeting, because it was one of the most well-attended in recent memory. The board commented on the turnout before attending ...
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Everson police chief, 50, passes away Tuesday

EVERSON — Everson Police Chief Erik Ramstead passed away Tuesday morning at age 50. Everson Mayor John Perry released this statement regarding the death: “We share with heavy hearts that Everson Police ...
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Meridian building ‘going gangbusters’

LAUREL — Parts of the Meridian School District look drastically different than they did not too long ago. The Meridian High School and Irene Reither Primary School campuses are in the middle of massive ...
By Tyler Mitchell

Ski area at 150% of average

MOUNT BAKER — It’s been a banner year so far at the Mount Baker Ski Area. “If you look at the long average (of snowfall), we’ve been running about 150 percent of normal,” ski area manager Duncan ...