State of the Arts: Climbing on my Photoshop soapbox

Photoshop fails are one of my favorite things on the Internet. It’s a bit shocking how often a girl with three arms, a kid with two heads or a phantom handbag strap shows up in magazine photos. It’s ...

Fastpitch: Mounties take out LC in district title game

LYNDEN — Things couldn’t have gone much smoother for the Mount Baker fastpitch team over the weekend. After defeating Friday Harbor 16-3 in the opening round of the 1A district tournament, the Mounties ...
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Students focus on legislative issues

BELLINGHAM — Hugh Foulke first began introducing students to civics around 1970 at Ferndale High School. For the past six or seven years, he has extended that to other schools as well, in the form of ...
Volunteers cleaning up the South Fork of the Nooksack River.

County: S. Fork tubers, here are the rules

WHATCOM -— As summer approaches bringing recreational tubing on the Nooksack River, county government has declared its “rules of engagement.” County Executive Jack Louws and Sheriff Bill Elfo put ...

LHS students presenting comedic murder mystery

LYNDEN — The Lynden High School drama department will premiere a different kind of production on Friday. Different, that is, from traditional on-stage productions. LHS will do three productions of “Mayhem ...

‘Star Wars’ is back, and hopefully better than ever

I’m what you might call a jaded “Star Wars” fan. I grew up watching my dad’s THX-remastered copies of the original trilogy on VHS. I remember the first time I watched each movie; I even remember ...

NVHS keeps boosting disability awareness

EVERSON — Nooksack Valley High School has become something of a safe and respectful haven for students with disabilities, and large credit for that can go to the school’s disability awareness assemblies. ...
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Cold War comedy coming to the Claire

LYNDEN — Comedy is coming to the Claire vg Thomas Theatre in the form of “The Mouse That Roared,” a Cold-War comedy with a message tucked behind its abundance of laughs. When the fictional country ...
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MV farm workers’ forum raises bounty of issues

MOUNT VERNON — Alternating chants of “We want a contract” and “Queremos un contracto” echoed outside the Skagit Public Utility District building Monday night as the Latino Civic Alliance convened ...
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LC grad releases country debut album

NASHVILLE — Country music rising star and Lynden Christian graduate Rachele Lynae will release her self-titled debut album on Tuesday, April 22, featuring 12 tracks produced by country star Jamie O’Neal. ...