BTC strike shuts class

BELLINGHAM ­— Faculty members at Bellingham Technical College officially went on strike Tuesday, Sept. 24, as late-night mediation efforts failed to resolve contract discord prior to school starting ...
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Lynden teacher now publishing books

LYNDEN — June 2013 was a good month for Rebecca Van Slyke, and not just because summer vacation began. Van Slyke, a second-grade teacher at Vossbeck Elementary School, is a children’s book writer. ...

Big Brothers/Big Sisters closing

WHATCOM — After a 37-year presence in Whatcom County, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Washington is closing its doors. The child-mentoring program has struggled financially for several years, especially ...

State of the Arts: ‘RED 2’ movie is fun, not much else

Some action movies are smart, and some simply are not. RED 2, the sequel to 2010’S red, falls into the latter camp, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a lot of fun. Bruce Willis returns as Frank, the ...

Study shows jail impacts on Ferndale

FERNDALE — While certainly not conclusive, a new study provides some useful insights into the reality that would be potentially brought about if a new Whatcom Count Jail were constructed on a 40-acre ...

Nooksack senior directing play for senior project

EVERSON — Ever since his freshman year at Nooksack Valley High School, Brett Heeringa has adored acting on stage. Now as a senior, Heeringa is looking to put his talents to work behind the scenes for ...

Cornerstone Christian hosting Soccer Carnival Day

LYNDEN — Cornerstone Christian School will host a Soccer Carnival Day from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7, at Bender Fields to help kick off the new Lynden Youth Sports soccer league season. ...

Lynden resident receives Major of the Year award from national physical education association

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Lynden’s Eric Hersman, a student at Central Washington University, was named University Major of the Year at the National American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation ...
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Fisher kicks off year with new principal

LYNDEN — With an aging facility and a key February bond vote looming, one might not see the 2013-14 school year as an ideal time to jump in as the new principal of Fisher Elementary School. Luckily, ...
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‘The World’s End’ finishes the Cornetto Trilogy with hilarity, heart

There are very few films in existence that I consider essentially flawless. James Cameron’s “Aliens” is one (and my favorite movie of all time); “Back to the Future,” “Ferris Bueller’s Day ...