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Ain’t no mountain high enough

PALM SPRINGS — As she hiked her way up Mount San Jacinto, Lynden resident Chris Elsner didn’t know what was going on. She and a group of four others were 8,000 feet high in the sky and her mind was ...
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Reliving a historic military moment

LYNDEN — The memories from that beautiful, sunny morning in South Korea remain fresh for Lynden resident and Air Force veteran James Lucerne. It was Sept. 21, 1953, and the Korean War was all but over. ...

Sumas fireworks set for Saturday to cap Community Days

SUMAS — The time of the year has finally arrived in Sumas for the return of the most anticipated weekend of the summer, with the 2013 Sumas Community Days set to kick off on Friday. The weekend will ...
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Summer fun in the outdoors

WHATCOM — As the month of July approaches, the weather in the Pacific Northwest is expected to take a turn for the better. Residents of Whatcom County can hopefully say goodbye to their rain coats and ...

Reeling in the big one

WHATCOM — When it comes to fishing in Whatcom County, it’s no secret that there’s a large following. Plain and simple, residents look forward to the time of year when they can dust off their fishing ...

Lio’s Life: Hard times for Mariner fans

I still remember sitting on my parents’ couch when it happened. A six-year-old boy, I was wearing a turquoise Mariners starter hat backwards, with a Seattle shirt to match, and I yelled in sheer jubilation ...
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Lions return to the diamond

LYNDEN — When the 2013 baseball season ended for the Lynden Lions, head coach Cory White knew what it meant for his baseball program. After three consecutive trips to the 2A state tournament, highlighted ...

Local talent on display

BELLINGHAM — Bellingham Slam second-year player Chaz Kok spent the majority of his time on the bench last season. The Lynden High School alumnus looked on as other players ahead of him dominated league ...
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A new era for local football

WHATCOM — The opening day of spring football camp, which started last week, definitely had a different feel at Lynden High School. Seniors Josh Kraght, Zach Vis, Caleb Newman and Dak Shagren were on ...

Harding to retire from YMCA

WHATCOM — It’s been a tremendous ride for Dave Harding. The director of the Whatcom Family YMCA still recalls his first day working with the YMCA back in the early 1970s. He was in his 20s as he began ...