City hires help in union talks, moves on new PW building

LYNDEN -— The city will use a Seattle law firm to help in contract negotiations with all six of the city’s labor units. The Lynden City Council took that action Monday, as administration also reported ...
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Catholic church festival

Hundreds of people, some in dramatic and colorful attire, participated in a walking procession in Lynden from St. Joseph Catholic Church to the Expo Building on the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds. It ...

Evening of Christmas singing at Bethel church Saturday

LYNDEN -— The tradition of a community Christmas Celebration of singing will be this year on Saturday, Dec. 20, at 7 p.m. in Bethel Christian Reformed Church, 1105 Liberty St. It’s a project by the ...

Noel Harp group has Friday concert at Third

LYNDEN -— The Noel Harp Ensemble does its only local concert of this year at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19, in Third Christian Reformed Church, 514 Liberty St. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students, ...
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Lively Nativity

Country Partners 4-H Club, which has dozens of members who keep many types of animals, put on a live Nativity scene at Elenbaas Country Store of Everson on Friday evening. Becky Thompson played the role ...

Nooksack Tribe wins $711,475 for salmon habitat restoration work

OLYMPIA — Whatcom County is allocated $711,475 for salmon restoration projects as part of $18 million handed out statewide from the Washington Salmon Recovery Funding Board. Three grants will all be ...

WSU study: County dairying is $515M strong

WHATCOM -— Dairy farming employs 1,348 people in the county and contributes some $515 million of farmgate product value to the local economy, reports a Washington State University agricultural economist. ...

Two die in roadway crashes

WHATCOM -— A collision on State Route 544 in Everson Friday evening claimed the life of a local 38-year-old motorcylist struck by an SUV. According to the Washington State Patrol, Brian J. Smith, 31, ...
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Pair new in roles at Lynden City Hall

LYNDEN -— Sirke Salminen is the city’s new finance director while Vanessa Roebuck is now heading up human resources. Salminen, who started Nov. 3, replaces Teresa Camfield, who led the five-person ...

Money set aside for future roadwork

LYNDEN -— The city plans to have $640,000 on hand to spend in 2015 from its Transportation Benefit District two-tenths cent sales tax, and a range of transportation projects could benefit. The City Council ...