Lynden, Nooksack Valley and Meridian school districts all win clean audits

WHATCOM — Three local school districts have all received clean audits of their financial operations and federal programs from the Washington State Auditor’s Office. Reports released April 3 and April ...

VanAchte reports scam caller

LYNDEN ­— The woman on the phone with George Van Achte the morning of April 8 said she was his granddaughter Martine, in trouble in Las Vegas and needing help. “I can’t call anyone but you, Grandpa,” ...

Keep fluoridating city water? Question comes up as city builds its new treatment plant

LYNDEN ­— A young mother, speaking during City Council open session April 7, raised concerns about fluoride in city water, and veteran City Council member Gary Bode later said the issue is up for discussion ...
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Youth Fair is appreciated far and wide

LYNDEN ­— The Meek family, from Rochester in Thurston County, definitely counts on the Whatcom County Youth Fair each spring. “We come up because it’s the best spring fair in the state of Washington,” ...

Measles cases hit Whatcom

WHATCOM ­— Six county people, including five in one household, had contracted measles from the British Columbia outbreak as of last week. The sixth, a woman in her early 20s, worked at Lynden Dutch ...

Woman with measles was well traveled last week

WHATCOM ­— Six county people, including five in one household, have contracted measles from the British Columbia outbreak, and the sixth, a woman in her early 20s, worked at Lynden Dutch Bakery and ...
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New roadside store open at Appel Farms

FERNDALE — Appel Farms’ new retail facility, The Cheese Shop, is now open at 6605 Northwest Rd. between Ferndale and Lynden, featuring fresh cheese made on the farm. Since opening on Monday, March ...

County enacts interim rules for pot

BELLINGHAM — Interim rules for producing, processing and retailing marijuana are now in place in Whatcom County. The County Council last week unanimously passed an ordinance that deals with setbacks ...

Business women heading up a Lynden response to Oso disaster

LYNDEN ­— Two local businesswomen are coordinating a community drive to help the families and first responders affected by the Oso landslide. Lynda Kowalski Williams, head of Beacon Insurance Group, ...

Protesting of Sakuma Bros. Farms comes to Lynden

LYNDEN ­— About 20 people stood at the corner of Guide Meridian and Birch Bay-Lynden roads Saturday evening holding signs and chanting in protest of the Sakuma Bros. Farms Inc. berry growing operation ...