City budget picture improves

LYNDEN ­— The city’s budget situation is improving over the last few months heading into 2014, Mayor Scott Korthuis said Monday. Seven weeks ago, Korthuis had warned that an accumulation of bills ...
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Patriotic readings

Student winners in the Voice of Democracy patriotic essay contest of the Lynden Veterans of Foreign Wars chapter read their words and received awards on Friday evening. Pictured, clockwise from above, ...
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Flags from the past

A “27 Flags” presentation showing all the flags of American history was given at a Lynden Veterans of Foreign Wars student awards ceremony on Friday. This is the flag of 15 stars and 15 stripes about ...

Dean Berkeley is elected new fire commissioner after vote recount

LYNDEN ­— Exactly 10,784 ballots were recounted Friday and the vote in the Fire District 21 commissioner race remained exactly the same: 3,808 for Dean Berkeley, 3,777 for Roger Hawley. It was the last ...
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Days for Girls featured in ‘O’ mag

LYNDEN ­— Celeste Mergens isn’t sure where all the attention to her Days for Girls International organization will lead. She’s just grateful and keeps telling the story. The latest news is that ...

Yuki Caldwell of Lynden in 18th year with choir of Vancouver, B.C.

VANCOUVER, B.C. — When the Vancouver Bach Choir performs Handel’s “Messiah” at 8 p.m. this Saturday, Dec. 14, in The Orpheum Theatre, Yuki Caldwell of Lynden will again be singing in the first ...

17% of state’s marriages are now same-sex

OLYMPIA — In the first year since same-sex marriage became legal in Washington State, same-sex couples made up 17 percent of marriages performed, statistics from the Washington State Department of Health ...

Emergency operations moving

WHATCOM — The county, City of Bellingham and Port of Bellingham are joining forces to create a new unified emergency operations center near the Bellingham International Airport. More than 24,000 square ...

Some water right apps processed

LYNDEN ­— Some water rights applications are being processed using a private-sector partnership with the state Department of Ecology, local farmers were told at the Small Fruit Conference Thursday. ...

County buys a jail site

WHATCOM ­— The county is moving ahead toward construction of a new jail. The County Council on Nov. 26 approved buying the preferred LaBounty Road property in south Ferndale for $6.1 million. The 40-acre ...