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A veteran-style salute

Local Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts were involved, along with sponsoring Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9301, in the Veterans Day service at the Lynden Community Center on Monday. Matthew Aamot was the speaker ...

Progressives elected to County Council; Closest races are for port, fire commissioner

WHATCOM ­— The “progressive” slate of four candidates is winning a clean sweep over the “conservative” side for the County Council in the Nov. 5 general election. The leaders each had a margin ...

City budget hits total $240k

Unexpected 2013 expenses must be managed LYNDEN -— The city is dealing with about $240,000 in unanticipated costs from this year heading into the 2014 budget cycle. The extra hit on budget planning was ...

County roads getting shoulder, centerline rumble strips

WHATCOM ­— A rural county road safety project is being done for three weeks. On 38 miles of roadway, this consists of grinding rumble strips on the centerline and shoulder and installation of centerline ...

Nore more printing of Lynden city ordinances

LYNDEN ­— The city will not be publishing the full text of its passed ordinances in the Lynden Tribune anymore. Instead, only a short summary of an ordinance will be printed in the Public Notices section ...

Local vs. global perspectives in county at-large race

WHATCOM ­— Fighting for local control versus taking a larger view of things is one way of summarizing the County Council at-large position race between incumbent Bill Knutzen and challenger Rud Browne. ...
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Sen. Cantwell urges passage of Farm Bill

WHATCOM ­— Local fruit growers could lose critical research for pest and disease control and marketing if Congress doesn’t pass a new Farm Bill soon. That was a message U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell conveyed ...

City’s extra 2013 costs slam budget

LYNDEN ­— Mayor Scott Korthuis talked about a “structural deficit” in the city’s budget for 2014, and Finance Director Teresa Camfield said it took “a perfect storm” to create the situation. ...

Lynden looks at raising city elected officials’ salaries

LYNDEN — In a first crack at it Monday, the Lynden City Council decided not to raise the pay of councilors and the mayor. But the issue could come up again at an extra meeting of council next Monday, ...

Chief Anderson promotes FD 4 tax levy

Residents of Whatcom County Fire District 4 are asked in the Nov. 5 election to approve a permanent Emergency Medical Services (EMS) levy. More funds are needed to keep ambulance staffing at the current ...