Fire commission challenger fires off at current practices

WHATCOM ­— Dean Berkeley doesn’t accept what current leaders of North Whatcom Fire & Rescue say about finances, volunteer firefighting, and the future of the fire district. So he’s running for ...

Galvez-Cruz, sought in beating, turns himself in

BELLINGHAM ­— Visente Levi Jon Galvez-Cruz, wanted by authorities after allegedly beating his estranged girlfriend in Lynden Oct. 1, surrendered himself at the Whatcom County Jail Wednesday morning, ...
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Third Church celebrating 75th

LYNDEN ­— Third Christian Reformed Church, young enough for some members to remember the start, celebrates its 75th anniversary this weekend. A dinner and program open to the community will begin at ...

Local writer/speaker adds her gifts to craft show mix

WHATCOM ­— Just when you thought a craft show must involve the creative use of ceramics or curly willow, along comes a speaker and writer to this week’s Lynden event. Try … creative use of words. ...

Kershner, Buchanan in District 1 council race

BELLINGHAM — Whatcom County Council incumbent Kathy Kershner and challenger Barry Buchanan portrayed the county’s land use battles through different lenses as they spoke at a candidates forum Thursday, ...
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All OK after Thursday eve. gas line rupture

LYNDEN ­— A natural gas line at the Main Street bridge site was ruptured by construction machinery early Thursday evening. Several dozen residents living near the Eighth Street area were evacuated as ...

Man on loose after Oct. 1 beating

WHATCOM ­— A 20-yearold man adept at eluding police is again on the loose after beating his estranged girlfriend in the 8500 block of Vinup Road in Lynden two weeks ago. Visente Levi Jon Galvez-Cruz ...
Crews work to access a shutoff valve in an attempt to contain the Thursday-night gas line rupture on Main Street.

All OK after Thursday evening gas line rupture

LYNDEN -— A  natural gas line at the Main Street bridge site was ruptured by construction machinery early Thursday evening. Several dozen residents living near the Eighth Street area were evacuated ...

Ambulance as a city utility?

LYNDEN ­— The city has taken another step toward a possible ambulance utility — with a rate for citizens to pay as for water and sewer. For up to $17,840, the FCS Group of Redmond will do a cost-of-service ...
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ELECTIONS: Lynden City Council: Nick Laninga

LYNDEN ­— Even in relatively quiet Lynden politics over the years, Nick Laninga has had an opponent in three of his four races for the City Council, and now he’s contested again. Laninga, 68, is running ...