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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 ...

Hawley, 18-year incumbent, faces Dean Berkeley for North Whatcom commissioner

CLARIFICATION   An article on incumbent Fire District 21 commissioner Roger Hawley was printed in the Oct. 2 Firefighters section of the Lynden Tribune. It is posted below. WHATCOM — One local fire ...

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, ...