City trying to change policy of sick-time buyback

LYNDEN -— For many years, employees in city government have been able to accumulate their unused sick-leave allowance and then enjoy a 50 percent buyback of those hours at their current pay rate when ...

Local NFL stars in town

LYNDEN -— Jake Locker and Michael Koenen, Whatcom County-raised NFL players, will help boost a food drive — packaged in a music and humor program with silent auction — this Saturday, July 19, at ...

Lynden streets to be chip-sealed next week, after county roads

LYNDEN — Chip sealing will be done by Whatcom County crews within Lynden city limits the week of July 21, weather permitting. The streets to be done are: 17th Street from Kok to Front, Hannegan Road ...

New emergency coordination hub opens Friday

BELLINGHAM -— A public open house is planned for Friday, July 18, to celebrate the public/private partnership that repurposed the former Olympics Coordination Center near Bellingham’s airport. The ...
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City pursues 40 acres on Benson Rd.

LYNDEN -— The city wants to buy a 40-acre Benson Road farm for potential park land or other public uses. The Lynden City Council on Monday took a first step toward acquiring the property of Herman and ...

Lynden cemetery district interested in WTA acreage

WHATCOM -— A land parcel of about 1.3 acres owned by the Whatcom Transportation Authority south of its Lynden bus station will be the subject of a public hearing before the WTA board of directors on ...
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How an abandoned house serves a city

LYNDEN -— Recruits got needed training in firefighting, also saving the city some money, at the controlled burn of an old house on Saturday, said Lynden Fire Chief Gary Baar. The fire at 285 18th St. ...

Revamped county EMS system kicks in

WHATCOM — Effective July 1, the county is now on a new but still unified system for providing emergency medical services (EMS) response. Whatcom County Fire District 7 of the Ferndale area joins the ...
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Long-married couples honored, tell stories

LYNDEN -— She was too young to get married in Colorado, so Peggy and Kenneth Gundel drove the 30 miles north to Cheyenne, Wyoming, and tied the knot there — in a blizzard. The date was Feb. 9, 1940. ...
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Lynden Relay tops $108k

LYNDEN -— When the head people of Relay For Life of North Whatcom met for a final prep meeting on June 17, the goal of reaching $100,000 looked to be out of reach. The fundraising stood at around $72,000, ...