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 ...
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ELECTIONS: Lynden City Council: Rex Dudley

LYNDEN ­— In 1999 Rex Dudley and his family chose Lynden as their place to settle, after his years of traveling with the U.S. Army. He hasn’t changed his view of why he came, captivated by Whatcom ...
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Searching for the perfect pumpkin

Stoney Ridge Farm on Van Dyk Road is loaded right now with pumpkins, as well as gourds and lots of apples for the choosing of customers. Many school and preschool groups are also visiting the farm in October. ...
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20 musical acts here

LYNDEN ­— The Lynden Music Festival, continuing with performances at multiple venues this week, definitely crescendos to an all-male conclusion on Saturday and Sunday. The Male Ensemble Northwest, consisting ...
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Local shutdown effects?

WHATCOM ­— With Congress failing to find an 11th-hour settlement on funding, the federal government went into shutdown mode Tuesday lacking money to pay for routine services and personnel. Hundreds ...
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Expanded music festival starts Saturday

LYNDEN ­— The 2013 Lynden Music Festival, expanded to eight days this year, opens with a concert at noon on Saturday, Oct. 5, in the Jansen Art Center Chamber Hall, 321 Front St. The festival continues ...

Emergency help available to BTC students

WHATCOM — Four days into a teachers’ strike delaying the start of 2013-14 classes, Bellingham Technical College on Friday afternoon asked media to announce that emergency funding help is available ...