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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 ...

Meridian district sets strategic planning input meetings

LAUREL ­— The Meridian School District has scheduled two community input meetings for the district’s long-range planning process. The meetings will both be at 6:30 p.m. They will be on Tuesday, Oct. ...

Police find guns, ammo in Double Ditch Rd. home

LYNDEN ­— Police came to a home in the 8300 block of Double Ditch Road on a domestic violence call Sept. 15 and later found plenty of guns and ammo hidden in a safe. Ryan J. Frenna, 36, was initially ...

School menus to feature locally grown foods as part of Taste of Washington

WHATCOM ­— Several local school districts will be serving locally grown food to students this week, said Mardi Solomon of Whatcom Farm-to-School Support Team. The emphasis will be on either Wednesday ...

City wastewater treatment plant wins operations award

LYNDEN — For the fourth year in a row, the City of Lynden has received a Wastewater Treatment Plant Outstanding Performance Award from the Washington State Department of Ecology. Each year, DOE evaluates ...

Drainage meetings cover all of county

WHATCOM — County drainage and diking districts are holding their annual public meetings in cooperation with the River and Flood Division of Whatcom County Public Works. Supervisors and commissioners ...
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Former Tribune reporter now author

WHATCOM — Caleb Breakey is still writing, but not about the local sports scene as he once did. The Bellingham 27-year-old — and Lynden Tribune reporter up to March 2011 — is seeing his first book ...
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100 years of Sumas church

SUMAS — Sumas Advent Christian Church is celebrating its centennial with an open house on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 2 to 4 p.m. The public is invited. On Sunday, Sept. 22, a potluck dinner follows the ...