Dumped: Old city landfill lawsuit settled

LYNDEN — The city has settled a lawsuit with William Devine related to alleged contamination of his family’s property that was nearby a long-closed former city landfill on the west side of town. The ...
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Abandoned plots at local cemeteries approach cutoff

LYNDEN ­— April 1 marks a step along the slow process of freeing up unclaimed abandoned plots in the Lynden Cemetery. On that date notices that were posted in 2010 at about 1,200 plots will have run ...

April 6 conference brings in speakers on Indian policy

WHATCOM — On Saturday, April 6, a Bellingham conference brings in both local and out-of-state experts in water rights, states’ responsibilities to Indian tribes and federal Indian policy, said organizer ...
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New lighted flag flies at Lynden Community Center

LYNDEN ­— A cooperative effort once again has a lighted U.S. flag flying continuously at the Lynden Community Center. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9301 took charge, getting the 5-by-8-foot nylon all-weather ...
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Lining up the dominoes, er, priorities — together

LYNDEN ­— Working together, Lynden-area leaders should try to get the first domino to fall, and that domino is, by consensus, a new Lynden Middle School. The school’s replacement could set in motion ...

City settles 2010-13 pay contract with firefighters; hike averages 3.38 percent

LYNDEN ­— Union-represented firefighters will get additional back pay to 2010 averaging 3.375 percent per year, as a result of City Council approval of a collective bargaining agreement in February. ...

Christine Perkins chosen to head county library system

WHATCOM ­— The Board of Trustees of the Whatcom County Library System has hired Christine Perkins to be the new executive director of the nine-branch system. Perkins, coming from the Bellingham Public ...

Three women vying for 2013 county Dairy Ambassador

WHATCOM ­— Three young women are the candidates for 2013 Whatcom County Dairy Ambassador. The 57th annual coronation and banquet will be on Friday, March 22, at Fox Hall behind Hampton Inn, 3985 Bennett ...
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Days For Girls thinking globally

LYNDEN ­— Just back from 18 days in Uganda, Celeste Mergens is pumped afresh about what Lynden-based Days For Girls International is accomplishing in countries of the world — and yet how much more ...

Council delays vote on off-street parking

LYNDEN ­— Two neighbors gave opinions and the City Council asked questions of staff, but for now any change in off-street parking rules is back to a committee. No one was present at Monday’s council ...