City 2015 budget stirs no comments

LYNDEN -— The city will take in 1 percent more, or about $26,878, in property tax revenue next year. That’s the state-allowed maximum, excluding what increases come from new construction and improvements ...

New irrigation boards set levies, meeting times

WHATCOM -— Four newly created irrigation districts on agricultural land have all set an assessment rate of $4 per acre for 2015, altogether raising $188,734 to deal with a variety of water issues. The ...

School board considers facilities

LYNDEN -— Public school board members received a pair of recommendations for new school buildings from a Facilities Committee last week, but took no action. Superintendent Jim Frey, who chaired the committee, ...

Standoff leaves one dead

DEMING -— A 37-year-old man died in gunfire with a county sheriff’s special response team, after he had reportedly shot at officers first, in a residence at 5765 Mosquito Lake Rd. Sunday afternoon. ...

Big batteries seen as power backup for Glacier area

GLACIER -— Batteries the size of a truck shipping container could become a solution to unique power supply challenges in this foothills community. Puget Sound Energy is pursuing details of the $9.8 million ...
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Pie time

Pies were being made by the dozens at the Lynden Community Center for the annual Holiday Bazaar and Bake Sale last week Thursday and Friday. From left, Irene Kavros and Joyce Harlan team up on the apple ...

Mt. Baker Highway to close next summer for four months

Replacing bridge will close Mt. Baker Highway at Anderson Creek for four months WHATCOM — A section of the Mount Baker Highway will be closed for four months next summer for a Washington State Department ...
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Art on display

Artist Yvette Neumann poses with young frind Pauline Sandoz amid the paintings at Neumann’s opening reception last Thursday for her current exhibit in the Jansen Art Center. Neumann, of Bellingham, specializes ...

Power lost locally in Thursday wind

WHATCOM -— About 5,400 customers of Puget Sound Energy lost power in the strong winds of Thursday, Nov. 6, but all customers were restored by 2 a.m. Friday, reported Akiko Oda, a spokeswoman for the ...

WSO brings in two choruses for Dec. 7 concert

BELLINGHAM — On Sunday, Dec. 7, at 3 p.m. in the Mt. Baker Theatre, the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra presents an afternoon of holiday treats featuring both the Mount Baker Toppers and the Bellingham Children’s ...