YMCA building repairs: $2.1M

LYNDEN ­— The city and Whatcom Family YMCA plan to make the existing Drayton Street recreation facility stay in operation for at least another five years, despite serious physical weaknesses. For instance, ...

Boy, 6, falls from second floor, in critical condition but responsive at Harborview

LYNDEN ­— A 6-year-old boy suffered serious head injury in a fall from an apartment’s second-story window Tuesday evening, June 11. Both the Lynden fire and police departments responded to the incident ...
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Local proposal was highfalutin act

LYNDEN ­— Ira “Dean” Hagins went to extra depths and heights to make his proposal to Nicole McDonald on Saturday. As in planting trees — well, almost — and flying an airplane. After the shock ...

Local berries not tied to hepatitis outbreak

LYNDEN ­— The Washington Red Raspberry Commission reports this news related to the Townsend Farms berry mix blend that has been in the news as the source of a hepatitis outbreak: The frozen raspberries ...

One-lane traffic coming to Badger

WHATCOM ­— One lane of State Route 546 (East Badger Road) at Lynden will remain open at all times as preparation for roundabout construction gets under way at both the Depot and Bender road intersections. ...
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So close and yet so far apart on water solutions

As I headed home along with everyone else from a day at the Water Supply Symposium at Fox Hall on May 30, this thought kept going through my head: How can we be so close and yet so far apart? What if we ...

Digging begins at plant site

LYNDEN ­— Five years of study and design give way to the start of actual construction of a new Lynden water treatment plant this week. IMCO General Construction Co. was awarded a $26.9 million bid in ...

City IDs property needed for eventual Pepin Creek creation

LYNDEN -— The City Council on Monday approved a right-of-way plan showing the strip of land that will be bought from 14 different land owners to create a new stream flow corridor. The acquistion between ...
Lynden city administrator finalist Michael Pence and his wife Renee, left, chat Monday with Lynden public works director Steve Banham and city councilor Brent Lenssen.

Administrator selection down to day of interviews

LYNDEN -— Now with just three finalists for the position, Lynden may settle on a new city administrator this week. Bill Verwolf is retiring June 30 after 11 years in the job. The trio in town Monday ...

Delft to be rebuilt

LYNDEN -— Delft Square will come to life after all. A realigned partnership has announced plans to create The Inn at Lynden, Washington, including 25 upper-level rooms and 10,000 square feet of complementary ...