Music festival benefit concert/sing-along Friday

LYNDEN ­— The community is invited to a Christmas concert/sing-along hosted by the Lynden Music Festival Committee on Friday, Dec. 21, at 7 p.m. in Bethel Christian Reformed Church, 1105 Liberty St. ...

Citizens invited to review county visioning plan

WHATCOM — Citizens are invited to help guide the future of Whatcom County by responding to a Whatcom Futures project report now in its final draft stages. The Whatcom Futures project represents a year ...

Ericksen will co-lead panel in state Senate ‘Coalition Caucus’

OLYMPIA ­— Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, has been chosen co-chair of the Senate Energy and Telecommunications Committee for the 2013 legislative session, which opens Jan. 14. Ericksen says he will ...
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Children dance ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’ this weekend

LYNDEN ­— Over 150 youth dancers of A Gift of Dance studio will put on “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” this Friday and Saturday in the Lynden Christian High School auditorium. Show time both nights ...
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Readers Care: Project Hope food distribution rises 10 percent each year

LYNDEN ­— Filling a client’s cart at the Project Hope food bank, volunteer Lin Gilmore has a list to go by. She is supplying staples — “what you need to make a meal, very basic stuff.” Items ...

City OKs home’s gun assembly biz

LYNDEN ­— The City Council will let a Ridgeway Drive couple operate a gun assembly business in their home. The application of Jordan and Kate Nelson has been through city evaluation since August. A ...

Military Locals who fought will be honored on Dec. 15

WHATCOM ­— All who fought in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan can experience a proper welcome home on Saturday, Dec. 15. A patriotic ceremony is being planned for 2 p.m. in Whatcom Community College’s ...
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County All county ambulances get new stretchers

  WHATCOM — The county’s fire agencies are receiving new ambulance stretchers, thanks in large part to a federal grant paying 80 percent of the nearly $240,000 cost. The 60 stretchers will replace ...

Northwest poll finds support for export facilities

SEATTLE — A majority of voters in Washington and Oregon support coal exports, and by a 3:1 margin believe proposed facilities should be reviewed by government on an individual not regionwide basis. That ...

Noisy Neighbor store in Fairway Center closing

LYNDEN — The Noisy Neighbor music store in Fairway Center will close by year’s end, and the selling of inventory begins this Friday, said owner Larry Miller. Miller said the business has slowed down ...