Buys, VanWerven get their House Committee assignments

OLYMPIA — For a second year, Rep. Vincent Buys, R-Lynden, will serve in the state House of Representatives as the ranking Republican member on the Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee. Leadership ...
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Making 2014 the year it was (a full year in review)

JANUARY 8 — Fresh digs for Meridian students   Students returning from holiday vacation used brand-new Irene Reither Elementary School in the Meridian School District for the first time on Monday. ...

PSE, partner agree on Glacier battery

BELLEVUE — Puget Sound Energy and Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. have signed cooperative agreements on launching an innovative battery storage project in Whatcom County that could pave the way ...

Two injured in Route 9 crash near Rutsatz Rd.

WHATCOM -— Excessive speed was a factor in a three-vehicle collision on State Route 9 near Rutsatz Road at about 8:18 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 23, the Washington State Patrol reported. A 2000 Chevrolet ...
The Waples Mercantile Building is expected to be created over the first nine months of 2015. (Courtesy drawing/RMC Architects)

Landmark rebuild to start mid-January

Permits filed, financing expected to create Waples Mercantile Building   LYNDEN ­— Construction should start in mid-January to create a new Waples Mercantile Building, a mix of retail uses with ...

City hires help in union talks, moves on new PW building

LYNDEN -— The city will use a Seattle law firm to help in contract negotiations with all six of the city’s labor units. The Lynden City Council took that action Monday, as administration also reported ...
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Catholic church festival

Hundreds of people, some in dramatic and colorful attire, participated in a walking procession in Lynden from St. Joseph Catholic Church to the Expo Building on the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds. It ...

Evening of Christmas singing at Bethel church Saturday

LYNDEN -— The tradition of a community Christmas Celebration of singing will be this year on Saturday, Dec. 20, at 7 p.m. in Bethel Christian Reformed Church, 1105 Liberty St. It’s a project by the ...

Noel Harp group has Friday concert at Third

LYNDEN -— The Noel Harp Ensemble does its only local concert of this year at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19, in Third Christian Reformed Church, 514 Liberty St. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students, ...
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Lively Nativity

Country Partners 4-H Club, which has dozens of members who keep many types of animals, put on a live Nativity scene at Elenbaas Country Store of Everson on Friday evening. Becky Thompson played the role ...