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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 ...

Chamber dinner auction raises an estimated $55,000

LYNDEN — Last Saturday’s “The Event of the Events” gala went so well that Gary Vis, Lynden Chamber of Commerce executive director, plans to stage it as an annual event. “It went really well. ...

Lynden’s day of holiday festivity is Saturday, Dec. 1

LYNDEN ­— Celebrate the holiday season enjoying the Dutch Sinterklaas tradition and also Lynden’s Lighted Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 1. Families can welcome Sinterklaas as he arrives with ...

City Close vote, but Council OKs SUV

LYNDEN ­— The Lynden City Council talked through the pros and cons, then voted 4-3 to approve buying a 2012 Chevy Tahoe SUV as a new fire department command vehicle. A council majority agreed with Fire ...