City pay raises for all?

LYNDEN ­— Elected city leaders are getting pay raises and most department heads will see small increases, with a few exceptions. The Lynden City Council on Monday passed two salary-setting ordinances. ...
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Water Plant coming online

Drinkable water is now being produced by the new Lynden Waterworks treatment plant. The $32 million facility, over two years in construction, started operation on Sept. 18 and is being put through various ...

Allow UTVs on city streets?

LYNDEN ­— Should a UTV be allowed on city streets? That question occupied the Lynden City Council for a long discussion Monday, as Laurie Morgan — formerly of Riverton, Wyoming, where UTVs are allowed ...

Lynden Music Festival brings Hawaiian sound

LYNDEN ­— Just three weeks away, as everything is turning definitely autumn, the 2015 Lynden Music Festival will bring the warm sounds and the verve of Hawaii to town. The festival will be Oct. 13-18, ...

401 Front St. site to be cleared this week; alley closed

  LYNDEN ­— The 106-yearold building at 401 Front St. will be demolished this week, and the Fourth Street alley between Front and Judson is closed as a result, city Public Works announces.   Strengholt ...

City officials talk about pay raises

LYNDEN ­— City elected officials’ salaries, not raised since 2004, could be on the rise now, before the election. On Sept. 8 the Lynden City Council and Mayor Scott Korthuis talked favorably about ...
Clara Zoet, second from right, receives the “Feathers” quilt made by Constance Gough, far right, and Ellen Scheppach. Ellen and her husband, Van, at left, are both involved in Deaf Seniors causes. (Courtesy photo)

Local quilt raises seed money for event

LYNDEN ­— The presentation of a “Feathers” quilt to Clara Zoet at the Lynden Community Center on Sept. 10 has a larger story to it. Zoet was the winner of the raffled quilt. Her name was drawn at ...
Marv Tjoelker makes a turn on his horse “Coal” in state finals gaming events in Wenatchee in August. (Courtesy photo)

Tjoelker high scorer at state horse event

WHATCOM ­— Marv Tjoelker of Lynden competed in the state finals of the Patterned Speed Horse Association in August held in Wenatchee, and his horse Charcoal Knight (“Coal”) was named All-Around ...

Groen back in detention for border antics

WHATCOM ­— Wayne Groen, the Lynden man convicted in 2011 for shining a night spotlight up at a border helicopter, is back in federal detention again. This time, he is accused of swerving his truck toward ...
It was a down-to-the-wire wild finish in the Lynde 500 pushkart derby Monday with the Simple Box team beating Berta’s Babes in a reversal of last year’s outcome. Garrett Hutsell pushes Pam Wilkinson in the near kart, which won even without a right rear wheel, while Joel Wood pushes Joy Corbin. Beautiful weather favored the 13th annual family-friendly Labor Day event in downtown Lynden, sponsored by the Lynden Pioneer Museum. More than 400 free hot dogs were served, and $1,900 in prize money was given out. Two of eight pushkart teams were from the Lynden Fire Department. (Calvin Bratt/Lynden Tribune)

Photo finish caps Lynde 500

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