‘Reverse auction’ idea could help save farmland

WHATCOM — The county is working with a consultant on the idea of “reverse auction” of non-conforming lots in core agricultural areas in order to preserve such land for agriculture. The goal is to ...
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A new back door

Construction of a large rear addition continues at First Christian Reformed Church, matching in style the front of the century-old structure. Design was by Bryan Ahlers of the church and Altimeter Studio. ...

Lynden’s Libolt sings in TV Christmas show

NASHVILLE — Jami Libolt, a Lynden native and 2012 LCHS graduate, appeared on the nationally televised “Christmas at Belmont” concert that aired Dec. 20 on PBS. More than 800 student musicians joined ...

Tough Enough to Wear Pink gives $10K to Cancer Center

WHATCOM — The Lynden PRCA Rodeo Tough Enough to Wear Pink campaign recently donated $10,000 to the PeaceHealth St. Joseph Cancer Center in Bellingham for the care of breast cancer patients. This year’s ...

Two supervisors of conservation district to be chosen in 2014 elections

WHATCOM ­— Two positions are open in 2014 on the five-member Whatcom Conservation District board of supervisors. For one position, an election will be held on March 11 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the district ...

City budget picture improves

LYNDEN ­— The city’s budget situation is improving over the last few months heading into 2014, Mayor Scott Korthuis said Monday. Seven weeks ago, Korthuis had warned that an accumulation of bills ...
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Patriotic readings

Student winners in the Voice of Democracy patriotic essay contest of the Lynden Veterans of Foreign Wars chapter read their words and received awards on Friday evening. Pictured, clockwise from above, ...
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Flags from the past

A “27 Flags” presentation showing all the flags of American history was given at a Lynden Veterans of Foreign Wars student awards ceremony on Friday. This is the flag of 15 stars and 15 stripes about ...

Dean Berkeley is elected new fire commissioner after vote recount

LYNDEN ­— Exactly 10,784 ballots were recounted Friday and the vote in the Fire District 21 commissioner race remained exactly the same: 3,808 for Dean Berkeley, 3,777 for Roger Hawley. It was the last ...
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Days for Girls featured in ‘O’ mag

LYNDEN ­— Celeste Mergens isn’t sure where all the attention to her Days for Girls International organization will lead. She’s just grateful and keeps telling the story. The latest news is that ...