GOP Overstreet not running; Van Werven steps in

WHATCOM -— State Rep. Jason Overstreet, R-Lynden, will not seek a third term from the 42nd District, and prominent Republican Luanne Van Werven, also of Lynden, will run for the position instead. Those ...
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Lynden sends gift to Oso

LYNDEN — More than a roomful of goods plus $1,850 in cash is the Lynden community’s gift of relief to those who suffered through the March 22 mudslide that claimed at least 41 lives at Oso in Snohomish ...

City debates adding more personnel with monthly fee

LYNDEN -— The city now has the first ambulance utility north of Seattle, with a $6 monthly fee due to start July 1. The remaining question is: how should the money be spent? With dissenting votes, the ...

Second round of pile driving to begin at water treatment plant

LYNDEN — IMCO Construction, builder of the city’s new water treatment plant, has scheduled to start a second round of pile driving and installation the week of May 12. This step will involve the removal ...
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Lynden woman named state Mother of Year

LYNDEN -— A Lynden woman, in addition to her prominent role heading a global nonprofit, has been named Mother of the Year for Washington State. Celeste Mergens, a mother of six by birth, said she considers ...

Farmers see high milk price

WHATCOM -— It may be close to the best of times, in terms of milk price, to be a dairy farmer. That’s good news for milk-producing Whatcom County. The indicator Class III manufacturing-grade price ...
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Little House on the Schoolyard

LYNDEN -— The experiences of children’s book character Laura Ingalls Wilder came vividly to life for Lynden Christian Elementary School students on Friday. The open grounds across from the Drayton ...

County allows pot near home owners if they agree

WHATCOM -— The county’s interim rules for locating a marijuana growing or processing facility have been eased a bit. It will now be possible to have a pot operation within 300 feet of existing residences ...
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Sikh festival marred by shots fired

LYNDEN -— While most of the 1,000-plus people attending the lively Vaisakhi Festival celebration were unaware, gun shots were fired near the 176 E. Pole Rd. grounds about 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Whatcom ...

Health insurance sign-up praised

SEATTLE -— Two-thirds of Whatcom County’s previously uninsured residents are now enrolled in health insurance, claims the Whatcom Alliance for Health Advancement. Last week, Gov. Jay Inslee, Sen. Patty ...