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El Día Saturday promises plenty of lively and colorful celebration

LYNDEN — Although El Dìa de los Niños/El Dìa de los Libros, known as Dìa, has been celebrated each year, the 2014 version on Saturday, April 26, at the Lynden Library will be extra special. Two major ...

Kiwanis wine, cheese, chocolate tasting event May 3 helps youth

WHATCOM — The Lynden Noon Kiwanis Club is planning a Celebration of Tasty Treats on Saturday, May 3, to help fund its community service programs especially in youth development. The celebration will ...

Concerts present wedding and love songs May 2-3

WHATCOM — In two concerts soprano Wendy Donaghy and accompanist Terhi Miikki-Broersma will present “How Beautiful,” a collection of treasured wedding and love songs. The pair will present the most ...

Local medical society celebrates 125 years

WHATCOM — It was late in 1889, the year Washington became a state, that seven Whatcom County physicians came together to create the Whatcom County Medical Society. Now at age 125, the professional association ...

Opinion: We are dealing with our jail/mental health dilemma in Whatcom County

By Bill Elfo Whatcom County is experiencing a disturbing trend shared with the rest of our nation. Our jails and prisons are becoming the de facto mental health institutions of our country. The number ...

Letters to the editor – published April 23

A short session short on accomplishments The state Legislature recently concluded its “short session” with a distinctly short record of accomplishments. In an oft-repeated pattern, good bills passed ...

Puyallup fair building burns

PUYALLUP — Evergreen Hall of the Washington State Fair Event Center was gutted by a fire early April 14, shortly after the Washington State Spring Fair had concluded Sunday evening. No one was injured ...

Whatcom County baseball roundup

WHATCOM — In north county baseball teams’ action on Monday, the Lynden Lions hosted Mount Baker and defeated the Mounties 6-2. The Lions are now 8-6 on the season and 5-2 in league play, which has ...

Sports Briefs

• Players, coaches and parents of Lynden Youth Sports are all invited to Lynden High School this Friday for the varsity baseball game between the Lynden Lions and Lynden Christian Lyncs. Game time is ...

Mobile home fire displaces two west of Lynden

CUSTER — Volunteers with the Mt. Baker Chapter of the American Red Cross responded to an early-morning fire on the Lynden-Birch Bay Road on Friday, April 18. The fire started due to an electrical malfunction ...