Lions will collect for visual aids at White Cane Days this weekend

WHATCOM — Members of the eight Whatcom County Lions Clubs will be at grocery stores in Lynden, Blaine, Ferndale, Maple Falls, Sumas and Bellingham on the weekend of May 2-3 to raise funds as part of ...

June Hahn new on library board

WHATCOM — The Whatcom County Library System Board of Trustees has a  new member, June Hahn. She will complete a recently vacated term, serving through January 2015. Since retiring in Lynden in 2010, ...

Births – published April 30

Daniela Ann Gundersen Charlie and Daniel Gundersen of Burlington welcomed a daughter, Daniela Ann, on March 28, 2014, at Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon. She weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces. Grandparents ...

Blood pressure checks return

LYNDEN -— Friday, May 2, is the first day that monthly blood pressure checks, discontinued last December, will return to the Lynden Community Center, 401 W. Grover St. Now the sponsor is the Lynden Faith ...

Chadwick of Sheriff’s Office graduates from FBI Academy

WHATCOM -— On March 28, chief criminal deputy Doug Chadwick became the most recent Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office member to graduate from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. The 256th ...

Ericksen notes federal proposal to make crude oil rail cars safer

OLYMPIA — On the day Sen. Doug Ericksen and Sen. Steve O’Ban sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx voicing concerns about the safety of rail cars carrying crude oil through ...

$2,609 donated from ‘Keys for Adoption’ drive

WHATCOM — Security Solutions NW has donated $2,609 to “Keys for Adoption,” a campaign to raise money for a Sumas family seeking to adopt. Security Solutions pledged to give $1 for each key made during ...

EDITORIAL: Law-abiding must be the goal

Two things happened within the same week bringing unwelcome negative attention to Lynden. First, longtime Lynden police officer Don Glunt, shortly after retiring, was arrested on allegations that he used ...

Ambulance fee is our best EMS option

by Scott Korthuis, Lynden mayor Recently, the Lynden City Council passed an Ambulance Utility Fee in the amount of $6 per month to be charged to each eligible “unit” in Lynden beginning in July 2014. ...

Letters to the editor

Government greed We hear a lot these days about “corporate greed.” Some of it is justified: Enron, junk mortgage packages sold deceptively to unsuspecting victims, etc. However, a lot of the fulminating ...