Museum wrestles with gun law

LYNDEN — After state voters approved Initiative 594 in November, Lynden Pioneer Museum Director Troy Luginbill worried about one thing: cost. Under the new law, which goes into effect Dec. 4, even private ...

Rita Koehler

Rita Koehler, 94, of Sumas, died on Oct. 30, 2014, in PeaceHealth St. Joseph Hospital in Bellingham after a short illness. Born in Three Forks, Montana, to James and Maggie (Van Diest) Posthumus, Rita ...

No new date for retail center public hearing

LYNDEN — Powell Development put a stop to the public hearing on the North Sound Retail Center that had been scheduled for Nov. 13. Now it remains in the court of the development company whether that ...

Is Lynden’s Christmas tree in your backyard?

LYNDEN — Maybe it was a former Christmas tree planted years ago or simply a tree that you’ve long felt had vast community Christmas tree potential. Either way, the Lynden Downtown Business Association ...
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Anti-gravity treadmill lifts rehab weight

LYNDEN — Trevor Ware, 30, went two years without walking, so it was an emotional time for his mom, Pam, when he took his first unassisted steps recently while on an anti-gravity treadmill. “The first ...

Whatcom Family YMCA looking for new CEO again

WHATCOM — Former Whatcom Family YMCA board member Bill Ziels knows how the YMCA runs. He will need to put that to quick use, stepping in as the organization’s interim CEO following the resignation ...

Lynden 2015 gun show on course despite passage of Initiative 594

MOUNT VERNON — Washington State Initiative 594 passed comfortably on Nov. 4, but what comes of the initiative remains up in the air, according to Victoria Gilbert, co-owner of Falcon Gun Shows and organizer ...
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Courtney Paton and Jeffrey Van Beek engagement

Courtney Paton of Lynden and Jeffrey Van Beek of Sumas announce their engagement and plans for a Jan. 17, 2015 wedding. Courtney is a daughter of Kristen and Rusty Reams of Lynden and Tony and Janine Paton ...

AmericanWest Bank to merge with Banner Bank

WALLA WALLA — AmericanWest Bank will merge into Banner Bank, allowing the two banks to operate under the Banner Bank brand, the two companies reported last week. Banner Bank, headquartered in Walla Walla ...

Retail center rezone hearing delayed

LYNDEN — Word was sent to 19th Street residents on Monday that the retail partner in the proposed North Sound Retail Center had pulled out, cancelling Thursday’s public hearing before the Lynden Planning ...