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Tuesday weather dips attendance

Oh, the fickleness of Pacific Northwest weather and how it toys with attendance at the Northwest Washington Fair. Monday offered up the year’s warmest day so far, reaching into the mid-90s during the ...

Rodeo presents logistical challenges

LYNDEN — When the Gary Allen trucks roll into the Northwest Washington Fair on Thursday, the rodeo needs to have cleared way for three straight musical acts in the grandstand. And that poses one of the ...

Hearing set for rezone try

LYNDEN — The public now has over two months to officially comment on an application to rezone 18.6 acres north of Main Street from residential to commercial, a move that would pave the way for the proposed ...

Local barbecue judge opens supply shop in Lynden at 511 Front St.

LYNDEN — Gary VanderGiessen has seen plenty of success selling barbecue supplies. So much, in fact, that he has opened Gary’s Barbecue Supplies at 511 Front St. Not to be outdone, though, his wife, ...
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Fair heats up and then waters down

LYNDEN — Day One of the Northwest Washington Fair proves easy to describe. Almost every one of the 28,767 attendees saw it the same way, summed up best by Jim Baron, fair manager: “It was hot.” “It ...
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New water plant meeting milestones

LYNDEN — With much of the inner workings of Lynden’s new water treatment plant going on below ground, the roughly one-year mark until completion offered a quality time for an update on — and a look ...
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Fair kicks off amidst heat of Monday

Supporters of the Northwest Washington Fair knew they had a hot product when the fair opened on Monday, Aug. 11. They just didn’t know it was going to be that hot. As the fair opened on Monday, highlighted ...

Primary results will pit Sidhu versus VanWerven

The Aug. 5 primary gave clarity to the District 42 State Representative Position 1 race, an effort by four candidates to fill a seat opening in Olympia. Democrat Satpal Sidhu leads the primary with 39 ...

City takes another step toward new parkland

LYNDEN — The Lynden City Council took another step in the slow process of adding 40 acres of park property on the west side of town. During Monday evening’s council meeting, the council members approved ...

Zion Lutheran Church celebrates 111th year

CUSTER — Zion Lutheran Church, 7215 Valley View Rd., hosts a celebration of its 111th year on Saturday, Aug. 9. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and includes a program on the history of Zion and ...