Umpqua to take over Sterling Savings Bank

PORTLAND — By early next year, Umpqua Holdings Corp. will finish off a $2 billion transaction by purchasing Sterling Financial Corporation, including the Lynden Sterling Savings Bank location at 1794 ...

Lynden Mower closes its doors this month

LYNDEN — John VanWeerdhuizen has closed Lynden Mower after owning it for three years. The local owner closed this month for “personal reasons” and will finish cleaning up the 1842 Front St. store, ...

Suspending dreams: Grand bridge plans show vision

LYNDEN — This is the type of stuff engineers dream about. And the type of project that mayors conjure up as difference-makers for a city. While it may always remain a dream, Lynden Mayor Scott Korthuis ...
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Large elk spotted west of Lynden

From Weidkamp Road to Burk Road, residents west of Lynden were spotting a stray 4×5 elk meandering through the fields. (Photo courtesy of Barb Tjoelker)  … This content is for subscribers ...
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Museum receives old cemetery photo

LYNDEN — The Lynden Pioneer Museum has received its oldest photo of the Lynden Cemetery yet. The photo, which shows a man with six children at a grave, is from just after the turn of the century, said ...

WSU Extension starting diabetes class Sept. 23

WHATCOM — As part of the Center for Disease Control’s National Diabetes Prevention Program, WSU Whatcom County Extension is hosting a non-commercial year-long program focused on diabete prevention ...

Study finds nearly half of state’s distracted drivers are texting

SEATTLE — In the state’s first study to examine driver use of electronic devices, investigators from the University of Washington found that more than 8 percent of drivers were engaged in the use of ...
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Main Street bridge foundations take shape

LYNDEN — Out with the old and in with the new. That’s exactly where things stand at the Main Street culvert replacement project just west of Lynden Middle School. Crews from Interwest Construction ...
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Skagit I-5 bridge to slide into place Saturday eve.

BURLINGTON — The temporary Interstate 5 bridge spanning the Skagit River has only a few more days of use before crews slide over into place the permanent replacement on Saturday evening. Barring any ...

Mudslides close SR 20 North Cascades Highway through the weekend

RAINY PASS – Heavy rain caused more mud and rock slides over State Route 20 in several locations, indefinitely closing a 24-mile stretch between the North Cascades passes. With heavier rains expected ...