Flora offers winning ad designer $10,000

LYNDEN — Flora Inc.’s provocative advertising campaign has turned heads nationally and now the locally based company offers the public a chance to get clever and have a chance to win $10,000 in the ...

Police: Watch for pedestrians while driving

LYNDEN — The Lynden Police Department has received an increased number of complaints about drivers failing to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks, resulting in near-misses. John Billester, deputy chief, ...
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Treating our water

LYNDEN — The apparent low bidder for the planned new Lynden water treatment plant has come in about $2 million below the engineer’s estimate, opening up a path for construction of the new plant to ...
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Lynden adds new police officer

LYNDEN — For the Lynden Police Department’s first additional officer since 2004, it worked out to hire Jeremy Freeman, a 12-year veteran of the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office. Freeman, who started ...
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Report: Housing market slowly on the way up

WHATCOM — Bellingham housing sales showed solid gains in numbers and price during this year’s first quarter, leading to increases for all of Whatcom County. First-quarter home sales in Bellingham soared ...

North Cascades Highway snow clearing begins

TWISP — Work has started on clearing State Route 20 (North Cascades Highway) of snow, with a goal of opening it by the first weekend in May. Washington State Department of Transportation crews may even ...

Western clothing store opens on Guide north of Pole Road

LYNDEN — Cattlelac Cowgirl, a clothing store with a western twist, has opened at 6934 Guide Meridian Rd. north of Pole Road. Owner and consultant Shelly Crabtree said she is a “cowgirl who saw the ...

Jansen Art Center to celebrate opening of two-month-long Spring Showcase on April 19

LYNDEN — The Jansen Art Center’s new Spring Showcase will cover almost every wall in the building. Running April 10 through June 27, the work includes the media of painting, tile art, wood carving, ...
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Still forging ahead after 50 years

LYNDEN — When Ken Stremler was 19, he had a rough day at work at Snow Ford Sales, cutting his head on the under side of a car and smashing his finger with a tool in quick succession. By lunch break he ...

Western men into National Semifinals; Women lose in semifinals but offer tribute to NV grad Erika Ramstead

The day after the Western Washington University women lost in its National Semifinals basketball bid, the men advanced to the semifinals by defeating Florida Southern University 96-82 in Louisville on ...