Vera Thistle

Vera Thistle, 93, of Bellingham, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, in the presence of her loving family. She was born to Wesley and Laura Bliven in Little Woody, Saskatchewan. Moving to ...

State still buying Guide right-of-way

WHATCOM — The Washington State Department of Transportation is still buying right-of-way along Guide Meridian Road in Lynden, hopeful the state highway can be widened in the future. Original Guide widening ...
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1 dress, 3 weddings, 50 years

LYNDEN — When Patti Hoksbergen wore her wedding dress in 1964, 50 years ago, she had no idea it would be used again. And again. In 1989, Jodi Sparber, Patti’s daughter, donned the dress. On Saturday, ...

Drug tests show spike in pot use

WHATCOM — Local drug testing shows a spike in marijuana use, a trend that also discloses plenty of confusion about the new state law, said Rich Bosman, owner of Lynden-based Bostec, a drug-testing company ...
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New StoryWalk project coming to Lynden City Park

LYNDEN — The Jim Kaemingk Sr. Trail and the trees in City Park will get a bit more colorful — and wordy — this May if the Lynden Library’s StoryWalk project comes to fruition. Tina Bixby, Lynden ...
The Dutch Village Mall as it stands currently is expected to look revitalized in 2014.

Dutch Village Mall improvements coming

LYNDEN — In the spirit of the Dutch Village Mall’s beginnings, one of Lynden’s original landmark properties will retain its Dutch-like feel throughout a massive renovation and return to offering ...

Local churches open doors tonight for Christmas Eve services

LYNDEN — In celebration of Christmas, a variety of local churches are opening their doors today, Christmas Eve, for special services. And some are doing it more than once. The following is a list of ...

Pot-growing applications sprouting up throughout area

WHATCOM — While the nearest marijuana retail applicant to the city of Lynden is on Pole Road, there are still four applicants near Lynden hoping to produce marijuana under the state’s new rules. The ...

Main St. bridge to open in late January

LYNDEN — As snow fell on Friday morning, crews hoping to finish off the new Main Street bridge before Jan. 1 were put on hold. Mark Sandal, Lynden Public Works programs coordinator, said it will now ...
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Friday snow started Christmas break early

LYNDEN — Even with the snowplows out on city streets early Friday, school was cancelled in town and across Whatcom County, starting the two-week Christmas break one day early. The snow started falling ...