Big Brothers/Big Sisters closing

WHATCOM — After a 37-year presence in Whatcom County, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Washington is closing its doors. The child-mentoring program has struggled financially for several years, especially since the closing of its Bingo hall, a major funding stream, in 2002. Federal grants were helpful for a time, but reliable funding sources have…

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Brent Lindquist is a reporter at the Lynden Tribune and the Tribune's State of the Arts columnist. Email Brent at Follow the Tribune on Twitter at @LyndenTribune.