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Anti-gravity treadmill lifts rehab weight

LYNDEN — Trevor Ware, 30, went two years without walking, so it was an emotional time for his mom, Pam, when he took his first unassisted steps recently while on an anti-gravity treadmill. “The first ...

Lynden 2015 gun show on course despite passage of Initiative 594

MOUNT VERNON — Washington State Initiative 594 passed comfortably on Nov. 4, but what comes of the initiative remains up in the air, according to Victoria Gilbert, co-owner of Falcon Gun Shows and organizer ...

BP Refinery gives $12,000 to Red Cross chapter

WHATCOM — The BP Cherry Point Refinery has given the Mt. Baker Chapter of the American Red Cross $12,000 to support the local School Safety Initiative. The initiative is a collaboration between the chapter, ...

SSK again matching $15 donations for turkeys

WHATCOM -— Snapper Shuler Kenner Insurance, with offices in Lynden and Bellingham, has launched its third annual turkey drive. The first 100 donations from community members of $15, enough to buy a turkey, ...

Ross Black named SBA Local Leader

LYNDEN -— Ross Black, owner of Simple Box Storage, was selected among thousands of graduates of SBA Emerging Leaders across the U.S. as the Local Leader winner. Awards were hosted by Interise, the organization ...

AmericanWest Bank to merge with Banner Bank

WALLA WALLA — AmericanWest Bank will merge into Banner Bank, allowing the two banks to operate under the Banner Bank brand, the two companies reported last week. Banner Bank, headquartered in Walla Walla ...

New retail center hearing Nov. 13

LYNDEN — The Lynden Planning Commission’s public hearing on a proposed rezone for the North Sound Retail Center is set for Thursday, Nov. 13. The applicants, Powell Development and Barghausen Engineers, ...
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First north Whatcom pot retail store open

WHATCOM — Having opened one of the first recreational marijuana stores in the state on July 10 in downtown Bellingham, 2020 Solutions has added a second store several miles north of Bellingham at 5655 ...
Pete Blankers’ sons Jerry, left, and Rod have been with him for most of his years in real estate. (Calvin Bratt/Lynden Tribune)

Pete Blankers retiring after nearly 40 years in real estate

He takes a people-based approach LYNDEN ­— From the start, it was the possibility of a personal touch that drew Pete Blankers into real estate sales, and that priority still is first on his mind at ...

The Woods Coffee expanding to Skagit

LYNDEN — The Woods Coffee has announced plans to open a new coffee shop in Mount Vernon this December. The new location will be the Lynden-based company’s 15th coffee shop and its first in Skagit County. ...