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All Smiles: Father-daughter duo helps team at nationals

WHATCOM — Alexa Smiley has more than a goal from the girls U17 National Championships in North Carolina in July. She also has a second-place finish. The local Whatcom County Rangers team, with Smiley ...
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Riding with purpose

LYNDEN — From May 1 to the end of August, Tim Koetje is a busy man. Every weekend, Koetje, who works for Axiom Construction and Consulting, packs up his truck and heads to a different motocross venue ...
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A world-class experience

DENVER — At just 19 years old, Treven Salminen found himself in quite a unique situation earlier this month. The Lynden native, who graduated from Lynden High School in 2013, played on Finland’s U-19 ...
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I hate goodbyes

LYNDEN — I still recall my first time driving into Lynden. It was Tuesday, April 26, 2012. I had left Pullman just two days before, leaving Washington State University, the place I had called home for ...
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105 miles for a close friend

LYNDEN — The number 105 sticks out to Troy Muljat. Unfortunately, though, not for a good reason. Each day, the Lynden native must drive 105 miles to Seattle to receive radiation treatments at the Cancer ...
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Hommes no stranger to adversity

LYNDEN — When you look up “adversity” in the dictionary, the first two words of its definition jump off the page. “Difficulties; misfortune.” Then, when you browse through the synonyms, you see ...
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Waiting on their moment

PORTLAND — From 2010 to 2013, the names Josh Kraght and Zach Vis meant the world to football fans in Lynden and Whatcom County. The two, who graduated from Lynden High School a year ago, had historic ...
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Rockin’ and Rollin’ in Seattle

SEATTLE — I need a doctor. Holy smokes, that’s exactly what was on my mind in mid- March after I went on a three-mile jog. The night before that run, I had promised my friend, Megan Low, that I would ...
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Can he turn things around at NV?

BELLINGHAM — He was on his way out. He was ready to hide his clipboard in the bottom drawer of his desk and put his coaching days behind him. That’s what Chris Scrimsher — who was named the new Nooksack ...
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PHOTOS: ‘Despicable Me’ Minions best in parade

  LYNDEN — The 2014 Farmers Day Parade had about 100 entries, with the Best in Parade title a tie between the Despicable Me Minions entered by Jamie Fairbanks and the Tough Enough to Wear Pink entry. ...