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From migrant travel to steady role model

LYNDEN — Lynden 17-year-old Jose Martinez walked up the stairs of the Sonlight Community Church on Monday afternoon. It’s a walk he’s done over 1,000 times. The moment he enters through the doors, ...
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Politics Van Werven voted No. 2 by state GOP

BELLEVUE — Lynden’s Luanne Van Werven, for four years Whatcom County’s top Republican, is now second in rank in the state party. Van Werven was elected vice-chair at a state reorganization meeting ...
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Smoking allowed: Tom’s car comes alive in west county

FERNDALE — Tom Elbrecht’s restored hot rod got broken in on Thursday with the help of local law enforcement. Portal Way between Brown and Grandview roads briefly morphed into a drag strip for the occasion, ...

Lynden schools try new look at facilities

LYNDEN — Getting projects started has been a hard sell as of late in the Lynden School District. So the district is taking a somewhat new approach this year to its widely known facilities issues. It’s ...

Council appoints to advisory panels

WHATCOM ­— The County Council on Jan. 15 filled some open spots on county boards and commissions for 2013, but many openings still remain. (See list online.) Ben Elenbaas of Lynden and Mary Beth Teigrob ...

Public lands, toxics cleanup bills to hearings in Olympia

OLYMPIA — Sen. Doug Ericksen is sponsoring two bills aimed at increasing access to public lands. Both are due to receive public hearings this week in the Senate Natural Resources and Parks Committee. ...

Nancy Elliott Sydnam tells life as pilot doctor

LYNDEN — Dr. Nancy Elliott Sydnam will return to Lynden on Wednesday, Jan. 30, to recount stories from her book, “Sideways Rain,” sharing about her decades as a pilot-doctor in the Aleutian Islands ...

New poll finds Washington in support of export terminals

SEATTLE — A new survey of Washington state voters confirms strong support for independent environmental review of each proposed bulk terminal export facility and the additional train and barge traffic ...

Parts Warehouse buys former Alsum & Bode warehouse

LYNDEN — One man’s tight working quarters is another’s wide-open space. That describes upcoming moves for Al Kennedy’s Parts Warehouse and Brandon Rutledge’s Reco Branding Solutions. Some years ...
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Woman of the Year: Heidi Doornenbal

There are so many facets of the Jansen Art Center to focus on. Sure, you have the “tenacity” of its visionary founder and project leader, Heidi Jansen Doornenbal. But you also have the bevy of volunteers ...