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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 ...
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Man of the Year: Harlan Kredit

LYNDEN — Anyone who knows Harlan Kredit, and even anyone who only knows of him, probably knows he’s a very busy guy. Harlan has worn many hats in his 73 years, including science teacher, athletic director, ...
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High-achieving teachers leading

WHATCOM — Lynden resident Melissa Engels likes to challenge herself. That’s a major reason why she decided several years ago to become a National Board Certified Teacher. “Part of it was, I saw some ...
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Why Darigold is expanding by 46%

LYNDEN ­— Producing 46 percent more milk powder than its predecessor, the new Darigold drying tower rising on Lynden’s skyline helps position the company for growing export markets in Asia and China. ...

Gun debate firing off in Lynden too

LYNDEN — The Falcon Productions Gun & Knife Show comes to Lynden four times each year. But people are taking a little more notice about the visit this Saturday and Sunday at the Northwest Washington ...