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City adapts to new state pot law

LYNDEN ­— The new state law legalizing marijuana hits home. Even though Lynden voters may not have wanted it, Initiative 502 passed in November, allowing possession and consumption of up to an ounce ...

Cyclist killed near Kendall Road

KENDALL — One bicyclist was killed and one was injured when a woman collided with them on Kendall Road near Oregon Trail Road Saturday evening. According to the Washington State Patrol, Debra G. Peterson, ...

Farms hosting business, community events in February

Farmers can learn about business profitability  LYNDEN ­— Are you a new farmer trying to understand how to make your farm business profitable? Are you an experienced farmer wanting to either start ...

Women’s Northwest Hall of Fame taking 2013 nominations through Feb. 1

BELLINGHAM — Nominations for the 15th anniversary YWCA Northwest Women’s Hall of Fame awards are due by Friday, Feb. 1. Since its founding in 1999, the Northwest Hall has honored 53 women of outstanding ...

Shroud of Turin expert to speak locally March 6-7

WHATCOM ­— A science photographer and world expert on the Shroud of Turin will speak locally March 6-7. Barrie Schwortz is one of the last scientists to have dealt with the shroud — which some believe ...

Court dockets

Everson-Nooksack Municipal Court was held Sept. 27, 2012, and the following people were found guilty: Dale Magden, 65, of Everson, first-degree negligent driving. Fined $200. Christian Mata Martinez, 22, ...
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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 ...