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WECU named one of country’s healthiest for second straight year

WHATCOM — According to DepositAccounts’ 2015 version of its Top 200 Healthiest Credit Unions in America, WECU makes the cut for the second straight year, one of only 66 to make a repeat appearance ...

Primary election ballots due Aug. 4; earlier better

WHATCOM — County Auditor Debbie Adelsten reminds voters that primary election ballots must be postmarked and returned no later than Tuesday, Aug. 4. The post office encourages mailing a ballot by Monday, ...

Contest invites original singer/songwriters

BELLINGHAM — Anyone talented enough to both write and sing their original compositions is invited to enter a singer/songwriter competition that offers prizes worth more than $2,000. Participants will ...

Bellingham inn appoints four

BELLINGHAM ­— Lisa Berg, a lifelong Lynden resident, has been appointed sales manager at the renovated Best Western PLUS Lakeway Inn and Conference Center. Also, Brian Smith will head up catering sales, ...

Calendar

ONGOING War photos The Lynden Pioneer Museum hosts the photography of Reece Lodder, USMC combat correspondent from Everson. The exhibit runs through Oct. 30 and provides a view into the lives of soldiers ...

Meetings

Wednesday, July 29 • Portage Bay Shellfish Protection District Advisory Committee, Civic Center Annex Garden Room, 322 N. Commercial St., Bellingham, 3 p.m. • Lynden City Council, special meeting as ...
Finishing touches in progress are concrete crosswalks and striping. (Tim Newcomb/Lynden Tribune)

The remaking of Front Street downtown

LYNDEN — The final major street closure as part of the city’s Front and Fifth streets project wraps up Thursday. The three-day, two-block closure is allowing construction crews to install concrete ...

Dairy industry takes on water quality critics

Editor’s Note: This is the first story in a three-part series. The next two parts will deal with specifics of water quality measuring and science, existing regulations and practices, and other factors ...

Lynden, county rat population on the rise

LYNDEN — Rats have turned into an official point of discussion within the city of Lynden. Following a City Council Public Works Committee meeting that heard about the growing problem, the city now plans ...

Fair buys Kok Road property

  LYNDEN ­— A 1.8-acre Kok Road property is now owned by the Northwest Washington Fair instead of the city. The City Council finalized the $275,000 price and terms of sale on Monday.   The site ...