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Volunteers paint Lynden YMCA racquetball courts

LYNDEN -— Bob Hagedorn is in a group that plays racquetball at the Lynden YMCA three times per week. So he knew the condition of the racquetball courts there. He is also a brother-in-law of Mayor Scott ...

Getting in the Christmas spirit

SUMAS — More than 10 years ago, the Sumas Lions Club came up with the idea of the annual Christmas in the Park event. Back then, however, there was uncertainty how it would fare. “We were like, ‘Let’s ...

DelBene backs Obama executive action on immigration

WHATCOM -— An estimated 105,000 unauthorized immigrants in Washington State could get relief from deportation under the deferred-action initiatives announced by President Obama in a prime-time speech ...

North Cascades Highway closed for the winter

TWISP -— The latest blast of wintry weather on State Route 20, the North Cascades Highway, will keep it closed until next spring. The Washington State Department of Transportation temporarily closed ...

Public meetings

Thursday and Friday, Nov. 27-28 Many public offices are closed both days for the Thanksgiving holiday. Monday, Dec. 1 Lynden City Council Finance Committee, first floor meeting room, City Hall, 300 Fourth ...

Four local road rebuild projects earn state money

WHATCOM -— Bellingham, Ferndale, Blaine and Everson all will receive state Transportation Improvement Board grants for important road projects. The biggest contribution is $1.4 million toward a $3.8 ...

PSE offers power outage app to ‘stay in the know’

BELLEVUE — Puget Sound Energy electric customers have a quick, new way to keep tabs on power outages: a mobile outage reporting app that’s now available for most web-enabled smartphones and tablets. ...
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The power of Hope

LYNDEN -— It’s a typical busy Wednesday food distribution day at the Project Hope Food Bank. People of all types flow in steadily to the 205 South B.C. Ave. address to replenish their food supplies. ...

Museum wrestles with gun law

LYNDEN — After state voters approved Initiative 594 in November, Lynden Pioneer Museum Director Troy Luginbill worried about one thing: cost. Under the new law, which goes into effect Dec. 4, even private ...

WTA rejects cemetery bid for unused land

LYNDEN — The Whatcom Transportation Authority board of directors voted on Thursday to remove an unused portion of the WTA’s Lynden property on Front Street from surplus. Whatcom Cemetery District 10 ...