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Boys & Girls Club honors Diana Bedlington for Lynden activity

WHATCOM — The Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County hosted their 16th annual breakfast and honored community “all-stars” in front of 450 community members. Each branch clubhouse showcased a performance ...

Ericksen will help to make passed I-1366 effective

OLYMPIA — Responding to the Nov. 3 election passage of Initiative 1366, state Sens. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, and Michael Baumgartner, R-Spokane, say they will propose a constitutional amendment requiring ...

Nooksack River erosion closes Mt. Baker highway east of Glacier

GLACIER — Drivers using State Route 542 east of Glacier will find the highway limited to one lane as of Tuesday. The Washington State Department of Transportation closed the eastbound lane of State Route ...

Mt. Baker skiing opens Thursday, Nov. 19

WHATCOM — The Mount Baker Ski Area will open for the 2015-2016 season on Thursday, Nov. 19. Ski area staff announced on Monday that the snow, after a liberal dumping in the last week, now lies three ...

Maureen West named to WWU trustee board

BELLINGHAM — Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed healthcare leader Maureen West of Bellingham to Western Washington University’s Board of Trustees. Her six-year term ends Sept. 30, 2021. West has extensive ...

North Cascades Highway now closed for winter

TWISP — The weekend’s blast of wintery weather on State Route 20, the North Cascades Highway, will keep it closed until next spring. The Washington State Department of Transportation temporarily closed ...

Mt. Baker Hwy. hazardous trees to be removed

WHATCOM ­— Hazardous tree removal will be an ongoing project this winter along the Mt. Baker Highway from milepost 38 (slightly beyond Glacier) to milepost 53 (near the Mt. Baker Ski Area). Drivers ...

WWU named ‘military friendly’

BELLINGHAM — Western Washington University has been named a “military friendly school” for the sixth straight year by militaryfriendly.com, placing Western in the top 20 percent of all higher education ...

Meetings

Wednesday, Nov. 18 • Lynden City Council Community Development Committee, second floor meeting room, Lynden City Hall, 300 Fourth St., 4 p.m. • Lynden School Board, district board room, 1203 Bradley ...
A client receives food at the Nooksack Valley Food Bank, helped by two Spanish-speaking “hermanas” as volunteers and director Ted Lautenbach. (Calvin Bratt/Lynden Tribune)

Busy Thursday food bank serves Everson

EVERSON ­— Ted and Diane Lautenbach can count on every Thursday being a long and busy day. Ted will be on his way already at 5:30 a.m. to load up a truck with food to go to Sumas for distribution there. ...