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Locals apply to grow, process pot

WHATCOM ­— In the first round of applications received by the state, Whatcom County shows about two dozen who are ready to take the leap of dealing in legalized marijuana. About half of those applications ...

Lynden student part of African filming effort

SIOUX CENTER, IA — A Dordt College student from Lynden was a partner in a fall 2012 Africa filming project that has now won two awards. Jayson Korthuis teamed up with another senior, Justin Gloudemans ...

Expect weather change to stormy, cold next week

Expect major weather change through the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, reports AgWeatherNet. Potentially hazardous conditions are possible beginning on Sunday and continuing into next week, says the weather ...
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Mt. Baker Ski Area enjoys pre-Thanksgiving opening

MOUNT BAKER — The Mt. Baker Ski Area opened a full week before Thanksgiving — pay no mind to the fact that Thanksgiving was as late as possible this year — a good start to what forecasters say will ...
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42-year city employee Larry Nyhoff retires from PW

LYNDEN ­— Larry Nyhoff wasn’t looking for the publicity, that’s for sure. But after 42 years of working for the city, he’s earned some. Sitting at a big table with his fellow Public Works employees ...

Lynden will take in only $19K more in property taxes

LYNDEN ­— In 2014 the city expects to take in 1 percent more in property tax revenue, about $19,000, beside what comes in from new construction and property improvements. One percent is the general ...
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National Adoption Day hits home

Three-year-old Keaton joined his new family Kelly and Randy Espinoza of Alger at the Whatcom County Courthouse on Friday. Keaton first met his parents on Fathers Day of 2012 and was officially adopted ...

Christmas spirit arrives Monday in Sumas

SUMAS — Over the past few years, Sumas residents may have noticed that the amount of the community’s Christmas decorations has gone down. In the early 2000s, Sumas Chamber of Commerce President Rod ...

Jansen promises plenty of artistic fare, music, food on Dec. 7 as well

LYNDEN ­— The Jansen Art Center hosts its second annual Artisan Showcase and Holiday Faire on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Twenty-seven local artisans are selling fine jewelry, ceramics, ...

LCHS choir again sings ‘Carol-o-grams’ for a price

LYNDEN — The Lynden Christian High School Concert Choir will again deliver the true message of Christmas by means of “Carol-o-grams.” Choir members will travel around Lynden and sing 4-5 classic ...