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Progressives elected to County Council; Closest races are for port, fire commissioner

WHATCOM ­— The “progressive” slate of four candidates is winning a clean sweep over the “conservative” side for the County Council in the Nov. 5 general election. The leaders each had a margin ...
New State Route 539 lanes will widen the road and curve east toward Canada.

New Guide Meridian lanes near border will shift crossing location

State in negotiations on property acquisition LYNDEN — With design wrapped up, the Washington State Department of Transportation continues negotiating with affected landowners to secure right-of-way ...

City budget hits total $240k

Unexpected 2013 expenses must be managed LYNDEN -— The city is dealing with about $240,000 in unanticipated costs from this year heading into the 2014 budget cycle. The extra hit on budget planning was ...

City starts planning for new trail near Fisher Elementary

Trail extension will likely be ready in 2015 LYNDEN — Thanks to a federal grant of about $270,000, the city will have a new extension to the Jim Kaemingk Sr. Trail, likely in summer 2015. The city is ...
The Dutch Village Mall as it stands currently is expected to look revitalized in 2014.

Lyndenites buy Dutch Village Mall

Plans include new tenants, site improvements and future growth LYNDEN — One of the first orders of business for the new owners of the Dutch Village Mall is to get that 72-foot-tall windmill moving again. ...
Steve Herrick teaches a Lynden High School class.

LHS band teacher forming jazz band for community

Steve Herrick hopes band will be making music by January LYNDEN — Many musicians who play their instruments in high school and college eventually fall out of practice. Lynden High School band teacher ...
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Progressives solidly lead County Council races

         WHATCOM — The four “progressive” candidates for County Council clearly led the “conservative” slate in the first count of over 47,000 ballots in Tuesday’s general election. (See ...
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Locals band together to help Africa

LYNDEN — The DeYoung & Roosma Construction warehouse in west Lynden was full of local residents on Saturday doing their own type of building: Building meal packages for orphans in Africa. The effort ...
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Kim Ryan leaving NCCTK church after 13 years to pursue mission work

LYNDEN — Longtime North County Christ the King church founding pastor Kim Ryan doesn’t know exactly what life beyond Lynden’s largest church looks like. But that’s what faith is all about, right? ...

County roads getting shoulder, centerline rumble strips

WHATCOM ­— A rural county road safety project is being done for three weeks. On 38 miles of roadway, this consists of grinding rumble strips on the centerline and shoulder and installation of centerline ...