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Lynden school bond facing failure, again

LYNDEN — In the end, nearly 58 percent approval simply isn’t enough to pass a $46 million Lynden School District bond to build new middle and elementary schools. Bonds need 60 percent approval to pass. ...

Water issues have a voice

BELLINGHAM — “Whatcom Water Resources: What to Do,” sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Bellingham/Whatcom County, offers five perspectives on the complex and often contending issues surrounding ...

Ambulance a utility fee?

LYNDEN ­— What, an ambulance utility? City residents may need to dial up their awareness level as an idea that has been bandied about for a couple of years is coming to public hearing next week. The ...

Rodeo to be on Tue. and Wed.

LYNDEN — The Lynden PRCA Rodeo is expecting more of the country’s top professional cowboys and cowgirls for 2014 competition by moving to a pair of midweek dates, Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 12-13. ...
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School ballots in hand

WHATCOM — Next Tuesday, Feb. 11, is the last day for returning voted ballots in the Ferndale and Lynden school districts’ bond elections. As of 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 31, 4,205 ballots had been returned ...

Lynden wants another 6-month pot moratorium

LYNDEN ­— The city wants more time before settling on any of its own laws regarding marijuana growing, processing and retail selling in town. A first moratorium on any such operations began in October ...
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Broersma couple praised with musical program

LYNDEN ­— Things came up that didn’t make it into the original story on Doug and Tehri — and, of course, there was music. Jack Louws, Whatcom County executive, spoke as a friend of the Broersma ...

January was drier than average

LYNDEN — A late run of January precipitation helped the month approach the historical average, but January was still a nearly 1.5 inches drier than normal. At 4.36 inches of rainfall during the 31-day ...

Boys & Girls Club ‘Kickof For Kids’ raises $100,000 at Seahawks-themed event

LYNDEN — The Lynden Boys & Girls Club’s annual Kickoff For Kids dinner and auction on Saturday was a big success this year, netting nearly $100,000. The event saw 300 guests in attendance. Buyers ...

Display of schools that became Lynden district now at library

LYNDEN ­— A visual display about the small rural schools that incorporated into the Lynden School District is now set up at the Lynden Library, 216 Fourth St. Robert Jensen, a 1960s graduate of Lynden ...