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Free Washington Parks days in 2016 announced

OLYMPIA — The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission announces Friday, Jan. 1, as the first of 12 “free days” in 2016 when visitors are not required to display the Discover Pass to visit ...

Two sessions can help you sort out health insurance

BELLINGHAM — Do you have questions about enrolling in Medicare or choosing the right health insurance? Two upcoming classes offered by Whatcom Community College’s Community and Continuing Education ...

Local sessions help veterans access benefits

WHATCOM — Veterans benefits will be presented for free by the Veteran Navigator Program at two locations in the next three weeks. If you served in the U.S. military and would like to get help accessing ...

Low-income can get home energy assistance

BELLINGHAM — The Opportunity Council’s Energy Assistance program will begin scheduling appointments for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) on Saturday, Nov. 7, from 9 a.m. to 2 ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, Oct. 14 • Whatcom Community College Board of Trustees, Laidlaw Center board room, 237 W. Kellogg Rd., Bellingham, 2 p.m. • Whatcom County Agricultural Advisory Committee, Northwest Annex ...

Everson police officer Rob Waldo retires after 35 years

Rob Waldo with current Everson police chief Dan MacPhee. (Calvin Bratt/Lynden Tribune) By Elisa Claassen for the Lynden Tribune EVERSON ­— On Oct. 2, Everson City Hall was full of area residents stopping ...
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Music Festival in full swing

Lynden Middle School band students joined with the Borealis Brass quartet (in blue, behind) to play a Handel tune at the opening ceremonies of the Lynden Music Festival on Wednesday, Oct. 14, in Dutch ...

Weimer honored at White House for pipeline safety

WHATCOM ­— Carl Weimer, 10-year County Council member and executive director of the national Pipeline Safety Trust, was to be honored at the White House on Tuesday, Oct. 13, as one of 11 Transportation ...

PSE wants your inefficient old freezers, fridges

BELLEVUE — Puget Sound Energy is teaming up with the Food Lifeline to help feed families this holiday season, and PSE electric customers can help in an unusual way — by simply getting rid of their ...
Gerry Tyas helps a client at the Nooksack Valley Food Bank. (Brooke Hanson/Lynden Tribune)

Changes in Nooksack Valley Food Bank

Gerry Tyas helps a client at the Nooksack Valley Food Bank. (Brooke Hanson/Lynden Tribune) By Brooke Hanson intern@lyndentribune.com EVERSON ...