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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

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) EVERSON ­— Ted and Diane ...

Kids mentored, lives changed

By Brooke Hanson intern@lyndentribune.com LYNDEN ­— Jacob Tartaglioni needed someone to teach him how to be a man. He had his mom, but ...

City rescinds vacation buy-back policy

LYNDEN ­— Eight months ago, the city set up a vacation buy-back program for city department heads. On Monday, the Lynden City Council rescinded it. However, all employees with at least 15 years with ...

Calendar

ONGOING Dance performance Bellingham Repertory Dance presents Nov. 19-21 shows of six contemporary works at Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave., Bellingham. $15 advance at brownpapertickets.coms, ...
Courtney Polinder, with friend Nick Margeson aboard, carries the coffin of his grandfather, Fred Polinder Jr., to burial on Monday afternoon. The Clydesdale horses and wagon of the Polinder family pass in front of the Lynden Pioneer Museum starting the route from Gillies Funeral Home to Monumenta Cemetery. A packed memorial service was then held at First Reformed Church for the 87-year-old Lynden horseman and dairy leader, who died Oct. 31. (Calvin Bratt/Lynden Tribune)

Hitching the wagons one last time

Courtney Polinder, with friend Nick Margeson aboard, carries the coffin of his grandfather, Fred Polinder Jr., to burial on Monday afternoon. The Clydesdale horses and wagon of the Polinder family pass ...

A snapshot of Intalco’s Whatcom curtailment

FERNDALE — Alcoa Intalco Works has been a staple of the Ferndale and greater Whatcom County economies since 1966, when it was opened and owned by Alumax, Pechiney and Howmet. The announcement of the ...