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Lynden 2015 gun show on course despite passage of Initiative 594

MOUNT VERNON — Washington State Initiative 594 passed comfortably on Nov. 4, but what comes of the initiative remains up in the air, according to Victoria Gilbert, co-owner of Falcon Gun Shows and organizer ...

City 2015 budget stirs no comments

LYNDEN -— The city will take in 1 percent more, or about $26,878, in property tax revenue next year. That’s the state-allowed maximum, excluding what increases come from new construction and improvements ...

New irrigation boards set levies, meeting times

WHATCOM -— Four newly created irrigation districts on agricultural land have all set an assessment rate of $4 per acre for 2015, altogether raising $188,734 to deal with a variety of water issues. The ...
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Bethany’s homes tour Dec. 6

WHATCOM — The annual Bethany Christian Services local homes tour will be from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6. The four homes open for visiting are: Brad and Kari Rader, 8629 Benson Rd.; Brian and Holly ...

Photos sought for 2015 Lynden Chamber booklet

LYNDEN — The Tribune is interested in a variety of photos of Lynden to be used in the 2015 Lynden Chamber of Commerce directory. We are looking for shots of businesses, people, events, activities, scenery ...
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Honoring veterans

Among the 113 veterans who were honored at the Lynden Community Center/Lynden Lions Club turkey dinner last Thursday, 14 served in World War II ending in 1945. Present were: Melvin Benham, Robert Boice, ...

State Patrol to use new breath alcohol test here

SEATTLE — The Washington State Patrol this month unveiled what it calls the next generation of breath testing instruments designed to help remove impaired drivers from endangering others. The patrol ...

Truck that took down Skagit I-5 bridge was too high

OLYMPIA — Detectives from the Washington State Patrol have determined that the truck that struck the Interstate 5 Skagit River bridge in May 2013, leading to its collapse, was two inches over-height. ...

BIA noted by travel bureau for low airport fares

BELLINGHAM — Fares have decreased more in the last 14 years at Bellingham International Airport than at any other airport in the nation, a drop of 59.7 percent, the U.S. Transportation Bureau reports. ...

Home insurance rates analyzed; Lynden in top 20

WHATCOM -— Analysts at ValuePenguin.com, a personal finance research company, found that Lynden is among the top 20 cheapest cities (18th) in the state for homeowners’ insurance, with premiums averaging ...