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Local vs. global perspectives in county at-large race

WHATCOM ­— Fighting for local control versus taking a larger view of things is one way of summarizing the County Council at-large position race between incumbent Bill Knutzen and challenger Rud Browne. ...

SAVE-Whatcom tries to add pro-jobs money in local races

WHATCOM — SAVEWhatcom, a local organization committed to jobs and business growth, said on Oct. 21 it is fully committed to complying with state public disclosure laws regarding campaign funding. “Every ...

LCHS offers art in second adult education class

LYNDEN — A second adult education class is offered by Lynden Christian High School, following one on local geology by science teacher Harlan Kredit. High school art teacher Theresa Hammons will lead ...

Last Lynden Cemetery tour this Saturday

LYNDEN — This Saturday, Nov. 2, is the last chance this year to take the weekly Lynden Cemetery tour, followed by open house with refreshments. Representatives from the partner sponsors Lynden Pioneer ...

Meeting explains Lynden students’ Saturday bus trips to ski area

LYNDEN — With snow now falling again up at Mount Baker, the Lynden School District is preparing its Winter Ride Bus for another ski and snowboard season. The program involves eight chaperoned bus trips ...

Lynden veterans dinner Nov. 14

LYNDEN — The Lynden Lions Club serves its 15th annual Veterans Day Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 14, in the community center, 401 Grover St. Opening is at 6 p.m., dinner is served at 6:30 p.m. Veterans get ...

County raspberry production up almost 10 percent in 2013 harvest

WHATCOM ­— Red raspberry production in Whatcom County this year was 63.4 million pounds, up almost 10 percent over last year, the Lynden-based Washington Red Raspberry Commission reports. The total ...

Habitat needs help for Birch Bay Women Build

WHATCOM — Habitat for Humanity will host an informational meeting on Saturday, Nov. 16, at 9 a.m. in the Cordata Community Food Co-Op’s upstairs Community Room, 315 Westerly Rd., for anyone interested ...

Ballots due back by next Tuesday

WHATCOM — Voters must have ballots postmarked no later than Tuesday, Nov. 5, to be valid in that day’s election, said County Auditor Debbie Adelstein. The post office suggests mailing by Monday, Nov. ...
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Dream fulfilled: Bike cross country

LYNDEN — Sara Schripsema “just kinda winged” her solo cross-country bicycle trip. That’s what you can do when you’re fulfilling a childhood dream. The 19-year-old Lyndenite realized a long-running ...