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Criminal justice costs fuel county executive race

BELLINGHAM — The high cost of the criminal justice system is an urgent issue for Joy Gilfilen as she challenges incumbent Jack Louws for county executive. Gilfilen held up the report she recently co-authored, ...

Lynden Parks and Rec. District has a race

LYNDEN — A Lynden Regional Parks and Recreation District commissioner position is up for election and two candidates are bidding for it. The Tribune interviewed both candidates regarding their background, ...

Ballots sent out; if you are missed, call county office

WHATOM — Ballots for the Nov. 3 general election were mailed out by the County Auditor’s Office on Oct. 14. Voters can also expect to receive the combined State and Local Voters’ Pamphlet this week ...

City Council special meeting at 3 p.m today

LYNDEN ­— Possibly a majority of the Lynden City Council will convene at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, to sit for an exit conference on audits conducted by the Washington State Auditor’s Office. The ...

Farm Bureau annual meeting features labor practices lawyer

LYNDEN — An agricultural lawyer will speak on best hired labor practices at the annual meeting of the Whatcom County Farm Bureau on Tuesday, Oct. 27, in the Mt. Baker Rotary Building, 1751 Front St. ...

Expect delays at Pacific Highway during repaving

BLAINE — The Pacific Highway port of entry is undergoing repaving of the cargo exit lane through Nov. 10, U.S. Customs and Border Protection announces. Travelers in the area should expect delays during ...

Deming Road closed daytime to Nov. 10

DEMING ­— Deming Road will be closed daytime to through traffic between Mitchell and Pebley roads through Nov. 10, announces contractor Iverson Earth Works LLC. Hours of closure are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ...

Historical research workshop Saturday

BELLINGHAM — The Washington State Archives’ Northwest Regional Branch is hosting a free Basics of Historical Research workshop on Saturday, Oct. 24. The session is from 9 a.m. to noon in the Goltz-Murray ...
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Grennell leaving after 14 years

LYNDEN ­— Fourteen and a half years have brought a lot of change for the organization under Jim Grennell’s watch. From primarily a food bank in crowded space on Third Street, the Christian Hope Association ...
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City to host guided tours of new water plant

LYNDEN — The first public guided tours of Lynden’s brand-new water treatment facility will happen from noon to 2 p.m. on Friday. The city now treats all its water through the new $30 million facility ...