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Pair new in roles at Lynden City Hall

LYNDEN -— Sirke Salminen is the city’s new finance director while Vanessa Roebuck is now heading up human resources. Salminen, who started Nov. 3, replaces Teresa Camfield, who led the five-person ...

Money set aside for future roadwork

LYNDEN -— The city plans to have $640,000 on hand to spend in 2015 from its Transportation Benefit District two-tenths cent sales tax, and a range of transportation projects could benefit. The City Council ...

Sheriff’s Office keeps alive the 25-year-old Mandy Stavik murder case

WHATCOM -— It has now been 25 years since Mandy Stavik, an 18-year-old college student, was brutally murdered. But the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office is not forgetting about the case. On Nov. 24, ...

Lynden Christian students fill four vehicles with food

LYNDEN -— Just before Thanksgiving, Lynden Christian School students collected over 11,000 pounds of food — enough to fill two mini-buses and two vans — for the Project Hope Food Bank. The food drive ...

Man faces drug charges, held on immigration retainer also

WHATCOM — Detectives from the Northwest Regional Gang-Drug Task Force investigated a case of narcotics dealing and last week arrested a subject known as Agustin Torres-Gomez, age 43, living at 790 W. ...

Nativity sets on display Saturday at 415 Front St.

LYNDEN — A collection of 25 treasured nativity sets will be on display at 415 Front St. in downtown Lynden from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6. Admission to the display, titled “Embracing the Meaning ...

Alaska ferry open to tours

BELLINGHAM — The Alaska Marine Highway System is bringing a little bit of Alaska here during the 2014 Holiday Port Festival. On Friday, Dec. 5, from noon to 5 p.m., it’s possible to take a tour of ...

Expect delays at Potter Rd. bridge

WHATCOM — Starting this week, work at a bridge construction site near Van Zandt will cause intermittent short delays for motorists using Potter Road. A new reinforced concrete girder bridge is being ...

Master Gardener training with community time again offered

WHATCOM — The 10-week Master Gardener class for both beginning and experienced gardeners will run Feb. 4 through April 2015. The application deadline with Whatcom-WSU Extension is Dec. 11. Master Gardeners ...

Nine Real Heroes to be honored at Red Cross event

BELLINGHAM — The Mt. Baker Chapter of the American Red Cross invites the public to join in honoring local heroes while financially supporting local Red Cross disaster relief efforts. This year’s event, ...