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Opinion: No regrets — let’s pass this bond

by Terry Kaemingk   My dad, Jim Kaemingk Sr., often told me that seldom do we regret significant capital investment in our local community. My dad was a patient, insightful, visionary, practical and ...

Letters to the editor – published March 25

A feeling of resurgence, let’s make it match with a passing bond   Lately, as I drive through downtown Lynden, I have a feeling of a resurgence of the town. It brings back many fond memories of the ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, March 25 • Lynden/Everson Subzone Advisory Committee of the Whatcom County Flood Control Zone District, Northwood Fire Hall, corner of Northwood and Badger roads, 10 a.m. On the agenda are ...

Opinion: ‘If not now, when?’ on Lynden bond

by Scott Korthuis, mayor   As Lynden’s mayor and a lifelong resident who, like many of you, raised children in this community, I feel compelled to weigh in on the important matter of the April 28 ...

Farmers are addressing water issues

  An adequate supply of clean water is crucially important to every Whatcom resident. Farms are no different. We depend on water and have responsibilities to manage water on behalf of the rest of the ...

OPINION: Sunshine Week: An open local government

by Jon Mutchler   Sunshine Week reminds us that good government is transparent, not secret. Democracy requires that the press, special interest and advocacy groups, as well as average citizens remain ...

Letters to the editor – March 18

Odd Lynden doesn’t support its schools   We pay full for all taxes and incur all expenses to live in Lynden. Yes, we are American citizens and yet cannot vote on any issues in Lynden or Washington ...

Public meetings

Thursday, March 19 • Whatcom County Parks and Recreation Commission, Tennant Lake Interpretive Center, 5236 Nielsen Ave., Ferndale, 6 p.m. • Nooksack Valley School Board, district offices, 3326 E. ...

Guest Opinion: Wanted: People willing to be elected leaders

By Gary Vis This May 11-15 is the filing period for candidates for local public office. In the Lynden area, several elected positions will be open for the filing of interested candidates, including the ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, March 11 • Whatcom Community College Board of Trustees, Laidlaw Center board room, 237 W. Kellogg Rd., Bellingham, 2 p.m. On the agenda are: tenure consideration, and strategic conversation ...