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Wednesday, Sept. 4 • Lynden City Council Public Works Committee, second floor conference room, City Hall, 300 Fourth St., 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5 • Lynden City Council Public Safety Committee, ...

New Ag Water District proposed here

By Henry Bierlink Editor’s Note: This article first appeared in the online Whatcom Ag Monthly for August. Water challenges are not new to farmers. Most of the year, our priority is getting rid of storm ...

Letters to the editor – Aug. 28

A Lynden view of the Bellingham writers Letter writers from Bellingham almost invariably follow the same devious pattern. The most recent example (from Erik Hirst, Aug. 21) is instructive. First, the writer ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, Aug. 28 • Bellingham Technical College Board of Trustees, Campus Center room 233 on campus, 3028 Lindbergh Ave., 8:30 a.m. Trustees will receive a report on the college goals and initiatives, ...

Focal Point: First notice them, then thank them

By Annika Wolters, Tribune intern Another chest-high boy trampled through my tidy dust pile. Can’t he use the men’s room by now? I bite my tongue and crank up my iPod — ignoring the smell — and ...

State of the Arts: My vacation means now is time to get some rest

Sometimes, a little rest is all we need. Before last week, I hadn’t taken a proper, lengthy vacation in quite some time. Most of my vacation days had been used for smaller times away from work, so taking ...

Letters to the editor – Aug. 21

Refusal of participation doesn’t bode well The local Tea Party held a forum for County Council candidates in July, and both the conservative and progressive candidates participated. Two local nonprofit ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, Aug. 21   • Lynden City Council Public Works Committee, second floor conference room, City Hall, 300 Fourth St., 4:30 p.m. • Lynden Board of Adjustments, southeast conference room, ...

EDITORIALS

In construction season, keep up safety alertness   The occasional drumbeat from Main Street pile driving and also the readjusting of our driving routes around town — yes, it is irksome sometimes. ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, Aug. 14 • Northwest Regional Council, Skagit County commissioners hearing room, 1800 Continental Place, Suite 100, Mount Vernon, 1:30 p.m. This is a special meeting of the council, which serves ...