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The fair: Always changing into the same

LYNDEN — Everybody in Lynden knows one thing about the Northwest Washington Fair: It rarely changes. And that, I’m convinced, is both its greatest draw and biggest weakness. As Jim Baron, the fair’s ...
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Cruising Lynden the old-fashioned way

You’ll see my best posture when I’m cruising through Lynden. On my bike, that is. It isn’t that I’m against quality posture at other time of my life, it is just that I’ve discovered an enjoyment ...

Letters to the editor

New ride at the fair shouldn’t be extra charge I just wanted to voice my opinion about the new ride at the fair. I am excited that there is a great new roller coaster being added to the numerous other ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, Aug. 7 • Lynden City Council Public Works Committee, second floor conference room, City Hall, 300 Fourth St., 4:30 p.m.   Thursday, Aug. 8 • Lynden City Council Public Safety Committee, ...

Familiar surroundings, sort of, to a new reporter in this small town

By Annika Wolters Big, open spaces. A mid-June cloudless day, my first drive down Hannegan Road — that 15-mile stretch of patchwork fields — to the picturesque city of Lynden was accompanied by a staticky ...

Mayor proclaims Saturday to be Gathering of the Orange Day Mayor’s Proclamation

WHEREAS, the agriculture industry of the Lynden area has for generations created a positive economic impact for Lynden and the surrounding communities in Whatcom County; and WHEREAS, the Puget Sound Antique ...

Letters to the editor – July 31

Growth management must be on the table With the upcoming County Council election on the horizon, it is extremely important that we all be aware of growth management issues and the need for council members ...

Jack Carver: Seeing life through a lens

by Michael Lewis, Tribune publisher One of my favorite journalism classes I took in college — many years ago — was my photography class. Learning about aperture, depth of field, film speed, gray scale ...

From the Margin: Seeing family, appreciating our country’s variety

“What was the highlight of the trip for you?” my wife asked as we were flying back to Seattle. Well, it’s hard to top seeing daughters and their husbands and especially twin 3-year-old granddaughters. ...

Letters to the editor – July 17

Read the Obama health care act, if you dare Have you read the new proposed Obama healthcare act? Don’t feel bad, because 99 percent of your U.S. representatives and senators haven’t either. Most of ...