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Lynden schools need this construction bond

by Jim Frey, superintendent On or around Jan. 24, ballots will arrive in your mailbox for the capital facility bond to replace both Lynden Middle School and Fisher Elementary School as well as pay off ...

Farm water meeting set for Monday, Jan. 20

by Ed Blok and Randy Honcoop Farmers in Whatcom County have always understood that managing water is a vital part of operating successful farm businesses. For years, farmers have created and maintained ...

Letters to the editor – Jan. 15

Remembering a Decade of Hope Would you like to help create a world with less cancer and more birthdays? Relay For Life of North Whatcom County is honored to be celebrating our 10th anniversary this June, ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, Jan. 15 • Lynden Board of Adjustments, southeast conference room, City Hall Annex, 205 Fourth St., 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16 • Whatcom Transportation Authority Board of Directors, council ...

From the Margin: Don’t just assume a vital public voice

One particular end-of-the year list happened to catch my eye the other day. This one wasn’t so much created by journalists as it was about journalists. It was the tally of those who died in the line ...

Letters to the editor – published Jan. 8

Discuss the ruin of the North American Free Trade Agreement On this the 20th anniversary of the North American Free Trade Agreement that has ruined the corn culture of Mexico, driven away 50,000 U.S. factories ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, Jan. 8 • Whatcom County Agricultural Advisory Committee, Northwest Annex conference room, Planning and Development Services, 5280 Northwest Dr., Bellingham, 3:30 p.m. On the agenda are: small-lot ...

The top five news stories of 2013

WHATCOM — Newness. Exciting and even anticipated newness. That is what dominates the top of our top-five news stories of 2013. But there’s also plenty of controversy, political discussion and even ...

Letters to the editor – Dec. 31

Christmas carol’s double meaning There is one Christmas carol that has always baffled me. What in the world do leaping lords, French hens, swimming swans, and especially the partridge who won’t come ...

Public meetings

Thursday, Jan. 2 • Lynden City Council Public Safety Committee, Lynden Police Station, 203 19th St., 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6 • Lynden City Council Finance Committee, first floor meeting room, City Hall, ...