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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 ...
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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, ...