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EDITORIAL: Louws making notable progress

Sixteen months ago, when Jack Louws took over the County Executive’s job, there were some tough issues to be addressed, and hopefully resolved, without delay. Among these were: getting a new county jail ...
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Lynden is lucky to have thriving community theater

Even as businesses seemingly scatter away from the Dutch Village Mall, there’s one entity I hope will never leave: the Claire vg Thomas Theatre. My girlfriend and I attended the Friday evening Lynden ...

Letters to the editor – May 22

Concerned about ‘First Nations’ use I am concerned with the term First Nation as pertaining to the native Indians. The demands of the First Nation go way beyond what is considered who owns the land ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, May 22 • Lynden City Council Public Works Committee, second floor conference room, City Hall, 300 Fourth St., 4:30 p.m. • Whatcom County Planning code review regarding proposed new county ...
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OPINION: There’s nothing like quacking as a duck

Let me give you a hint: Those little quacker noisemakers they try to sell you before you get on the Ride the Ducks of Seattle do have a certain level of annoyance to them, but, boy, are they a hoot if ...

EDITORIAL: A great small step for downtown

Last week, the last of four small trees was planted at the intersection of Fifth and Front streets. The city was involved, Puget Sound Energy was involved (to support the right kinds of planting around ...

GUEST OPINION: Mentor agency: ‘What we do changes lives’

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Washington (BBBS-NW) is asking for donations from the local community to support a mission of mentoring at-risk youth in Whatcom and Skagit counties. Decreased funding ...

Letters to the editor – May 15

Stamping out hunger getting to be a great habit by local mail carriers On behalf of the hundreds of hungry people who use the Project Hope Food Bank of Lynden, I want to express a huge thanks to all of ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, May 15 • Lynden City Council Community Development Committee, second floor conference room, City Hall, 300 Fourth St., 4:30 p.m. • Lynden Board of Adjustments, southeast conference room, ...
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EDITORIAL: Make your voices heard on the Lynden School District facility needs

Lynden Middle School and Fisher Elementary School are not in good shape. That’s a well-established fact, and the Lynden School Board and Superintendent Jim Frey are trying their hardest to do something ...