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Ten Mile group issues ‘septic challenge’

We’ve got septic systems and we’ve got problems! Did you know that of 2,920 septic systems in the Tenmile Creek watershed, only 60 percent are compliant with septic inspection rules? The rules require ...

Toppings the final ice cream touch

BY MELISSA HORNTON The sun has been shining, the weather is getting warmer, and in our house that can only mean one thing: Ice cream time is here! With flavors like Blueberry Cheesecake, Cappuccino Chip ...

Letters to the editor

Lynden Mamas group connecting here I want to share about a local Lynden Mamas Facebook page called Lynden Mamas Connecting (Lmc), which I run and administer and am very proud of. Over two years ago, we ...

Letters to the editor

Putting pot in its place Just a brief note of thanks to our Lynden City Council for seeing the danger of the so-called recreational use of the drug marijuana that its proponents see as no big deal. It ...

Let’s rediscover the real Republican Party

This is a guest column by three-term Republican Secretary of State Sam Reed (2001-2013) who previously was the Thurston County Auditor for 23 years.    My heritage in the Republican Party goes back ...

Letters to the editor

Adding to the history of old service stations A couple days ago I was sitting in the waiting room of a Ferndale business and happened to see the magazine section of the Lynden Tribune/Ferndale Record. ...
The first page from the original “In the Matter of incorporation of Lynden” document.

For 125th of Lynden, give Holden Judson his due as ‘Father of Lynden’

The first page from the original “In the Matter of incorporation of Lynden” document. We are accustomed to referring to that larger-than-life lady Phoebe Judson as “Mother of Lynden.” How about, ...

Letters to the editor

Supports local farms The guest opinion of Gerald Baron was an excellent article that stated well the continuous assault on dairy farms as well as other farms by environmental groups and Native American ...

Beware the assault on family farming

This is a guest opinion from Gerald Baron, executive director of Save Family Farming, a new statewide farm support association addressing threats to agriculture from the Western Environmental Law Center ...

Keeping the people’s government open

This is a guest opinion by Scott Wilson, publisher of the Port Townsend Leader, and made available to Washington Newspaper Publishers Association members. Once again, our local elected representatives ...