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Opinion: ‘If not now, when?’ on Lynden bond

by Scott Korthuis, mayor   As Lynden’s mayor and a lifelong resident who, like many of you, raised children in this community, I feel compelled to weigh in on the important matter of the April 28 ...

Farmers are addressing water issues

  An adequate supply of clean water is crucially important to every Whatcom resident. Farms are no different. We depend on water and have responsibilities to manage water on behalf of the rest of the ...

OPINION: Sunshine Week: An open local government

by Jon Mutchler   Sunshine Week reminds us that good government is transparent, not secret. Democracy requires that the press, special interest and advocacy groups, as well as average citizens remain ...

Letters to the editor – March 18

Odd Lynden doesn’t support its schools   We pay full for all taxes and incur all expenses to live in Lynden. Yes, we are American citizens and yet cannot vote on any issues in Lynden or Washington ...

Public meetings

Thursday, March 19 • Whatcom County Parks and Recreation Commission, Tennant Lake Interpretive Center, 5236 Nielsen Ave., Ferndale, 6 p.m. • Nooksack Valley School Board, district offices, 3326 E. ...

Guest Opinion: Wanted: People willing to be elected leaders

By Gary Vis This May 11-15 is the filing period for candidates for local public office. In the Lynden area, several elected positions will be open for the filing of interested candidates, including the ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, March 11 • Whatcom Community College Board of Trustees, Laidlaw Center board room, 237 W. Kellogg Rd., Bellingham, 2 p.m. On the agenda are: tenure consideration, and strategic conversation ...

Letters to the editor – March 4

Why doesn’t Lynden support schools?   As recent transplants from Seattle, we are enjoying our new lives in Lynden. We are impressed with the friendliness and character of this small community. Our ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, March 4 • Lynden City Council Public Works Committee, second floor conference room, City Hall, 300 Fourth St., 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5 • Lynden City Council Public Safety Committee, ...

Letters to the editor – published Feb. 18

Thanks to the Nooksack school community   On behalf of the Nooksack Valley School District, we want to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation to our community for the overwhelming support of ...