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Looking at fossil fuels a bit differently

by Don Brunell   While protesters were trying to block a Shell oil rig from docking in Elliott Bay, a team of surgeons and nurses at Vancouver’s Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital was replacing my left ...

History of Memorial Day dates to 1873

Submitted by Earl Erickson of Blaine, 927-5181   Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service. There are many stories as ...

Letters to the Editor — May 13, 2015

A trio of thanks from kids for Lynden school bond passage   The following three letters are from students in Mrs. Cornelsen’s fifth-grade class at Isom Elementary School:   I would like to thank ...

Lessons from my childhood May memories

Guest opinion by John Van Hemert   May I tell you what one mom said on this very day, May 10, 1940? My mother, Nelly Van Hemert Vander Kooij, said, when we saw enormous black clouds to the west, the ...

Letters to the Editor — May 6, 2015

We need strong foreign policy leaders   Our world is in turmoil. There is suffering and danger all around the world. Russians’ bloody land grab in the Ukraine costs thousands of lives, including ...
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We want the fecal coliform facts correct

  Members of the Tenmile Creek Clean Water Project have been meeting since October 2013 with a goal of reducing fecal coliform levels in the Tenmile Creek watershed. We are a diverse group of citizens ...

A thank you from the superintendent

Guest opinion by Jim Frey I want to take this opportunity to thank our community for supporting the recently passed capital bond to replace Lynden Middle School and Fisher Elementary School. I am extremely ...

Letters to the Editor — Published April 29, 2015

County districts should retain local voice   Those of us who were here in 2009 when Kathy Kershner was elected to the County Council from the 1st District remember well the howls of protest from the ...

When families don’t talk — let’s talk about it

by Mallory Lucas   Our families and neighbors could be feeling the “unspeakable” pain habitually stuffed into the depths so craftily we become experts at hiding it, sometimes even from ourselves. ...
Redwoods

Lynden’s remarkable tree landscape

by Ron Polinder   For a couple of years now, I have had this article in head waiting to be written. Our town is wonderful in many ways, but one that is seldom talked about relates to the remarkable ...