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Finding your favorite county coastline

Okay, okay, so Whatcom County’s coastline isn’t exactly a rival of the wide-open sandy (and often warm) beaches of Southern California, the beautiful rocky and sandy mixes of Oregon or the tropical ...

Letters to the editor – May 7

In favor of Ericksen I appreciate Sen. Doug Ericksen and all that he has done for the citizens in the 42nd District. He is a great asset to our community. Last year, Sen. Ericksen assisted the Northwest ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, May 7 • Lynden City Council Public Works Committee, second floor conference room, City Hall, 300 Fourth St., 4:30 p.m. • Berthusen Park Advisory Committee, southeast conference room, City ...

EDITORIAL: Law-abiding must be the goal

Two things happened within the same week bringing unwelcome negative attention to Lynden. First, longtime Lynden police officer Don Glunt, shortly after retiring, was arrested on allegations that he used ...

Ambulance fee is our best EMS option

by Scott Korthuis, Lynden mayor Recently, the Lynden City Council passed an Ambulance Utility Fee in the amount of $6 per month to be charged to each eligible “unit” in Lynden beginning in July 2014. ...

Letters to the editor

Government greed We hear a lot these days about “corporate greed.” Some of it is justified: Enron, junk mortgage packages sold deceptively to unsuspecting victims, etc. However, a lot of the fulminating ...

Public meetings

Thursday, May 1 • Lynden City Council Public Safety Committee, Jack Martin Pubic Safety Building/Lynden Police Station, 203 19th St., 4 p.m. • Commissioners of Lynden Regional Parks and Recreation ...

Opinion: We are dealing with our jail/mental health dilemma in Whatcom County

By Bill Elfo Whatcom County is experiencing a disturbing trend shared with the rest of our nation. Our jails and prisons are becoming the de facto mental health institutions of our country. The number ...

Letters to the editor – published April 23

A short session short on accomplishments The state Legislature recently concluded its “short session” with a distinctly short record of accomplishments. In an oft-repeated pattern, good bills passed ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, April 23 • WRIA (Watershed Resource Inventory Area) 1 Planning Unit, ground-level conference room of Civic Center Building, 322 N. Commercial St., Bellingham, 6 p.m. Thursday, April 24 • ...