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Letters to the editor – published May 21

In favor of Fleetwood As a Whatcom County voter and as someone who cares passionately about the environment and also as a teacher in the area, I am jumping for joy. Why, you may ask? Because Seth Fleetwood ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, May 21 • Lynden Board of Adjustments, southeast conference room, City Hall Annex, 205 Fourth St., 7 p.m. Thursday, May 22 • The Opportunity Council board of directors, Squalicum Boathouse, ...

EDITORIAL: Targeting the problem spots in Lynden’s ambulance costs

Rising costs of the Lynden Fire Department are testing the leaders of the city right now. There are no pat answers, for sure. The main factors are these: rising demand for expected quick response to 911 ...

Letters to the editor – May 14

Fluoride debate Regarding fluoridation of the water for the City of Lynden, I wanted to weigh in on the debate as a dentist practicing in Whatcom County. There are many residents of our great county, especially ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, May 14 • Bellingham Technical College Board of Trustees, College Services board room on campus, 3028 Lindbergh Ave., 9 a.m. • Whatcom Community College Board of Trustees, Laidlaw Center ...

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. ...