Dutch Village Mall spaces filling up with tenants

LYNDEN — While spring cleaning occurs outside Dutch Village Mall, expect plenty of changes inside it as well. Tim Broersma, Elements Hospitality CEO and manager of the mall property, said all the spaces ...
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LC grad releases country debut album

NASHVILLE — Country music rising star and Lynden Christian graduate Rachele Lynae will release her self-titled debut album on Tuesday, April 22, featuring 12 tracks produced by country star Jamie O’Neal. ...
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Crowd-funding used to aid Everson man

EVERSON — Matt Martin is a private guy, and his whole family is pretty similar in that regard. But when Matt, 30, was diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma, a type of cancer that develops in the liver’s ...

Active Nooksack River has its own recent landslides

WHATCOM ­— Nine days before the deadly Oso landslide, a Whatcom County panel was hearing about similar, albeit lesser, risks here. The Nooksack is an active river that carves away its banks leading ...

Lynden, Nooksack Valley and Meridian school districts all win clean audits

WHATCOM — Three local school districts have all received clean audits of their financial operations and federal programs from the Washington State Auditor’s Office. Reports released April 3 and April ...

VanAchte reports scam caller

LYNDEN ­— The woman on the phone with George Van Achte the morning of April 8 said she was his granddaughter Martine, in trouble in Las Vegas and needing help. “I can’t call anyone but you, Grandpa,” ...

Lummi ferry out May 9-10 night

GOOSEBERRY POINT — The Lummi Island ferry will be out of service May 9-10 for needed repairs to the dock lifting mechanism, Whatcom County Public Works reports. The dock loading span must be locked into ...

State clarifying rules on oil spill contingency

OLYMPIA — The Washington Department of Ecology is accepting comments on proposed updates of rules requiring approved oil spill contingency plans for vessels traveling in the state. The proposed updates ...

Environmentalist McKibben speaks at Western May 17

BELLINGHAM — Bill McKibben, one of America’s best-known environmentalists, will present “350: The Most Important Number in the World,” at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 17, on the Performing Arts Center ...

Latino festivities coming to Lynden Library

LYNDEN ­— Celebrate the Day of the Child, DÍa de Los Niños, with stories, food, crafts and entertainment on Saturday, April 26, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Lynden Library, 216 Fourth St. This ...