State softball roundup: Pioneers rally for stunning opening-round win

RICHLAND — Nooksack Valley scored five runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to rally for a stunning 5-4 win over Colville in the opening round of the 1A state tournament on Friday, May 27, at Columbia ...

State golf roundup: Lynden boys, Baker girls place fifth

Arneson, Crabtree give Lions fifth-place finish in 2A boys tourney RICHLAND — Lynden seniors Ezra Arneson and Alex Crabtree earned the Lions a fifth-place team finish in the 2A boys state tournament ...

Memorial Day services planned countywide

Two in Lynden district, four by Sumas Legion post; 1,600 flags fly at Greenacres WHATCOM ­— Lynden observes Memorial Day with ceremonies Monday, May 30, at two cemeteries. The Sumas American Legion ...
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Waples Building wins architects’ honor award

LYNDEN ­— The design of the Waples Mercantile Building is proclaimed a winner by fellow architects as well. The creative saving of the big downtown structure damaged by 2008 fire has won an award for ...

Meridian saves nearly $1 million by refinancing bond

LAUREL — The Meridian School District has refinanced its outstanding voter-approved construction bonds from 2010 in order to take advantage of lower interest rates in the municipal bond market, Superintendent ...

A contested field of candidates

Van Werven, Buys each face three primary challengers WHATCOM ­— Each of the incumbent 42nd District state representatives will have three challengers in the Aug. 2 primary election. Luanne Van Werven, ...
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LaClair grew up in Everson, now in Lummi roles

She has a degree in public administration BELLINGHAM — Sharlaine LaClair, tribal community leader and active in nonprofit and economic development, announced Friday that she is running for State House ...

Masons’ Bikes 4 Books program provides incentive in local schools

WHATCOM ­— The Lynden Masonic Lodge Bikes 4 Books program has been very successful in the community and that means beyond Lynden to the Nooksack Valley, Meridian and Blaine school districts, said member ...

New area code will make 10-digit dialing necessary

Area code 564 will overlay western Washington OLYMPIA — The Utilities and Transportation Commission on May 19 approved a plan to implement a new area code across western Washington to address the need ...
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Politically helping Lynden

Vincent Buys and Luanne Van Werven, both Lynden Republican state representatives for the 42nd District, attended the May 16 Lynden City Council meeting and were honored for their effort in landing $400,000 ...