Screen Shot 2014-01-08 at 7.35.07 AM

Lynden girls get back to the basics

BELLINGHAM — When Lynden girls basketball coach Rob Adams returned from Arizona in late December after his team had gone 1-2 in the Cactus Jam, the Lions head man knew what had to be done. Lynden had ...
Screen Shot 2014-01-08 at 7.33.58 AM

Lion wrestlers keep making strides

LYNDEN — During a three-way match on Friday at Jake Maberry Gym, the Lynden wrestling team defeated Sehome 49-28, but also suffered a tough 40-39 defeat to Lakewood. In the victory over the Mariners, ...

Boys Hoops: LC able to bounce back versus Bellingham

LYNDEN — It wasn’t a must-win contest for the Lyncs against Bellingham on Thursday evening, but after two straight losses on their home floor, LC needed to respond and show that although they are a ...

From the Margin: Don’t just assume a vital public voice

One particular end-of-the year list happened to catch my eye the other day. This one wasn’t so much created by journalists as it was about journalists. It was the tally of those who died in the line ...

County needs plenty of willing citizens in 2014 for vacancies

WHATCOM ­— The County Council is asking citizens to apply to serve on many county boards and commissions in 2014. Application for open positions is now being taken. (Some positions were listed on page ...

Letters to the editor – published Jan. 8

Discuss the ruin of the North American Free Trade Agreement On this the 20th anniversary of the North American Free Trade Agreement that has ruined the corn culture of Mexico, driven away 50,000 U.S. factories ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, Jan. 8 • Whatcom County Agricultural Advisory Committee, Northwest Annex conference room, Planning and Development Services, 5280 Northwest Dr., Bellingham, 3:30 p.m. On the agenda are: small-lot ...
Screen Shot 2014-01-08 at 7.28.48 AM

New Year’s Day fire death likely a homicide

By Mark Reimers FERNDALE — The victim of a New Year’s Day house fire on Rural Avenue has been identified by the Whatcom County medical examiner as 23-year-old Mindy Rhoads, of Lynden, according to ...

Drug tests show spike in pot use

WHATCOM — Local drug testing shows a spike in marijuana use, a trend that also discloses plenty of confusion about the new state law, said Rich Bosman, owner of Lynden-based Bostec, a drug-testing company ...
Screen Shot 2014-01-08 at 7.26.26 AM

New StoryWalk project coming to Lynden City Park

LYNDEN — The Jim Kaemingk Sr. Trail and the trees in City Park will get a bit more colorful — and wordy — this May if the Lynden Library’s StoryWalk project comes to fruition. Tina Bixby, Lynden ...