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‘The East’ offers thrills, moral dilemmas

LYNDEN — Like so many good films out there, “The East” asks the classic “would you or wouldn’t you?” question a number of times before its controversial conclusion. Writer-actress Brit Marling ...

Sugar Shack music to kids’ ears

By Annika Wolters LYNDEN — When the faint jingle from an old favorite ice cream truck tune hits your ear, stop to reminisce. Then get out of the way and watch the neighborhood’s children rush to the ...

Lynden border drug tunnel plays backdrop to new children’s novel

by Annika Wolters LYNDEN — While driving down Boundary Road, retired clinical social worker Jim Vander May remembered the U.S.-Canadian drug smuggling tunnel underneath the border that was busted in ...

Border survey answers where travelers are going

WHATCOM — The Whatcom Council of Governments (WCOG) has partnered with Western Washington University’s Border Policy Research Institute (BPRI) to conduct a large-scale survey of travelers through the ...

Roadwork closing roads throughout county, Lynden

Weekend closure coming for SR9 WICKERSHAM – Construction to open up fish habitat upstream of State Route 9 roughly one mile north of the Whatcom-Skagit county line will mean two weeks of single-lane ...

Court docket

Lynden Municipal Court was held on June 12, 2013, and the following people were found guilty: Barry Bruington, 50, of Lynden, third-degree driving with a suspended license. Fined $300. Stephanie Ballesteros, ...

CALENDAR

ONGOING Arts Market The Bellwether Arts Market runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays in August. The festival atmosphere features over 30 artists booths, vendors and live entertainment.   WEDNESDAY ...
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State of the Arts: So they have puffin cruises in Washington …

This past weekend, my girlfriend and I went on a puffin cruise. Now, before anybody tries to tell me that this activity ages us by 30 years or so, let me just inform you that we’re fully aware of this ...

Letters to the editor – July 10

The dangers of GPT Some residents living in close proximity to the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal (GPT) feel helpless in the face of this huge project. In reality, we are among hundreds, if not thousands, ...

Democrats host County Council open house

WHATCOM — The Whatcom County Democrats is launching a coordinated campaign to elect four candidates to the Whatcom County Council. The campaign will support incumbents Carl Weimer (District 3) and Ken ...