Manhunt is on in Ferndale for suspect of 2011 Lynden murder

FERNDALE — The Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office is  searching for possible 2011 Lynden murder suspect Salvador Rodriguez near Ferndale. Rodriguez is wanted for the November 2011 murder of Jesse Winchester ...

LC basketball takes another hit

After learning last week that starting junior point guard Daulton Hommes would be lost for the season, Lynden Christian basketball coach Roger DeBoer and his Lyncs took another hit this week. The longtime ...
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100 years of Sumas church

SUMAS — Sumas Advent Christian Church is celebrating its centennial with an open house on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 2 to 4 p.m. The public is invited. On Sunday, Sept. 22, a potluck dinner follows the ...
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Lynden teacher now publishing books

LYNDEN — June 2013 was a good month for Rebecca Van Slyke, and not just because summer vacation began. Van Slyke, a second-grade teacher at Vossbeck Elementary School, is a children’s book writer. ...

Music festival stretches to 8 days

LYNDEN ­— The fifth annual Lynden Music Festival is increasing in number of days and performers this year. It will begin on Saturday, Oct. 5, and continue for a total of eight days. An expanding list ...

YMCA repairs will add up yearly

LYNDEN — The aging Lynden YMCA building is costing taxpayers extra money this year. The sucking of city money won’t stop anytime soon, either. With last November’s failure of a $9.5 million bond ...

Big Brothers/Big Sisters closing

WHATCOM — After a 37-year presence in Whatcom County, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Washington is closing its doors. The child-mentoring program has struggled financially for several years, especially ...

Umpqua to take over Sterling Savings Bank

PORTLAND — By early next year, Umpqua Holdings Corp. will finish off a $2 billion transaction by purchasing Sterling Financial Corporation, including the Lynden Sterling Savings Bank location at 1794 ...

BelleWood Acres event highlights performing and visual arts

WHATCOM — Local visual artists will help to welcome the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra’s newly appointed music director, Yaniv Attar, at a celebration dinner Saturday, Sept. 28, at Bellewood Acres, 6140 ...

With recent rain, burn ban lifted

WHATCOM ­— Due to recent rain, as of 8 a.m. today, Sept. 18, the Fire Marshal’s Office is lifting restrictions on all open burning in unincorporated Whatcom County. A permanent ban on open burning ...