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Review: ‘42’ lacks depth and subtlety, but excels in accuracy and heart

Billed as “The true story of an American legend,” Brian Helgeland’s Jackie Robinson movie “42” is certainly that, but it’s not necessarily a biopic. Much like Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln,” ...
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Patience pays off for Heezen

BELLINGHAM — As soon as he let the javelin fly on Friday afternoon, Meridian’s Kaleb Heezen knew he was headed to the podium. He watched in the approach as his superb throw flew high into the air with ...
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Buzzing about history bees

LYNDEN — It didn’t take long, but Lynden Christian is already successful in the world of history bees. “Students qualified here in the school, and then four of our middle schoolers went down to a ...
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Fire stations shakeup?

WHATCOM — North Whatcom Fire and Rescue has decided to declare surplus its fire stations in Lynden and Custer, citing both response-time and financial reasons, meaning some adjustment for the Lynden ...
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Darigold proudly shows off new dryer facility

LYNDEN ­— Just weeks away from starting up, Darigold showed off its new Lynden milk drying tower to hundreds of visitors Friday. The 143-foot-tall, $22 million structure is more than just an investment ...

Five locals named to first Processed Razz Council

WHATCOM — Five local red raspberry growers and their alternates have been named to the first national Processed Raspberry Council. In all, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has appointed 23 representatives ...

North county baseball roundup

In a meeting of Northwest Conference giants, Lynden wasn’t intimidated. No, the Lions didn’t care that first place in the league standings was on the line and that a loss on the road to Sehome ...

County fire district planning to declare Lynden, Custer stations surplus

Though stations will be sold, no job losses will occur if surplus resolutions pass The North Whatcom Fire & Rescue Whatcom County Fire Protection District #21 Board of Commissioners’ regular ...

Lynden girls take down Nooksack Valley

The Lions and Pioneers met in a Northwest Conference showdown on Tuesday evening, with Lynden dominating from the start. The visiting Lions used solid pitching and an excellent offensive performance to ...

Partners working to reduce bacteria pollution in streams

BELLINGHAM — Levels of fecal coliform bacteria are on the rise in creeks and rivers in Whatcom County, prompting a multi-agency response effort. The levels of pollution exceed clean water standards and ...