New city .2 percent sales tax goes into effect Monday

LYNDEN ­— The new .2 percent sales tax passed by Lynden voters in November for a Transportation Benefit District goes into effect April 1. The amount is added to the 8.5 percent rate already collected. ...

Regional meat packing co-op will have up to $65,000 ‘matching loan’

WHATCOM — The Whatcom Community Foundation has committed to provide a “matching fund” loan of up to $65,000 to support the North Cascades Meat Producers Cooperative in an effort to raise membership ...

Baja buggy teams return to Lynden fairgrounds in May

WHATCOM — The Western Washington University Student Chapter of the Society of Automotive Engineers again hosts the Baja 2013 International Design Competition May 16-17 at the Northwest Washington State ...

Chad Chambers opens used car lot at Guide-Pole intersection

LYNDEN — Chad Chambers Auto Sales, located at the intersection of Guide Meridian and Pole roads, opened a week ago as a “full-service” used car lot. Chambers, part of the family that owned and operated ...

Court docket

Lynden Municipal Court was held March 13, 2013, and the following people were found guilty: Jose Sanchez, 22, of Everson, failure to transfer title. Fined $250. Jose Sanchez, 22, of Everson, driving without ...

Jail replacement process is a careful one

By Bill Elfo, Whatcom County Sheriff As Whatcom County prepares to replace its jail, it is important to update citizens as to the processes followed, decisions made to date and the plans to proceed. In ...

Letters to the editor – published March 27

Obama as Hitler is beyond insulting On Tuesday, March 19, I had the unfortunate but compelling experience of seeing two young men with an “Impeach Obama” sign in front of the Lynden Post Office steps. ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, March 27 • Meridian School Board, Meridian Middle School library, 861 Ten Mile Rd., 7 p.m. Thursday, March 28 • Bellingham-Whatcom County Commission Against Domestic Violence, Bellingham ...

Nooksack Loop Trail update set for April 10 Bellingham meeting

WHATCOM — The Whatcom Parks and Recreation Foundation is inviting the public to an informational meeting and open house about the Nooksack Loop Trail on Wednesday, April 10, at 7 p.m. in the Squalicum ...

Warm Beach horse vaulters among 17 teams coming to Lynden fairgrounds

LYNDEN ­— The equestrian show “Vault Into Spring,” featuring 130 participants on 17 teams from the Pacific Northwest, California and Canada, comes to the Northwest Washington Fair and Event Center ...