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State of the Arts: Film Review: ‘Django Unchained’ violently long

Quentin Tarantino makes violent movies. Violence is perhaps the most basic characteristic that all of his films have in common, so moviegoers with uneasy stomachs need not apply. The violence is still ...

Judge Deborra Garrett to be sworn in Jan. 11

WHATCOM — Deborra Garrett will be sworn in as Whatcom County Superior Court Judge at 3 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 11, in the council chambers of the County Courthouse, 311 Grand Ave., Bellingham. She will ...

Over 100 arrested countywide in DUI push

WHATCOM — In Whatcom County, 115 motorists were stopped and arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI) during a Nov. 21 through Jan. 1 Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement ...

CALENDAR

ONGOING Lecture series The January Series of Calvin College comes by simulcast at 9:30 a.m. to 510 Liberty St., Lynden, as follows: Jan. 10 — Peter Diamandis, founder of X Prize Foundation for invention, ...

FAFSA filing events coming up at both Lynden and Ferndale high schools

LYNDEN — Student aid applications can be a daunting process for students preparing for college. On Thursday, Jan. 17, local students will have the chance to get some help with their Free Application ...
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Median price of county home rises for first time in five years

WHATCOM — The county’s median price of homes sold last year rose 3.2 percent in comparison to 2011, to $250,000. Also, the number of residential units sold increased by 12.8 percent to 2,077, the county’s ...

New steakhouse coming to Homestead

LYNDEN — Watch for the opening of yet another restaurant at Homestead Golf & Country Club. The Reserve at Homestead is now closed and a new group of owners has taken over, shutting down food service ...
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More than pride on the line

LYNDEN — It happens every year. In early January, Lynden and Lynden Christian meet in a rivalry that dates back decades. 2013 is different, however. Both teams are not only coming off state championships ...
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Swimmers keep improving

LYNDEN — For Lynden Lions swimming coach Steve Gibb, the hard work he and his athletes have put forth this season is certainly paying off. Gibb, who implemented a new P90X training regiment this year, ...
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Pioneering their way to victory

NOOKSACK — Depth and experience. It’s what’s needed to compete at a high level and is essential for a team when they suffer shooting woes. For the Nooksack Valley girls basketball team, the above-mentioned ...