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Lynden adding 3 career firefighters

LYNDEN ­— Using a federal grant, the city will soon add three more career firefighters. The Lynden City Council Monday unanimously accepted the $431,244 SAFER grant from the Federal Emergency Management ...
By Tyler Mitchell

Ski area at 150% of average

MOUNT BAKER — It’s been a banner year so far at the Mount Baker Ski Area. “If you look at the long average (of snowfall), we’ve been running about 150 percent of normal,” ski area manager Duncan ...
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‘Into The Woods’ premiering soon at Nooksack High

NOOKSACK — It’s winter musical time again at Nooksack Valley High School. This year, Scott Gelwicks is directing Stephen Sondheim’s “Into The Woods,” starring a talented cast of about 22 primary ...
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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 ...