Opinion: Consider the gifts of history as the calendar turns again

By Troy Luginbill luginbill2@yahoo.com The start of a new year is upon us and it is time for reflection and new promises. The tradition at New Year’s Day is to look back ...

Opinion: Don’t turn away after the funerals

By Heather Brown Pretty soon the funerals in Newtown will be over, cable news trucks will be moving on, several other shootings will have occurred. We will be turning away again. I know this is not a simple ...

Letters to the editor – Dec. 26

Community’s generous power is in full force This is a great time of the year for me as director of the Christian Hope Association. I have the privilege of witnessing the incredible power of hope evidenced ...

Taco Time raises $3,000 for Project Hope in one day

LYNDEN — On Dec. 18, the Taco Time Northwest restaurant hosted its second annual Project Hope benefit and raised $3,000 for the local food bank. “We’re proud to live and work in a community that ...
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Local schools react to Newtown tragedy

LYNDEN — The nation was hit with a harrowing and unfathomable tragedy on Friday when 20-year-old Adam Lanza walked into a Connecticut elementary school and gunned down 26 people, 20 of whom were young ...
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Country star Hunter Hayes to play 2013 fair

LYNDEN — Rising star Hunter Hayes, who just received three Grammy nominations to go with his Country Music Association award as best New Artist of 2012, will perform at the 2013 Northwest Washington ...
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State of the Arts: The Hobbit: Overlong and overstuffed

LYNDEN — I’ve been a rather vocal critic of Peter Jackson’s decision to split his adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” into three movies rather than the originally planned two-parter. ...

Local police lose BP interpretation

WHATCOM — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced last week that the Border Patrol will no longer provide interpretation assistance in routine local law enforcement matters. But that practice ...

Lynden could get 3 more career firefighters via $431,000 federal grant

LYNDEN ­— The city could be getting three more firefighters in 2013. Fire Chief Gary Baar told the City Council Monday that Lynden has qualified for a federal SAFER (Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency ...

Open house for retiring chamber office manager Jeannie Rozeboom

LYNDEN — Jeannie Rozeboom is retiring as the office manager of the Lynden Chamber of Commerce after 14 years and the chamber will host an open house to bid her farewell from noon to 3 p.m. on Friday, ...