Whatcom Farmers Co-op announces discussions to merge with larger operation

LYNDEN — Whatcom Farmers Cooperative (WFC) of Lynden and CHS Inc., a national farmer-owned cooperative, released a statement saying that the two co-ops have been in discussions about a potential merger ...

Ericksen pushes transportation efficiency ideas in WA Senate

  OLYMPIA — Washington taxpayers are getting one ferry for the price of three, says state Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, and the state is paying far more for sales tax on road projects than even ...

Two more Woods Coffee openings coming

LYNDEN — After opening its first Skagit County location on College Way in Mount Vernon at the end of 2014, Lynden-based The Woods Coffee has announced that its next location will be next to Costco in ...

State of the Arts: ‘Boyhood’ a remarkable cinematic achievement

I wasn’t quite sure what to make of Richard Linklater’s Oscar-nominated “Boyhood” about halfway through its long runtime.   In term of filmmaking, “Boyhood” is a landmark achievement. Linklater ...

Haggen starts massive acquisition/rebrand

BELLINGHAM — Haggen has started the process of converting 145 Albertsons and Safeway stores throughout Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada and Arizona to the Haggen brand in February.   But don’t ...
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‘The Pirates of Penzance’ premiering at Lynden High School

LYNDEN — An operetta may seem like a difficult choice for a high school drama production, but for Tina Miller’s group of LHS performers, it was just the right fit.   “After last year’s musical, ...

Law enforcement learning camp for high school juniors, seniors

  OLYMPIA — Washington State high school juniors and seniors with an interest in law enforcement as a career can spend a week this summer learning about the roles and job opportunities.   Applications ...
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Boys: Lions advance to regionals

  MOUNT VERNON — Lynden’s halftime adjustment in Monday night’s 68-54 district semifinals win wasn’t so much an adjustment as it was a rededication.   After using their superior size and ...
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1A basketball: Silver linings in LC losses

  MOUNT VERNON — Neither of the Lynden Christian basketball teams won their respective district title games on Saturday at Mount Vernon High School.   But neither has much — if anything — ...

Tree fruit the focus at March 7 Skagit field day

  MOUNT VERNON — The Western Washington Fruit Research Foundation presents its Winter Field Day on Saturday, March 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Washington State University Northwestern Washington ...