Mobile home fire displaces two west of Lynden

CUSTER — Volunteers with the Mt. Baker Chapter of the American Red Cross responded to an early-morning fire on the Lynden-Birch Bay Road on Friday, April 18. The fire started due to an electrical malfunction ...

Lighthouse Mission getting elevator, with partners’ help

BELLINGHAM — The Lighthouse Mission will get a much-needed elevator at the Ministries, thanks to help from the Northwest Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The chapter consulted with Ron ...

Drivers sought for ‘14 derby

LYNDEN — The Northwest Washington Fair announces that tickets will go on sale at 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 23, for this year’s demolition derby shows. Advance tickets are $22 for the 12:30 p.m. demolition ...

Overstreet: Shepard should quit over ‘less white’ stance

OLYMPIA — State Rep. Jason Overstreet, of Lynden, has called for the resignation of Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard over comments made by the president about wanting a more racially ...

Dutch Village Mall spaces filling up with tenants

LYNDEN — While spring cleaning occurs outside Dutch Village Mall, expect plenty of changes inside it as well. Tim Broersma, Elements Hospitality CEO and manager of the mall property, said all the spaces ...
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LC grad releases country debut album

NASHVILLE — Country music rising star and Lynden Christian graduate Rachele Lynae will release her self-titled debut album on Tuesday, April 22, featuring 12 tracks produced by country star Jamie O’Neal. ...
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Crowd-funding used to aid Everson man

EVERSON — Matt Martin is a private guy, and his whole family is pretty similar in that regard. But when Matt, 30, was diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma, a type of cancer that develops in the liver’s ...

Active Nooksack River has its own recent landslides

WHATCOM ­— Nine days before the deadly Oso landslide, a Whatcom County panel was hearing about similar, albeit lesser, risks here. The Nooksack is an active river that carves away its banks leading ...

Lynden, Nooksack Valley and Meridian school districts all win clean audits

WHATCOM — Three local school districts have all received clean audits of their financial operations and federal programs from the Washington State Auditor’s Office. Reports released April 3 and April ...

VanAchte reports scam caller

LYNDEN ­— The woman on the phone with George Van Achte the morning of April 8 said she was his granddaughter Martine, in trouble in Las Vegas and needing help. “I can’t call anyone but you, Grandpa,” ...