Parks, recreation land important to Washington state’s job growth

By Vincent Buys Growing up in and representing the 42nd Legislative District, rich with outdoor recreation land, I have always felt parks and other recreation land are pivotal to our overall health and ...

Letters to the editor

State fails us with lack of transportation funding We just passed the one-year anniversary of the collapse of the Skagit River Interstate 5 bridge. We should have learned from the disaster, but the lesson ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, June 4 • Whatcom County Library System Board of Trustees, Administrative Services, 5205 Northwest Dr., 3 p.m. This is a special session with the Bellingham Public Library for trustee training ...
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Ending things the right way for Meridian

CHENEY — It was just two years ago that Meridian javelin thrower Kaleb Heezen had a forgettable performance at the 1A tri-district meet. Heezen, and Trojans track coach Patrick Ames, knew he had had ...
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No fear for this LC freshman

CHENEY — For local track athletes, the dream is to capture a state championship at some point in their careers. High schoolers work hard for four years to hoist a gold medal at the state meet. For Lynden ...
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Lynden track: Earned meeting with the podium

TACOMA — As Lynden’s Shelby Jacob walked off the grass at Mount Tahoma High School on Friday afternoon, the senior javelin hurler had just made history. Throwing a school record 134-01, Jacob took ...
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Third place finish for the Lions

SELAH — When Lynden fastpitch entered the 2A state tournament, Lynden coach Steve Petersen said that if his team could play consistently on both sides of the ball and not worry about things they couldn’t ...
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No shame in second for Baker

RICHLAND — On Monday afternoon, just about 48 hours after the Mounties’ second-place finish in the state tournament, coach Ron Lepper admitted he could look back on the weekend and be happy about the ...

Arneson grabs third at 2A state golf tourney

UNIVERSITY PLACE — Last Tuesday and Wednesday, Lynden sophomore Ezra Arneson capped off a stellar first season with the Lions with a third place at the 2A state golf tournament at the Chambers Bay Golf ...
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Lynden Middle hires new principal

LYNDEN — New Lynden Middle School principal Molly Mitchell-Mumma grew up around education, with her father working as a college professor, but she didn’t kick off her professional career in education. ...