Opinion: Sunday business opening should be a free choice

By Gary Vis Whose Sunday is it? Lynden, more than any other community in the county, and possibly the state, is known for our imaginary Sunday “rules.” I use the term imaginary because there really ...

Opinion: GPT would enhance environment, jobs

By Craig Cole The Bellingham Herald recently published a guest commentary in which an opponent of the Gateway Pacific Terminal project at Cherry Point made a number of statements that are provably untrue. ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, Aug. 27 • Lynden City Council Public Works Committee, second floor conference room, City Hall, 300 Fourth St., 4:30 p.m. This is a special meeting of the committee specifically on the streetscape ...

Letters to the editor – Aug. 27

Cole is sugar-coating On Aug. 15, an op-ed by Craig Cole was published in the Bellingham Herald, giving a “Mary Poppins” version of the intentions and actions of SSA Marine/Pacific International Terminals ...

Hanko of Lynden a winner in WWU furniture design

BELLINGHAM -— Edward Hanko of Lynden, a Western Washington University student in industrial design, was among those awarded in a furniture design contest. Hanko took third place and a $1,000 scholarship ...

Two to be honored by Peoples Bank

MOUNT VERNON — On Thursday, Sept. 11, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Mount Vernon Financial Center, 1801 Riverside Dr., Peoples Bank celebrates Jim VanderMey’s retirement and appointment to the bank’s board ...

Kickoff for Bible quizzing year will be Sept. 12-13 at Laurel Church

WHATCOM — A kickoff retreat for students ages 11-19 who want to do Bible quizzing is Sept. 12-13 at Laurel Baptist Community Church. The season for students throughout the county will run through almost ...
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Hello, new school year

Students in Renee Haan’s second-grade class at Lynden Christian Elementary School show eager faces on their first day of school on Tuesday. Lynden public, Nooksack Valley and other schools begin today…. ...

WTA 1.25 acres officially for sale in Lynden

LYNDEN -— Property owned by the Whatcom Transportation Authority just south of its Lynden transfer station at 1945 Front St. is officially up for sale. Sealed bids on the 1.25-acre piece are due in by ...

GPT squeezed by regional coal decisions

WHATCOM — One regional decision went in favor of coal exports last week while another went against, with the local Gateway Pacific Terminal proposal still in the balance in the middle. After two years ...