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Local Army man promoted at Ft. Hood

FORT HOOD, TEXAS — Lynden native Robert Bertrand was promoted to the rank of colonel in the U.S. Army’s 85th Civil Affairs Brigade during a June 30 ceremony at Club Hood. Col. Betrand will now serve ...

Jansen Art Center hosting free “Kids! Do art!” event

LYNDEN — The Jansen Art Center is hosting a free two-day open house event for kids on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 22-23. From 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, kids can enjoy dance, ...

Letters to the editor – Aug. 20

Union work is ugly On reports that federal agencies spend millions on employees’ full-time union work: It may be common knowledge, to a degree, but it’s still ugly. — Warren Pugh, Hyrum, Utah, formerly ...
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‘Computerized’ photo draws extra looks at fair

LYNDEN -— As people strolled through the Northwest Washington Fair’s artwork area and scanned the photographs there last week, eyes were often drawn to one photograph in particular. It seemed to be ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, Aug. 20 • Lynden City Council Community Development Committee, second floor meeting room, Lynden City Hall, 300 Fourth St. 4 p.m. • Lynden Board of Adjustments, southeast conference room, ...
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Learning the art of spycraft in real science

It’s easy to think of spying as a purely fictitious concept. From the books of Ian Fleming to John le Carré to the myriad of spy thrillers that hit theaters decade after decade, espionage fiction has ...

Calendar

ONGOING Clock exhibit The Lynden Pioneer Museum hosts an exhibit of historic clockworks from the West Coast Clock and Watch Museum through Sept. 15. Several dozen timepieces from the 1700s through the ...

Auditor seeks writers of ‘con’ position on recreation bond

LYNDEN -— County Auditor Debbie Adelstein is interested in hearing from people willing to help draft a ballot statement against the $1 million bond proposed by the Lynden Regional Parks and Recreation ...

Ecology fines local firm $3,000

OLYMPIA — Fourteen businesses statewide, including one local, have been fined $3,000 each for failing to submit stormwater monitoring reports for three or more consecutive quarters. On the list is Elenbaas ...

Lynden native graduates from Washington University

ST. LOUIS — Kevin Butler, son of Mark and Sharon Butler of Lynden, earned a graduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis. He graduated with a master of science degree in biostatistics. Butler ...