EDITORIAL: Targeting the problem spots in Lynden’s ambulance costs

Rising costs of the Lynden Fire Department are testing the leaders of the city right now. There are no pat answers, for sure. The main factors are these: rising demand for expected quick response to 911 ...

Letters to the editor – May 14

Fluoride debate Regarding fluoridation of the water for the City of Lynden, I wanted to weigh in on the debate as a dentist practicing in Whatcom County. There are many residents of our great county, especially ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, May 14 • Bellingham Technical College Board of Trustees, College Services board room on campus, 3028 Lindbergh Ave., 9 a.m. • Whatcom Community College Board of Trustees, Laidlaw Center ...

Farmers making progress toward new ag district

WHATCOM — At a Farm Water Meeting in January, farmers unveiled a bold strategy of seeking to form a number of new Watershed Improvement Districts in Whatcom County. Their goal is a significant and sustained ...

Extra patrols target distracted drivers

WHATCOM — Law enforcement officers will be out in extra force from May 19 through June 1 searching for not only unbuckled drivers but distracted drivers as part of the annual “Click it or Ticket” ...

State forestry association to have annual meeting here

WHATCOM -— The Washington Farm Forestry Association, a nonprofit group representing small family forest landowners in the state, will have its annual meeting here May 15-17. Thursday and Friday activities ...

Local Extension to celebrate 100 years of national program

BELLINGHAM — WSU Whatcom County Extension is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its federal founding law, and the public is invited to join in. May 8 is the date the Smith-Lever Act was signed into ...
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Lions earn it the hard way

ANACORTES — Entering the top of the fifth inning, with the score Granite Falls 1, Lynden 0, Lions pitcher Kody Ames gathered his teammates in front of the dugout. The Lynden bats had been freezing throughout ...
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Fastpitch playoff seedings on the line

LYNDEN — Wednesday is a big day for Lynden Christian fastpitch coach Mitch Moorlag and his team. With the 1A district playoffs set to start on Friday, LC finds out its seeding following a meeting with ...

Mounties keep pitch hopes alive

BELLINGHAM — Out of five north county soccer teams, only the Mount Baker Mountaineers survived the 1A district tournament to advance to this week’s 1A tri-district tourney. The Mounties, coached by ...