VanWerven steps into new legislative role

2015 session starts Monday; 42nd District GOP delegation against tax hikes   OLYMPIA ­— For Luanne Van Werven, the experience of being sworn in as the 42nd District’s newest legislator on Monday, ...

Lynden School District running $48 million bond election in April

If passed, funds will replace middle school, replace/remodel Fisher, pay off Line Road property LYNDEN — The Lynden School Board voted Thursday night to approve a resolution that will put a $48 million ...
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A bus full of memories

  LYNDEN ­— Those who depended on Vern Miedema’s mechanical skills at the Lynden School District bus garage say it will be hard to go on not having him around doing his conscientious work.   About ...

Gasoline prices continuing to fall locally

LYNDEN — As the price of crude oil continues to fall on the international market, the price of gasoline drops locally, down more than $1 per gallon from the same time last year.   The national average ...

Boy Scouts recycling Christmas trees

LYNDEN — The local Boy Scouts will again hold a community Christmas tree pickup and recycling event, this year on Saturday, Jan. 10.   Within the Lynden city limits, the scouts will pick up trees ...

Looking forward to movies in 2015

I feel like I utter the same words at the beginning of each calendar year. “There are too many movies coming out this year.” That is usually true, more or less.   It really does seem like 2015 ...

Strong 2014 finish helped real estate market

WHATCOM — After a strong beginning in the first quarter relative to 2013, Whatcom County’s real estate market softened mid-year, but it made up the difference at the end.   More home sales closed ...

Charter review group meets for first time Monday

  WHATCOM ­— The 15 individuals who were elected in November to be 2015 Whatcom County Charter Review Commissioners will meet for the first time at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 12, in the garden-level conference ...

E. Smith, Skagit truck accidents claim two lives

  WHATCOM ­— A 68-year-old Deming man died early Saturday, Jan. 3, after his vehicle left the 3300 block of East Smith Road, struck a mailbox and rolled over, the Washington State Patrol reported. ...

Featured author will be at Jansen Feb. 24

  WHATCOM — The annual county-wide program to read one book together has been awarded a $3,500 matching grant from Humanities Washington to support the 2015 program.   The Whatcom County Library ...