Gas prices keep going up, but still way below 2014

  SEATTLE ­— Average retail gasoline prices in Washington rose 9.1 cents per gallon in the week ended Sunday, Feb. 22, to an average of $2.42, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,666 gas ...
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Car fire sparks downtown

LYNDEN — An odd sight greeted Monday morning commuters through downtown Lynden: A burnt-out BMW sitting unattended in the city parking lot at Front and Seventh streets.   But the vehicle was attended ...

Lyncs hold off Baker, advance to regionals

  WHATCOM — Zach Roetcisoender scored 17 points, Blake Mellema added 16 and Cody Fransen had 14 as Lynden Christian (15-8) fought past Mount Baker to advance to regionals with a 66-56 win on Saturday ...

Saturday night hoops roundup: Hot-shooting Lions win second straight district title

Lynden torched the nets during the game, and then cut them down afterward. Kaitlyn Mark hit five 3-pointers and scored 28 points, and Elisa Kooiman added 24, as Lynden beat Burlington 67-55 on Saturday ...

Lions suffer overtime loss to Anacortes in district title game

Nail-biting games between Northwest Conference powers Lynden and Anacortes have become commonplace in recent years. And Friday night’s district championship game was the latest instance. Anacortes’ ...

Whatcom Farmers Co-op announces discussions to merge with larger operation

LYNDEN — Whatcom Farmers Cooperative (WFC) of Lynden and CHS Inc., a national farmer-owned cooperative, released a statement saying that the two co-ops have been in discussions about a potential merger ...

Ericksen pushes transportation efficiency ideas in WA Senate

  OLYMPIA — Washington taxpayers are getting one ferry for the price of three, says state Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, and the state is paying far more for sales tax on road projects than even ...

Two more Woods Coffee openings coming

LYNDEN — After opening its first Skagit County location on College Way in Mount Vernon at the end of 2014, Lynden-based The Woods Coffee has announced that its next location will be next to Costco in ...

State of the Arts: ‘Boyhood’ a remarkable cinematic achievement

I wasn’t quite sure what to make of Richard Linklater’s Oscar-nominated “Boyhood” about halfway through its long runtime.   In term of filmmaking, “Boyhood” is a landmark achievement. Linklater ...

Haggen starts massive acquisition/rebrand

BELLINGHAM — Haggen has started the process of converting 145 Albertsons and Safeway stores throughout Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada and Arizona to the Haggen brand in February.   But don’t ...