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Pair new in roles at Lynden City Hall

LYNDEN -— Sirke Salminen is the city’s new finance director while Vanessa Roebuck is now heading up human resources. Salminen, who started Nov. 3, replaces Teresa Camfield, who led the five-person ...

Money set aside for future roadwork

LYNDEN -— The city plans to have $640,000 on hand to spend in 2015 from its Transportation Benefit District two-tenths cent sales tax, and a range of transportation projects could benefit. The City Council ...

State of the Arts: You should be listening to ‘Serial’

I can’t stop listening to “Serial.” I listen to a lot of podcasts in the car, and I’m constantly on the lookout for new ones. “Serial” popped onto my radar two weeks ago when I heard it talked ...

Sheriff’s Office keeps alive the 25-year-old Mandy Stavik murder case

WHATCOM -— It has now been 25 years since Mandy Stavik, an 18-year-old college student, was brutally murdered. But the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office is not forgetting about the case. On Nov. 24, ...

Lynden Christian students fill four vehicles with food

LYNDEN -— Just before Thanksgiving, Lynden Christian School students collected over 11,000 pounds of food — enough to fill two mini-buses and two vans — for the Project Hope Food Bank. The food drive ...

Man faces drug charges, held on immigration retainer also

WHATCOM — Detectives from the Northwest Regional Gang-Drug Task Force investigated a case of narcotics dealing and last week arrested a subject known as Agustin Torres-Gomez, age 43, living at 790 W. ...

Nativity sets on display Saturday at 415 Front St.

LYNDEN — A collection of 25 treasured nativity sets will be on display at 415 Front St. in downtown Lynden from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6. Admission to the display, titled “Embracing the Meaning ...

GET college pre-pay program in sign-up period

OLYMPIA — The enrollment period for Washington’s Guaranteed Education Tuition program opened Nov. 1 and continues through May 31, 2015. The program provides an opportunity for families with young children ...

Calendar

ONGOING ‘Mesiah’ concerts The Lynden Choral Society and the Starry Night Chamber Orchestra present Handel’s “Messiah” at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 5, and 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6, in Third Christian ...

Bellingham Tech. president retiring

BELLINGHAM — Patricia McKeown, Bellingham Technical College’s president for the past five years, has announced her plans to retire at the end of June 2015. In all, McKeown’s career at BTC spans more ...