Farmers are addressing water issues

  An adequate supply of clean water is crucially important to every Whatcom resident. Farms are no different. We depend on water and have responsibilities to manage water on behalf of the rest of the ...

OPINION: Sunshine Week: An open local government

by Jon Mutchler   Sunshine Week reminds us that good government is transparent, not secret. Democracy requires that the press, special interest and advocacy groups, as well as average citizens remain ...

Letters to the editor – March 18

Odd Lynden doesn’t support its schools   We pay full for all taxes and incur all expenses to live in Lynden. Yes, we are American citizens and yet cannot vote on any issues in Lynden or Washington ...

Public meetings

Thursday, March 19 • Whatcom County Parks and Recreation Commission, Tennant Lake Interpretive Center, 5236 Nielsen Ave., Ferndale, 6 p.m. • Nooksack Valley School Board, district offices, 3326 E. ...
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Missing Scooter ‘the guy’

  LYNDEN — Standing at 6-7, Lynden senior forward Scooter Hastings is a towering presence.   And the Cal Poly Pomona commit — who was recently named Class 2A state Player of the Year by the ...
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Lots to like in Lynden’s season-opening victory

  LYNDEN — With his team missing three key players and starting a defender at goalkeeper in the season-opener on Monday, Lynden head coach Drew Smiley wasn’t quite sure what to expect.   “We ...
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Bats hot, fielding not in Lions’ season-opener

  LYNDEN — After losing just one starter from a team that finished third in state last season, a strong, experienced Lynden team is eyeing another deep run this year.   And the Lions got a measuring ...

Lyncs were a real-life story that inspired

As someone whose life has more or less revolved around sports for about as long as memory serves, I’m ashamed to admit that I’ve never watched the movie “Hoosiers.”   Loosely based on a true ...

Spring roundup

BOYS’ SOCCER   Nooksack Valley stormed past Lynden Christian with five second-half goals en route to a 7-0 win on Monday.   Rigoberto Gonzales led the Pioneers with a hat trick, while Luke VanWingerden ...

Local All-NWC selections

BOYS Co-Coach of the Year Rob Gray (Baker) First team Scooter Hastings (Lynden) Sterling Somers (Lynden) Alex Martin (Meridian) Second team Zach Roetcisoender (LC) Cody Fransen (LC) Timothy Soares (Baker) ...