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42-year city employee Larry Nyhoff retires from PW

LYNDEN ­— Larry Nyhoff wasn’t looking for the publicity, that’s for sure. But after 42 years of working for the city, he’s earned some. Sitting at a big table with his fellow Public Works employees ...

Lynden will take in only $19K more in property taxes

LYNDEN ­— In 2014 the city expects to take in 1 percent more in property tax revenue, about $19,000, beside what comes in from new construction and property improvements. One percent is the general ...
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National Adoption Day hits home

Three-year-old Keaton joined his new family Kelly and Randy Espinoza of Alger at the Whatcom County Courthouse on Friday. Keaton first met his parents on Fathers Day of 2012 and was officially adopted ...

Christmas spirit arrives Monday in Sumas

SUMAS — Over the past few years, Sumas residents may have noticed that the amount of the community’s Christmas decorations has gone down. In the early 2000s, Sumas Chamber of Commerce President Rod ...

Jansen promises plenty of artistic fare, music, food on Dec. 7 as well

LYNDEN ­— The Jansen Art Center hosts its second annual Artisan Showcase and Holiday Faire on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Twenty-seven local artisans are selling fine jewelry, ceramics, ...

LCHS choir again sings ‘Carol-o-grams’ for a price

LYNDEN — The Lynden Christian High School Concert Choir will again deliver the true message of Christmas by means of “Carol-o-grams.” Choir members will travel around Lynden and sing 4-5 classic ...

Starting today, extra DUI patrols will be out

WHATCOM — From 2008 through 2012, an average of 49 people died in traffic crashes in Washington between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. DUI is still the leading cause of traffic deaths. Between Nov. ...

Red Cross Real Heroes event registration needed by Dec. 2

BELLINGHAM — The Mt. Baker Chapter of the American Red Cross invites the public to participate in honoring local heroes while financially supporting local Red Cross disaster relief efforts. This year’s ...

EDITORIAL: The Tribune chooses thankfulness

Three years ago we lost a very close friend to pancreatic cancer at the much too early age of 65. He was a wise man who had a great sense of humor and a wonderful perspective on life. We always enjoyed ...

From the Margin: Time enriches a thankful view

Last Saturday I started in on a task that will take more of my spare time this winter. It is to go through all that stuff we once stuck in a file drawer or box — many of them, in fact — thinking it ...