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Readers Care: Center’s hot meals a big effort

LYNDEN -— What does it mean that a hot noon meal is provided each weekday at the Lynden Community Center? The picture certainly includes these pieces: Lynne Heeringa, as head cook, planning the menu ...

WTA may not sell Lynden property

WHATCOM -— Lynden Cemetery commissioners have offered $400,000 for 1.25 acres owned by Whatcom Transportation Authority adjoining the Front Street cemetery. But that may not be enough to acquire it for ...

City 2015 budget stirs no comments

LYNDEN -— The city will take in 1 percent more, or about $26,878, in property tax revenue next year. That’s the state-allowed maximum, excluding what increases come from new construction and improvements ...

New irrigation boards set levies, meeting times

WHATCOM -— Four newly created irrigation districts on agricultural land have all set an assessment rate of $4 per acre for 2015, altogether raising $188,734 to deal with a variety of water issues. The ...

School board considers facilities

LYNDEN -— Public school board members received a pair of recommendations for new school buildings from a Facilities Committee last week, but took no action. Superintendent Jim Frey, who chaired the committee, ...

Standoff leaves one dead

DEMING -— A 37-year-old man died in gunfire with a county sheriff’s special response team, after he had reportedly shot at officers first, in a residence at 5765 Mosquito Lake Rd. Sunday afternoon. ...

Big batteries seen as power backup for Glacier area

GLACIER -— Batteries the size of a truck shipping container could become a solution to unique power supply challenges in this foothills community. Puget Sound Energy is pursuing details of the $9.8 million ...
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Pie time

Pies were being made by the dozens at the Lynden Community Center for the annual Holiday Bazaar and Bake Sale last week Thursday and Friday. From left, Irene Kavros and Joyce Harlan team up on the apple ...

Mt. Baker Highway to close next summer for four months

Replacing bridge will close Mt. Baker Highway at Anderson Creek for four months WHATCOM — A section of the Mount Baker Highway will be closed for four months next summer for a Washington State Department ...
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Art on display

Artist Yvette Neumann poses with young frind Pauline Sandoz amid the paintings at Neumann’s opening reception last Thursday for her current exhibit in the Jansen Art Center. Neumann, of Bellingham, specializes ...