Split council delays fire engine purchase

LYNDEN ­— The tone got a little testy at times as the City Council worked its way through some split votes Monday, doing business against the backdrop of City Hall legal and administrative turmoil aired ...

Blaine write-in running for 1st District Congress

John Walt sounds a ‘unity’ theme, leans Republican LYNDEN ­— John Walt knows he’s fighting the odds being a write-in candidate for Congress, but “I’m following through a passion in my heart,” ...

EMS tax hike on fall ballot

Amount to 29.5 cents per $1,000 possible; jail effort will wait another year WHATCOM ­— County voters can expect to vote this fall on a tax hike to bolster the countywide Emergency Medical Services ...

Firefighter claims racial discrimination in federal case

LYNDEN ­— The city is also defending against a claim of discrimination based on race and alienage by a former part-time temporary firefighter who was passed over for a permanent position. Damon Winters ...

Conflict at City Hall

Amy Harksell resigns, claiming gender discrimination and joining two other former Lynden female employees in joint legal action focused on Mike Martin, city administrator LYNDEN ­— Planning Director ...

City, school district hammer out details

Middle school permit, Fisher school fees OK’d LYNDEN ­— A permit needed from the city for new Lynden Middle School construction came down mostly to how an adjoining street end would be treated. The ...

City Planning Director Harksell on leave from job

Fill-in planner hired as needed LYNDEN ­— Planning Director Amy Harksell is on a leave of absence from her position and it’s not clear when she will return. The Lynden City Council, acknowledging ...
The beautiful structural renovation of the Waples Mercantile Building has been the centerpiece of downtown Lynden's revival. (Courtesy photo/Jim Krause Design and Diane Padys)

Lynden wins $25,000 in Main Street Contest

Lynden strongly beats out 24 cities in online voting LYNDEN ­— “We did it!” was the news in downtown Lynden Friday morning. From online voting for Lynden, the Downtown Business Association has won ...

A contested field of candidates

Van Werven, Buys each face three primary challengers WHATCOM ­— Each of the incumbent 42nd District state representatives will have three challengers in the Aug. 2 primary election. Luanne Van Werven, ...
The planned Judson statue.

Judson statue revived

Fundraising is happening; location changed to Seventh/Front corner LYNDEN ­— The Judson statue project is alive and progressing, after all, although with a new spot in mind. In this 125th anniversary ...