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Legislators’ advocacy benefits community

This is a guest column from Lynden Mayor Scott Korthuis. Isn’t it exciting? Lynden is alive and well! Our downtown is being revitalized. Our outstanding trail system is slated for expansion. A parking ...

Louws puts jail funding ahead of EMS

Whatcom County Executive Jack Louws gave his 2016 State of the County speech to the County Council in early April. The first portion on accomplishments and projects underway was printed last week; this ...

Letter to the editor

Recognizing local history Yes, I remember that store, the Swanson Mercantile (March 16 Drive Whatcom section photo). We shopped there during my childhood when we lived on the Clearbrook Road, and later ...

Achievements to note, more projects underway

Whatcom County Executive Jack Louws gave his 2016 State of the County speech to the County Council in early April. Over the April 20 and 27 editions, the Tribune will print the speech. Good evening, members ...
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Ten Mile group issues ‘septic challenge’

We’ve got septic systems and we’ve got problems! Did you know that of 2,920 septic systems in the Tenmile Creek watershed, only 60 percent are compliant with septic inspection rules? The rules require ...

Toppings the final ice cream touch

BY MELISSA HORNTON The sun has been shining, the weather is getting warmer, and in our house that can only mean one thing: Ice cream time is here! With flavors like Blueberry Cheesecake, Cappuccino Chip ...

Letters to the editor

Lynden Mamas group connecting here I want to share about a local Lynden Mamas Facebook page called Lynden Mamas Connecting (Lmc), which I run and administer and am very proud of. Over two years ago, we ...

Letters to the editor

Putting pot in its place Just a brief note of thanks to our Lynden City Council for seeing the danger of the so-called recreational use of the drug marijuana that its proponents see as no big deal. It ...

Let’s rediscover the real Republican Party

This is a guest column by three-term Republican Secretary of State Sam Reed (2001-2013) who previously was the Thurston County Auditor for 23 years.    My heritage in the Republican Party goes back ...

Letters to the editor

Adding to the history of old service stations A couple days ago I was sitting in the waiting room of a Ferndale business and happened to see the magazine section of the Lynden Tribune/Ferndale Record. ...