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Looking back at 2018, ahead at 2019

By Jon Mutchler Mayor of Ferndale   As 2018 wraps up, Ferndale continues to grow at a healthy pace. Far from the chaotic struggles of Washington, D.C., and Olympia, we are an example ...

Holiday greetings from the mayor

‘Twas the night before Christmas And throughout our city The streets were all decked-out It all looked so pretty Lights hung by the Chamber Made shopping more appealing To support ...

What we’re thankful for this Thanksgiving

  Reflecting on Thanksgiving each year brings much to be thankful for as we near the 40-year mark of working in the family community newspaper business.   The one word that ...

Letters to the Editor — Nov. 14, 2018

Step up and protect citizens   There has been an ongoing struggle to get our Lynden Police Department the staffing it needs, the staffing this community needs. Now I am hearing ...

Letters to the Editor — Oct. 31, 2018

Politics or law?   I am dismayed by the overwhelming partisanship of the county prosecutor race. Is not this position one to be free from political entanglements and instead dedicated ...

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Supports Kenner   I have had the pleasure of working with Paul Kenner as commissioners for Whatcom County Public Utility District No. 1 for many years. Paul Kenner has been a fine ...

A message from Ferndale’s Community Bond Task Force

By Joe Lupo and Wendy Lawrence, Ferndale Community Bond Task Force When your ballots arrive this weekend, you’ll be asked to approve a school bond to ensure tens of thousands of Ferndale ...

Letters to the Editor — Oct. 17, 2018

Supports Kenner   Having attended commission meetings of Public Utility District No. 1 of Whatcom County for more than 25 years, I strongly believe voters need to re-elect Paul ...

Journalism matters because democracy matters

  The week of Oct. 7-13 is National Newspaper Week, and we at the Lynden Tribune and Ferndale Record are proud to assert our core values as newspapers serving our communities. We ...

Letters to the Editor — Sept. 19, 2018

Kudos to Buys’ bill   You have seen these food trucks buzzing around construction sites. You have seen them in downtown Ferndale, Lynden and Everson. You believe the food trucks ...