A Fire District 1 firefighter approaches the burning home on Nooksack Avenue. (Brent Lindquist/Lynden Tribune)

Nooksack home burns

Fund set up to help fire victims NOOKSACK — A home in the 100 block of Nooksack Avenue went up in flames Sunday evening when an apparent wiring problem caused an electrical fire. “What I was told from ...
Candidates for the Whatcom County Council sat side by side for a forum sponsored by the Whatcom Tea Party in the Ferndale High School auditorium on Wednesday, July 17. From left are: Michelle Luke and Carl Weimer of the 1st District; Ken Mann and Ben Elenbaas, 2nd District; Kathy Kershner and Barry Buchanan, 3rd District; and Bill Knutzen, at-large. Candidate Rudd Browne was absent. Responding to audience questions, they talked about growth management in Whatcom County, building a new jail, property rights, water supply, Lake Whatcom, wind turbines, livestock slaughter facilities, climate change and more. They could speak only indirectly on the Gateway Pacific Terminal proposal, as the County Council will act in a quasi-judicial role in decisions on that project.  (Calvin Bratt/Lynden Tribune)

Candidates talk at Tea Party forum

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Both inside and outside, the new Chateaux at Garden Green promises relaxation and contentment.  (Tim Newcomb/Lynden Tribune)

New active adult community opens up the golf views

Chateaux project on Depot Road first of three new communities LYNDEN — There’s a lot more to the first phase of the Garden Green project behind the 6th hole at Homestead Golf & Country Club than ...

Lynden School Board favors building two new schools

Plan includes interim performing arts space at a Line Road middle school LYNDEN — The Lynden School Board moved one step closer to a bond resolution at its Thursday evening meeting, favoring a motion ...
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Everson Festival serves up the sunshine

The two-day Everson-Nooksack Festival on Friday and Saturday provided plenty of sunny reasons for visitors to come to town for food, a parade, 3-on-3 basketball tournament, kids’ games and activities ...
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Raspberry Dessert Contest: We have a winner (and a recipe)

The Lynden Tribune once again held its annual “Berry” Best Raspberry Dessert Contest, with entries judged by the newsroom staff on Thursday, in anticipation of the upcoming Northwest Raspberry Festival. ...
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State of the Arts: Come for the robots, stay for the robots

BELLINGHAM — Giant robots fighting giant monsters. That’s pretty much how I described Guillermo del Toro’s “Pacific Rim” to people when I mentioned it to them prior to actually watching the film. ...
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Life-giving donation

EVERSON — Terry Graham doesn’t remember it, but 20 years ago she expressed interest in becoming a live kidney donor. Her sister-in-law recounted that, upon hearing somebody else talk about becoming ...
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‘The East’ offers thrills, moral dilemmas

LYNDEN — Like so many good films out there, “The East” asks the classic “would you or wouldn’t you?” question a number of times before its controversial conclusion. Writer-actress Brit Marling ...
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State of the Arts: So they have puffin cruises in Washington …

This past weekend, my girlfriend and I went on a puffin cruise. Now, before anybody tries to tell me that this activity ages us by 30 years or so, let me just inform you that we’re fully aware of this ...