William Jones

  William “Bill” Louis Jones, age 80, of Blaine and formerly of Lynden, passed away at his home on Monday, April 6, 2015.   He was born on Feb. 9, 1935, in Mattson, Mississippi, to parents ...
Members of North County Christ the King’s The Refinery discipleship program worked on the Bridges of Hope transformational home for a couple of days during the kids’ spring break last week, painting the house and making some other general improvements on the grounds. (Brent Lindquist/Lynden Tribune)

Building a home for transformation

Church group joins Bridges of Hope residents in spring improvement project By Brent Lindquist reporter@lyndentribune.com LYNDEN — Residents ...

Helping Hand grants now available for park, trail improvement

  WHATCOM — The Whatcom County Parks and Recreation Foundation announces its 2015 Helping Hand grant program for groups and organizations working on projects to improve their parks and trails.   Grants ...
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Bond ballots coming

LYNDEN — It’s bond time again, and most Lynden-area voters should find ballots in their mailboxes by Friday, April 10.   The Whatcom County Auditor’s Office said in a press release that election ...
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Ski to Sea Race eliminating 2015 ski portions

WHATCOM — Skiing may be an integral part of the annual Ski to Sea Race, but it’s decidedly difficult to snow ski without snow.   Low snowpack from a very mild winter forced the Mount Baker Ski ...
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Community leads new Maple Falls park

MAPLE FALLS — When the old Maple Falls Elementary School was burned to the ground via a controlled burn in 2013, a group of local residents already knew what they wanted to do with the vacant land.   “We’ve ...

Four tie for first in chess tourney; growth sought

LYNDEN — The 45th annual Theresa Tromp Chess Tournament was held last week at Lynden Middle School, and four players ended up ahead of the pack.   Seniors Robert Knapp, Ian Witecki and Julia Morris, ...

‘Harvey’ comedy coming to the Claire vg

LYNDEN — The Lynden Performing Arts Guild will premiere the classic comedy “Harvey” on April 6 for a 12-performance run.   “Harvey” is the story of Elwood P. Dowd, an affable man who claims ...
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Ellie Meenk and the Lynden Academy book club

LYNDEN — At Lynden Academy, a school-wide book club has led to school-wide success.   Back in 2008, only 20 percent of Lynden Academy’s fourth-grade class passed the State Writing Assessment Test. ...
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Man killed was wanted for murder

SUMAS — The man shot and killed by a U.S. Border Patrol agent near Kneuman Road Thursday afternoon was wanted for murder in another jurisdiction, Whatcom County Sheriff Bill Elfo confirmed at a press ...