Students at Bernice Vossbeck Elementary School listen to “Maddi’s Fridge” author Lois Brandt on Friday. The kids also collected 1,683 food items (piled in background) to go to the Project Hope Food Bank. (Calvin Bratt/Lynden Tribune)

Author inspires students to share stories — and food

LYNDEN ­— Author Lois Brandt brought her “Maddi’s Fridge” story to Vossbeck Elementary School Friday and drew out its many meanings for kids, from helping against hunger to letting out “the ...

City leases to RDS for garbage transfer, digesting plans

Owner Larry McCarter knows he has plenty of hoops to get through LYNDEN ­— Larry McCarter told city leaders Monday he realizes he has many hoops to jump through yet to achieve his goal of a municipal ...

County redistricting gets underway

New group must create five districts instead of the current model of three WHATCOM ­— As a result of last November’s election, changes are coming to the county’s election format. The County Council ...

County crashes kill 4 in 5 days

WHATCOM ­— A car passing a tractor-trailer rig on the Mount Baker Highway led to a head-on collision and the fourth traffic fatality in the county in five days on Thursday, Jan. 28. Ronald S. Baker, ...

Trails, parks high priority for Lynden 2016 planning

LYNDEN — 2016 could be a busy year for parks and trails in town, with yet more to do beyond. It’s hoped that design of the Jim Kaemingk Sr. Trail behind Lynden Middle School can see good progress, ...

Mt. Baker avalanche death adds to high tally across the West

MOUNT BAKER ­— One man died and another man was injured in an avalanche Sunday afternoon near the Mt. Baker Ski Area. The Northwest Avalanche Center reported the fatality Sunday evening. The investigation ...

Check-in for beard growing contest is this Saturday

Judging will be six weeks later, on March 12 LYNDEN ­— A reminder to all men: If you plan to be in the Lynden 125th anniversary beard-growing contest, check in with a fresh face from 8 a.m. to noon ...

Calendar

ONGOING ‘Mary Poppins’ at LCHS Lynden Christian High School presents the Broadway musical “Mary Poppins,” with Haley Ponnech as Mary and Jack Vandergriend as Bert, on Jan. 29-30 and Feb. 4-5 at ...
Every Tuesday, Linda Card, left, and Debbie Lagerwey let the homeless help themselves to clothing, blankets and more at a Bellingham church.  (Calvin Bratt/Lynden Tribune)

Sol H. Lewis Award winners: Debbie Lagerwey/Linda Card

Debbie Lagerwey, Linda Card have been faithfully demonstrating their Christian care for 12 years Every Tuesday evening, Debbie Lagerwey and Linda Card enter into the world of the homeless. At First Baptist ...
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Fresh challenge to stronger tourism locally

Expert Roger Brooks’ advise to Whatcom, any place: ‘Think like a traveler’ BELLINGHAM ­— Lynden had its name mentioned quite a bit, and positively, as a tourism expert surveyed what Whatcom County ...