County Council adds five-districts idea

  WHATCOM ­— Voters will be able to decide this fall if the county should have five voting districts instead of the current three.   The County Council, after taking about three hours of public ...
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Scouting a derby ride

Some years ago, Boys Scouts Troop 4028 of Lynden built a pushkart for entry in the Lynde’ 500 competition, then did not use it for a while. Last week, the boys took possession of it again from the Lynden ...

Fire still a threat, bans in force

  WHATCOM — Light rainfall will not significantly reduce the fire danger in the county, the fire marshal’s office says.   Even the rain of this past weekend has made no significant impact on ...

Mt. Baker Highway now closed at Anderson Creek for 11 weeks

  BELLINGHAM — Drivers who use State Route 542 east of Bellingham should be prepared for an 11-week detour starting Tuesday, July 14.   The highway is now closed in both directions near Anderson ...

Passenger dies in July 6 crash on Clearbrook Road

  WHATCOM ­— The suspect driver in a Clearbrook Road crash that killed his passenger on Monday, July 6, fled the scene on foot and was captured over four hours later, investigator say.   The ...

Louws: We have mental health, substance abuse facility already

  WHATCOM ­— County Executive Jack Louws says that the county already has a 16-bed mental health evaluation and treatment facility and will keep it operating when a new jail is built.   Louws ...
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Candy-tossing in Everson

Candy throwing to the crowds, even targeted sometimes, was a big part of the Everson-Nooksack Summer Festival parade on Saturday. Here, the Nooksack Valley High School cheerleaders do their part.

Jail could be built without Bellingham

LYNDEN ­— The small cities of Whatcom County are revising their agreements on participation in a new county jail in case Bellingham is a no-show. The new jail planned by the county in Ferndale could ...

Partnerships fuel new Adult Day Center

Mt. Baker Rotary presented a check to Anita Tallman, executive director of the Christian Health Care Center, right, and Mary Lynne Palmer, left, the program development coordinator of the new Northwest ...
Nicholas and Peter Orlando work the Discount Fireworks stand on Guide Meridian Road near Safeway on Tuesday along with Victoria Mulholland and Skyler Hamilton to raise money for a church camp trip to Portland through City Bible Church. (Brent Lindquist/Lynden Tribune)

Fireworks continue, despite dry weather

Nicholas and Peter Orlando work the Discount Fireworks stand on Guide Meridian Road near Safeway on Tuesday along with Victoria Mulholland and Skyler Hamilton to raise money for a church camp trip to Portland ...