Government State board to Whatcom: Protect rural lands

WHATCOM ­— The county is not doing enough to protect rural land character and both surface water and groundwater quality and quantity, a state oversight board says. The wide-ranging June 7 ruling from ...

Lynden’s Van Werven interim state GOP chair

BELLEVUE — Luanne Van Werven, of Lynden, has moved into the role of interim Washington State Republican Party chair, upon former chair Kirby Wilbur’s departure for another job. The party sent out an ...
Thousands of people were at the Northwest Raspberry Festival in downtown Lynden Saturday. (Calvin Bratt/Lynden Tribune)

Festival maxes out

2013 Razz Fest was best ever, with huge crowds and successful events, forcing questions about how it can handle more growth LYNDEN -— When a committee meets this week to review the spectacularly successful ...
A plywood-sided box atop Darigold’s milk drying tower may be the fix for up to a year. (Calvin Bratt/Lynden Tribune)

Darigold does temporary fix of dryer noise

Enclosure built atop tower after neighbors complain and city  claims a violation LYNDEN -— Darigold last week created a temporary buffer box around its new dryer tower exhaust system to try to reduce ...

House passes a Farm Bill without DelBene’s vote

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Suzan DelBene of northwest Washington’s 1st District joined all House Democrats July 11 in voting against a partial version of a Farm Bill authored by Republicans. ...

Outdoor burning banned in county; city needs permit

WHATCOM — State and county fire officials have issued burn bans in response to dry weather conditions. A ban started Monday, July 15, in Whatcom County by order of deputy fire marshal Wain Harrison. ...

From the Margin: Seeing family, appreciating our country’s variety

“What was the highlight of the trip for you?” my wife asked as we were flying back to Seattle. Well, it’s hard to top seeing daughters and their husbands and especially twin 3-year-old granddaughters. ...

City will cut long grass, bill owners

LYNDEN ­— The city will cut the overgrown grass on two neglected lots and bill the owners, plus add in a $300 penalty to each. The City Council on Monday approved the action at the addresses of 8364 ...

Raspberry crop looks good so far

WHATCOM ­— With a festival to celebrate raspberries just around the corner, local farmers themselves say the harvest looks good so far. “The weather has been excellent for quality,” said veteran ...

Legal complaint filed over local Border Patrol

WHATCOM ­— Latino women who suffer domestic violence are afraid to call 911 for fear that family members will face immigration deportation by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. When a disturbance developed ...