Sumas audit OK, but accounting system questioned

Utilities, police were big items in 2012-2014 budget SUMAS — A state audit of three years of financial reporting for Sumas finds no direct problems, but does give an “adverse opinion” on accounting ...
The East Madison Street house was gutted. (Elisa Claassen/Lynden Tribune)

Nooksack house fire started from candle-making

NOOKSACK ­— A house was gutted Monday morning by fire started apparently from candle-making in a bedroom. The 911 call was received right at 7 a.m. and Fire District 1 responded to the house at 503 ...

Local legislators aim to overturn ‘restroom of choice’ decision

Ericksen, Van Werven see state Human Rights Commission as over-stepping its authority     OLYMPIA ­— Both state Rep. Luanne Van Werven and Sen. Doug Ericksen of north Whatcom’s 42nd Legislative ...

Hirst: A summer tax on water use?

WHATCOM ­— Don’t look right now, in January, but the county has a seasonal water shortage. So says Eric Hirst, a retired energy analyst in Bellingham and now involved in local natural resources issues. ...

Beard growing contest begins Jan. 30

LYNDEN — The Chamber of Commerce is giving out the bristly details of the upcoming beard contest in connection with the city’s 125th anniversary. The entire anniversary effort is called the One Two ...

Three sworn in on council represent 56 years

LYNDEN ­— Three City Council members were sworn in to new terms Monday, and together they represent over 56 years of service on the council. Gary Bode, Gerald Kuiken and Ron DeValois received the oath ...

Celebrating Lynden’s 125th; Chamber planning record-breaking sundae

LYNDEN ­— The city turns 125 years old in 2016, and organizers say they are planning a celebration reflecting the heritage of Lynden across the years. The official birthday date, Lynden Day, is March ...
The opening of the new water treatment plant in Lynden was an example of a civic project aimed at serving residents for generations to come. (File photo/Lynden Tribune)

Tribune’s year in review: A look back at 2015

JANUARY 7 — Nooksack Valley prepares for a bond election The Feb. 10 vote, if successful, will completely replace the 1947-built middle school and the high school’s 1954 portion and add classrooms ...
The Ball Iz Lyfe girls team practices Monday in a created barn loft court of the VanderHaak farm. (Calvin Bratt/Lynden Tribune)

A league of their own: Cornerstone’s NWYBL

LYNDEN ­— This started out as Darryn Kleyn’s way to get some athletic competition for the kids at Cornerstone Christian School. As principal and athletic director, he didn’t want to have teams traveling ...

$700k grant to study county water

Birch Bay Water & Sewer District will head the effort up OLYMPIA — The Washington Department of Ecology has awarded a $700,000 grant to the Birch Bay Water and Sewer District to do a north Whatcom ...