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

LYNDEN ­— Construction is wrapping up on the new Northwest Adult Day Health and Wellness Center, and a community open house is scheduled for Saturday, July 18, at the 851 Aaron Dr. location. The program ...
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

WHATCOM ­— In the unusally dry weather conditions, Everson wanted to restrict fireworks use in town to three days — then found out that’s not legally enforceable on such short notice. So, for this ...

Pair face charges of attempted murder

WHATCOM ­— Two are behind bars and awaiting court proceedings for attempted first-degree murder following the shooting of a 75-year-old man on Oat Coles Road east of Everson Wednesday morning, June ...
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Berry harvest moving quickly

The Whatcom County raspberry harvest is seeing one of its earliest starts ever, as some farms got going June 20. Above, units of I Q Berry Farms of Lynden gather for transfer of barrels on Halverstick ...

Everson man, 75, shot, injured; two, ages 23 and 26, in jail for attempted murder

  WHATCOM ­— Two have been arrested in connection with the shooting of a 75-year-old man on Oat Coles Road east of Everson Wednesday morning, the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office reports.   Esmeralda ...