Republican caucuses light on presidential talk

Caucus chair Kathy Kershner advises a precinct group led by Randall Marston (with sheet) at the Republican caucus held Saturday at Isom Elementary School in Lynden. (Calvin Bratt/Lynden Tribune) Process ...

Lynden lines up alternative jails

Sumas is also taking action for just-in-case scenario LYNDEN ­— In case it comes to that, Lynden will have an out-of-county place to take its jail inmates. The City Council agreed on Feb. 16 to a pair ...

Dairy bill vies in Legislature

WHATCOM ­— The county dairy industry supports a legislative effort to keep the state Department of Agriculture involved in any new regulation of farms’ impact on water quality. Over the past year, ...
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

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 ...

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 ...