Fugitive from Tuesday manhunt captured by police in Abbotsford, B.C.

SUMAS ­— Crossing the U.S.-Canada border, a drug smuggling suspect who eluded a massive manhunt in rough Whatcom County terrain on Tuesday was captured by Abbotsford, B.C., police early Wednesday. At ...

Main Street bridge to close in July

Interwest firm will build it for $2.2 million By Calvin Bratt editor@lyndentribune.com   LYNDEN ­— Interwest Construction of ...

Glacier mink farm fined for manure discharge

BELLINGHAM — The owner of two Glacier area mink farms is being fined $48,000 by the Washington State Department of Ecology for discharging water contaminated with manure into nearby salmon-bearing creeks ...

Report summarizes boatload of public comment on GPT

BELLEVUE — The co-lead agencies reviewing the proposed bulk-cargo shipping terminal and rail spur improvements at Cherry Point have posted online their report summarizing and categorizing comments received ...

Port envisions new airport Holiday Inn hotel

BELLINGHAM — Travelers could enjoy a full-service hotel at the Bellingham International Airport if a hotel development plan by the Port of Bellingham is approved and moves forward. “We recognize that ...

Ericksen calls Inslee tax proposals ‘just plain wrong’

OLYMPIA — Sen. Doug Ericksen, GOP-Ferndale, on March 28 criticized Gov. Jay Inslee’s proposal for new taxes totaling $1.4 billion in the next two years, including tax increases on businesses, oil refineries, ...

Nooksacks fight disenrollment from tribe

DEMING — Four Nooksack Indian Tribe members have filed suit in Tribal Court to try to stop tribal leaders from disenrolling 306 people, or about 15 percent of total membership of the Deming-based tribe. ...
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One millionth local CREP tree to be planted

WHATCOM — The Whatcom Conservation District will have a special event to celebrate the planting of the 1 millionth native tree in the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program in Whatcom County. After ...

Woman reports being attacked at her Van Dyk Road home on Friday

LYNDEN ­— A woman living in the 800 block of Van Dyk Road reported being assaulted by a stranger at her home Friday morning. This is the account given by the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office: At approximately ...

New city .2 percent sales tax goes into effect Monday

LYNDEN ­— The new .2 percent sales tax passed by Lynden voters in November for a Transportation Benefit District goes into effect April 1. The amount is added to the 8.5 percent rate already collected. ...