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 ...

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ONGOING ‘Mary Poppins’ at LCHS Lynden Christian High School presents the Broadway musical “Mary Poppins,” with Haley Ponnech as Mary and Jack Vandergriend as Bert, on Jan. 29-30 and Feb. 4-5 at ...
Every Tuesday, Linda Card, left, and Debbie Lagerwey let the homeless help themselves to clothing, blankets and more at a Bellingham church.  (Calvin Bratt/Lynden Tribune)

Sol H. Lewis Award winners: Debbie Lagerwey/Linda Card

Every Tuesday, Linda Card, left, and Debbie Lagerwey let the homeless help themselves to clothing, blankets and more at a Bellingham church. (Calvin Bratt/Lynden Tribune) Debbie Lagerwey, Linda Card have ...
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Fresh challenge to stronger tourism locally

Expert Roger Brooks’ advise to Whatcom, any place: ‘Think like a traveler’ BELLINGHAM ­— Lynden had its name mentioned quite a bit, and positively, as a tourism expert surveyed what Whatcom County ...

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

The East Madison Street house was gutted. (Elisa Claassen/Lynden Tribune) NOOKSACK ­— A house was gutted Monday morning by fire started apparently from candle-making in a bedroom. The 911 call was received ...

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 ...