Hirst: A summer tax on water use?

Eric Hirst 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 ...

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

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) JANUARY 7 — Nooksack Valley prepares ...
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

The Ball Iz Lyfe girls team practices Monday in a created barn loft court of the VanderHaak farm. (Calvin Bratt/Lynden Tribune) LYNDEN ­— This started out as Darryn Kleyn’s way to get some athletic ...

$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 ...
Construction of the big lobby fireplace of The Inn at Lynden lobby is just starting, but next Monday the first guests will be able to check into 26 rooms of the inn’s upper level. (Calvin Bratt/Lynden Tribune)

The Inn is coming

Construction of the big lobby fireplace of The Inn at Lynden lobby is just starting, but next Monday the first guests will be able to check into 26 rooms of the inn’s upper level. (Calvin Bratt/Lynden ...

Reducing jail inmates affects cities

LYNDEN ­— Reducing the number of inmates in the overcrowded county jail in 2016 will impact Whatcom’s small cities too. It is possible that Lynden would have to send its misdemeanor inmates elsewhere ...

Judge rules against Rover Stay Over

LYNDEN ­— Rover Stay Over, the Hannegan Road dog kennel facility fighting a legal battle with neighbors and the county over zoning, has lost an appeal in Whatcom County Superior Court. Judge Raquel ...