County cities project growth to 2036

WHATCOM — Six years ago, local cities tussled with the county over their plans for growth. This time around, it’s been a relatively quiet process – in part because not much growth is asked for. Whatcom ...

Sheriff’s office: Central Road couple died from generator fumes

  WHATCOM ­— A Central Road couple died apparently from fumes from a generator engine that had been running after the recent power outage, the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office has determined.   Authorities ...

Rainfall eases unincorporated areas’ burn ban

Open burning never allowed in cities, vicinities   WHATCOM — Due to an increase in fuel moisture levels from recent rain, the county fire marshal’s office lifted its ban on outdoor burning in unincorporated ...
Saturday’s windstorm blew down a Front Street pin oak tree in front of First Christian Reformed Church. (Calvin Bratt/Lynden Tribune)

Post-storm, power mostly restored

WHATCOM ­— Power was expected to be fully restored in the county by midnight Tuesday from the windstorm that clobbered the region Saturday. Puget Sound Energy crews again worked overnight from Monday ...
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Spoiled food in windstorm’s wake

All power may not be back until Wednesday   WHATCOM ­— Thousands remained without power Monday from Saturday’s windstorm, and grocery stores and families dealt with food spoilage from too many ...
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Power a tricky proposition after Saturday windstorm

Front Street oak tree crashes near First Christian Reformed Church   WHATCOM ­— Parts of Lynden and the county remained without power Sunday morning from the strong windstorm that pounded the region ...

Plane bumps car on Benson Road, both go on safely

LYNDEN ­— A small plane coming in to land at the Lynden Airport Saturday lightly touched a wheel on the top of a car going along Benson Road.   Neither the plane nor the car lost control and each ...

Kirshner, Sidhu clash over voting for food banks, violence shelters

WHATCOM ­— The two County Council candidates in District 2 are trading shots over level of support for nonprofits such as food banks and domestic violence shelters. Satpal Sidhu points to a Kathy Kershner ...

One animal’s bids help fire victims

LYNDEN ­— As a Lynden Christian High School agriculture teacher who knows plenty of colleagues statewide, Gerrit Van Weerdhuizen took a phone call last week that was out of the ordinary. His counterpart ...

North Cascades fire delays bikers’ event one day; it is now Tuesday

  LYNDEN ­— Thirty bicyclists near the end of their cross-country trip in support of affordable housing will give a presentation now on Tuesday, Aug. 25, at Hope Lutheran Church, 901 E. Grover St. ...