City officials talk about pay raises

LYNDEN ­— City elected officials’ salaries, not raised since 2004, could be on the rise now, before the election. On Sept. 8 the Lynden City Council and Mayor Scott Korthuis talked favorably about ...
Clara Zoet, second from right, receives the “Feathers” quilt made by Constance Gough, far right, and Ellen Scheppach. Ellen and her husband, Van, at left, are both involved in Deaf Seniors causes. (Courtesy photo)

Local quilt raises seed money for event

Clara Zoet, second from right, receives the “Feathers” quilt made by Constance Gough, far right, and Ellen Scheppach. Ellen and her husband, Van, at left, are both involved in Deaf Seniors causes. ...
Marv Tjoelker makes a turn on his horse “Coal” in state finals gaming events in Wenatchee in August. (Courtesy photo)

Tjoelker high scorer at state horse event

Marv Tjoelker makes a turn on his horse “Coal” in state finals gaming events in Wenatchee in August. (Courtesy photo) WHATCOM ­— Marv Tjoelker of Lynden competed in the state finals of the Patterned ...

Groen back in detention for border antics

WHATCOM ­— Wayne Groen, the Lynden man convicted in 2011 for shining a night spotlight up at a border helicopter, is back in federal detention again. This time, he is accused of swerving his truck toward ...
It was a down-to-the-wire wild finish in the Lynde 500 pushkart derby Monday with the Simple Box team beating Berta’s Babes in a reversal of last year’s outcome. Garrett Hutsell pushes Pam Wilkinson in the near kart, which won even without a right rear wheel, while Joel Wood pushes Joy Corbin. Beautiful weather favored the 13th annual family-friendly Labor Day event in downtown Lynden, sponsored by the Lynden Pioneer Museum. More than 400 free hot dogs were served, and $1,900 in prize money was given out. Two of eight pushkart teams were from the Lynden Fire Department. (Calvin Bratt/Lynden Tribune)

Photo finish caps Lynde 500

It was a down-to-the-wire wild finish in the Lynde 500 pushkart derby Monday with the Simple Box team beating Berta’s Babes in a reversal of last year’s outcome. Garrett Hutsell pushes Pam Wilkinson ...

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

Saturday’s windstorm blew down a Front Street pin oak tree in front of First Christian Reformed Church. (Calvin Bratt/Lynden Tribune) WHATCOM ­— Power was expected to be fully restored in the county ...
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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 ...