Rainfall eases Whatcom County unincorporated areas’ burn ban

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 areas effective at 8 a.m. Friday, Sept. 4. ...

LC girl raises more than $6,000 Saturday for wildfire victims

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Wiser, Toad lakes in advisory on toxic algae bloom

WHATCOM — Wiser and Toad lakes locally were included last week in a statewide advisory about harmful algae blooms caused by the dry weather conditions. Wiser is south of Lynden and Toad is northeast ...

Ex-Lynden cop sentenced to nine months in ‘sexting’ case

By Brooke Hanson intern@lyndentribune.com BELLINGHAM ­— Former Lynden police officer Donald Glunt was sentenced on Sept. 1 to nine months of confinement, ...

Main Nooksack fishing ban lifted after recent rain

By Brooke Hanson intern@lyndentribune.com WHATCOM ­— Fishing reopened on Sept. 2 on one section of the lower Nooksack River after ...

Sidhu: Farming is not for the fainthearted

A farmer sits down his son, who has finished a degree in business management. The farmer says: Son, the time has come to pass on the farm to you. You have worked hard with me and grandpa as you were growing ...

Three political forums planned

BELLINGHAM — Three election forums will be held this fall hosted by the League of Women Voters of Bellingham/Whatcom County along with the City of Bellingham and the Bellingham Herald. All forums will ...

9/11 Memorial Ride ends with public ceremony at Peace Arch

WHATCOM ­— A procession of first responders in memory of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks will pass through the county and end with a public ceremony at Peace Arch Park on Friday, Sept. 11. The ...

Whatcom Water Weeks Sept. 12-26

WHATCOM — “Water, It’s Everybody’s Business” is the theme for the sixth annual Whatcom Water Weeks events celebrating Whatcom County’s water resources, taking place Sept. 12-26. Businesses, ...

Fourth graders (and families) can see national parks for free

WHATCOM — As part of a commitment to protect the nation’s outdoor spaces and ensure that every American has the opportunity to visit them, the Obama Administration on Sept. 2 launched the new Every ...