Fair attendance up slightly in 2015

LYNDEN — Six days of the Northwest Washington Fair — and six straight days of sunshine — produced a bounty of what fair manager Jim Baron was looking for: a focus on the positive. “The fair offers ...
The Northwest Washington Fair’s Monday Demolition Derby provided plenty of smashing entertainment for the grandstand crowds that viewed the afternoon and evening shows. (Tim Newcomb/Lynden Tribune)

PHOTOS: A derby of demolition

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A bubble-shooting toy made rides a little more exciting on the opening day of the Northwest Washington Fair. (Tim Newcomb/Lynden Tribune)

Sunny, smooth start to 2015 NWWA Fair

LYNDEN — Jim Baron, general manager of the Northwest Washington Fair, may have been hustling Tuesday morning before the second day of the fair opened, largely as volunteers helped transition the grandstand ...

Drop in Canadian dollar felt at border

WHATCOM — With the downward trend of the Canadian dollar comes the downward trend of Canadian shoppers into Whatcom County. “I think we can certainly anticipate a decrease in Canadian shoppers,” ...
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PHOTOS: Fair opens Monday with fabulous weather, Demo Derby and new attractions

      As the sun came out Monday for the opening day of the Northwest Washington Fair, so did fairgoers. Whether the full afternoon grandstand Demolition Derby or the mix of new attractions, ...

Waples Building businesses to host Lynden job fair

LYNDEN — Three months. That is about how long until a slew of businesses open in the new Waples Mercantile Building, formerly Delft Square, at 444 Front St.   And with that November timeframe fast ...

Industrial Credit Union offers free literacy program for students

  WHATCOM — Local students are getting a free education in how to manage their money. Industrial Credit Union is working with Banzai, a national award-winning financial literacy program, to make ...

WECU named one of country’s healthiest for second straight year

WHATCOM — According to DepositAccounts’ 2015 version of its Top 200 Healthiest Credit Unions in America, WECU makes the cut for the second straight year, one of only 66 to make a repeat appearance ...
Finishing touches in progress are concrete crosswalks and striping. (Tim Newcomb/Lynden Tribune)

The remaking of Front Street downtown

LYNDEN — The final major street closure as part of the city’s Front and Fifth streets project wraps up Thursday. The three-day, two-block closure is allowing construction crews to install concrete ...

Lynden, county rat population on the rise

LYNDEN — Rats have turned into an official point of discussion within the city of Lynden. Following a City Council Public Works Committee meeting that heard about the growing problem, the city now plans ...