Lynden police able to add first new officer since 2004

LYNDEN — For the first time since 2004, the Lynden Police Department will add a position to its force. The 2013 budget approved by the City Council includes funding for a 15th officer. This person will ...

New ‘call-before-you-dig’ law increases violation penalties statewide

OLYMPIA — Effective Jan. 1, utilities, excavators and the public will see more rigorous enforcement of the state’s “call-before-you-dig” law, including higher penalties, mandatory damage reporting ...

Mild earthquake near Friday Harbor on Dec. 26 felt in Whatcom County

FRIDAY HARBOR — A magnitude 4.0 earthquake at 10:36 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 26, between Friday Harbor and Victoria, B.C., was felt in north Whatcom County, as far east as Lynden and Sumas. The quake ...

Pacific Bank to pay shareholders a dividend

ABERDEEN — Pacific Financial Corporation, the head of Pacific Bank, will pay a 20-cent dividend per share to all shareholders on or before Dec. 28. “The bank has experienced strong earnings in 2012, ...
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Photo of the Year: 2012

In our seventh edition of a Photo of the Year, the editorial staff of the Tribune has chosen, for the first time, an annual event instead of a breaking news, sports or feature (2009) photo. With our top-three ...
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Saturday funeral draws processional

LYNDEN — A myriad of regional law enforcement personnel descended on Lynden for a funeral procession Saturday afternoon. Deborah Engels-Schultz, an assistant area port director at the Lynden crossing ...

Charlie Crabtree will lead county Republicans

WHATCOM — Charlie Crabtree is the new chair of the Whatcom County Republican Party. He ran unopposed to take over the spot left vacant by Lynden’s Luanne Van Werven, who remains on the leadership team ...

Boy Scouts plan annual Christmas tree pick-up

LYNDEN — Lynden Boy Scouts Troop 28 will do its annual Christmas tree pick-up within city limits and at Bertranda Estates and Wiser Lake on Saturday, Jan. 5. Any trees placed at the curb before 8 a.m. ...

Taco Time raises $3,000 for Project Hope in one day

LYNDEN — On Dec. 18, the Taco Time Northwest restaurant hosted its second annual Project Hope benefit and raised $3,000 for the local food bank. “We’re proud to live and work in a community that ...
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Country star Hunter Hayes to play 2013 fair

LYNDEN — Rising star Hunter Hayes, who just received three Grammy nominations to go with his Country Music Association award as best New Artist of 2012, will perform at the 2013 Northwest Washington ...