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The addition of a west hallway will provide access to the gym’s north bleachers. (Cameron Van Til/Lynden Tribune)

LCHS athletic facility upgrades nearing completion

LYNDEN — Six months ago, Lynden Christian High School began renovating its 50-year-old indoor athletic facilities. And now the makeover is nearly complete. Lynden Christian is scheduled to debut its ...
James Ehnes performs with the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra on Oct. 11.

Whatcom Symphony Orchestra soars into 40th season this fall

WHATCOM — Welcome to the 40th anniversary season of the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra, says Yaniv Attar, entering his third year as music director of the orchestra. “It is a pleasure to conduct such a ...
Motocross made its debut as a full-scale event at the Northwest Washington Fair on Saturday, Aug. 22. (Eric Dobbs/Stryka Media)

Fair’s inaugural motocross event an action-packed success

LYNDEN — Up to 14 of the Pacific Northwest’s top motocross riders charged out of the gates, maneuvered the dirt track in tight quarters and soared off jumps in a thrilling, high-octane battle to cross ...
Lynden resident and cardiogenic shock survivor Johannes Lisiecki, 75, takes in his accomplishment after successfully completing the two-mile swim from Birch Bay Village to Birch Bay State Park on Aug. 7. (Courtesy photo)

75-year-old swam across Birch Bay to raise heart defect awareness

BIRCH BAY — To brave bone-chilling 55-degree waters and complete the two-mile swim across Birch Bay, it takes some pretty compelling motivation. And for a 75-year-old cardiogenic shock survivor like ...
A chocolate labrador retriever launches into the DockDogs tank to catch the tossed object in the Monday noon show. (Calvin Bratt/Lynden Tribune)

NWWA Fair has it all: Baby pigs, fast dogs, big slow tortoises

LYNDEN ­— Every year the Northwest Washington Fair has plenty of tradition, but also some fresh takes. Finding fun in the details can prove the adventure. Here’s a smattering of things to watch for ...
After two stellar seasons at Whatcom Community College, former Lynden standout Kortney Grattic will be playing Division II basketball at Central Washington University. (Courtesy photo/Whatcom CC)

Grattic, former Lynden star, heading to Central Washington for basketball

LYNDEN — There was a time when Kortney Grattic didn’t know whether she wanted to continue her basketball career into college. Looking back, the former Lynden standout is sure glad she did. Grattic ...
Former Lynden standout Josh Kraght is in a four-way battle for starting quarterback this fall at Portland State. (Courtesy photo/Outlaws Photography)

Kraght battling for starting QB job at Portland St.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Josh Kraght became a Whatcom County legend during his time at Lynden, quarterbacking the Lions to back-to-back state titles while carving up opposing defenses with his electric playmaking ...
Tony Antonucci

Brooklyn-raised man pursues mission here

LYNDEN ­— You have to know Tony Antonucci’s story to understand his passion and his cause. Tony, now a Lynden resident, was born in Brooklyn to Italian immigrant parents. His dad died when he was ...
A Whatcom County farm lagoon is one way dairy farmers contain manure and keep it from entering the general water supply. (Calvin Bratt/Lynden Tribune)

Dairies seek right balance respecting land, water uses

WHATCOM — Anyone familiar with the local climate knows it rains aplenty here, even if not so much in July and August. Forty inches of precipitation per year makes Washington the Evergreen State, ideal ...
Lynden senior Jordan Wittenberg was a 2A second-team all-state selection this past season as a junior. In his sophomore year, Wittenberg was the Northwest Conference’s Most Valuable Player and earned first-team all-state honors. (Cameron Van Til/Lynden Tribune)

Wittenberg commits to play baseball at Seattle University

LYNDEN — Jordan Wittenberg has been working toward this for nearly his entire life. And now it’s a reality. On Sunday, the Lynden senior star shortstop fulfilled a lifelong dream by verbally committing ...