Latest News

New emergency coordination hub opens Friday

BELLINGHAM -— A public open house is planned for Friday, July 18, to celebrate the public/private partnership that repurposed the former Olympics Coordination Center near Bellingham’s airport. The ...

Possessing personal-use marijuana still a federal offense at border crossings 

BLAINE — Even as legal recreational marijuana selling starts in Washington State,  the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations reminds cross-border travelers that possession of ...

Fire ban in effect in county’s hot, dry conditions

WHATCOM — Due to the summer heat and low fuel moisture levels, the Whatcom County Fire Marshal’s Office restricted all open burning effective at 8 a.m. Tuesday, July 15. All land clearing and yard ...

Everson garden could use more volunteer help

EVERSON -— The Everson Community Garden is filled up at its main location opposite the Everson library, but a small space can be provided at a second location if needed, says head volunteer Gretchen ...

Museum hosting clock exhibit through Sept. 15

LYNDEN — Whimsical musical clocks and enamel pocket watch stands highlight a clockworks exhibit now on display in the Lynden Pioneer Museum. The exhibit, sponsored by the West Coast Clock & Watch ...

NEXUS hours change at Point Roberts

POINT ROBERTS — The dedicated NEXUS-only southbound lane at the Point Roberts border crossing will operate between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. seven days a week. The hours of operation have been extended two hours ...
Screen Shot 2014-07-16 at 7.12.07 AM

Cooling down Everson-Nooksack style

A truck with a water geyser helps parade-goers cool off on Saturday during the Everson-Nooksack Summer Festival, which took place Friday through Sunday. (Sabrina Wadhams/Lynden Tribune)… This content ...

Lynden’s Got Talent added to Razz Fest

LYNDEN — The Northwest Raspberry Festival is already packed full of fun, but this year the Lynden Performing Arts Guild and Lynden Music Festival are adding one more to the mix. The first-ever “Lynden’s ...

County home sale prices continue slight rise

WHATCOM — Whatcom County’s housing market showed mixed results in this year’s second quarter, according to a recent real-estate report. The number of county homes sold in the second quarter fell ...

Kunkel sees restoring salmon as key issue

WHATCOM -— Declaring a preference for the Libertarian Party, Nicholas Kunkel is running for Whatcom County’s open 42nd Legislative District Position 1. The first-time candidate and Mount Baker High ...