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The race for Whatcom County Council Position No. 1

BRUCE AYERS WHATCOM — Bruce Ayers, a former Bellingham City Council member and professional land surveyor in Whatcom County, seeks an open Whatcom County Council Position #1 seat. Ayers agreed to a Q&A ...
Dmitri Vilenski and Olga Smirnova pick apples on Olga’s Oct. 1 birthday at BelleWood Acres apple farm, 6140 Guide Meridian Rd., where U-picking continues, and picked apples are available at the BelleWood store. (Brooke Hanson/Lynden Tribune)

Harvesting local apples

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An open house was held at Everson City Hall Friday for retiring police officer Robert Waldo. Among his wellwishers were, from left, Erika VanDyken and Lauren Edge, daughters of the late Erik Ramstead, who was Waldo’s chief for 25 years. (Calvin Bratt/Lynden Tribune)

Everson service honored

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Four-year-old Mason Stanbro, of Nooksack, rides at the front of the Lookout Mountain Gospel Railroad, with operator Dale Bearden behind, at the annual Train Show sponsored by the Lynden Lions Club at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds last weekend. Farther back, dad Derek Stanbro was riding with Briella, 3 months, and from the side Rachael Fujiwara waves to her father and daughter on board. It was all part of the event featuring model trains of various scales, also detailed running modules and model railroad supplies in the Jansen building. (Calvin Bratt/Lynden Tribune)

Taking a different kind of train in Lynden

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More Whatcom County homes sold in Q3 than in any third quarter in the last decade

WHATCOM — More Whatcom County homes were sold in this year’s third quarter than in any third quarter during at least 10 years, according to a local report. The Whatcom County total of 917 homes sold ...

Grennell leaving Hope Association, Kok stepping in

LYNDEN — After 14 years heading the Christian Hope Association and 40 years in all in nonprofit work, Jim Grennell is leaving his executive director position this month, and former Lynden Christian Schools ...

Salmon habitat restoration at Berthusen Oct. 17

LYNDEN ­— The Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association does a community work party at Berthusen Park along the banks of Bertrand Creek on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 9 a.m. to noon. This is the first fall ...

Lynden city scarecrow judging will be Oct. 14

LYNDEN ­— Lynden business owners, it’s not too late to enter the annual Scarecrow Decorating Contest. Make a traditional scarecrow or let your imagination run wild, says the sponsoring Lynden Chamber ...

Wedding Tour upcoming

WHATCOM — The first Whatcom Wedding Tour takes place on Sunday, Oct. 18. Seven of the eight venues on the tour — including the Ferndale Events Center, Fox Hall at Hampton Inn, Hotel Bellwether, Shuksan ...

Lummi Island ferry rates rise

GOOSEBERRY POINT — Lummi Island ferry rates changed on Oct. 4, and the new punch cards are now available for purchase on the Whatcom Chief ferry. The punch cards are also available for purchase at Whatcom ...