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Good ball movement led to open looks and an efficient shooting performance by Lynden on Monday night in a 64-45 win over Anacortes. It also spread the scoring among a number of players, including sophomore Andrew Kivlighn (above), who finished with 10 points. (Cameron Van Til/Lynden Tribune)

Selfless Lions off to strong start

Ball movement helps Lions beat previously unbeaten Anacortes, stay undefeated   LYNDEN — Lynden boys’ basketball returns a pair of all-conference players from last season in 6-foot-7 senior post ...
Junior guard Arlissa Oettel became Nooksack Valley’s fourth different leading scorer this season when she scored 19 points in last Thursday’s 58-42 win over Sehome. (Cameron Van Til/Lynden Tribune)

Nooksack Valley has abundance of scorers

Pioneers have plenty of options on offense   BELLINGHAM — Four times this season it’s been Mariah Perry. Twice it’s been Emelia Gimmaka. Another time it was Brianna Turner.   Last Thursday ...
The Waples Mercantile Building is expected to be created over the first nine months of 2015. (Courtesy drawing/RMC Architects)

Landmark rebuild to start mid-January

Permits filed, financing expected to create Waples Mercantile Building   LYNDEN ­— Construction should start in mid-January to create a new Waples Mercantile Building, a mix of retail uses with ...

Two pedestrians die in county weekend crashes

Both accidents were at about sunset; no charges against drivers foreseen   WHATCOM — In separate incidents, two pedestrians were struck and killed by cars on county roadways over the weekend. Both ...
Cemetery district commissioner Dick Decima looks through a booklet recapping the 1889 cenus of Whatcom County leading up to Washington statehood. (Calvin Bratt/Lynden Tribune)

Cemetery district determines its pre-statehood ‘pioneers’

1889 census list was a big help   LYNDEN ­— The district that maintains the Lynden and Greenwood cemeteries has compiled a list of all those buried in the two cemeteries who were in Washington before ...

Mount Baker cheerleader to dance in London parade

Rachel Nichols has been nominated for All-American cheer team three years in a row WHATCOM— Rachel Nichols might as well be a juggler.   She’s already on the Mount Baker High School football cheer ...
Posters in the Lynden Pioneer Musuem proclaim the American effort at refugee relief during World War I. (Tim Newcomb/Lynden Tribune)

Lynden museum starting new World War I exhibit

Title: ‘The Beginnings: WW1 The Armenian Genocide’ LYNDEN — A new Lynden Pioneer Museum exhibit starting on Jan. 1, 2015, marks a three-year effort to explore Whatcom County’s involvement in World ...

Montoya-Lewis, tribal judge, to Superior Court

County’s new fourth judge position begins in 2015   OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee announced last week that he is appointing Raquel Montoya-Lewis to the new fourth seat on the Whatcom County Superior ...

City hires help in union talks, moves on new PW building

LYNDEN -— The city will use a Seattle law firm to help in contract negotiations with all six of the city’s labor units. The Lynden City Council took that action Monday, as administration also reported ...

Ski area looking ahead to favorable forecast soon

MOUNT BAKER — When the calendar says December and the Mt. Baker Ski Area remains closed for lack of snow “every day is a hopeful day,” said Gwen Howat, director of the ski area. While the mountain ...