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4,000-acre fire at Newhalem threatens 25 homes, one power house

NEWHALEM — State fire assistance was mobilized Monday in support of local firefighters working to contain the Upper Skagit Complex Fire north of the community of Newhalem in Whatcom County. Washington ...

Two locals graduate from Wheaton College (Illinois)

WHEATON, IL — Two recent bachelor’s degree graduates from Wheaton College (Ill.) have been admitted into the Alumni Association. Both are of Lynden. Corin Jesse Droullard majoried in music performance. ...

Taste of Kulshan a foothills event Aug. 29-30

WHATCOM — From Saturday morning through mid-day Sunday, Aug. 29-30, the foothills of Mount Baker will celebrate the area’s food, art, music, history and outdoors. The indigenous people referred to ...

Swim across bay boosts foster-care organization Skookum Kids

WHATCOM ­— Skookum Kids is a local effort to positively impact the community by providing the initial 72-hour stable environment needed for kids entering into foster care. Skookum Kids, in Fairhaven, ...

Wool show wins

LYNDEN ­— Washington State Fairs Commissioner Debbie Adolphsen, left in photo, who toured the Northwest Washington Fair on Wednesday, Aug. 19, presented the prestigious Black and White Award for excellence ...

H Street Road to Jackman closed daytime for work

WHATCOM ­— H Street Road is closed daytime to through traffic between Guide Meridian and Jackman roads, about one-half mile, for ditch and shoulder maintenance work. The hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on ...

Correction

The proper identification is Roxxie’s Salon & Nails at 107 E. Main St. in Rosie’s Professional Building in Everson. The names were incorrect in a story in the Aug. 19 Tribune…. This content ...
Teacher Mrs. Shari Kruyswijk talks to her first graders about the classroom book corner at Lynden’s Cornerstone Christian School, which started the 2015-16 year on Tuesday. Most north Whatcom County schools begin classes next week. (Calvin Bratt/Lynden Tribune)

‘Start of school’ coming for all

By Brooke Hanson intern@lyndentribune.com WHATCOM ­— “Start of school” is not just around the corner. It’s alreadly happened for ...

One animal’s bids help fire victims

LYNDEN ­— As a Lynden Christian High School agriculture teacher who knows plenty of colleagues statewide, Gerrit Van Weerdhuizen took a phone call last week that was out of the ordinary. His counterpart ...

Fair attendance up slightly in 2015

LYNDEN — Six days of the Northwest Washington Fair — and six straight days of sunshine — produced a bounty of what fair manager Jim Baron was looking for: a focus on the positive. “The fair offers ...