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Cross-country bikers to give local presentation

LYNDEN ­— Thirty bicyclists near the end of a 3,961-mile cross-country trip in support of affordable housing will give a presentation on Monday, Aug. 24, at Hope Lutheran Church, 901 E. Grover St. The ...

BNSF hit with $86,000 fine for water quality violations

BELLINGHAM — The Department of Ecology has fined BNSF Railway $86,000 for placing creosote-treated railroad ties and other materials from maintenance projects in Whatcom and Skagit county water bodies. ...

Forestry Day can help small woodland owners

SKAGIT — Participants can build skills for tree care at the North Puget Sound Forest Owners Field Day on Saturday, Aug. 29, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Grandy Lake Forest near Conway in Skagit County. Hosts ...

Calendar

ONGOING Skillshare Faire The Whatcom Skillshare Faire of short classes, workshops and hands-on demonstration of skills is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 29-30, at the Caretaker’s ...

Meetings

Wednesday, Aug. 19 • Lynden Board of Adjustment, second-floor conference room, City Hall, 300 Fourth St., 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20 • Whatcom Transportation Authority Board of Directors, County Council ...
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 ...
A bubble-shooting toy made rides a little more exciting on the opening day of the Northwest Washington Fair. (Tim Newcomb/Lynden Tribune)

Sunny, smooth start to 2015 NWWA Fair

LYNDEN — Jim Baron, general manager of the Northwest Washington Fair, may have been hustling Tuesday morning before the second day of the fair opened, largely as volunteers helped transition the grandstand ...

Fire Dist. 1 funding looks to future

By Elisa Claassen for the Lynden Tribune WHATCOM — Long-term financial planning lies behind a Fire District 1 measure coming to voters this fall — a first-time such request in the fire district serving ...

Drop in Canadian dollar felt at border

WHATCOM — With the downward trend of the Canadian dollar comes the downward trend of Canadian shoppers into Whatcom County. “I think we can certainly anticipate a decrease in Canadian shoppers,” ...
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PHOTOS: Fair opens Monday with fabulous weather, Demo Derby and new attractions

      As the sun came out Monday for the opening day of the Northwest Washington Fair, so did fairgoers. Whether the full afternoon grandstand Demolition Derby or the mix of new attractions, ...