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Pete Blankers’ sons Jerry, left, and Rod have been with him for most of his years in real estate. (Calvin Bratt/Lynden Tribune)

Pete Blankers retiring after nearly 40 years in real estate

He takes a people-based approach LYNDEN ­— From the start, it was the possibility of a personal touch that drew Pete Blankers into real estate sales, and that priority still is first on his mind at ...

Nooksack Valley proposes $27.9 million facilities bond

Proposal: new middle school, enhancements to elementary, high schools NOOKSACK — Nooksack Valley School District voters will have a decision to make in February. At its most recent meeting, the district’s ...
Lynden Tribune and Print Company owner Michael Lewis shakes hands with Lynden mayor Scott Korthuis following the reading of a mayoral proclamation naming Friday, Oct. 24, “Lewis Family Day.” Mary Jo Lewis, Tribune co-owner and wife of Michael, is at right. (Brent Lindquist/Lynden Tribune)

Mayor’s Proclamation caps Lewis family’s 100-year celebration

Company event, open house held Thursday, Friday LYNDEN — Ten weeks of celebration of the Lewis family’s 100 years of ownership and operation of the Lynden Tribune climaxed Friday with an open house ...
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Lewis 100: Looking back with gratitude across 100 years

By Michael Lewis 100 years!! What in the world was my grandfather Sol Lewis thinking when, at only 26 years of age, he decided that he wanted to own a country weekly newspaper? Born in Oakland on Oct. ...
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Lynden Rodeo committee gives $35,000

BELLINGHAM — The Lynden PRCA Rodeo Tough Enough to Wear Pink Committee presented $35,000 to the PeaceHealth Cancer Care Center’s Dr. Jennie Crews last week. The money was raised locally through fundraising ...
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Local Cloud 9 Sports company partners to put socks on needy

WHATCOM -— Your City Sports, a custom sport socks maker, has found a great way to connect four entities to give comfort to the feet of the homeless — all in Whatcom County. With a focus on community, ...

City spending to fix second ambulance

LYNDEN -— The city will spend about $23,000 to get one of its two ambulances fixed, thereby hopefully gaining many more years of use from it, city leaders decided Monday. For now, the Lynden Fire Department ...

$1 million Bender Fields bond up for vote

LYNDEN — Voters will have the opportunity on Tuesday, Nov. 4, to approve a $1 million bond that would add new restrooms and parking spaces to the Bender Fields recreation site. The bond, proposed by ...

42nd District State Senate Race: Seth Fleetwood

For what it’s worth, Seth Fleetwood grew up going to the same schools as Doug Ericksen — in Laurel and Bellingham. But now, as the challenger for Ericksen’s 42nd district state Senate seat, it’s ...

42nd District State Senate Race: Doug Ericksen

No state candidate on the Whatcom County ballot is as familiar as Doug Ericksen. With six terms in the House of Representatives before being elected to the Washington State Senate four years ago, Ericksen ...