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The top five news stories of 2014

WHATCOM — Success garners attention. And so does failure. The Lynden Tribune’s annual top five news stories of the year list includes a healthy mix of both, including some controversy baked in for ...
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Making 2014 the year it was (a full year in review)

JANUARY 8 — Fresh digs for Meridian students   Students returning from holiday vacation used brand-new Irene Reither Elementary School in the Meridian School District for the first time on Monday. ...

PSE, partner agree on Glacier battery

BELLEVUE — Puget Sound Energy and Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. have signed cooperative agreements on launching an innovative battery storage project in Whatcom County that could pave the way ...

Police DUI patrols in effect

SEATTLE — If you choose to drive while impaired this holiday season, there are 120 police agencies around Washington committed to making sure you are arrested and successfully prosecuted. That’s the ...

Two injured in Route 9 crash near Rutsatz Rd.

WHATCOM -— Excessive speed was a factor in a three-vehicle collision on State Route 9 near Rutsatz Road at about 8:18 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 23, the Washington State Patrol reported. A 2000 Chevrolet ...
Senior guard Cody Fransen has emerged for the Lyncs this season and led LC with 26 points in Saturday’s 64-45 win over Cedar Park Christian in the ShoWare Shootout. (Cameron  Van Til/Lynden Tribune)

A tale of two halves for LC

Lyncs use 20-1 third-quarter run to beat Cedar Park Christian in ShoWare Shootout   KENT — Lynden Christian’s players and coaches were not pleased with the team’s first-half performance on Saturday. ...
Junior forward Kara Bajema scored 18 points on Saturday, including 13 in the first quarter. (Cameron Van Til/Lynden Tribune)

Lyncs fall to 4A powerhouse Bellarmine Prep

LC led by 10 in first half, but 19-2 run proved  costly in ShoWare Shootout loss   KENT — It’s not often that a 1A team gets to face a 4A powerhouse. But on Saturday, that was exactly the opportunity ...
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 ...