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Former Tribune reporter now author

WHATCOM — Caleb Breakey is still writing, but not about the local sports scene as he once did. The Bellingham 27-year-old — and Lynden Tribune reporter up to March 2011 — is seeing his first book ...

BTC strike shuts class

BELLINGHAM ­— Faculty members at Bellingham Technical College officially went on strike Tuesday, Sept. 24, as late-night mediation efforts failed to resolve contract discord prior to school starting ...

Possible sighting of 2011 Lynden murder suspect

FERNDALE — The Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office searched most of Monday for a man who fled from a routine traffic stop. Officers originally believed the Hispanic man on the run is 2011 Lynden murder ...

Manhunt is on in Ferndale for suspect of 2011 Lynden murder

FERNDALE — The Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office is  searching for possible 2011 Lynden murder suspect Salvador Rodriguez near Ferndale. Rodriguez is wanted for the November 2011 murder of Jesse Winchester ...
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100 years of Sumas church

SUMAS — Sumas Advent Christian Church is celebrating its centennial with an open house on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 2 to 4 p.m. The public is invited. On Sunday, Sept. 22, a potluck dinner follows the ...

YMCA repairs will add up yearly

LYNDEN — The aging Lynden YMCA building is costing taxpayers extra money this year. The sucking of city money won’t stop anytime soon, either. With last November’s failure of a $9.5 million bond ...

Big Brothers/Big Sisters closing

WHATCOM — After a 37-year presence in Whatcom County, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Washington is closing its doors. The child-mentoring program has struggled financially for several years, especially ...

With recent rain, burn ban lifted

WHATCOM ­— Due to recent rain, as of 8 a.m. today, Sept. 18, the Fire Marshal’s Office is lifting restrictions on all open burning in unincorporated Whatcom County. A permanent ban on open burning ...

No. Cascade Hwy. reopened — again

RAINY PASS — The gates opened and the barricades came down on State Route 20 at noon Sept. 12, restoring travel over the North Cascades Highway. The highway had been closed since 2 a.m. Friday, Sept. ...

Open house for retiring Virginia Doerper Sept. 27

BELLINGHAM — Northwest Regional Council, an association of county governments serving member counties Island, San Juan, Skagit, and Whatcom, is hosting an open house to honor retiring executive director ...