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Two pedestrians die in county weekend crashes

Both accidents were at about sunset; no charges against drivers foreseen   WHATCOM — In separate incidents, two pedestrians were struck and killed by cars on county roadways over the weekend. Both ...
Cemetery district commissioner Dick Decima looks through a booklet recapping the 1889 cenus of Whatcom County leading up to Washington statehood. (Calvin Bratt/Lynden Tribune)

Cemetery district determines its pre-statehood ‘pioneers’

1889 census list was a big help   LYNDEN ­— The district that maintains the Lynden and Greenwood cemeteries has compiled a list of all those buried in the two cemeteries who were in Washington before ...

Mount Baker cheerleader to dance in London parade

Rachel Nichols has been nominated for All-American cheer team three years in a row WHATCOM— Rachel Nichols might as well be a juggler.   She’s already on the Mount Baker High School football cheer ...
Posters in the Lynden Pioneer Musuem proclaim the American effort at refugee relief during World War I. (Tim Newcomb/Lynden Tribune)

Lynden museum starting new World War I exhibit

Title: ‘The Beginnings: WW1 The Armenian Genocide’ LYNDEN — A new Lynden Pioneer Museum exhibit starting on Jan. 1, 2015, marks a three-year effort to explore Whatcom County’s involvement in World ...

Montoya-Lewis, tribal judge, to Superior Court

County’s new fourth judge position begins in 2015   OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee announced last week that he is appointing Raquel Montoya-Lewis to the new fourth seat on the Whatcom County Superior ...

City hires help in union talks, moves on new PW building

LYNDEN -— The city will use a Seattle law firm to help in contract negotiations with all six of the city’s labor units. The Lynden City Council took that action Monday, as administration also reported ...

Ski area looking ahead to favorable forecast soon

MOUNT BAKER — When the calendar says December and the Mt. Baker Ski Area remains closed for lack of snow “every day is a hopeful day,” said Gwen Howat, director of the ski area. While the mountain ...

Readers Care Fund continues toward goal of $12,000 for locals in need

LYNDEN — The Lynden Tribune’s annual Readers Care Fund steadily climbs toward its goal of sending $12,000 to Lynden’s Project Hope Food bank and the Lynden Community Center Meals Program. The annual ...

Ericksen: Toxic-waste cleanup is getting reformed

OLYMPIA — A new state initiative to streamline the state’s toxic-waste cleanup rules holds promise for quicker results and lower costs, says state Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale. The Washington State ...

Two Whatcom bridges on list to get federal money

OLYMPIA — Two bridges in Whatcom County that need to be replaced are on a statewide list of 32 slated to receive more than $70 million in federal highway funds. The West Badger Road bridge over Bertrand ...