Teacher Mrs. Shari Kruyswijk talks to her first graders about the classroom book corner at Lynden’s Cornerstone Christian School, which started the 2015-16 year on Tuesday. Most north Whatcom County schools begin classes next week. (Calvin Bratt/Lynden Tribune)

‘Start of school’ coming for all

By Brooke Hanson intern@lyndentribune.com WHATCOM ­— “Start of school” is not just around the corner. It’s alreadly happened for one local school. ...

One animal’s bids help fire victims

LYNDEN ­— As a Lynden Christian High School agriculture teacher who knows plenty of colleagues statewide, Gerrit Van Weerdhuizen took a phone call last week that was out of the ordinary. His counterpart ...

Fair attendance up slightly in 2015

LYNDEN — Six days of the Northwest Washington Fair — and six straight days of sunshine — produced a bounty of what fair manager Jim Baron was looking for: a focus on the positive. “The fair offers ...
The addition of a west hallway will provide access to the gym’s north bleachers. (Cameron Van Til/Lynden Tribune)

LCHS athletic facility upgrades nearing completion

LYNDEN — Six months ago, Lynden Christian High School began renovating its 50-year-old indoor athletic facilities. And now the makeover is nearly complete. Lynden Christian is scheduled to debut its ...
Local high school football teams, including Lynden (above), are in the midst of fall practice. (Cameron Van Til/Lynden Tribune)

Falls sports season gets underway, offers intriguing storylines

WHATCOM — After a nearly three-month hiatus, high school sports are officially back. Local football practices are in full swing after beginning on Aug. 19, and the rest of the fall sports — volleyball, ...
James Ehnes performs with the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra on Oct. 11.

Whatcom Symphony Orchestra soars into 40th season this fall

WHATCOM — Welcome to the 40th anniversary season of the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra, says Yaniv Attar, entering his third year as music director of the orchestra. “It is a pleasure to conduct such a ...

Natalie Silva wins Steps On Broadway opportunity

LYNDEN ­— Natalie Silva, a recent graduate of Lynden Academy, has been accepted into a conservatory program at Steps On Broadway in New York City. This past summer after auditions, Natalie was invited ...

Calendar

ONGOING Skillshare Faire The fourth annual Whatcom Skillshare Faire of short classes, workshops and hands-on demonstration of skills takes place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 29-30, ...
Motocross made its debut as a full-scale event at the Northwest Washington Fair on Saturday, Aug. 22. (Eric Dobbs/Stryka Media)

Fair’s inaugural motocross event an action-packed success

LYNDEN — Up to 14 of the Pacific Northwest’s top motocross riders charged out of the gates, maneuvered the dirt track in tight quarters and soared off jumps in a thrilling, high-octane battle to cross ...
For the second year in a row, the Lynden PRCA Rodeo was held in conjunction with the Northwest Washington Fair. (Brent Lindquist/Lynden Tribune)

Record-setting performances highlight Lynden PRCA Rodeo

LYNDEN — Roughly 5,500 total spectators packed the grandstands at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds on Aug. 18-19 for the annual Lynden PRCA Rodeo. And those who came on the first day witnessed a ...