Median home sales price up nearly 5 percent in county

WHATCOM — Whatcom County home sales continued to rise sharply in this year’s third quarter while the county’s median sales price again achieved a modest gain, according to a real-estate report issued ...

Oxygen tank explosion leads to house fire and death

KENDALL — The homeowner died after an oxygen tank explosion caused a house fire on Mosquito Lake Road Oct. 12. Jerry DeBruin, Fire District 14 chief, said that the explosion shortly after midnight woke ...

Lynden Police Department hosting event to pull in unused prescription drugs

LYNDEN — The Lynden Police Department is joining a national Drug Enforcement Agency program to invite people to safely and securely dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs. The event runs from ...

Planning Commission looks at home business rules

LYNDEN — The Lynden Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Thursday, Oct. 24, to discuss new occupancy permit rules for businesses located within residential zones. The new language added ...

City officials: Variety of ways used to give emergency notice

LYNDEN — City officials say they use various methods of notification to the public in an emergency event. The issue arises from a natural gas line rupture on Main Street Oct. 11 during which no one was ...

Bridge girders coming to Main St. project today may cause delays

LYNDEN ­— The arrival of bridge girders for the Main Street bridge project today, Oct. 23, will cause intermittent traffic delays in the vicinity of Main and Sixth streets, Lynden Public Works reports. ...

Beware two-hour lane closure at Portal Way today

WHATCOM — The westbound lane of Birch Bay-Lynden Road at Portal Way will be closed for maintenance on Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 1 to 3 p.m. This closure applies to all traffic except emergency. A detour ...

Calendar

WEDNESDAY Youth service A worship service for students will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. at North Bay Christ the King Church at Birch Bay. Dinner afterward.   FRIDAY Ballet performance ...

Hawley, 18-year incumbent, faces Dean Berkeley for North Whatcom commissioner

CLARIFICATION   An article on incumbent Fire District 21 commissioner Roger Hawley was printed in the Oct. 2 Firefighters section of the Lynden Tribune. It is posted below. WHATCOM — One local fire ...

Fire commission challenger fires off at current practices

WHATCOM ­— Dean Berkeley doesn’t accept what current leaders of North Whatcom Fire & Rescue say about finances, volunteer firefighting, and the future of the fire district. So he’s running for ...