Primary election ballots due Aug. 4; earlier better

WHATCOM — County Auditor Debbie Adelsten reminds voters that primary election ballots must be postmarked and returned no later than Tuesday, Aug. 4. The post office encourages mailing a ballot by Monday, ...

Contest invites original singer/songwriters

BELLINGHAM — Anyone talented enough to both write and sing their original compositions is invited to enter a singer/songwriter competition that offers prizes worth more than $2,000. Participants will ...

Bellingham inn appoints four

BELLINGHAM ­— Lisa Berg, a lifelong Lynden resident, has been appointed sales manager at the renovated Best Western PLUS Lakeway Inn and Conference Center. Also, Brian Smith will head up catering sales, ...

Calendar

ONGOING War photos The Lynden Pioneer Museum hosts the photography of Reece Lodder, USMC combat correspondent from Everson. The exhibit runs through Oct. 30 and provides a view into the lives of soldiers ...

Guest opinion: Canadian ports are eating our lunch

Unfortunately, Seattle Congressman Jim McDermott was correct earlier this year when he said Canada’s West Coast ports are “eating our lunch!” Both Washington and British Columbia are blessed with ...

Letter to the editor

Become an informed voter before November    Primary voting is happening in most areas of Whatcom County by Aug. 4. Between now and November, it will be vitally important to become an informed voter ...

Meetings

Wednesday, July 29 • Portage Bay Shellfish Protection District Advisory Committee, Civic Center Annex Garden Room, 322 N. Commercial St., Bellingham, 3 p.m. • Lynden City Council, special meeting as ...
Lynden senior-to-be Dalton Ohligschlager is thrown out at home plate while trying to score on a fly ball to left field in the sixth inning of Bellingham Post 7’s 2-0 loss to the Spokane Bandits on Monday, which eliminated Post 7 from the Senior American Legion state tournament. It was Post 7’s best scoring chance on an afternoon when it mustered just four hits. (Cameron Van Til/Lynden Tribune)

Post 7 comes up short at state tournament

BELLINGHAM — Bellingham Post 7 had opened the Senior American Legion state tournament with a pair of wins, and was fresh off a 14-run outburst in its second game. Then the bats went ice-cold. Post 7 ...
WeSNiP specializes in trap-and-return services, which involve trapping animals, spaying or neutering them, and returning them. (Courtesy photo)

WeSNiP aims to save healthy critters across county

WHATCOM — There are lots of good homes for pets in Whatcom County, but Patricia Maass learned very quickly as a Whatcom Humane Society volunteer that there simply aren’t enough.   Maass saw many ...
Ferndale native Milton Harnden won the world lightweight wrestling title in 1917. (Courtesy photo)

Ferndale’s world champion lightweight wrestler

A century ago, professional wrestling was one of America’s most popular sports. And a world champion grew up right here in north Whatcom County. Editor’s note: A version of this story appeared in last ...