Only the good die young

As my phone lit up on Monday afternoon and I looked at my stained I-Phone, I couldn’t believe my eyes. I was at the Tribune office and had just finished some trail mix. There were some crumbs trickled ...
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New turf for Civic

Bellingham’s Civic Stadium is receiving a much needed makeover. The artificial turf, which was installed in 2000, was recently taken out and new turf will be installed soon. The new turf will come with ...
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Gathering of the Orange starts today

LYNDEN — The 42nd annual Puget Sound Antique Tractor and Machinery Association show is returning to Berthusen Park today, Wednesday, July 31, through Saturday, Aug. 3, and with Allis-Chalmers as the ...

Government State board to Whatcom: Protect rural lands

WHATCOM ­— The county is not doing enough to protect rural land character and both surface water and groundwater quality and quantity, a state oversight board says. The wide-ranging June 7 ruling from ...

Lynden’s Van Werven interim state GOP chair

BELLEVUE — Luanne Van Werven, of Lynden, has moved into the role of interim Washington State Republican Party chair, upon former chair Kirby Wilbur’s departure for another job. The party sent out an ...
Above, a young player tries to get to the bucket past a close defender, while, below, Lynden alum Chaz Kok tries to put the moves on Central Washington University senior JB Pillard.

A hoops weekend to remember

Local basketball tourney provided memories for players of all ages LYNDEN — The streets were filled in downtown over the weekend. The foot traffic was compact and the smell of raspberries filled the ...
Semiahmoo Resort, with new partner owners, aims to reopen as a premier Northwest destination. (Courtesy photo)

Semiahmoo Resort returning to life under new ownership

Goal is to reopen by end of summer BLAINE — Semiahmoo Resort and its two golf courses, Semiahmoo Golf and Country Club and Loomis Trail, were sold in a $19.5 million deal completed on June 21. The new ...
A Fire District 1 firefighter approaches the burning home on Nooksack Avenue. (Brent Lindquist/Lynden Tribune)

Nooksack home burns

Fund set up to help fire victims NOOKSACK — A home in the 100 block of Nooksack Avenue went up in flames Sunday evening when an apparent wiring problem caused an electrical fire. “What I was told from ...
Candidates for the Whatcom County Council sat side by side for a forum sponsored by the Whatcom Tea Party in the Ferndale High School auditorium on Wednesday, July 17. From left are: Michelle Luke and Carl Weimer of the 1st District; Ken Mann and Ben Elenbaas, 2nd District; Kathy Kershner and Barry Buchanan, 3rd District; and Bill Knutzen, at-large. Candidate Rudd Browne was absent. Responding to audience questions, they talked about growth management in Whatcom County, building a new jail, property rights, water supply, Lake Whatcom, wind turbines, livestock slaughter facilities, climate change and more. They could speak only indirectly on the Gateway Pacific Terminal proposal, as the County Council will act in a quasi-judicial role in decisions on that project.  (Calvin Bratt/Lynden Tribune)

Candidates talk at Tea Party forum

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Both inside and outside, the new Chateaux at Garden Green promises relaxation and contentment.  (Tim Newcomb/Lynden Tribune)

New active adult community opens up the golf views

Chateaux project on Depot Road first of three new communities LYNDEN — There’s a lot more to the first phase of the Garden Green project behind the 6th hole at Homestead Golf & Country Club than ...