Insect stings: If you’ve never had a bad reaction, it doesn’t mean you won’t

OLYMPIA — To many, pesky bee stings typically only cause temporary throbbing. That doesn’t mean you’ll never have a bad reaction, however. Public health officials warn that having one type of reaction ...

The Woods will make cookies for 2013 Moo-wiches

WHATCOM — This year for the first time, The Woods Coffee will make the cookie part of the highly popular Moo-wiches for the 2013 Northwest Washington Fair. The Woods’ bakery in Lynden will deliver ...
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A hobby that has gone nuts

LYNDEN — It all started as a hobby. Mount Baker High School physical education teacher Brenda Terpstra recalls the days when she first started umpiring softball in 2000. “I had just picked up golf ...
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Bajema takes over the SEC

COLUMBIA, S.C. — It was a 3,000-mile move for Lynden Christian alumna Coryn Bajema. The 2012 graduate now calls Columbia, S.C., home, where she’ll be a sophomore this fall for the University of South ...

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 ...