Beating the buzzer

LYNDEN — There’s seemingly always excitement when the Lynden Christian boys take on 2A teams. Whether it be an overtime thriller against Lynden or a buzzer-beating win, LC fans can expect a wild finish. ...

Rebuilding evident for Meridian

BELLINGHAM — Heading into the season, Meridian girls basketball coach Don McMains knew there was some rebuilding that needed to be done. He knew the Trojans weren’t returning a lot of players and that ...

Athlete of the Week

When Mount Baker needed someone to step up on offense Friday night at Squalicum, junior Reuben Murashov didn’t hesitate. The 6-4 forward took control of the tempo for the Mountaineers and finished the ...

Slow start dooms Mount Baker in loss

BELLINGHAM — Slow starts have haunted Mount Baker throughout the 17 games so far this season. The Mountaineers, who are 5-12, showcased that Friday night in a tough 74-56 loss at Squalicum. After staying ...

EDITORIAL: Harlan and Heidi: Deserving

Each year now for over three decades, the Tribune staff has gone through the process of taking nominations of men and women who model community service and then honoring a pair who stand out. We never ...

Letters to the editor – Jan. 30

Government the issue I appreciate the good intentions of folks concerned about the gun violence in our society. I too am distraught over the tragedy at Newtown, as all of our good citizens are. I am very ...
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From migrant travel to steady role model

LYNDEN — Lynden 17-year-old Jose Martinez walked up the stairs of the Sonlight Community Church on Monday afternoon. It’s a walk he’s done over 1,000 times. The moment he enters through the doors, ...
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Earning it the hard way

BELLINGHAM — If there’s anyone who understands battling adversity, it’s Chris Mitchell. The Nooksack Valley High School alum and Western Washington power forward has seen it all when it comes to ...
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Politics Van Werven voted No. 2 by state GOP

BELLEVUE — Lynden’s Luanne Van Werven, for four years Whatcom County’s top Republican, is now second in rank in the state party. Van Werven was elected vice-chair at a state reorganization meeting ...
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Smoking allowed: Tom’s car comes alive in west county

FERNDALE — Tom Elbrecht’s restored hot rod got broken in on Thursday with the help of local law enforcement. Portal Way between Brown and Grandview roads briefly morphed into a drag strip for the occasion, ...