Police DUI patrols in effect

SEATTLE — If you choose to drive while impaired this holiday season, there are 120 police agencies around Washington committed to making sure you are arrested and successfully prosecuted. That’s the ...

Two injured in Route 9 crash near Rutsatz Rd.

WHATCOM -— Excessive speed was a factor in a three-vehicle collision on State Route 9 near Rutsatz Road at about 8:18 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 23, the Washington State Patrol reported. A 2000 Chevrolet ...

Van Hulzen’s go-ahead layup propels Lyncs past Granger

WHATCOM — Freshman Riley Van Hulzen hit a go-ahead layup off an inbound play with 15 seconds left to lead Lynden Christian (7-1, 2-0 Northwest Conference) past Granger on Monday in the Cloud 9 Christmas ...
Junior forward Kara Bajema scored 18 points on Saturday, including 13 in the first quarter. (Cameron Van Til/Lynden Tribune)

Lyncs fall to 4A powerhouse Bellarmine Prep

LC led by 10 in first half, but 19-2 run proved  costly in ShoWare Shootout loss   KENT — It’s not often that a 1A team gets to face a 4A powerhouse. But on Saturday, that was exactly the opportunity ...
Senior guard Cody Fransen has emerged for the Lyncs this season and led LC with 26 points in Saturday’s 64-45 win over Cedar Park Christian in the ShoWare Shootout. (Cameron  Van Til/Lynden Tribune)

A tale of two halves for LC

Lyncs use 20-1 third-quarter run to beat Cedar Park Christian in ShoWare Shootout   KENT — Lynden Christian’s players and coaches were not pleased with the team’s first-half performance on Saturday. ...
Good ball movement led to open looks and an efficient shooting performance by Lynden on Monday night in a 64-45 win over Anacortes. It also spread the scoring among a number of players, including sophomore Andrew Kivlighn (above), who finished with 10 points. (Cameron Van Til/Lynden Tribune)

Selfless Lions off to strong start

Ball movement helps Lions beat previously unbeaten Anacortes, stay undefeated   LYNDEN — Lynden boys’ basketball returns a pair of all-conference players from last season in 6-foot-7 senior post ...
Junior guard Arlissa Oettel became Nooksack Valley’s fourth different leading scorer this season when she scored 19 points in last Thursday’s 58-42 win over Sehome. (Cameron Van Til/Lynden Tribune)

Nooksack Valley has abundance of scorers

Pioneers have plenty of options on offense   BELLINGHAM — Four times this season it’s been Mariah Perry. Twice it’s been Emelia Gimmaka. Another time it was Brianna Turner.   Last Thursday ...
The Waples Mercantile Building is expected to be created over the first nine months of 2015. (Courtesy drawing/RMC Architects)

Landmark rebuild to start mid-January

Permits filed, financing expected to create Waples Mercantile Building   LYNDEN ­— Construction should start in mid-January to create a new Waples Mercantile Building, a mix of retail uses with ...

Two pedestrians die in county weekend crashes

Both accidents were at about sunset; no charges against drivers foreseen   WHATCOM — In separate incidents, two pedestrians were struck and killed by cars on county roadways over the weekend. Both ...
Cemetery district commissioner Dick Decima looks through a booklet recapping the 1889 cenus of Whatcom County leading up to Washington statehood. (Calvin Bratt/Lynden Tribune)

Cemetery district determines its pre-statehood ‘pioneers’

1889 census list was a big help   LYNDEN ­— The district that maintains the Lynden and Greenwood cemeteries has compiled a list of all those buried in the two cemeteries who were in Washington before ...