Lynden, Ferndale school districts in amicable, historic dispute

WHATCOM — The Lynden and Ferndale school districts convened a meeting Monday night to resolve an unusual, unprecedented and amicable disagreement. Lynden schools superintendent Jim Frey, Ferndale schools ...

Raspberry yield has dropped sharply

WHATCOM ­— The county’s 2015 commercial raspberry harvest was the lowest in seven years. The tonnage tally is almost complete, and production in berry-rich Whatcom will be just over 50 million pounds, ...

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ONGOING NVHS play Nooksack Valley High School presents “Legally Blonde the Musical” Nov. 5, 6, 7, 12, 13 and 14 at 7 p.m. and at 2 p.m. on Nov. 8 and 15 in the NVHS Performing Arts Center. $10 for ...

Football roundup: Lions rally, lose in OT to Sedro-Woolley; Baker clinches NWC 1A title

LYNDEN — Sterling Somers led Lynden back from a 15-point fourth-quarter deficit to force overtime, but Sedro-Woolley hit a game-winning 20-yard field goal in the extra period to earn a 32-29 win over ...

Lyncs hold on to beat Nooksack Valley, clinch postseason berth

EVERSON — Lynden Christian needed its defense to come up with a stop. Nooksack Valley had rallied from a 28-6 first-half deficit to make it a seven-point game with 3:11 remaining, and after an interception ...
Nooksack Valley senior Amy Jo Murphy earned second place in the Northwest Conference Championships on Thursday with a time of 18:18 at Civic Stadium. (Cameron Van Til)

Nooksack’s Murphy places second at NWC Championships

BELLINGHAM — Nooksack Valley senior Amy Jo Murphy led all local runners with a second-place finish at the Northwest Conference Championships on Thursday at Civic Stadium. Murphy ran the 5,000-meter ...

Mayor’s 2016 budget up 3 percent

LYNDEN ­— Mayor Scott Korthuis proposes a 3 percent increase in the city’s 2016 General Fund budget, taken up mostly by negotiated labor costs but allowing for some small expenditures such as computer ...

Criminal justice costs fuel county executive race

BELLINGHAM — The high cost of the criminal justice system is an urgent issue for Joy Gilfilen as she challenges incumbent Jack Louws for county executive. Gilfilen held up the report she recently co-authored, ...

Lynden Parks and Rec. District has a race

LYNDEN — A Lynden Regional Parks and Recreation District commissioner position is up for election and two candidates are bidding for it. The Tribune interviewed both candidates regarding their background, ...

Ballots sent out; if you are missed, call county office

WHATOM — Ballots for the Nov. 3 general election were mailed out by the County Auditor’s Office on Oct. 14. Voters can also expect to receive the combined State and Local Voters’ Pamphlet this week ...