City trying to change policy of sick-time buyback

LYNDEN -— For many years, employees in city government have been able to accumulate their unused sick-leave allowance and then enjoy a 50 percent buyback of those hours at their current pay rate when ...
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Bread pudding judged best in annual Tribune competition

LYNDEN — Lynden Tribune staffers and a special guest had the pleasure of tasting six raspberry desserts on Thursday for the Tribune’s annual “Berry” Best Raspberry Dessert Contest. The desserts ...

Local NFL stars in town

LYNDEN -— Jake Locker and Michael Koenen, Whatcom County-raised NFL players, will help boost a food drive — packaged in a music and humor program with silent auction — this Saturday, July 19, at ...

Reason for festival? Biggest raspberry crop in U.S.

LYNDEN -— Want to know why a Northwest Raspberry Festival is held in Lynden? Because far more than a ton of red raspberries are grown around here. These are some statistics that highlight the size of ...

Lynden streets to be chip-sealed next week, after county roads

LYNDEN — Chip sealing will be done by Whatcom County crews within Lynden city limits the week of July 21, weather permitting. The streets to be done are: 17th Street from Kok to Front, Hannegan Road ...

New emergency coordination hub opens Friday

BELLINGHAM -— A public open house is planned for Friday, July 18, to celebrate the public/private partnership that repurposed the former Olympics Coordination Center near Bellingham’s airport. The ...

Possessing personal-use marijuana still a federal offense at border crossings 

BLAINE — Even as legal recreational marijuana selling starts in Washington State,  the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations reminds cross-border travelers that possession of ...

Meridian School Board meeting place changed  

LAUREL -— Meridian School Board meetings will now be held in the newly remodeled Professional Development Center on the Meridian High School campus rather than in the library at Meridian Middle School, ...

Fire ban in effect in county’s hot, dry conditions

WHATCOM — Due to the summer heat and low fuel moisture levels, the Whatcom County Fire Marshal’s Office restricted all open burning effective at 8 a.m. Tuesday, July 15. All land clearing and yard ...

Two major concerts wrap up Bellingham music festival

BELLINGHAM — The 2014 Bellingham Festival of Music continues through Sunday, July 20, with its repertoire of fine symphonic music performed by world-famous guest artists and young rising stars. The artistic ...