BNSF hit with $86,000 fine for water quality violations

BELLINGHAM — The Department of Ecology has fined BNSF Railway $86,000 for placing creosote-treated railroad ties and other materials from maintenance projects in Whatcom and Skagit county water bodies. ...

Forestry Day can help small woodland owners

SKAGIT — Participants can build skills for tree care at the North Puget Sound Forest Owners Field Day on Saturday, Aug. 29, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Grandy Lake Forest near Conway in Skagit County. Hosts ...

Calendar

ONGOING Skillshare Faire The Whatcom Skillshare Faire of short classes, workshops and hands-on demonstration of skills is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 29-30, at the Caretaker’s ...

Meetings

Wednesday, Aug. 19 • Lynden Board of Adjustment, second-floor conference room, City Hall, 300 Fourth St., 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20 • Whatcom Transportation Authority Board of Directors, County Council ...

Letters to the editor

We need a new jail    Can you even imagine 34 women sharing one toilet, crammed in together with no way out? All privacy lost, all chance to control their own lives lost. Forget comfort, this is a ...
Lynden resident and cardiogenic shock survivor Johannes Lisiecki, 75, takes in his accomplishment after successfully completing the two-mile swim from Birch Bay Village to Birch Bay State Park on Aug. 7. (Courtesy photo)

75-year-old swam across Birch Bay to raise heart defect awareness

BIRCH BAY — To brave bone-chilling 55-degree waters and complete the two-mile swim across Birch Bay, it takes some pretty compelling motivation. And for a 75-year-old cardiogenic shock survivor like ...
A chocolate labrador retriever launches into the DockDogs tank to catch the tossed object in the Monday noon show. (Calvin Bratt/Lynden Tribune)

NWWA Fair has it all: Baby pigs, fast dogs, big slow tortoises

LYNDEN ­— Every year the Northwest Washington Fair has plenty of tradition, but also some fresh takes. Finding fun in the details can prove the adventure. Here’s a smattering of things to watch for ...
After two stellar seasons at Whatcom Community College, former Lynden standout Kortney Grattic will be playing Division II basketball at Central Washington University. (Courtesy photo/Whatcom CC)

Grattic, former Lynden star, heading to Central Washington for basketball

LYNDEN — There was a time when Kortney Grattic didn’t know whether she wanted to continue her basketball career into college. Looking back, the former Lynden standout is sure glad she did. Grattic ...

Arneson has strong showings in summer tournaments

PENDLETON, Oregon — Lynden High School senior golfer Ezra Arneson advanced to the round of 16 at the Pacific Northwest Junior Boys’ Amateur Championship, held Aug. 10-14 at Wildhorse Resort in Pendleton. ...
The ninth annual Tony Wilson Kickoff Classic on Aug. 7 at Homestead Golf and Country Club was another success. The fundraiser event includes a golf tournament, dinner and silent auction. It raises money for the Lynden football program and honors the late Tony Wilson, a former Lions star quarterback and the event’s founder. (Courtesy photo)

Continuing what Tony Wilson began

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