NWC wrestling matches cancelled amidst skin infection outbreak

WHATCOM — Northwest Conference athletic directors cancelled all boys wrestling matches last week as a precaution against an unusually high number of reported skin infections among the league’s teams. Skin ...

Rising costs force WIAA to move state semifinals out of Tacoma Dome

TACOMA — Football state semifinal contests will no longer be held in the Tacoma Dome. An increase in Tacoma Dome rental fees has forced the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association to move the ...

Boys basketball roundup: Lions, Lyncs cruise to wins; Gray leads Baker past Meridian

WHATCOM — 2A third-ranked Lynden (17-1, 9-1 Northwest Conference) extended its winning streak to eight games with three blowout league victories. On Jan. 26, Christian Zamora scored 21 points to lead ...

Girls basketball roundup: Lions fall to Burlington, but still control path to NWC title

WHATCOM — 2A third-ranked Lynden (16-2, 9-1 Northwest Conference) saw its 12-game winning streak come to an end with a 69-46 home loss to Burlington on Jan. 26. The 69 points the Lions allowed was 16 ...

Lynden girls wrestling places third, Baker finishes fourth in Lady Wolfpack Invite

MILL CREEK — The Lynden girls wrestling team placed third with 124 points in the Lady Wolfpack Invite on Saturday at Jackson High School. Senaida Veliz (190 pounds) won an individual title and was one ...
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Celebrating the day of the tutu (on 2/2)

Feb. 2 meant Tutu Day for a number of girls at the Jansen Art Center on Tuesday afternoon, with the Northwest Ballet Academy organizing a parade and other activities. Doing their dance through the upstairs ...

County redistricting gets underway

New group must create five districts instead of the current model of three WHATCOM ­— As a result of last November’s election, changes are coming to the county’s election format. The County Council ...

County crashes kill 4 in 5 days

WHATCOM ­— A car passing a tractor-trailer rig on the Mount Baker Highway led to a head-on collision and the fourth traffic fatality in the county in five days on Thursday, Jan. 28. Ronald S. Baker, ...

Lynden swim team downs Burlington

LYNDEN — Roscoe Perry won a pair of individual races and contributed to a relay victory as the Lynden boys swim team earned a 96-66 win over Burlington on Jan. 28. Perry earned victories in the 200-meter ...

Trails, parks high priority for Lynden 2016 planning

LYNDEN — 2016 could be a busy year for parks and trails in town, with yet more to do beyond. It’s hoped that design of the Jim Kaemingk Sr. Trail behind Lynden Middle School can see good progress, ...