Birch Bay-Lynden bridge continues in repair; expect lane closures

WHATCOM — Through Friday morning, Feb. 19, one lane of southbound Interstate 5 at Birch Bay-Lynden Road will be closed nightly for bridge repair work. A detour uses the interchange on- and off-ramps. ...

$200,000 to PUD helps support local water systems

FERNDALE — Whatcom County Public Utility District No. 1 has entered into an agreement with the Washington State Department of Health’s Office of Drinking Water on a two-year pilot program to support ...

Ericksen ‘stunned’ by Dems’ vote on 2/3rds rule

OLYMPIA — Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, said Friday he was “stunned” following the Senate’s rejection of a two-thirds-for-taxes constitutional amendment. Senate Joint Resolution 8211 would have ...
A steady downpour enveloped all of Whatcom County on President’s Day. Even a trip to the top of the hill of Minaker Road near Sumas couldn’t provide a respite from the rain. (Elisa Claassen/Lynden Tribune)

Top of the Whatcom hills

A steady downpour enveloped all of Whatcom County on President’s Day. Even a trip to the top of the hill of Minaker Road near Sumas couldn’t provide a respite from the rain. (Elisa Claassen/Lynden ...

Home show dates are March 4-6

LYNDEN ­— The BIAWC Home Show returns for another run in the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds’ Jansen facility on March 4-6, and a few new events are happening this year, organizers say. Friday night ...

Western receives over 10,000 frosh applications

BELLINGHAM — For the first time in its history, Western Washington University has received more than 10,000 freshman applications for next fall’s academic year. University officials say Western’s ...

Pre-orders being taken for native trees, shrubs

WCD plant sale will be March 26 BELLINGHAM — The Whatcom Conservation District’s annual sale of low-cost native plants will be on Saturday, March 26, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Roe Studio of Whatcom ...

Water quality workshop March 16 at WaterTec

LYNDEN — Early registration ends at midnight on March 12 for a March 16 four-hour workshop on “Water Quality – Upstream & Downstream” at WaterTec, 177 Birch Bay-Lynden Rd. Lunch is included ...

Number of those without health insurance drops by nearly half since 2012

OLYMPIA — The number of people without health insurance in Washington state has dropped from 14.5 percent in 2012 to an estimated 7.3 percent, or 522,000 people, in 2015, according to a new report issued ...

Camano Island man hurt in one-vehicle crash; driver flees two-car State Route 544 collision

GLACIER ­— A Camano Island man was injured and transported to Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center after crashing his car on the Mount Baker Highway around 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13. Guy J. Wendinger, ...