A Whatcom County farm lagoon is one way dairy farmers contain manure and keep it from entering the general water supply. (Calvin Bratt/Lynden Tribune)

Dairies seek right balance respecting land, water uses

WHATCOM — Anyone familiar with the local climate knows it rains aplenty here, even if not so much in July and August. Forty inches of precipitation per year makes Washington the Evergreen State, ideal ...
A new building has been designed, and now its funding is being pursued. (Architect’s rendering courtesy of Mark Bratt)

Fair plans a new building at entrance

LYNDEN ­— Plans for a new central hallmark building on the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds were presented when the supporting fair foundation met in July. The Agriculture Education Center, as it is ...

Waples Building businesses to host Lynden job fair

LYNDEN — Three months. That is about how long until a slew of businesses open in the new Waples Mercantile Building, formerly Delft Square, at 444 Front St.   And with that November timeframe fast ...

Renovated barbershop is showcase of relics

LYNDEN ­— Renovating and expanding the rustic barbershop at 818 Front St. gave Blake Starkenburg the chance to furnish it with plenty of history. Everything in the small shop — which opened for business ...

Revving up Lynde 500

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Open burning still banned in spite of some rain

WHATCOM — Even with some recent rainfall, local fuel moisture levels are low and fire danger remains significant, and so all open burning restrictions continue until further notice, says the Whatcom ...

No WTA bus fares systemwide during fair week

WHATCOM — WTA will provide free rides on all buses (except the route to Mount Vernon) Aug. 16-22, the week of the Northwest Washington Fair. For riders headed to the Lynden fair, Whatcom Transportation ...

Library system youth services director named

WHATCOM ­— Thom Barthelmess has been named youth services manager for the Whatcom County Library System, a position recently incorporated into the system’s management team. Barthelmess will provide ...

Mobile blood unit at Fairway Center today, tomorrow

LYNDEN ­— A blood drive for Bloodworks Northwest is today and tomorrow, Aug. 12-13, on the east side of the Fairway Center parking lot along 17th Street. The hours at the mobile unit will be 11 a.m. ...

State committee tries to move date of presidential primary

OLYMPIA — Secretary of State Kim Wyman was to convene the Presidential Primary Committee at the Seattle Airport Marriott at SeaTac the afternoon of Tuesday, Aug. 11. The purpose was to consider moving ...