WHATCOM — Thanks to amazing efforts by so many during the coronavirus pandemic, Barron Heating & Air Conditioning is providing free HVAC maintenance service through the end of May to medical professionals and first responders in its northwest Washington service territory.

  WHATCOM — In this uncertain time, if you are looking for a way to help your community, you can donate blood at Bloodworks Northwest. The Bellingham center is Suite 117 in Bakerview Square, 410 W. Bakerview Rd., Bellingham, phone 360-671-8848.

  LYNDEN ­— Contractor DeKoster Excavating will be busy with street improvement work on South Seventh Street from Front to Judson through April 17.

Jobless claims from Whatcom County rose 1,800% week of March 15-21 — and likely to stay high

At least 45 train cars were parked Saturday between Northwood Road and Lynden on the BNSF spur that serves Lynden. While locals have surmised these must be cars not crossing the U.S.-Canada border in the current curtailments due to the coronavirus, the rail company’s spokesman Gus Melonas ga…

A Whatcom dairy farms’ group of four came to the exterior of the Christian Health Care Center Monday with an interesting scene for room-bound residents inside to see through their windows. A day-old Jersey calf was being carried by Erica DeWaard while inspirational signs were held up by Broo…

WHATCOM ­— In support of the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order issued Monday by Gov. Jay Inslee, the Whatcom County Jail and Work Center will temporarily stop all on-site visiting starting Wednesday March 25.

Gov. Inslee speaks to coronavirus situation tonightWHATCOM — While the nation’s head physician, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams, warned that “this week, it’s going to get bad,” the focus of COVID-19 attention Monday turned to a televised speech Washington Gov. Jay Inslee was to make at…

From left, Becky, Eric and Mia Van Hofwegen of Lynden were out walking with their dog Jasper on Sunday, but they were practicing the social distancing we’re all supposed to observe against the coronavirus. (Calvin Bratt/Lynden Tribune)

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