Children’s eyes are wide open as they take in all to see in the Northwest Washington Fair dairy barn. (Calvin Bratt/Lynden Tribune)

In the poultry barn Brady Van Beek of Country Partners 4-H lets people pet his Barred Rock hen Ann. (Calvin Bratt/Lynden Tribune)

Kids love the chance to milk a cow at the Lynden fair — well, at least the life-sized replica version. (Calvin Bratt/Lynden Tribune)

Sarah Klem of Barnyard Adventure 4-H Club runs her llama Rose through a low obstacle test. (Calvin Bratt/Lynden Tribune)

Three turkeys were headed from showing to “the meat market,” the Lynden Jr. Livestock Sale for buyers, on Friday afternoon. (Calvin Bratt/Lynden Tribune)

Three turkeys were headed from showing to “the meat market,” the Lynden Jr. Livestock Sale for buyers, on Friday afternoon. (Calvin Bratt/Lynden Tribune)

Larry the Cable Guy had hundreds of spectators doubled over in laughter at the Northwest Washington Fair on Thursday night. (Eric Trent/Lynden Tribune)

Cody Devers of Balko, Oklahoma, competes in steer wrestling at the Lynden PRCA Rodeo on Tuesday evening as part of the 2019 Northwest Washington Fair. The rodeo repeats Wednesday in the grandstand on the fair’s Military Appreciation Day. Then it’s comedian Larry the Cable Guy on Thursday, co…

The demolition derby was just a part of what Lynden had to offer on the opening day of the 2019 Northwest Washington Fair on Monday, Aug. 12. The fair with its Funtastic carnival, animal barns, food vendors and exhibits continues through Saturday, Aug. 17. (Hailey Palmer/Lynden Tribune)

LYNDEN — Marty Stauffer, a Whatcom County native with nearly 12 years of insurance experience, launched Stauffer Insurance on Aug. 7.

EVERSON ­— The ministry Open Hands, which provides weekend food to needy students in the Nooksack Valley School District, will have an open house from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, at Calvary Creekside church, 2313 E. Badger Rd.

WHATCOM — The vehicle ferry Whatcom Chief serving Lummi Island will depart for dry dock midmorning on Saturday, Sept. 7, and not return until about mid-day Sept. 24, the county reports.

OLYMPIA — Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, wants the state to look into removing the Ballard Locks and Seattle City Light dams on the Skagit River, and restoring Seattle lakes and waterways to a pristine natural condition.

LYNDEN ­— Sponsorship and vendor opportunities are still available for the Washington Small Fruit Conference & Lynden Ag Show that will be held Dec. 4-6 at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Aug. 2 announced the July benchmark Class III milk price at $17.55 per hundredweight, up $1.28 from June, $3.45 above July 2018 and the highest Class III price since December 2014.

CUSTER — A 79-year-old man died in a collision Thursday night when his vehicle left the roadway traveling north on I-5 at the Birch Bay Lynden Road exit about four miles north of Ferndale.

The first-ever Hops Down Front Street beer walk took place Thursday, Aug. 1, courtesy of the Lynden Downtown Business Association. Eleven Lynden businesses took part in the walk, and the Lynden Hot Thursday Nights event was taking place at the same time on Front Street featuring family-frien…

BELLINGHAM — The Whatcom Literacy Council will host the annual Literacy Breakfast with Nancy Pearl Thursday, Nov. 7 from 7-9 a.m. at Bellingham Technical College’s Settlemyer Hall. A $15 registration will be required to reserve a seat. Early registration is advised.

LYNDEN ­— Two sets of Lynden City Council candidates answered questions and presented their views at a forum co-sponsored by the Lynden Tribune and the League of Women Voters on Wednesday, July 24, in City Hall Annex.

Jenna Burrow of Sedro Wooley High School and Emma Westendorf of Burlington-Edison High School clean headstones at the Lynden Cemetery as part of a service project during the training for new Washington State FFA WALE/DOT members. Around 100 FFA students from around the state participated in …

Two sets of Lynden City Council candidates answered questions and presented their views at a forum so-sponsored by the Lynden Tribune and the League of Women Voters Wednesday evening in City Hall Annex. Running for Position 4 are, from left, incumbent Brent Lenssen and challengers Jen Marion…

VAN ZANDT — The South Fork Valley’s annual community celebration and commemoration, Summerfest, will be on Sunday, Aug. 25, in Josh Vander Yacht Memorial Park, behind the Van Zandt Community Hall, 4106 Valley Highway (corner of Highway 9 and Potter Road).

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