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Guide border work begins

WHATCOM -— Drivers, look out for summer road work this week, especially on the Guide Meridian Road. All this week, July 14-18, one lane of SR 539 will be closed near the U.S.-Canada border daily from ...

City trying to change policy of sick-time buyback

LYNDEN -— For many years, employees in city government have been able to accumulate their unused sick-leave allowance and then enjoy a 50 percent buyback of those hours at their current pay rate when ...
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Bread pudding judged best in annual Tribune competition

LYNDEN — Lynden Tribune staffers and a special guest had the pleasure of tasting six raspberry desserts on Thursday for the Tribune’s annual “Berry” Best Raspberry Dessert Contest. The desserts ...

Local NFL stars in town

LYNDEN -— Jake Locker and Michael Koenen, Whatcom County-raised NFL players, will help boost a food drive — packaged in a music and humor program with silent auction — this Saturday, July 19, at ...

Reason for festival? Biggest raspberry crop in U.S.

LYNDEN -— Want to know why a Northwest Raspberry Festival is held in Lynden? Because far more than a ton of red raspberries are grown around here. These are some statistics that highlight the size of ...

Lynden streets to be chip-sealed next week, after county roads

LYNDEN — Chip sealing will be done by Whatcom County crews within Lynden city limits the week of July 21, weather permitting. The streets to be done are: 17th Street from Kok to Front, Hannegan Road ...

New emergency coordination hub opens Friday

BELLINGHAM -— A public open house is planned for Friday, July 18, to celebrate the public/private partnership that repurposed the former Olympics Coordination Center near Bellingham’s airport. The ...

Possessing personal-use marijuana still a federal offense at border crossings 

BLAINE — Even as legal recreational marijuana selling starts in Washington State,  the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations reminds cross-border travelers that possession of ...

Fire ban in effect in county’s hot, dry conditions

WHATCOM — Due to the summer heat and low fuel moisture levels, the Whatcom County Fire Marshal’s Office restricted all open burning effective at 8 a.m. Tuesday, July 15. All land clearing and yard ...

Everson garden could use more volunteer help

EVERSON -— The Everson Community Garden is filled up at its main location opposite the Everson library, but a small space can be provided at a second location if needed, says head volunteer Gretchen ...