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Growth drives NV school bond  Lynden Tribune

School taxes could decrease under new state system.

Wind storm begins hammering Whatcom, PSE reporting outages  The Bellingham Herald

The latest in a series of wind storms has hit Whatcom County Thursday, as a gust of 70 mph has been recorded on Lummi Island and PSE is reporting a number ...

School shooting threat prompts police response, arrest at Nooksack Valley High School  The Bellingham Herald

A school shooting threat prompted a police response and a student was arrested Wednesday at Nooksack Valley High School. It's the second threat in three ...

Mary Ann DeVries  Lynden Tribune

Mary Ann DeVries, 80, returned to her heavenly home on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Bellingham.

Nooksack's $29.7 million bond would address K-5 growth | News  Lynden Tribune

Proposal is to replace Sumas Elementary, add classrooms elsewhere.

Argument in doctor’s office leads to escape, lockdown at Nooksack Valley High  The Bellingham Herald

A Whatcom County man has been arrested after a domestic dispute at a medical office in Sumas ended up with a temporary lockdown at nearby Nooksack ...

Meridian’s comeback over Nooksack Valley was one for the ages. The old ages  The Bellingham Herald

Meridian beat Nooksack Valley 21-14 on Friday, Sept. 21, in a last-minute comeback that saw the teams combined for 454 yards of total offense.

Nooksack Valley shines among WWU award winners  Lynden Tribune

Also, a Lynden student is an Outstanding Graduate.

Track preview: Plenty of excitement, bodies for Nooksack Valley  Lynden Tribune

Here's how track teams from Nooksack Valley, Lynden, Lynden Christian, Meridian and Mount Baker look this spring.

Nooksack FCCLA headed to nationals  Lynden Tribune

Community *service* group earned first place at state conference, seeks donations.

Check out what the ice and wind did at Nooksack Valley High for a second straight year  The Bellingham Herald

Weekend ice and wind brought down the baseball backstop at Nooksack Valley High School for the second consecutive winter.

Break out the caps and gowns — here's when Whatcom County graduations are scheduled  The Bellingham Herald

Whatcom County high schools and colleges will all hold their graduations for the Class of 2018 during the month of June.

Hot-shooting Nooksack boys advance in playoffs  Lynden Tribune

The Pioneers beat Cedar Park Christian (Bothell) 55-37 on Monday, setting up a meeting against South Whidbey in Wednesday's 1A Northwest District 1 ...

On to the next level  Lynden Tribune

Numerous Class of 2018 high school graduates will play sports at some level of college next year.

Dorothy Blankers  Lynden Tribune

On Oct. 6, 2018, in the early morning at her home in Blaine, Dorothy Lee Blankers graduated to glory to be with her Savior.

Four local seniors playing in Saturday’s girls basketball All-State game  Lynden Tribune

Two athletes from Lynden Christian and one each from Meridian and Nooksack Valley will take part in the WSGBCA's All-State event on Saturday at King's High ...

Local golfers strong at 1A districts  Lynden Tribune

Mount Baker, Nooksack Valley, Meridian and Lynden Christian were all represented at the 1A District 1 boys and girls golf tournament at North Bellingham Golf ...

Softball: Timely hitting helps Nooksack get past Ferndale 5-3 Monday  Lynden Tribune

The Pioneers picked up their second victory of the season in a home game on Monday, April 9.

Baseball recap March 28: Local teams open up Northwest Conference play  Lynden Tribune

WHATCOM — Local prep baseball teams wrapped up the non-league portion of the 2018 season last week and began playing contests that count toward the ...

A year to remember  Lynden Tribune

Highlights from a wild 2017-18 prep sports season.

Construction underway at three Nooksack Valley schools  Lynden Tribune

After the phase of planning and presenting bonds for voters' approval in February 2015, three of the five Nooksack Valley School District campuses are in ...

WWU Women's basketball signs Nooksack Valley star Katrina Gimmaka  KPUG 1170

BELLINGHAM, Wash. – Western Washington University women's basketball coach Carmen Dolfo has announced that forward Katrina Gimmaka of Nooksack ...

Nooksack Valley standout got the ball rolling and her teammates finished the job  The Bellingham Herald

Katrina Gimmaka scored 22 of Nooksack Valley's first 35 points Tuesday night. But that was hardly a surprise, considering how consistent the senior scoring ...

LC boys capture district championship  Lynden Tribune

MOUNT VERNON — Lynden Christian junior Cole Bajema has been one of the most prolific scorers in the state for the LC boys basketball team this season.

New Lynden High School weight room — what a community can do  Lynden Tribune

However, about $50,000 is needed for completion. LYNDEN — Giant framed photos of past Lynden High School state championship teams and athletes line the ...

Calendar - Week of Nov. 7, 2018 | Community  Lynden Tribune

Ongoing. Noon music. The Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St., hosts free live noon-hour entertainment on Wednesdays in the Piano Lounge. It's Eric Hirst and his ...

Crop of 1A locals headed east for state track meet  Lynden Tribune

A total of 49 track and field athletes from Meridian, Lynden Christian, Mount Baker and Nooksack Valley will compete in the Class 1A state championships on ...

Boys Soccer: Meridian on top in NWC 1A  Lynden Tribune

The Trojans took control of the race for first place in the Northwest Conference 1A league with a 2-0 win over Lynden Christian on Thursday.

Ten local girls earn All-Northwest Conference team selections  Lynden Tribune

Nooksack Valley senior Katrina Gimmaka was named as the Most Outstanding Player of the Northwest Conference when the all-league teams were released.

Nooksack girls oust Meridian, advance to 1A state quarterfinals  Lynden Tribune

The lady Pioneers got past the Trojans 45-36 in Wednesday's 1A Hardwood Classic opening round in the Yakima SunDome.

Seniors take over LHS for annual Boys & Girls Club showcase  Lynden Tribune

The 32nd annual Lynden Senior Classic took place on Friday, March 9, inside Jake Maberry Gymnasium.

Christmas in the Park on Monday | News  Lynden Tribune

Wagon rides new to Sumas event this year. SUMAS — Christmas in the Park, an annual tradition happening for at least 23 years now, returns on Dec.

She didn’t plan swine genetics to be her specialty, but it is  Lynden Tribune

Northwestern College is proud of grad Janelle Dunkelberger from Everson, NVHS.

Local lady golfers play for Whatcom bragging rights  Lynden Tribune

SUDDEN VALLEY — Girls golfers from across Whatcom County took to the Sudden Valley Golf Course on Thursday as Squalicum High School hosted the ...

New coaches, new talent highlight local wrestling scene  Lynden Tribune

Lynden, Mount Baker and Nooksack Valley all have new coaches this winter.

Small schools looking to make big statements  Lynden Tribune

Whatcom County should be represented by a strong contingent of local 1A schools at the state tournament.

Two local players selected to all-state football game  Lynden Tribune

Meridian senior Simon Burkett and Nooksack Valley senior Casey Bauman will compete in the 23rd annual East-West Earl Barden All-State Football Classic on ...

Lynden basketball invite this weekend | Sports  Lynden Tribune

LYNDEN — The 2018 Lynden Invite summer basketball tournament will take place at Lynden and Lynden Christian high schools and the Ridnour Athletic ...

Two local seniors headed to WIBCA boys All-State games on Saturday  Lynden Tribune

Nooksack Valley's Casey Bauman and Lynden Christian's George DeJong will play for the Class 1A team on Saturday at Curtis High School.

Nicholas Bruland  Lynden Tribune

Nicholas Charles Bruland, age 35, went home peacefully to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus on Nov. 15, 2018 after a courageous battle with a rare aggressive ...

Summer hoops take center stage in Lynden  Lynden Tribune

More than 70 high school basketball teams from Washington and British Columbia took part in the Cloud 9 Sports Lynden Invite on Friday through Sunday.

Seven area athletes named to 2017-18 Associated Press all-state basketball teams  Lynden Tribune

Lynden Christian's Cole Bajema was named Class 1A Player of the Year to highlight the selections.

1A state track: Steiger, DeWaard stand out for Lynden Christian  Lynden Tribune

CHENEY — When it comes to distance running in Lynden over the past four seasons, the conversation usually starts with Lynden Christian seniors Eric Steiger ...

Whatcom schools are building new projects totaling $240 million; here’s where they’re going  The Bellingham Herald

Many Whatcom County K-12 students will be learning in new or renovated digs before the end of 2017 as districts move forward with nearly $240 million in ...

Boys soccer recap: Local teams face tough tests before spring break  Lynden Tribune

Lynden, Lynden Christian, Nooksack Valley, Mount Baker and Meridian get a week off before returning to action on April 10.

Meridian girls soccer advances to bi-district round  Lynden Tribune

BELLINGHAM — Meridian head girls soccer coach Paula French, in her first year at the helm of the program, will tell you it's hard to remember who leads her ...

WIAA considering sweeping changes to state classifications | Sports  Lynden Tribune

The governing body of high school sports in Washington could use a free and reduced-price lunch count as one of multiple factors to determine ...

Alyce Harlan’s development fueled by dedication  Lynden Tribune

The Nooksack Valley cross country senior ran the second-fastest 5K time (18:34) in program history at the annual Nike Twilight meet on Sept. 30 in Marysville.

Meridian rises to No. 3 in 1A AP high school football rankings  Lynden Tribune

Meridian football moved from No. 5 to No. 3 in Class 1A when the newest Associated Press High School Football rankings were released on Wednesday.

Pioneers rising in the NWC  Lynden Tribune

The Nooksack Valley boys basketball team beat Bellingham 65-59 on Monday for the Pioneers' second league win in three games.

Lynden boys take third in own tournament  Lynden Tribune

Pablo Martinez and Levi Oostra each won individual titles for the Lions on Saturday.

Valedictorians hopeful of future  Lynden Tribune

Top students address ways of seeking positive change in society.

Small company, big impact  Lynden Tribune

Since opening in 2014, local custom apparel company Your City Sports has donated over 100000 pairs of socks to the homeless as part of the company's Buy ...

Regional basketball matchups announced  Lynden Tribune

WHATCOM — A total of seven local girls and boys prep basketball teams qualified for the regional round of the state tournament, and matchups for the round of ...

Small-school standout to Pac-12 starter  Lynden Tribune

PULLMAN — Listed at 6-foot-4 and 310 pounds, 2012 Nooksack Valley High School graduate BJ Salmonson is far from being the biggest player on the ...

Prep basketball: Lynden Christian girls grind out 20-point win over Meridian  Lynden Tribune

The Lyncs beat the Trojans 54-34 in Friday's key Northwest Confernece matchup.

First Friday in October features a number of big football games in Whatcom County  The Bellingham Herald

Class 1A Northwest Conference games continue to highlight Whatcom County football slate for Week 6.

Nooksack Valley tabs Skillman next boys’ basketball coach  The Bellingham Herald

Nooksack Valley High School principal Matt Galley announced on Wednesday, May 18, that the Pioneers have selected Rich Skillman to be the school's new ...

Nooksack Valley earns three top-3s at Saturday’s Birger Solberg  Lynden Tribune

Lynden Christian and Mount Baker also competed at the spring break meet on Saturday, April 8, at Civic Stadium.

Maynard Moe  Lynden Tribune

Maynard Enger Moe, age 78, passed away at St. Joseph Hospital on Aug. 30, 2018. He was born on Nov. 28, 1939, in Sumas to Arthur and Mable (Enger) Moe.

Meridian highlights 2017 NWC 1A all-league football team  Lynden Tribune

Eight members of the 2017 league champion Meridian Trojans were selected to the All-Northwest Conference 1A team, voted on by coaches in the league and ...

Lynden’s defense stifles Nooksack in blowout  Lynden Tribune

LYNDEN — For one quarter of their game against the Lynden Lions on Monday, Jan. 2, it looked as if the Nooksack Valley Pioneers had enough fight in them to ...

Former Lynden, LC, Nooksack standouts playing for Bellingham Slam  Lynden Tribune

BELLINGHAM — Former local basketball standouts Sterling Somers (Lynden), Paul Hafford (Lynden Christian) and Kyle Impero (Nooksack Valley) will be ...

Mounties crush King's, four local teams advance to state  Lynden Tribune

DEMING — After a run of dominance in the Northwest Conference that led the program to five 1A titles in as many seasons, Mount Baker football entered ...

Lynden returns firepower from state club  Lynden Tribune

LYNDEN — After reaching the state tournament last season, the Lions return key starters in Megan Paoli, Alexis Fredin, Elisa Kooiman and Breanna Swendt, ...

Boys Soccer: Lyncs picks up clutch win over Baker 3-2  Lynden Tribune

Lyncs still in play for No. 1 seed in NWC 1A. LYNDEN — The regular season for boys soccer is in its final week, yet when it comes to the postseason picture, ...

Nooksack Valley girls stay alive with district win  The Bellingham Herald

The Nooksack Valley girls' basketball team held Bothell Cedar Park Christian to single digits in three quarters en route to a 51-30 victory in a Class 1A Northwest ...

Nooksack’s Alyce Harlan captures state XC title  Lynden Tribune

PASCO — In her first race as a freshman back in the 2014 season, Nooksack Valley cross country senior Alyce Harlan completed her first 5,000-meter race in a ...

Wrestling team previews  Lynden Tribune

Team previews for the boys and girls wrestling squads at Lynden, Meridian, Mount Baker and Nooksack Valley.

Athletes to watch: fall sports edition  Lynden Tribune

WHATCOM — Fall sports season may still be several weeks away, but with the 2017 high school graduates stepping into the next phase of their lives, now feels ...

Lynden ranked No. 4 in Class 2A in latest AP football rankings  Lynden Tribune

Mount Baker, Nooksack Valley, Meridian remained in the top 10 in Class 1A.

Friday basketball roundup  Lynden Tribune

Several local teams were in action at various holiday tournaments and other games on Friday, Dec. 30.

New faces all over for Meridian girls soccer  Lynden Tribune

LAUREL — After reaching the state playoffs for the fifth time in six seasons in 2016, Meridian girls soccer enters the new campaign under the leadership of a ...

Baker girls win Pride of Lynden Tournament  Lynden Tribune

LYNDEN — Wrestling teams from Nooksack Valley, Mount Baker, Meridian and Lynden (as host) were among 24 schools that competed in the annual Pride of ...

He was once a state player of the year. Now he wants to teach your kid basketball  The Bellingham Herald

Kyle Impero found basketball to be an amazing experience for him. He wants to help younger players get the same kind of opportunity.

Bauman, Burkett ranked among top ‘Northwest 9’ quarterbacks  Lynden Tribune

KIRKLAND — Nooksack Valley senior quarterback Casey Bauman and Meridian senior signal caller Simon Burkett were among the top 35 QBs from ...

Three local 1A teams ranked in latest AP prep football poll  Lynden Tribune

The Meridian Trojans were ranked No.3 in Class 1A for a second straight week when the Associated Press released its latest weekly Washington High School ...

Lynden alum Bryce Sterk ready for fresh start at Montana State  Lynden Tribune

Former All-State standout transferred from University of Washington.

All-NWC boys wrestling teams announced  Lynden Tribune

Fifteen local wrestlers earned honors when the Northwest Conference teams were released on Thursday, Feb. 23.

Douglas Geleynse  Lynden Tribune

Douglas Alvin Geleynse, of Mission, B.C., Canada, was born on March 5, 1953 and passed away on June 5, 2018 at the age of 65.

Local baseball teams hungry to reach state playoffs  Lynden Tribune

WHATCOM — Lynden baseball captured a regular-season Northwest Conference title. The team is noted as one of the top teams in the state — currently ranked ...

Softball roundup: April 19 | Sports |  Lynden Tribune

Lynden earned a key win over Squalicum on Friday, April 14 to get back to its winning ways.

Three running for supervisor of Conservation District | News  Lynden Tribune

WHATCOM — Anyone who wants an absentee ballot mailed to them for the March 13 Whatcom Conservation District election must request it by 4 p.m. ...

Kelly Gapinski  Lynden Tribune

Kelly Lynn Gapinski passed away on Sept. 18, 2017. She was born in Fort Lewis, Washington, on June 1, 1977 to parents Robin and Tammy Pack.

Wrestling roundup  Lynden Tribune

The Lynden and Mount Baker girls competed in a large tournament in Othello on Saturday, Jan. 14.

Basketball team previews  Lynden Tribune

Team previews for the girls and boys basketball teams at Lynden, Lynden Christian, Mount Baker, Meridian and Nooksack Valley.

District RPI seeds 2A teams in several sports  Lynden Tribune

The seeding system was implemented for the Northwest District in 2016 to fairly rank teams for postseason tournaments.

Rusnak wins four more top-three medals for LC  Lynden Tribune

The Lynden Christian girls took sixth in Class 1A at the 1B/2B/1A State Championships at Eastern Washington University. The LC boys managed eighth place.

Pinky Vargas, Sharon Shewmake, and Justin Boneau hope to make history in 42nd District - NPI's Cascadia Advocate  NPI's Cascadia Advocate

Washington's 42nd Legislative District spans a significant chunk of Washington's State's border neighborhoods, taking in many rural Whatcom County ...

Jeff Chandler takes athletic director reins at Cheney  Cheney Free Press

New Cheney High School Athletics Director Jeff Chandler has made the rounds when it comes to teaching and coaching, doing both at high schools of.

Campaign seeks funds to renovate LHS weight room  Lynden Tribune

The Lynden High School weight room was last updated in 1993.

Whatcom County teams begin chase for state tournament trophies  The Bellingham Herald

Seven Whatcom County high school basketball teams will chase trophies this week at the state tournament, starting with four elimination games Wednesday at ...

Nominees Announced For The 2017/18 5th Avenue High School Musical Theatre Awards  Broadway World

The 5th Avenue Theatre is thrilled to announce the nominees for the 16th annual 5th Avenue Awards: Honoring High School Musical Theater, the highly ...

Bedlington Twilight provides early-season impressions  Lynden Tribune

LYNDEN — Each season, Lynden's Bedlington Twilight Invitational offers the first opportunity for local track and field athletes to see how they stack up against ...

A dying mother’s dream; community gives daughter a grand wedding  The Bellingham Herald

Friends and businesses rallied to ensure Bev McKissick, who has terminal bone cancer, could see her only daughter marry. Kaitlin McKissick and Kyle Holland ...

What are the keys to each game and who are the football players to watch entering Week 3?  The Bellingham Herald

Most of the 3A Wesco North and 2A Northwest Conference begin league play in Week 3 in a busy Whatcom County football schedule on Friday.

Some schools opt to remain closed Wednesday  The Bellingham Herald

All public schools and many private schools across western Whatcom County were closed Tuesday as residents continued to dig out from a strong winter storm ...

Mount Baker draws top-ranked team in the state  The Bellingham Herald

The Mount Baker girls basketball team travels to Wenatchee High School for its first state tournament game since 2005, in which it will take on No. 1 Cashmere ...

WEDDING: Megan Maberry & Jaeger McLeod  Lynden Tribune

Megan Maberry and Jaeger McLeod were united in marriage on Aug. 27, 2016, at BelleWood Acres of Lynden, with the bride's uncle, Doug Clark, officiating.

2A, 1A All-Northwest Conference football teams announced  Lynden Tribune

WHATCOM — After finishing the season with just one loss atop the Northwest Conference, the Lynden Lions saw 11 players honored with all-league selections ...

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