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Richard Olson  Lynden Tribune

Richard Gary Olson, of Bellingham, died peacefully at his home on April 18, 2019. Born July 30, 1946, the third of eight children, he was very diligent and ...

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

Proposal is to replace Sumas Elementary, add classrooms elsewhere.

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 ...

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 ...

Growth drives NV school bond  Lynden Tribune

School taxes could decrease under new state system.

Calendar -- Week of April 24, 2019 | Community  Lynden Tribune

CALENDAR. Ongoing. Noon music. The Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St., hosts free live noon-hour entertainment on Wednesdays in the Piano Lounge.

Nooksack Valley bond wins 64.4 percent passage  Lynden Tribune

Main piece is replacing Sumas Elementary School.

Nooksack Valley’s Rhonda Juergens named state Ag Teacher of the Year  Lynden Tribune

EVERSON — The first thing Rhonda Juergens has to do as the one-and-only ag teacher at Nooksack Valley High School is to be in command of her subject ...

Maddie Martin chosen Dairy Ambassador  Lynden Tribune

Alternates to NVHS student: Ferndale's Ashley Archer, Lynden's Alyssa Boersma.

Nooksack Valley shines among WWU award winners  Lynden Tribune

Also, a Lynden student is an Outstanding Graduate.

Whatcom gets snowfall for Super Bowl Sunday; schools closed or start late Monday  Bellingham Herald

Snow started to fall in Whatcom County Sunday morning. The National Weather *Service* in Seattle's 3 a.m. report called for “cold, wind, and snow expected to ...

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

Bob Ames nailed it when he described the retro football feeling of Meridian's pulse-pounding 21-14 last-minute comeback win over Nooksack Valley. “That was ...

Nooksack FCCLA headed to nationals  Lynden Tribune

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

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.

Lady Pioneers punch ticket to state  Lynden Tribune

The Nooksack Valley girls basketball team defeated Port Townsend 57-26 in Friday's 1A Regional loser-out game at Mount Vernon High School.

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.

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.

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 ...

A year to remember  Lynden Tribune

Highlights from a wild 2017-18 prep sports season.

On to the next level  Lynden Tribune

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

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.

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 ...

New coaches, new talent highlight local wrestling scene  Lynden Tribune

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

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Gerald Glass | Obituaries  Lynden Tribune

Gerald Wallace Glass was born Feb. 5, 1939, and went to be with his Lord and Savior on Feb. 21, 2019.

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 ...

Thousands of Whatcom customers in dark, I5 briefly closes as wind storm howls in  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 ...

Louise Van Bronkhorst Bennett  Bainbridge Island Review

Louise died peacefully on November 20, 2018 at the age of 89. Louise was born July 25, 1929 in Conrad, Montana where she lived her early childhood until her ...

Alyce Harlan’s development fueled by dedication  Lynden Tribune

EVERSON — When Nooksack Valley cross country senior Alyce Harlan was a freshman during the fall 2014 season, the eventual two-time state meet qualifier ...

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 ...

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.

PHOTOS: Nooksack girls roll to state tourney in Yakima  Lynden Tribune

The lady Pioneers defeated Port Townsend 57-26 in Friday's 1A regional elimination game at Mount Vernon High School.

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.

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 ...

Diane Gates  Lynden Tribune

Diane Lorraine Gates, age 79, of Lynden, passed away early Sunday morning Jan. 27, 2019, at the Christian Health Care Center of Lynden with Hospice Care.

Five young women seek Dairy Ambassador role | Community  Lynden Tribune

April 13 event is at Lynden's Homestead. WHATCOM — Five young women are vying for the county Dairy Ambassador title this year. Selection and crowning will ...

Peter Zylstra  Lynden Tribune

Peter John Zylstra passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, at the age of 83.

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

Valedictorians hopeful of future  Lynden Tribune

Top students address ways of seeking positive change in society.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Lynden boys take third in own tournament  Lynden Tribune

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Baseball: Playoff time for four local teams  Lynden Tribune

Lynden, Lynden Christian, Meridian and Nooksack Valley head into the district playoffs this weekend.

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 ...

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 ...

Prep football: Speed and experience key for Nooksack  Lynden Tribune

EVERSON — For Nooksack Valley, coming off a 5-4 (3-3 Northwest Conference) season in which they fell a tiebreaker short of a playoff spot, it's no secret who ...

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

BELLINGHAM — Junior Nicole Whittern had the best finish for Nooksack Valley during Saturday's Birger Solberg Invitational at Civic Stadium, a track meet that ...

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.

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 ...

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, ...

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

The Lynden Lions were the No. 4 team in Washington Class 2A high school football when the Associated Press released its latest AP state rankings on ...

Friday basketball roundup  Lynden Tribune

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

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.

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 ...

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 ...

All-NWC boys wrestling teams announced  Lynden Tribune

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

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Lions take third at own invitational  Lynden Tribune

LYNDEN — In the last tournament of the regular season, the Lynden Lions looked strong on Saturday, Jan. 21, taking third at their own invitational with 121 ...

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

Former All-State standout transferred from University of Washington.

Volleyball recap: Lions keep winning with regular season winding down  Lynden Tribune

Lynden built upon a five-game win streak with wins over Mount Baker and Nooksack Valley.

Campaign seeks funds to renovate LHS weight room  Lynden Tribune

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

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

The Democratic Party believes this could be the year the 42nd Legislative District, located in Whatcom County along the Canadian border, flips blue.

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, ...

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 ...

Mt. Baker Rotary wins national ag teachers’ award  Lynden Tribune

LAS VEGAS — The Mt. Baker Rotary Club based in Lynden received an Outstanding Cooperation award at the annual convention of the National Association of ...

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.

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 ...

Lynden puts the puzzle together for key win over Blaine  Lynden Tribune

The Lions bounced back from three straight conference defeats to beat the Borderites 3-1 on Thursday.

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 ...

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.

Nadine Loreen  Lynden Tribune

Nadine M. Loreen, age 79, of Renton, passed away Nov. 19, 2017. She was born March 4, 1938 in Bellingham to Ned and Myrtle Rogers. Nadine lived in the ...

Every football game counts now; here’s what you need to know heading into Week 4  The Bellingham Herald

The 1A NWC begins league play Friday, as just about every Whatcom County football team is playing an important game Friday night.

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. ...

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.

After a week of snow days for most Whatcom County students, here are the new last days of school  The Bellingham Herald

Students at many Whatcom County schools will be in class until late June after a week's worth of snow kept many schools' doors closed the entire week of ...

Lynden Chistian's Rusnak, Lynden's Swarthout standout at NWC Championship meet  Lynden Tribune

Rusnak and Swarthout each won four individual gold medals to highlight the conference championship meet on Friday, April 21, at Civic Stadium.

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.

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 ...

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