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  • Missing Lummi Nation woman found in Las Vegas
    by asmith on September 24, 2021 at 2:36 PM

    A Lummi Nation woman who had been reported missing in Las Vegas has been found. Her aunt says Reatha May Finkbonner was unaware that people were looking for her and was emotional when they talked. The post Missing Lummi Nation woman found in Las Vegas appeared first on 790 KGMI.

  • Murray takes Point Roberts plight to U.S Senate floor
    by asmith on September 24, 2021 at 2:02 PM

    Murray explained to senators that the Whatcom County exclave is currently the most isolated community in the entire U.S. and its businesses are dying off without Canadian visitors. The post Murray takes Point Roberts plight to U.S Senate floor appeared first on 790 KGMI.

  • Man charged in homeless encampment murder pleads not guilty
    by asmith on September 24, 2021 at 1:52 PM

    Travis Hamilton is charged with 2nd degree murder in the shooting death of 26-year-old Scott Dobson earlier this month. The post Man charged in homeless encampment murder pleads not guilty appeared first on 790 KGMI.

  • Whatcom Library System hosting voter registration event
    by asmith on September 24, 2021 at 1:48 PM

    The event will take place from 3-6 pm at the Deming, Everson, North Fork and South Whatcom libraries. The post Whatcom Library System hosting voter registration event appeared first on 790 KGMI.

  • Another Bellingham business closing permanently
    by asmith on September 24, 2021 at 1:39 PM

    Thousand Acre Cider House specialized in providing cider drinks from around the globe and opened on Grand Avenue in downtown Bellingham in 2019. The post Another Bellingham business closing permanently appeared first on 790 KGMI.

  • Another Asian Giant Hornet nest eradicated
    by asmith on September 24, 2021 at 1:33 PM

    This queen had a different coloration so they'll do DNA tests to find out if they're related to the first nest. The department asks citizen scientists to keep reporting sightings of the invasive species. The post Another Asian Giant Hornet nest eradicated appeared first on 790 KGMI.

  • Governor Inslee extends state’s eviction protections
    by asmith on September 24, 2021 at 1:22 PM

    Washington State's eviction moratorium was set to expire on September 30th. The post Governor Inslee extends state’s eviction protections appeared first on 790 KGMI.

  • Conservation groups prepare for Orca Recovery Day in Whatcom County
    by asmith on September 23, 2021 at 4:11 PM

    Whatcom County's Conservation District is hosting a salmon habitat restoration event in Blaine and a beach cleanup will be held on Lummi Island. The post Conservation groups prepare for Orca Recovery Day in Whatcom County appeared first on 790 KGMI.

  • DHS drops deportation case against immigration rights activist
    by asmith on September 23, 2021 at 2:57 PM

    The Mexico City native has been living in the US since 1996. The post DHS drops deportation case against immigration rights activist appeared first on 790 KGMI.

  • California Governor signs law aimed at Amazon working conditions
    by asmith on September 23, 2021 at 2:27 PM

    The law prohibits what it says are unsafe production quotas for warehouse distribution center workers that prevent them from taking bathroom or rest breaks and interfere with health and safety laws. The post California Governor signs law aimed at Amazon working conditions appeared first on 790 KGMI.

  • Jansen Art Center kicks off fall programs
    by Brent Lindquist on September 22, 2021 at 4:15 PM

    Japanese ceramics, phosphorous paint classes featured LYNDEN — Lynden’s Jansen Art Center kicked off its fall season Sept. 1, with a new exhibit and a wide variety of performances and classes available for people of all ages to enjoy. Fall art workshops at the center include textiles, jewelry […]

  • Ferndale Record wants your military service stories, photos
    by Brent Lindquist on September 22, 2021 at 4:13 PM

    We at the Lynden Tribune and Ferndale Record newspapers are making plans for our annual Veterans Day special section. This year we want to share your story, and by you, we mean Whatcom County men and women who served in the U.S. armed forces. We are asking you to submit a short story of your

  • Ban Gov. Inslee’s natural gas ban
    by Brent Lindquist on September 22, 2021 at 4:13 PM

    Gov. Jay Inslee’s end run around the legislature banning natural gas in new homes and commercial buildings is a bad idea. Even though the state legislature adjourned last spring without passing his bill, he unveiled building codes which would accomplish the same thing by fiat. Inslee’s proposed […]

  • Letters to the Editor — Sept. 22, 2021
    by Brent Lindquist on September 22, 2021 at 4:12 PM

    Not too late … Editor,   Who were you listening to when printing that article by Marta Kazymyra? Were you prompted by God? Was it your love for the people of Lynden, more specifically the children of this community? Was it researched for accuracy?   Was a search completed on her […]

  • WSDA to eradicate fourth Asian Giant Hornet nest
    by Brent Lindquist on September 22, 2021 at 4:11 PM

    Potential Nooksack sighting still under investigation, not confirmed By Brent Lindquist brent@lyndentribune.com WHATCOM — The Washington State Department of Agriculture has eradicated three Asian Giant Hornet nests since late 2020 and have their eyes on a fourth nest later this week. All located […]

  • Council further extends Catalyst Program
    by Brent Lindquist on September 22, 2021 at 4:09 PM

    Deadline was to start construction was Oct. 1; now pushed back to 2023 By Brent Lindquist brent@lyndentribune.com WHATCOM — The Ferndale City Council voted Monday evening to again extend its Catalyst Program deadlines for the program’s two applicants. The already extended deadline was Oct. 1 of […]

  • 2022 Northwest Washington Fair also a 10-day affair
    by Brent Lindquist on September 22, 2021 at 4:07 PM

    Fair board removes interim from Selena Burgess’ manager title By Bill Helm bill@lyndentribune.com LYNDEN — This year’s Northwest Washington Fair was a 10-day affair, the first in NWW Fair history. Last week, the fair’s board of directors decided that next year’s fair will also last 10 […]

  • LEGALS- September 22, 2021
    by Melanie Fair on September 22, 2021 at 1:00 PM

    FERNDALE Ordinances of the City Council of the City of Ferndale, Washington, passed at the Council meeting of September 20, 2021. Ordinance #2183 An ordinance amending the 2021 operating budget Ordinance #2184 An ordinance extending the Downtown Catalyst Program Full texts of the above document(s) […]

  • E-edition
    by Melanie Fair on September 22, 2021 at 1:00 PM

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  • Getting a bead on beading
    by Brent Lindquist on September 15, 2021 at 5:02 PM

    Jansen Art Center mainstay Liz Cunningham crafts bead jewelry By Brent Lindquist brent@lyndentribune.com LYNDEN — For Sandy Point artist Liz Cunningham, math and art go hand-in-hand. For most of her professional life, Cunningham worked as a math instructor at both Whatcom Community College and […]