Ferndale School Board narrows search down to four candidates

By Sarah McCauley Staff Reporter FERNDALE — On Jan. 24, the Ferndale School Board narrowed its pool of applicants for School Director Position No. 3 down to four candidates: Cindy ...

Ericksen legacy fund announces scholarship/mini-grant programs

FERNDALE — The 2023 Doug Ericksen Community Legacy Fund scholarship applications are now available for seniors graduating from a Whatcom County high school or homeschool program. ...

Homeless programs need more money, Inslee says

By Alexandria Osborne Washington State Journal OLYMPIA — Homelessness is still a big issue throughout Washington, and while the state has spent millions, the governor wants to invest ...

Bills push for improving salmon habitat, removing barriers

By Renee Diaz Washington State Journal OLYMPIA — Starting at the Olympia Ballroom in the state capitol’s historic district, students from across Washington carried inflatable ...

Briefly: Ferndale and the surrounding areas in the news, Jan. 23, 2023

Average gasoline price jumps 2.9 cents per gallon Average gasoline prices in Washington have risen 2.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.90/g on Jan. 23, according to ...

Petrogas agrees to settlement for alleged violations

WHATCOM — Petrogas West LLC has agreed to pay a $4 million settlement and make operational changes to resolve multiple air quality issues tied to the company’s Cherry Point facility ...

New funding would improve childcare, Murray says

By Alexandria Osborne Washington State Journal  OLYMPIA — Low-income families struggling to afford childcare would get some help thanks to a big bump in federal spending. U.S. Senator ...

OUR OPINION: Vegetarian living in a meat-lover’s world

By Sarah McCauley Hello, my name is Sarah and I’m a vegetarian. New to the staff of the Lynden Tribune and Ferndale Record newspapers, and to the city of Lynden. To be fair, I’m ...

GUEST OPINION: Let’s do the hustle

By Elisa Claassen As kids in north Whatcom County in the 1970s, we didn’t exactly have a choice. As school let out, in May at that time, we hopped on school buses to go to the berry ...

Letters to the Editor — Jan 25, 2023

Letter: Post-Roe era Editor, Fifty years, 65 million reported abortions, according to the Guttmacher Institute. Jan. 22 marked 50 years of legalized abortion. It seems surreal to think ...