Latest Opinion

Christopher Rodenberger

  Christopher M. “Cowboy” Rodenberger passed away on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, at the age of 33.   Funeral arrangements are pending with Gillies Funeral Home and Cremation ...

Diane Sterk

  Diane A. Sterk, age 66, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. Funeral arrangements are pending with Gillies Funeral Home and Cremation Services…. This content is for ...

Letters to the Editor — Sept. 22, 2020

Criticizing a story   Your story (Sept. 9)about the Mount Baker Highway accident where the gentleman riding a Harley-Davidson rearended a Honda SUV was very poorly written. If you ...

Letters to the Editor — July 29, 2020

Help needed   As the COVID-19 crisis deepened, the City of Ferndale approached the Ferndale Community Service Cooperative about the possibility of a program that would help households ...

News briefs — July 22, 2020

Money available to create broadband infrastructure   OLYMPIA — The Washington State Public Works Board is accepting applications for broadband infrastructure construction grants ...

Letters to the Editor — July 1, 2020

Supports Shewmake   Sharon Shewmake, our 42nd Legislative District representative, supports local jobs. After Intalco announced the closure of its Ferndale operation, Sharon met ...

Taking critical steps toward local tourism recovery

  This op-ed piece is submitted by Sandy Ward, CEO of Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism.   The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on local jobs. Small businesses, ...

Letters to the Editor — June 24, 2020

Reasons for spike   I was saddened to see your recent headline that COVID-19 cases have spiked in the Lynden area. I do have to wonder if a variety of recent activities — such ...

40 years, and now looking ahead

By Michael D. Lewis Publisher, Lynden Tribune and Ferndale Record   This week marks my 40th anniversary at the Tribune! It’s not really the way I was hoping to celebrate, in the ...

The way forward for newspapers

By Calvin Bratt Tribune editor   This is an unsettling time for everyone. We wonder what lies ahead for our local schools, small businesses and farms. Can the situation return to ...