August 14 – August 20, 2014                  

       Poppin' a wheelie


Rane Olson (driving, not visible) brings his 1928 Model A Ford up on two wheels during the Custer Days parade on August 9. Olson, pulling a float containing over a dozen family members, said the car has been in his family for four generations. 

Photo by Steve Guntli

Blaine teen sells samosas for charity

Blaine High School senior Serena Sall spent her summer working on her senior project, and wound up raising funds to help over a dozen needy families.

City council decides how to use unexpected budget surplus

Thanks to increased tax revenue from retail sales and an unanticipated amount of courthouse income, the city of Blaine has a $625,000 surplus in its general fund for the second quarter of the fiscal year.

Fire warnings issued for Whatcom County

The Whatcom County Fire Marshal's office has issued a fire weather warning for parts of western Whatcom County, and a red flag warning for inland areas.

Ferndale businesses approved for marijuana licenses

The Washington State Liquor Control Board has approved two new grower-processor licenses for Whatcom County marijuana businesses.

Birch Bay park on Vogt property moves forward

Birch Bay residents are a giant leap closer to getting a beachside county park after the property owner and Whatcom County signed a purchase and sale agreement on a 4-acre property at 7954 Birch Bay Drive.

WSDOT installing three new roundabouts at Slater Road interchange

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has approved a plan to install three compact roundabouts near I-5 on Slater Road.

Missing pets blamed on coyotes

Reports of missing and injured cats and dogs in Birch Bay and Semiahmoo have been on the rise this summer, and at least some of the incidents can be blamed on coyotes.

"Biking is an attitude:" Keep positive, keep pedalling

When Janet Burke was 20 years old, she suffered a broken leg that would prove to be a turning point in her life.

Peddling pickles in Birch Bay

It takes a special kind of salesperson to talk someone into eating a spicy pickle on a hot summer day when they've already got an ice cream cone in their hand.

Late summer days

Locals and tourists unwind in Birch Bay as summer comes to a close.

Sports car club visits Blaine

Twelve pristine European sports cars from Vancouver stopped in Blaine last Monday after clearing customs southbound on a group trip to California.

Crabbing season starts August 15

Get your pots ready: crabbing season officially opens in north Whatcom County on Friday, August 15.

Summer sports: Baseball, shooting teams excel
Wed, Aug 13, 2014

While varsity competition takes the season off, other youth sports come to the fore during the summer months, and a few local teams have taken their game to the highest levels.

NBA star gives back to Blaine
Wed, Aug 13, 2014

Orlando Magic point guard Luke Ridnour coaches kids during the Luke Ridnour Basketball Camp in Blaine.

Slam win third straight IBL championship
Wed, Jul 9, 2014

The Bellingham Slam has won its third straight International Basketball League (IBL) championship after putting up a dominant performance against the Vancouver Volcanoes.

Blaine and Semiahmoo Videos

Diving into Spring

Several boys from Blaine took advantage of the spring weather and took a dive off the Blaine pier on March 24.

Polar Bear Plunge - January 1, 2014 - Birch Bay, Wash.








































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