Fire destroys Birch Bay barn; none hurt in the blaze
Crews from North Whatcom Fire and Rescue, Lynden Fire Department and Whatcom Fire District 7 responded to two structure fires in one evening in Blaine and Birch Bay on December 9.
Marijuana license applications hit Whatcom County
The Washington State Liquor Control Board (LCB) continues to release a weekly list of individuals and companies who have submitted applications to grow, process or sell marijuana.
State grants more than $42 million for salmon recovery
On December 5 the Washington Salmon Recovery Funding Board and the Puget Sound Partnership announced the award of more than $42 million in grants to organizations around the state for projects that restore and protect salmon habitat.
In the December 5 edition of The Northern Light, the article "CPR knowledge now required for BHS graduation" did not clearly explain the school district's plans for future capital improvements and future financing.
A weekend of Blaine holiday cheer
Take a dam fine tour
It's been a year since local conservationists and the state department of fish and wildlife teamed up to replace a small dam on the north end of Lake Terrell, restoring a salmon run that had been dormant for more than 50 years.
Volunteers sought for BP Heron Center
Construction of the BP Heron Center for Environmental Education has been moving along steadily since October, but volunteers are still needed to help with interior work such as hanging sheet rock and plumbing.
Give a holiday hand to local families in need
You can help out a struggling family with the items on their child's Christmas wish list by picking up a tag from an Angel Tree in Birch Bay or by donating gifts or money to the Giving Tree in Blaine.
CPR knowledge now required for BHS graduation
Beginning in 2017 each Blaine High School (BHS) graduate will know how to perform CPR and use automatic external defibrillators (AEDs).
County buys LaBounty Drive property for jail
After more than five years of analyzing properties, conducting environmental studies and weighing the options, Whatcom County Council has set the site of Whatcom County's future jail in stone.
Boys basketball team splits home games
Wed, Dec 11, 2013
In their season debut at home, Blaine fell behind a strong shooting team from Sedro-Woolley despite a breakout performance from point guard Josiah Westbrook, who netted 27 points, 10 rebounds and four assists.
Concrete crumbles against Blaine defense
Wed, Dec 11, 2013
The girls basketball team kicked off the season in style with two decisive wins on the road.