July 24 – 30, 2014                  



A tiny gamer throws a football through a target at the Birch Bay Bible Community Church’s Family Fun Festival, during Birch Bay Discovery Days. 

Photo by Ruth Lauman

BP Heron Center ready for grand opening

After nine months of construction and thousands of volunteer hours, the BP Heron Center for Environmental Education is ready for its grand opening at Birch Bay State Park.

George Raft Race, tall ships coming to Drayton Harbor Days

Drayton Harbor Days, one of Blaine's most entertaining annual events, is coming to Blaine Saturday and Sunday, August 2-3.

Birch Bay-Lynden Road construction to finish after brief delay

Construction at the Birch Bay-Lynden Road railroad crossing has experienced a slight delay.

City unveils new zoning guidelines

In an effort to simplify zoning requirements and promote a more aesthetically pleasing downtown area, city planners have drafted new architectural guidelines for downtown Blaine.

Fresh, local and delicious: The restaurants of Semiahmoo Resort

The sun sets over Drayton Harbor, casting its brilliant orange hues in blinding arcs across the water.

Veterans and descendents live with effects of chemical warfare

Forty years after American military personnel were exposed to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War, veterans and their offspring are still experiencing medical conditions that studies have increasingly linked to the toxic herbicide.

Red Cross looking for everyday heroes for awards

Every day, people across Whatcom County save lives and improve our communities, but never receive any recognition.

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.

"We don't break boards unless we're out of firewood"
Wed, Jul 2, 2014

At the start of practice in the Birch Bay Activity Center, six karate students kneel facing their instructor Eric Henry, who kneels silently in front of them on the hardwood floor.

Local rugby team beats English club
Wed, Jul 2, 2014

In international competition this year, the local youth rugby team has yet to find its equal.

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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