July 31 - August 6, 2014                  


       Tall ships ahoy!


Workers toil in the riggings of the Lady Washington on July 29, preparing the tall ship for its appearance at this weekend’s Drayton Harbor Days festivities. 

Photo by Steve Guntli

Industrial hemp could be big business in Washington

Sandy Soderberg, president of Evergreen Hemp Co., thinks Whatcom County could be the epicenter of Washington's next billion-dollar industry: hemp.

CBP hiring 2,000 new employees nationwide

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will be adding an additional 2,000 officer positions to their land, air and seaports around the country.

GPT proposes new design with reduced environmental impact

Representatives for the Gateway Pacific Terminal (GPT) project proposed a more environmentally friendly design for the cargo facility on July 16, which they hope will reduce the impact to the wetlands of Cherry Point by nearly 50 percent.

"Snow White" ballet coming to Blaine PAC

You've seen "Snow White," but not like this.

National Curb Appeal Month: Tips to upgrade your home's exterior

Curb appeal is important in setting a welcoming tone.

The Habitat for Humanity Store in Ferndale is alive and thriving

The Habitat for Humanity Store in Ferndale has been experiencing a boom lately, so it came as a bit of a surprise to Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County's executive director John Moon to learn that many people thought the store had closed.

Guest Editorial: Why the name change makes sense

If you have already made up your mind about the name change for Blaine, stop reading.

International Concert Series coming to Peace Arch Park

Peace Arch Park will be hosting a series of concerts throughout the month of August.

August Featured Artist: Alex Abrams

Alex's story is one of contribution.

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.

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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