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County unveils low-impact development plan

A draft low impact development plan for Birch Bay met with mixed reviews at a public meeting put on by the county’s planning and development services.

Council considers graduated sewer rate increases

Blaine ratepayers will see their monthly sewer bill increase beginning in 2011 but by how much is still unclear.

Recount likely for Linville-Buys race

The votes in the race for the 42nd district’s second representative will be recounted if tallies in the contest hold until the elections are certified next week.

In flight!

A black cormorant flies over Semiahmoo Bay last week.

Schools honor Blaine, Birch Bay, Custer vets

Schools honor Blaine, Birch Bay, Custer vets

Mount Vernon company buys Blaine Insurance

Employee Benefits Planning recently purchased Blaine Insurance and has brought on Rod Bring, Ray Westfall and Lori Wilson as principals.

Golden Nut company survives roaster fire

North Whatcom Fire and Rescue responded to a call at a Blaine nut factory on Tuesday, November 16 after a peanut roaster caught fire and triggered an automatic alarm.

Local beaches closed to varnish clam harvest

All Whatcom County beaches have been closed to the harvest of varnish clams after health officials found them to contain dangerous levels of paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) biotoxins.

Council seeks to fill vacancy left by Overstreet

Blaine City Council is now accepting applications to fill a vacancy on the city council’s ward 3, position 5 seat after former council member Jason Overstreet resigned last week.

Families in need should sign up now for turkeys

Low-income families in need of a complete Thanksgiving dinner will want to call the Family Services Center at Blaine high school this week in order to get on the list to receive one.

Volunteers sought for Thanksgiving

The American Legion Post #86 is seeking volunteers to help with their annual community Thanksgiving dinner.

Giving Tree fundraiser this Saturday

The Good Samaritan Society Stafholt Center has scheduled their annual Christmas giving tree fundraiser from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday, November 20, at the Pastime Bar with a performance of the Blaine group Crystal Tricycle as well as dessert and 50/50 raffle prizes.

Group urges protest of x-rays

A group called We Won’t Fly is calling for travelers flying on November 24, the day before Thanksgiving, to refuse to submit to full-body backscatter x-ray scans.

Concert to benefit 4-year-old

Lynden Choral Society is hosting two concerts to raise money for a 4-year-old Blaine girl with leukemia.

Book aims to help children avoid abduction

A former Blaine resident has published a children’s book to help youth avoid being abducted.

School board schedules two public hearings

The Blaine school district will hold two public hearings as part of its regular board meeting on Monday, November 22.

Fire district to host budget hearing Nov. 18

North Whatcom Fire and Rescue will hold a public hearing on its 2011 budget on Thursday, November 18.


Allen flies the friendly skies in Granite Falls finale

The tumultuous, vexing season for the Borderites football team ended with the ultimate “feel-good” scenario.

Semiahmoo man coached internationally for 41 years

Larry Donovan hasn’t taken success for granted.

Season ends for Bulldogs’ Hicks and Hall

The dominant run of the Bellingham Bulldogs, featuring former Borderite Shawn Hicks and Birch Bay resident Brett Hall, came to an end with a dull thud as the Nashville Storm rallied from an early deficit to overwhelm Bellingham 41-20 in the Minor League National Championship game at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on November 13.


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