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Birch Bay water district treasurer arrested for misappropriation of funds

The Whatcom County Sheriff’s office today arrested Glenn Golay, the former treasurer for the Birch Bay Water and Sewer District, on suspicion of illegally transferring district funds to his personal checking and credit card accounts.

Blaine film students win third in local contest

A group of Blaine high school students earned a popular vote in the Pickford Film Center’s Guerilla Film Project competition last weekend.

Nearly 200 attend Border Patrol town hall meeting

Representatives from two branches of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) heard complaints ranging from the annoyance caused by low-flying helicopters to charges that Border Patrol agents are not friendly enough at a public meeting held at Blaine high school’s performing arts center Wednesday, February 16.

Helping hearts

A recent fundraiser for Shyanne Deming, a Blaine girl with a rare blood disease, raised more than $3,800.

Bay Road culvert repairs would help salmon

Whatcom County public works will work with the state department of transportation to replace a culvert along Bay Road this year to make it friendlier to salmon.

Blaine girls win big!

The Blaine Boys & Girls Club Immigration Law fifth and sixth grade division girls basketball team ended their 10-0 season with a championship tournament last week.

CBP arrests armed Burnaby man in Blaine

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers last Wednesday arrested a Canadian man wanted in connection with two robberies and an aggravated assault as he tried to cross into the U.S. via the truck route crossing.

County to add stoplight to Birch Bay intersection

The intersection of Birch Bay-Lynden Road and Portal Way could see a new stoplight within two years thanks to $1.3 million in state transportation funding the county recently received.

Blaine woman opens new store

A Blaine woman has opened a new consignment store on the corner of Peace Portal Drive and Blaine Road in the old windmill building.

Mature Living Special Section: Zumba classes: Fun exercise for all ages

Blaine resident Christina Alexander said she’s always enjoyed fitness and working out but taking regular classes was out of her budget. So she started her own class.

Senior center welcomes new cook

Melody Philips, l., is the newest face at the Blaine senior center.

Mature Living Special Section: Small changes in diet have big impacts

Are you one of the millions of middle-aged Americans who resolved to improve your health this year, through diet, exercise or other lifestyle changes?

Lost dog

Lost dog: A Vancouver, B.C., man is looking for his lost dog “Buck” pictured here.

Tabletop Gourmet Specialities to open new location

A Blaine store offering local chocolates, gourmet and specialty foods and unique kitchen items has plans to move Tabletop Gourmet Specialties will be moving from its Loomis Hall location into a new storefront at 862 Peace Portal Drive, suite 102.


Ezetta Margarette Jones

Born December 23, 1921 to parents Chester and Dorothy Metivier of Blaine.

George Herbert Eden

George Eden of Blaine, Washington, passed away on Valentine’s Day, February 14.

Lorraine Boyer

Lorraine Boyer, a resident of Birch Bay, Washington, passed away peacefully with her husband and son at her side Feb 13, 2011 after a battle with cancer at St. Joseph’s Hospital.


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