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Rain barrel workshop offered in May

Living in the Pacific Northwest means living with rain, and rain barrels are some of the best ways to take advantage of the precious resource that falls from the sky.

Spring is perfect time to wrangle blackberry vines

I’d just settled in with a cup of tea and a novel when a loud, whacking sound disturbed my concentration.

Gluten-free cracker business moves to Blaine

A local woman who developed a line of healthy crackers has moved her operation to Blaine.

Eagle cams give birds’ eye view

Want a glimpse of an eagle’s life from inside the nest? Tune in this week for what Wired magazine refers to as “Eagle Reality TV.”

Spring Car Care: Avoid costly car repairs with basic maintenance

April is National Car Care month, the perfect time of year to give your car some extra attention. Basic maintenance can go a long way toward improving the safety and dependability of your vehicle, plus it helps avoid costly repairs down the road.

Alcoa to host electronics recycling event at its Ferndale plant

Those wishing to recycle old electronics can participate in a recycling program next week hosted by Intalco Works facility as part of a series of Earth Day activities.

Spring Car Care: Local mechanic is named national champion

Local Volkswagen mechanic Scott Roberts of Roger Jobs in Bellingham was recently named the National Champion among all Volkswagen factory certified technicians in the United States.

Shore stewards offer free workshops

The Marine Resource Committee of Whatcom County will offer several workshops in Blaine this spring focusing on living near beachfront areas, erosion control and more, as part of their “Living With The Coast” series.

Spring Car Care: Find a good auto tech before you need one

Moving into a new area, who’s the most important professional you seek out? A family doctor, of course, a dentist, a pharmacist and, somewhere down the road … your auto mechanic.

WWU to host spring career fair April 28

Job seekers who want to connect directly with employers are invited to attend Western Washington University’s Spring Career Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 28 in the Mac Gym of the Wade King Student Recreation Center.

Spring Car Care: Under-inflated tires, speed, can reduce gas mileage

With gas prices exceeding four dollars a gallon in many parts of the country, drivers need gas-saving maintenance and driving tips that really work.

U.S. Border Patrol Report

U.S. Border Patrol Report

Birch Bay deputy discusses gang issues

Roughly 80 members of the Birch Bay and Blaine communities filled a conference room at the Sand Castle Resort last Wednesday to hear how they can help combat the gang issue in Birch Bay.

Recycle old car batteries this Earth day

In celebration of Earth Day, AAA is inviting all motorists to drop off used vehicle batteries the week of April 18 through 22 at any AAA approved auto repair facility.

 

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