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Guest editorial: Whatcom County's water rights are in danger, litigation pending

In 1998, Puget Sound Chinook salmon were listed as "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

Letters to the editor: August 15-21, 2013


Council kills blueberry farm proposal

There will be no blueberries in Semiahmoo after all.

Good schools a big factor in attracting businesses

A recent study of Blaine's economic development potential focuses on attracting medical centers and niche manufacturing companies, and provides some key insights into the elements that make Blaine a prime business location.

Kites to fly high over Birch Bay this weekend

Summer isn't over yet. A new festival has found its way to the Birch Bay shoreline and is bringing with it yet another opportunity to enjoy the bay's warm, shallow waters and wide-open sky.

Schools in desperate need of basic supplies

Summer is quickly drawing to a close and the 2013-14 school year is just on the horizon.

Crabbing season opens August 15

Crabbing season officially begins this week for the people of north Whatcom County.

School board strategizing for future

The Blaine school district is facing a number of big changes over the next few years and school board members are planning their strategy to stay ahead of the game.

BBWARM awarded federal grant

Birch Bay Watershed and Aquatic Resources Management (BBWARM) is on track to receive a $94,750 federal grant for storm water retrofit projects after the Whatcom County Council signed off on the funding August 6.

Get ready to get muddy

People tend to avoid mud in normal circumstances, but the Muds to Suds adventure race is not normal circumstances.

A look behind the scenes at Semiahmoo

It's all hands on deck at the Semiahmoo Resort this week, as Coastal Hotels management, staff and contractors work to get the long-vacant hotel up to snuff for its soft opening on Thursday, August 15.

Fire inspections important for insurance coverage, safety reasons

A fire department inspection of your small business may sound like a hassle, but it could save you a lot of trouble in the long run.

Filming from the Plover

A movie crew from Master Key Productions chartered the Plover for filming the Lady Washington east of Point Roberts on the Salish Sea on August 6.

Possible tsunami debris washes ashore

While strolling near the high tide line on Birch Bay Beach, Birch Bay resident Kevin Swiss found what might be a piece of debris from the 2011 tsunami in Japan.

The bay is alive with the sound of music

A day at the Birch Bay Music Festival


Border Patrol: July 7 - August 6, 2013


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