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Articles published Wed, Aug 21, 2013

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Letters to the editor: August 22 - 28, 2013


Firefighters donate vintage fire truck to safety program

Blaine's vintage 1949 American LaFrance fire engine has found a new home.

Port's executive director has his eye on the future

A young seagull, gray and tufted with downy fluff, waddles across the roof of the Port of Bellingham's Roeder Avenue office.

Clearing the smoke: marijuana at the border

More than nine months after the passing of Initiative 502, marijuana's legality in the state of Washington is still murky.

Semiahmoo Resort open once again

The Semiahmoo Resort officially reopened on August 15, welcoming guests back to the waterfront hotel.

Ride the Chuckanut Century

Bicycling enthusiast?

Fun at the fair

The Ring of Fire, one of the Northwest Washington Fair's tallest rides, sends riders for a thrilling loop.

Blaine woman robs Bellingham bank

A Blaine woman is being held in Whatcom County Jail in connection with a Bellingham bank robbery.

Bakerview Nursery to close

After more than 40 years in the gardening business, co-owners Larry and Toni Clark have announced that summer 2013 will be the final season of operation for Bakerview Nursery & Garden Center.

Fire ban lifted countywide

Due to recent rain the Whatcom County Fire Marshal's Office lifted the restrictions for recreational fires.

Help native pollinators find a home in your backyard

Much of the world's agriculture depends on European honeybees to pollinate crops, and the recent decline in the worldwide honeybee population has motivated the agricultural community to consider alternatives.

Celebrate 100 years of parks with music

Blaine and Birch Bay residents can celebrate the Washington state parks system's 100th birthday at one of four local concerts where an eclectic variety of international musicians will offer their music to complement the natural beauty of the parks.

Crabbing on the pier

Skyler Gorsegner, 11, l., and Carson Kilgore haul in a crab pot from the Blaine pier on August 16, the second day of crabbing season for the North Puget Sound area.

Fresh is best: Local father and son business delivers products from dairy to door

Thirty years ago, while living in Pullman, Chuck Block took notice of a college kid who worked a delivery route for a local dairy.

Confrontation at Hogwarts West

T Ava Freeman, 7, of Blaine won first place at the Northwest Washington Fair with her "Hobbies and Collections" entry titled "Confrontation at Hogwarts West," based on Harry Potter characters created by J.K. Rowling.

2013 Sea & Sky Festival

August 16-17, 2013


Christopher Arin Woods

December 26, 1973 - August 11, 2013


Police Reports: August 14 - August 20, 2013


Getting pumped for football

The Blaine football team held their first official practice of the season August 21, but players have been working all summer to improve their fitness in preparation for fall competition.


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