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Guest Editorial: Remembering a decade of hope

Would you like to help create a world with less cancer and more birthdays?

Letters to the editor: January 16 - 23, 2014


Illegal crabbing operation busted

Officers from the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife (WDFW) and Lummi Nation Police Department busted part of an alleged four-county crabbing operation, nabbing 16 Whatcom County fishermen, two wholesale companies and 10 retailers on January 6 in Blaine.

Public comment sought for waste removal plan

The Washington Department of Ecology (DOE) is seeking public comment on a plan to dispose of contaminated soil that was excavated from a building site on Port of Bellingham harbor property.

Repair work will temporarily close Blaine pier

The Blaine Harbor public pier will be closed for structural repairs on January 16.

BBWSD welcomes new finance director

The Birch Bay Water and Sewer District welcomed its new finance director Sandi McMillan to the staff in late 2013, and she is now working to keep the district in the black in 2014.

Year in Review: City of Blaine

2013 was a year of change for the city of Blaine.

Year in Review: Birch Bay Water and Sewer District

In 2013, the Birch Bay Water and Sewer District started construction on the Headworks Replacement Project to increase capacity at the wastewater treatment plant.

Helping to build a sustainable home

A month ago, Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County broke ground on the site of what will soon be a decent, affordable home for a family in Birch Bay.

Blaine and Birch Bay weigh in

Competitors in the second annual Blaine and Birch Bay Biggest Loser competition held their initial weigh-in on January 13.

Grocery Manufacturers Association files counter claim against state AG

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced Monday, January 13 that he would vigorously defend the constitutionality of Washington's campaign finance disclosure laws - and the enforcement of these laws - against a challenge filed by the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA).

Individual results may vary: a look at how the Affordable Care Act is affecting locals

Last year, business partners Tammy Pearce and Dave Bucknell paid the same price for healthcare.

Whatcom County Council members sworn in

The newly elected and re-elected Whatcom County Council members signed their oath of office January 13.

Blaine student achieves Dean's List at Eastern

Emily Ross of Blaine has been named to the Dean's List of Eastern Washington University for the Fall 2013 quarter.

Drama clubs venture to Agrabah

The Blaine Middle School cast of Disney's Aladdin Jr. poses following their performance January 9.

Running to fill up the Blaine Food Bank

Blaine residents Greg and Konni Nuzum are hosting a seven-mile fun run in an effort to boost food collections at the Blaine Food Bank on Saturday, February 8 at Blaine High School.

Fine music, great cause

The Blaine Fine Arts Association will be hosting its 16th annual arts and jazz auction, dance and community celebration to benefit the Blaine school district's art, band, choir and drama students.


Bonnie M. Roush


Best of the police reports: August through December

Police Reports: January 7 - 14, 2014


Move back to 2A means an uphill battle for Blaine sports teams

The high school sports divisional rollercoaster will throw Blaine for another loop next year, as the Borderites move back to class 2A after two years in the smaller 1A division.

Blaine to host 1A District 1 regionals

Blaine will host the 1A District 1 regional round of the state wrestling tournament Saturday, February 15.

Girls handle Bellingham

With two athletes tallying a double-double in a game at Bellingham January 9, the Blaine girls basketball team soared to a 54-31 win.

Boys lose at the buzzer in home game vs. Bellingham

With two losses at home against larger school,, the Blaine boys basketball team slid to a 1-4 record in the Northwest Conference (NWC), despite a few outstanding performances.


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