Articles published Wed, Aug 13, 2014
Crossword Answers, August 14, 2014
Letters to the editor: August 14 - 20, 2014
Blaine teen sells samosas for charity
Blaine High School senior Serena Sall spent her summer working on her senior project, and wound up raising funds to help over a dozen needy families.
City council decides how to use unexpected budget surplus
Thanks to increased tax revenue from retail sales and an unanticipated amount of courthouse income, the city of Blaine has a $625,000 surplus in its general fund for the second quarter of the fiscal year.
Fire warnings issued for Whatcom County
The Whatcom County Fire Marshal's office has issued a fire weather warning for parts of western Whatcom County, and a red flag warning for inland areas.
Ferndale businesses approved for marijuana licenses
The Washington State Liquor Control Board has approved two new grower-processor licenses for Whatcom County marijuana businesses.
Birch Bay park on Vogt property moves forward
Birch Bay residents are a giant leap closer to getting a beachside county park after the property owner and Whatcom County signed a purchase and sale agreement on a 4-acre property at 7954 Birch Bay Drive.
WSDOT installing three new roundabouts at Slater Road interchange
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has approved a plan to install three compact roundabouts near I-5 on Slater Road.
Missing pets blamed on coyotes
Reports of missing and injured cats and dogs in Birch Bay and Semiahmoo have been on the rise this summer, and at least some of the incidents can be blamed on coyotes.
"Biking is an attitude:" Keep positive, keep pedalling
When Janet Burke was 20 years old, she suffered a broken leg that would prove to be a turning point in her life.
Peddling pickles in Birch Bay
It takes a special kind of salesperson to talk someone into eating a spicy pickle on a hot summer day when they've already got an ice cream cone in their hand.
Late summer days
Locals and tourists unwind in Birch Bay as summer comes to a close.
Sports car club visits Blaine
Twelve pristine European sports cars from Vancouver stopped in Blaine last Monday after clearing customs southbound on a group trip to California.
Crabbing season starts August 15
Get your pots ready: crabbing season officially opens in north Whatcom County on Friday, August 15.
Super moon rising
The "super moon" rises over Mt. Baker and Drayton Harbor on August 10.
Elizabeth "Betty" Cronk
January 12, 1920 - July 27, 2014
Summer sports: Baseball, shooting teams excel
While varsity competition takes the season off, other youth sports come to the fore during the summer months, and a few local teams have taken their game to the highest levels.
NBA star gives back to Blaine
Orlando Magic point guard Luke Ridnour coaches kids during the Luke Ridnour Basketball Camp in Blaine.