News News RSS Feed Photo: Everything's coming up roses Rafaela Rivera, l., transplants rose seedlings into flats at Van Wingerden Garden Center on April 8. Committee to review proposals for vacant airport property After waiting nearly a month for responses, the city is now reviewing qualifications documents submitted by potential developers for the Gateway property – but the application pile isn’t very deep. City officials consider a change of name for Blaine Welcome to Blaine Harbor. Parks commission will decide Birch Bay park locale For decades, Birch Bay residents have shared a goal of a county park on Birch Bay Drive with restrooms and other public facilities, but lately the groups pushing for a park have disagreed on where it should be located. PeaceHealth facilities take precautions to keep spread of measles under control Got a fever? Then you’re going to have to wear a mask if you go to any PeaceHealth Medical Group (PHMG) clinic or to St. Joseph Hospital. Blaine school board director position now open With the resignation of Blaine school board director Susan Holmes, the rest of the board is looking for her replacement. Students show off their skills at technology conference Blaine High School students finished strong in what turned out to be the largest Washington Technology Student Association conference in the history of the organization. Young at Heart: April Welcome wonderful April! We have been waiting for you to arrive. Blaine High School student sets his sights on the skies for senior project When it came time to design his senior project, Blaine High School senior Peter Benne found himself looking at the heavens for inspiration. Grow a nutritious garden in a tight space using pots Don’t let a lack of time or space get in the way of gardening your way to a healthy lifestyle. Police say parents should talk safety A report that a man followed and solicited a group of young girls has Blaine police encouraging parents to talk to their kids about what to do if they end up in a similar situation. County revises marijuana ordinances A zoning ordinance for recreational marijuana businesses in unincorporated Whatcom County got a second look from Whatcom County Council, and the revised version eased some requirements while adding others. County rules limit new pot business locales Stricter regulations passed by Whatcom County Council will prevent many would-be pot growers and processors in unincorporated Whatcom County from setting up shop, but some of those restrictions might only be temporary. Feds arrest alleged cocaine trafficker at Blaine border Authorities arrested two men who are accused of trying to smuggle a large quantity of cocaine across the U.S./Canada border this week in Whatcom County. Measles outbreak finds its way into Whatcom County Four cases of measles have been confirmed in Whatcom County, and have been linked to the outbreak of measles in the Fraser Valley East, just north of the U.S./Canada border that occurred in early March. Ways you can help the Oso community All across western Washington and B.C., groups and individuals are rallying to help the victims of the Oso mudslide. It's time to tiptoe through the tulip fields Spring is here and while that means the fields in Skagit County are blooming in vibrant colors sure to turn your head, the Washington State Patrol (WSP) is urging drivers to keep their eyes on the road to avoid collisions and unnecessary accidents. Who owns what real estate, where and why? Real estate ownership in Blaine and Birch Bay tends to shift like the tide. Environmentally-friendly tips and advice for maintaining sustainable gardens and lawns There are many benefits to gardening in an environmentally friendly way, not the least of which is reducing the amount of harmful chemicals that get washed into local waterways. Annual heartworm check-up keeps spring in pets' steps Spring means many things to dogs and their owners.