Wed, Mar 19, 2014 

 

Parks district changes name, adds new programs

With a new name and assured funding for the next four years, the local park and recreation district is ramping up its activity this spring.

Council reinstates city's development impact fees

Visions of growth and development are spurring Blaine city officials to begin looking at codes, ordinances and fees to see where changes might be appropriate.

Lummi, Nooksack dispute local water rights

Litigation from local tribes could have serious consequences for farmers and many others in Whatcom County.

Fecal bacteria on the rise in Whatcom County

Recent testing in Whatcom County show increased fecal coliform contamination of county waterways.

Connect with local businesses at spring expo

Do you want an inside glimpse at what small businesses across Whatcom County are doing?

An adventure race that's designed just for the kids

Ski to Sea is an adventure race for adults, but kids needn't miss out on all the fun.

Verizon cell tower in the works for Birch Bay

Some Birch Bay residents' cell service could improve if Verizon Wireless gets the go-ahead to build a new cell tower in Birch Bay.

A volunteer is recognized

Blaine police chief Mike Haslip, r., recognizes Jim Elston for his years of volunteer service as the founding member of the Blaine Auxiliary Communications Services.

Get your tires up to speed to handle spring weather

Say goodbye to winter tires and snow chains; spring begins Thursday, March 20.

Tips for keeping your car running its best

April is the time of year to give your car some extra attention.

County agrees to consider park properties

Birch Bay is another step closer to getting a county-owned beach park after Whatcom County Council agreed to pay $9,000 for an appraisal of a property on Birch Bay Drive.

Wed, Mar 12, 2014 

 

New designers sought for Birch Bay shoreline enhancements

After a breakdown in negotiations, Whatcom County Public Works officials have cut ties with the original design team and are now seeking other engineering firms to lead the Birch Bay Drive and Pedestrian Facility Project.

City is seeking developers for Gateway Property

With 28 acres of city-owned commercial real estate on the market, the city of Blaine is inviting developers to submit their qualifications and partner with the city in a public-private partnership.

High hopes for Blaine marijuana grower applicants

For Suzy Brewster, owning and operating a marijuana business would be a dream come true.

Senior center celebrates St. Patrick's Day

Community members are invited to enjoy dinner, prizes, live Irish music and more at the Blaine Senior Center.

A cheerful sail

A rainbow sail on a sunny day in Blaine Harbor.

Whatcom County seeks input on UGA scoping

Whatcom County Council is in the midst of planning for Whatcom County's future development, and it's looking for public input.

Lift your glass to St. Pat

Celebrations of the Irish holiday should be bigger than ever this year in Bellingham, as the annual Bellingham St. Patrick's Day Parade has gained nonprofit status.

Library hosts Microsoft IT Academy

Whatcom County residents now have access to free online training in basic computer skills and the use of Microsoft products.

BTAC awards 2014 grants for tourism

With the Semiahmoo Resort back in business, the Blaine Tourism Advisory Committee (BTAC), anticipating that lodging tax revenue from the hotel's operations will once again be available for the city's tourism program, has awarded grants to various programs and events in Blaine.

Refinery donates funds to Heron Center, NSEA schedules work party to plant trees

The BP Cherry Point Refinery donated another $10,000 to the Friends of Birch Bay State Park (FOBBSP) to complete the construction of the BP Heron Center for Environmental Education.

Bards of the Bar: Band's alter ego brings it closer to its roots, audience

Energy was high as Birch Bay resident Nolan Murray and award-winning Canadian songsmith Bruce Coughlan belted their Irish pride at the Will'O Pub's pre-St. Patrick's Day concert Sunday night.

Dairy is a source of Terrell Creek contamination

Snook Brook Farms of Ferndale has been identified as one of the main points of origin of the fecal coliform bacteria contamination in Terrell Creek.

Blaine teen wins science fair

Whether he's restoring salmon habitat or looking for new ways to use energy, Blaine High School senior David Shapiro is determined to make a difference on the environment.

Wed, Mar 5, 2014 

 

Daylight Saving Time has arrived!

The clock skips ahead on Sunday, March 9 as the majority of the U.S. begins observing Daylight Saving Time.

Birch Bay asks county for a park

Looking to the future, a few Birch Bay community members are asking the county to consider purchasing land for a park on Birch Bay Drive.

Montanans visit GPT terminal to talk about exports

Building a deep-water port terminal requires getting all your ducks in a row to ensure a return on the investment.


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