Wed, Oct 16, 2013 

 

Blaine High School's 2013 Homecoming Week

Scarecrows abound in downtown Blaine

Wings Over Water took first place with its display featuring a driftwood tree and a variety of birds.

Get prepared for rainy driving

It was a long, beautiful summer in Whatcom County, but now the rainy days of fall are here, and local motorists may want a refresher course on driving in wet conditions.

Candidates share their views with Birch Bay residents at forum

At the Birch Bay candidates' forum October 15, hopefuls for county-wide seats got a chance to introduce themselves and answer questions directly from Birch Bay residents.

Wed, Oct 9, 2013 

 

Parks district, strained to its limit, will seek two-year levy

Northwest Parks and Recreation District 2 (NWPRD2) has a long name and an even longer history, but considering its impact on Blaine and Birch Bay, it has gotten by on a surprisingly short stack of cash.

Car collides with school bus in early morning wreck

An early morning accident involving a Blaine school bus on October 3 sent two people to the hospital and left a Pontiac Grand Prix in pieces.

Welcome fall with scarecrow tour, harvest festival

Fall is here and Blaine is ready to celebrate the turning of the seasons.

How "Obamacare" will affect Medicare, and where to turn for advice

Politics aside, the changes brought about by the Affordable Care Act (aka "Obamacare") can be confusing for anyone.

It's never too late to learn new driving skills

Driving is a skill that can and should be continually improved, and the more you practice, the safer and more confident you can feel when you're on the road.

A bit of Britain has made its way to Birch Bay

If you find yourself longing for a pint of Guinness and a bowl of hearty Irish stew, you won't have very far to wander to get your fill.

Wed, Oct 2, 2013 

 

A father's 10,000-mile ride to highlight peril of drowning

Nine years after a tragedy that changed his life forever, Russ Reddick is on a cross-country mission to make sure others don't have to feel the pain of being a grieving parent.

Cascade proposes utility increase

Cascade Natural Gas Corporation announced on September 27 that it has filed a Purchased Gas Adjustment (PGA) request with the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (WUTC) for natural gas.

County opens up commenting period for new jail

If you have a beef with the $109 million jail proposed for 40 undeveloped acres in Ferndale, speak now or forever hold your piece.

Border Patrol settles with civil rights groups

A lawsuit claiming that the U.S. Border Patrol violated Fourth Amendment rights during traffic stops has ended in a settlement agreement.

Don't eat the shellfish!

The paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) bio-toxin has been detected at unsafe levels in molluscan shellfish at all Whatcom County beaches.

County council candidates step up to the mic

Gather around if you want to know who stands for what in the upcoming county council election.

Volunteer drivers are needed to help Whatcom County veterans with errands

The Volunteer Chore Program is seeking individuals 18 and older to volunteer their time and vehicle.

Movement is vital for a healthy and full life

Exercise keeps you young no matter how old you are.

Young at Heart: Autumn is at its finest

Welcome to October, the month when it truly begins to feel like autumn.

Company puts nutrition first in expansion

When Jovan Johnson made her first batch of gluten-free crackers, she had no idea that it would be the beginning of a new way of life and the start of a booming business.

Wed, Sep 25, 2013 

 

PAA gets okay to create signage for 'The Vigil'

Ever wonder about the meaning of the sculpture in the H Street Plaza?

Blaine senior class asks for a rock, administrators discuss math scores and capital improvements

At a busy school board meeting September 23, educators explored new assessment procedures, board members heard an update on capital improvement project and high school seniors asked for a rock.

Blaine bank teller pleads guilty to $150,000 theft

A Custer woman who fueled a gambling addiction with more than $150,000 of an elderly woman's money has paid the money back and now faces a month in jail and a month of community service.

Studio tour gives glimpse into creative processes

Have you ever wondered about the creative process and what it's like to be where an artist works?

Boys & Girls Club seeks benefactors

It's that time of year again.

Local couple takes part in 10-day canoe journey to Olympic Peninsula

As they have for the last four years, a local couple took a canoe trip this summer that was a departure from the ordinary.

Coming home: Habitat for Humanity helps families build better lives

It's been seven years since Julio Ortiz packed up his belongings and made the journey from Guatemala to Whatcom County to help build a better life for his family.


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