Tue, Jul 2, 2013 

 

Eagle Scout project benefits NSEA and community

Blaine high school student David Shapiro has been awarded the Eagle Scout award from the Boy Scouts of America.

Help clean the beaches of Birch Bay

After the celebration comes the clean up. And each year, after the festivities of the Fourth there is a lot of cleaning up to do in Birch Bay.

Tugboat stranded

The Delanco, a 92' tugboat, ran aground in Semiahmoo Bay due to a piloting error on June 28.

Flag etiquette: Handle "Old Glory" with care

The United States flag is considered to be a living symbol of a free country, and represents the many freedoms, rights and responsibilities entrusted to our citizens - many of which are not entrusted to the citizens of other world countries.

Planning continues for new jail, Ferndale city government takes neutral stance on location

After Ferndale City Council had no opinion on the proposed county jail to be built west of LaBounty Road and north of Sunset Road in Ferndale, the planning and permitting process is moving forward smoothly, Sheriff Bill Elfo said.

Fishing sizzles in July for salmon, steelhead, crab, trout, other game fish

Summer fishing seasons are now in full swing, requiring anglers to make some tough decisions about how to spend their time on the water,

Painting by the bay

Sandra Sisson, l., and Maria Monles paint scenes of the Semiahmoo spit on June 28.

Boating safety important over the holiday

As the rockets boom and blare on the Fourth of July, boaters will have the best views for waterfront fireworks shows.

Merry Go Round opening

Customers check out the wares for sale at Merry Go Round's grand opening on June 27.

Fourth of July: Fireworks spark concerns about safety and insurance

The Fourth of July is a day of celebration for millions of Americans.

Wed, Jun 26, 2013 

 

Blaine gears up for annual holiday festivities

Blaine is once again hosting its Old-Fashioned Fourth of July celebration and inviting thousands of residents and visitors to come and experience the festivities "Where America Begins."

State parks may face closures

Failure to pass a state budget could leave would-be state park campers without a place to lay their weary heads this holiday weekend.

City manager retires after 13 years of service, leaves lasting legacy for Blaine

It's 11 a.m. and Blaine city manager Gary Tomsic is leaning back in his chair with his fingers laced behind his snowcapped head.

Semiahmoo resort sells for $19.5 million on June 21

Semiahmoo Resort along with its two golf courses, Semiahmoo Golf and Country Club and Loomis Trail Golf Club, was purchased June 21 for $19.5 million by the newly formed partnership, Resort Semiahmoo, LLC.

Join in on a rockin' tribute

The 133rd Army National Guard band, "Full Metal Racket," will kick off this year's Blaine Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration.

Digital photo tips: Catching the rocket's red glare

Most folks love spectacular fireworks displays, unless they're dog owners or curmudgeons.

Gently-used kids' items find new life, homes at Birch Bay consignment store

Katie Montague and Gina Weigum, owners of Katie's Corner consignment shop in Birch Bay, carefully select the items they'll accept for consignment.

Hydrangeas add color and depth to garden

It should be a colorful summer in my cottage garden this year.

Bumblebee populations continue to decline

Bee lovers everywhere celebrated around the country as National Pollinator Week (June 17 - 23) was highlighted with educational events.

Salmon fishing derby begins July 12

Local anglers will compete to land the biggest salmon - and the $5,000 that comes with it - at this year's Bellingham Salmon Derby, hosted by the Bellingham chapter of Puget Sound Anglers.

Volunteers needed for study

Volunteers are needed for the second round of bicycle and pedestrian counts.

30th annual Birch Bay Sandcastle competition

Hundreds of spectators and competitors gathered for the sand sculpture competition in Birch Bay on June 22.

Art abounds at international art festival

Off to the market

Birch Bay market on June 22

Fri, Jun 21, 2013 

 

Semiahmoo sells for $19.5 million

The purchase of Semiahmoo Resort and its two golf courses, Semiahmoo Golf and Country Club and Loomis Trails, was completed today for $19.5 million.

Wed, Jun 19, 2013 

 

Group files civil discrimination suit against Blaine and U.S. Border Patrol

Community to Community (C2C), a northwest Washington farmworkers' rights organization filed a civil rights discrimination complaint against the U.S. Border Patrol and the cities of Blaine, Lynden and Sumas

Reading Corps helps students stay sharp during summer

School may be out for the summer, but that doesn√Ęt mean it's time for the kids at the Blaine Boys & Girls Club to stop learning.


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