Wed, Aug 13, 2014 

 

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.

Wed, Aug 6, 2014 

 

Farmers hope to organize new water districts

With water rights issues expected to become more contentious in the coming years, farmers in northern Whatcom County are attempting to form new water districts to gain more say in how the watershed is managed.

Birch Bay's water quality unaffected by pungent purple algae

While the algae build-up and occasional rotten odors wafting off the waters of Birch Bay have some citizens concerned, county representatives claim that water in the bay is up to snuff.

Democrats and incumbents make strong showing in primaries

The early counts from the Whatcom County primaries strongly favored incumbent candidates running for reelection and Democratic newcomers.

Ridnour's basketball camp is in session

Luke Ridnour's basketball camp at Blaine High School has begun, and the NBA player said he's excited to be sharing his love of the game with the town that gave him his start.

Runners get dirty with Muds to Suds race

It's time for runners to get wet and muddy.

Drayton Harbor Days, August 2-3, 2014

The Summer of '56: A memoir

Graduation day for me was June 1, 1956.

Young at Heart: August

It's unbelievable how quickly August has arrived.

Birch Bay Music Festival, August 1-3, 2014

Guest Editorial: We are Blaine, so much more than a harbor

It has been said that the harbor is the heart of our town.

Lummi Island Reefnet Festival celebrates ancient fishing techniques this Saturday

Learn about a valuable part of Lummi tradition, and eat some salmon while you're at it.

VWs on tour

More than 20 vintage Volkswagen buses, Things, Beetles and Karmann Ghias gathered at Marine Park August 1 to begin the 2014 treffen - an annual mass caravan from the Canadian border to the Mexican border.

Wed, Jul 30, 2014 

 

Industrial hemp could be big business in Washington

Sandy Soderberg, president of Evergreen Hemp Co., thinks Whatcom County could be the epicenter of Washington's next billion-dollar industry: hemp.

CBP hiring 2,000 new employees nationwide

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will be adding an additional 2,000 officer positions to their land, air and seaports around the country.

GPT proposes new design with reduced environmental impact

Representatives for the Gateway Pacific Terminal (GPT) project proposed a more environmentally friendly design for the cargo facility on July 16, which they hope will reduce the impact to the wetlands of Cherry Point by nearly 50 percent.

"Snow White" ballet coming to Blaine PAC

You've seen "Snow White," but not like this.

National Curb Appeal Month: Tips to upgrade your home's exterior

Curb appeal is important in setting a welcoming tone.

The Habitat for Humanity Store in Ferndale is alive and thriving

The Habitat for Humanity Store in Ferndale has been experiencing a boom lately, so it came as a bit of a surprise to Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County's executive director John Moon to learn that many people thought the store had closed.

Guest Editorial: Why the name change makes sense

If you have already made up your mind about the name change for Blaine, stop reading.

International Concert Series coming to Peace Arch Park

Peace Arch Park will be hosting a series of concerts throughout the month of August.

August Featured Artist: Alex Abrams

Alex's story is one of contribution.

Wed, Jul 23, 2014 

 

BP Heron Center ready for grand opening

After nine months of construction and thousands of volunteer hours, the BP Heron Center for Environmental Education is ready for its grand opening at Birch Bay State Park.


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