Wed, Mar 20, 2013 

 

Blaine Visitor Information Center manager Carroll Solomon announces retirement

Carroll Solomon will be retiring on March 31 after 17 years working for the Blaine Visitor Information Center (VIC).

Budget Boot Camp kicks finances into shape

Money may make the world go round, but when spending habits get out of control or bills pile up too high, that go-round can quickly deteriorate into a downward spiral.

Crossman crushes Birch Bay Marathon record

Results for the 2013 Birch Bay Marathon are in and Bellingham native Bronwyn Crossman shattered the women's course record with a time of 2:53:12, taking third place overall.

County moves forward with planning for new jail, assesses incarceration needs

As Whatcom County prepares to replace the jail, it is important to update citizens as to the processes followed, decisions that have been made and plans to proceed.

Drive safely with proper tire maintenance this spring

When the rubber meets the road, drivers need to be confident that it's going to be a sure connection, especially when spring showers fall and the temperatures begin to rise.

The perils of spring potholes are upon us

Hitting a pothole can damage tires, wheels, steering and suspension, wheel alignment and more.

Despite foul weekend weather, hundreds turn out to view the fowl at the 11th annual Wings Over Water Northwest Birding Festival

Photos from around the 2013 Wings Over Water Northwest Birding Festival.

Blaine tennis

Emily Grayston returns a volley against an opponent from Ferndale March 18.

"Savior of the World: His Birth and Resurrection" performance

"Savior of the World: His Birth and Resurrection" this week and next at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Ferndale.

Don't just honk your horn - share your traffic stories

Area residents will have a chance to vent their traffic stories at a presentation on traffic at the Blaine Senior Center Wednesday, March 27.

Birch Bay pedestrian facility update: Rights of way watched closely during project planning

Many of those who live and own property along Birch Bay Drive will be watching closely how the county delineates and uses county rights of way (ROW) as the Birch Bay Drive and Pedestrian Facility project moves forward.

How rights of way work in Whatcom County

I'm going to focus on an aspect of county government about which citizens commonly have questions â public right of way (ROW) roads and how they relate to their adjoining properties.

Wed, Mar 13, 2013 

 

Council prepares to deed Semiahmoo wastewater plant to Lummi, addresses noise issues in council chambers

Ancient tribal burial grounds seem to be the city of Blaine's nemesis.

Let's Move, Blaine! coalition given big grant

If you are what you eat, doesn't it make sense to eat the best food possible?

Homestead founder fined $100,000 in company's collapse, reportedly owes investors $65 million in the fallout

What a tangled web Homestead Northwest has weaved for itself.

Unlucky drunks this St. Pat's Day

Drunk drivers should not expect to have the luck of the Irish this St. Paddy's Day weekend.

Jazz concert welcomes flappers

A new fundraising event that the Pacific Arts Association is putting on promises to be a swinging good time, especially for fans of the jazz era.

Conference aims to help businesses, entrepreneurs network and innovate

Sustainable Connections has announced that the 9th annual Future of Business Conference, Inspiration & Innovation will be held April 25-26 in Bellingham.

Antique, craft show set to inspire

The 27th Annual Lynden Spring Craft and Antique Show takes place next door in Lynden at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds on March 14-16.

No munchies at Menchie's

Mix it up with Menchie's Frozen Yogurt in Bellingham on March 16 and 17 and youâll be supporting the Blaine High School's drug- and alcohol-free senior grad night.

Boogie for the Blaine Food Bank

Sometimes you have to give a little back, especially when you've received so much.

Washington's death penalty: justice or revenge? Legislature tackles divisive issue; conclusion elusive

Is Washington state's death penalty for capital crimes justice or revenge?

Saving water with spring rains

The folks at the Birch Bay Water and Sewer District are teaming up with the folks at the Birch Bay Watershed Aquatic Resources Management (BBWARM) District to host two rain barrel workshops this spring for residents of Blaine and Birch Bay.

Blaine student accepted to ballet program

Blaine Conservatory student Darien Jones auditioned for and was accepted to the Los Angeles Summer Ballet Intensive.

What our state legislators are up to

There were nine bills introduced by Representative Jason Overstreet (Blaine) in January.

Young at Heart: March happenings

What wonderful news, the month of March has arrived!

County Council says yes to reconveyance, vote 5-2 to create new park

After three hours of back-to-back comments from 82 residents, Whatcom County Council voted 5-2 Tuesday night in favor of taking ownership of 8,884 acres of land abutting Lake Whatcom to create a park for hiking, bicycling and horseback riding.


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