Wed, Dec 5, 2012 

 

Birch Bay Water Sewer District plans facility upgrades

Proposed upgrades that will make a big difference in the capacity and operations of the Birch Bay Water Sewer District's (BBWSD) wastewater facility are in the works.

Flooding on Birch Bay Drive

A super tide on Tuesday, December 4, caused flooding on Birch Bay Drive at its intersection with Alderson Road.

Holiday concert to benefit 2013 Blaine Jazz Camp

Get yourself into the holiday spirit by attending a holiday benefit concert featuring the popular and well-known pianist Jon Mutchler on Sunday.

Bay Cafe hosts Angel Tree

The holiday season can be a tough time for many families, especially those who are in financial distress.

Santa Claus is coming to town Dec. 15

North Whatcom Fire and Rescue (NWFRS) will be working with the Whatcom County Sheriff's Office for "Project Santa," an annual event that benefits children and families in need.

He sweeps, he scores!

For the first time, Birch Bay residents will be able to celebrate the New Year with some friendly international broom hockey competition.

Ferndale Gateway Pacific Terminal meeting draws a mixed crowd

Opponents of the coal terminal showed up in force at the Gateway Pacific Terminal scoping meeting at the Ferndale Events Center on Thursday, November 29.

Students to hit the slopes with Winter Ride

Blaine students will be shredding the slopes of Mt. Baker this winter, thanks to the Winter Ride program.

Young at Heart: A visitor's guide to activities at the Blaine Senior Center

Suppose you are a newcomer and decide to visit the Blaine Senior/Activity Center.


Thu, Nov 29, 2012 

 

Coastal flood advisory issued for western Whatcom County

The National Weather Service has issued a coastal flood advisory for western Whatcom County through Friday morning, November 30.

Wed, Nov 28, 2012 

 

Holiday Harbor Lights set to shine in Blaine

It's been known by different names, but the spirit of the Holiday Harbor Lights festival has always been the same, and each year the residents of Blaine herald the holiday season by lighting a community Christmas tree and welcoming Santa Claus to town.

City of Blaine hosts Youth in Government Day

Blaine's city council members looked quite different at the council's meeting on Monday, November 26, as familiar faces took a backseat to fresh-faced teens as part of the city's annual Youth in Government Day.

County council funds Birch Bay projects, approves 2013-14 budget

A marathon Whatcom County Council meeting that lasted until midnight Tuesday, November 20, resulted in an approved biannual county budget of approximately $179 million, the establishment of both the Birch Bay Drive and Pedestrian Facility Project Fund and the Birch Bay-Lynden Road/Portal Way Signalization/Improvement Project Fund.

Board approves plans for new science wing

The Blaine school board approved construction design plans on Monday night for a science wing for the high school, and a life-skills classroom at both the high school and middle school.

Blaine is Beautiful looks for its holiday star

It's time to deck your yards for the holidays.

10,000 signatures gathered in support of GPT

On Tuesday, November 27, a group of business and labor leaders under the banner of the Northwest Jobs Alliance (NWJA) arrived at the Whatcom County Courthouse to deliver a petition with more than 10,000 signatures in support of the Gateway Pacific Terminal (GPT) project and the expansion of U.S. export capacity.

Ferndale scoping meeting for GPT on Thursday

There will be a public hearing at the Ferndale Events Center on Thursday, November 29, from 3 to 7 p.m., concerning the Gateway Pacific Terminal (GPT) project, a proposed coal export facility at Cherry Point.

NOAA receives petition to remove Orca whales from endangered species listing

Controversy over water rights to the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta in California may result in a group of killer whales that summer in local waters being removed from the endangered species list.

Walk, don't run: Joe Klein takes to the road for healthy living at a faster pace

It's a good bet that if you're out and about on the roads anywhere from Blaine to Ferndale you'll probably see Joe Klein pacing along with his dog Noah close by his side.

Same-sex marriages now legal, county officials expect increase in marriage license applications

The Whatcom County Auditor's Office is planning extended hours December 6, 7 and 8 to accommodate a predicted increase of marriage license applications.

Tue, Nov 20, 2012 

 

Heritage turkeys offer Thanksgiving tables a tastier treat

It's time to talk turkey.

Rite Aid makes plans for move

If all goes as planned, we could be seeing a new Rite Aid pharmacy built on the southwest corner of Boblett Street and SR-543 as early as the end of 2013.

WTA will make changes to Route 55 on December 3

An approved change to Whatcom Transit Authority's (WTA) Route 55 bus to Blaine, Birch Bay and the surrounding communities will streamline the weekday bus service.

Snowy owls sighted in Blaine

Snowy owls have returned to Washington for the second year in a row.

Whatcom sobers up

The Washington Traffic Safety Commission announced its "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign.

Man arrested, charged for Birch Bay burglaries

Whatcom County sheriff's deputies have arrested Jacob S. Dezarn on charges of residential burglary, possession of stolen property in the first degree, possession of a stolen firearm and trafficking stolen property in the first degree.


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