Wed, Feb 29, 2012 

 

Local community members come together to help trapped fawn

Birch Bay residents came to the aid of this fawn February 20 when they noticed it on the beach near the Thousand Trails Golf Course.

Out and About

A taste of everyday life in the local community

Gas prices skyrocket as oil market heaves

From the Strait of Hormuz to the BP refinery at Cherry Point, the oil market is experiencing an upheaval the likes of which haven’t been seen since 2008.

Local, sustainable focus for 2012 home and garden show

More than 200 exhibitors are gearing up for the 33rd annual Whatcom County Home and Garden Show this weekend.

Wed, Feb 22, 2012 

 

Voters give school bond thumbs-up

Updated vote counts from the February 14 special schools election provided good news for the Blaine school district administration.

Investigators scrutinizing BP Cherry Point refinery fire

State investigators have begun looking into the fire that shut down the BP Cherry Point refinery last week, with final conclusions expected in six months.

New Blaine public works director hired

City of Blaine officials have sifted through a total of 29 applicants and appointed a new public works director.

School district to host parent training classes

The Blaine school district is hosting a series of classes designed to help parents of students with special needs in the Blaine and Birch Bay communities.

Border patrol agents seize $218K north of Lynden

Border Patrol agents arrested four individuals last week suspected of illegally crossing the U.S. border north of Lynden and found one to be carrying about $218,000 in U.S. currency.

Local Republican caucuses set for March 3

Members of the Republican party from Blaine and Birch Bay will soon join counterparts across Whatcom County for the Republican caucuses.

Need for local safety net programs increases

The number of individuals using the Birch Bay Food Pantry has increased 71 percent since 2010, according to recently released statistics.

Home and Garden Special Section: Start planning and researching now to create a perfect outdoor living space

Beat the winter blues by taking the first steps to create a summer backyard oasis. By preparing now, you’ll be ready to install – and enjoy – a dream deck once warmer weather arrives.

Home and Garden Special Section: Easy steps to jump-start spring cleaning

Make outdoor spring cleaning a breeze with these four simple tips to ensure that you’re ready for warm weather fun:

U.S. Border Patrol Report

The U.S. Border Patrol report for February 9 through February 14.

Thu, Feb 16, 2012 

 

School district's $3 million bond solidly approved after recent bump in 'yes' votes

Students at Blaine High School will most likely have new science labs to look forward to after the most recent ballot totals showed solid approval for the $3 million capital projects bond.

Latest election numbers still show voters supporting school district bond

Blaine school district’s replacement maintenance and operations levy passed handily in Tuesday’s special election but the $3 million capital improvement bond remains a nail biter.

Wed, Feb 15, 2012 

 

School district bond measure inches toward approval

The Blaine school district's $3 million capital projects bond inched closer toward approval after the latest ballot count numbers were released Wednesday evening.

Voters approve Blaine school levy; super-majority for bond approval still uncertain

Blaine school district’s replacement maintenance and operations levy passed handily in Tuesday’s special election but the $3 million capital improvement bond remains a nail biter.

Petition to increase speed limit on Drayton Harbor Road moves forward

The issue of increasing the speed limit on a part of Drayton Harbor Road has re-emerged as Whatcom County Council voted to introduce the change at a future council meeting.

City council votes to approve rezone for residential areas near D and 14th streets

Blaine planning staff hope zoning northeast of the truck route will serve the area’s residential interests better after a Blaine City Council vote on Monday.

City council votes to make east Blaine developers pay their own way

If developers in east Blaine want full-fledged utility service, they’re going to have to pay for it themselves.

$120,000 change order for sewer conveyance work comes down the pipe

A broken sewer pipe under Drayton Harbor will cost taxpayers another $120,000, according to Blaine public works officials.

Volunteers sought to monitor salmon eggs in Terrell Creek

The Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association (NSEA) is looking for volunteers to monitor thousands of salmon eggs in an incubator along Terrell Creek in Birch Bay.

New Blaine salon offers upscale options

Swank, a new beauty salon offering upscale options at reasonable prices, is holding an open house on March 3.

Runners, take your marks: Birch Bay Marathon hits the streets Sunday

Runners of all shapes and sizes will once again be traversing the roads surrounding Birch Bay State Park during the 44th annual Birch Bay Marathon on Sunday.

Active Seniors Special Section: Exercise tips for all ability levels

When it comes to fighting arthritis, there’s no arguing with the axiom “move it or lose it.” Movement and physical activity have been proven effective in relieving arthritis pain and, in some cases, delaying the onset of symptoms.

Local sailing school wins national award

The organization that governs professional sailing across the U.S. has recognized a local sailing school for its creativity and innovation in teaching the sport.


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