Wed, Aug 17, 2011 

 

City of Blaine well has high bacteria level

Recent tests of water quality at one of the city of Blaine’s wells revealed higher than allowed levels of coliform bacteria.

Countywide gleaning program offers alternative for excess produce

Summer is finally here (just in time for school to start), and produce is rapidly ripening on the vine, branch or bush.

Birch Bay resident recognized for lifelong efforts for marine health

The RE Sources for Sustainable Communities 2011 environmental heroes have been announced, and Birch Bay’s Jerry Larson will be honored with a lifetime achievement award at the September 17 ceremony.

County wants to rezone land in east Birch Bay

A portion of land in east Birch Bay will be rezoned for the third time in two years if zoning changes the Whatcom County planning department is proposing go through.

H Road reconstruction overrun costs approved

They say when it rains, it pours. When it comes to road projects, when it pours, it brings cost overruns as well. Case in point? The H Street road reconstruction project.

New housing development proposed for east Birch Bay

A California-based land development company has submitted permits to Whatcom County with the intent to build a 97-lot housing development in east Birch Bay.

A Rare Catch

Photographer David Riffle called this shot “quite a catch.” After some research, he identified it as a marbled godwit (Limosa fedoa), which breeds in the center of the continent and winters along the coasts.

Cherry Point terminal opponents make their case to Birch Bay

Concerns over the adverse health effects of more trains carrying coal through Whatcom County dominated the discourse at a Birch Bay forum focused on the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal.

CBP agent pleads guilty to harassment

A Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agent based in Blaine has pleaded guilty to felony harassment charges stemming from an altercation with a man from British Columbia.

County releases list of board and committee vacancies

Whatcom County staff have released a list of vacancies on the county’s various boards and committees that provide advice on specialized topics to the Whatcom County Council.

Mood swings may be caused by low blood sugar

Is your mood caused by irritability, anxiety, brain fog, a meltdown, attention deficit – or low blood sugar?

Make it an Endless Summer!

U.S. Border Patrl Report

The U.S. Border Patrol Report for July 29 through August 7

Wed, Aug 10, 2011 

 

Gear Heads band together for ‘Duke of Earl’ project

A Blaine family dealing with a daughter’s serious illness got a surprise recently when the Gear Heads of Whatcom County presented them with their own car – running again and spotless.

County fines SSA Marine for Cherry Point work

Seattle-based shipping terminal company SSA Marine has been fined for clearing trees and grading dirt roads through environmentally sensitive areas at the Cherry Point site.

Blaine City Council approves ward redistricting plan

Capping nearly four months of deliberation, Blaine City Council has approved a ward redistricting plan that will take effect in time for the November general election.

Border resident gets two months in prison

A Lynden man convicted of incapacitating the pilot of a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) helicopter with a handheld spotlight was sentenced on August 4.

School supplies needed for Blaine students

The Blaine Family Services Center will distribute school supplies to students and families in need of assistance again this year, and donations are still needed to ensure enough supplies for all.

Fire rips through Birch Bay RV, manufactured home

Fire crews responded to a fire that had heavily damaged an RV and nearby manufactured home in Birch Bay late last week.

County plans minor road maintenance for Thursday, Friday

Whatcom County road maintenance crews will be out this Thursday and Friday chipsealing several roads in the Blaine area.

Find Your Fashion celebrates anniversary

Find Your Fashion owner Barb Scoggins shows off some of the clothing for sale at her Ferndale store.

Tommy Overstreet to perform

The Haynie Opry is wrapping up its season with a bang this weekend with its last three shows.

Research ship anchored off Birch Bay collecting data for nautical charts

One of the world’s most technologically advanced floating nautical survey platforms has been anchored off Birch Bay for the past few weeks collecting data to update national nautical charts.

County council approves funds for Birch Point drainage improvements

Relief from long-standing flooding and drainage issues is within sight for the residents of the Charel Terrace area of Birch Point after a Whatcom County Council vote this week.

Wed, Aug 3, 2011 

 

County orders preliminary Cherry Point work stopped

Whatcom County planning officials have ordered dirt-road grading and clearing work be stopped at the Cherry Point site after a county council member raised questions about SSA Marine’s permissions to do the work.

Celebrate Blaine’s Drayton Harbor Days

What’s a pirate’s favorite small-town celebration? Drayton Harrrgghhbor Days, of course.

Grandview Road near Kickerville to close for 18 days

In two weeks, The Washington State Department of Transportation plans to close a portion of Grandview Road in order to install an improved fish culvert.


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