Thu, Apr 14, 2011 

 

County council OKs drive-throughs in Birch Bay

Restaurants and coffee shops offering drive-through service are now a possibility in Birch Bay thanks to a Whatcom County Council vote on Tuesday night.

Lincoln Road to close for improvements

Whatcom County Public Works staff have decided to close Lincoln Road during road improvements from May to October instead of reducing it to one lane, as was originally planned.

Yorkston Oil helps raise $5,179

Customers who donated at local Yorky’s gas stations helped Yorkston Oil Company of Bellingham contribute more than $2,500 to the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).

Signs of spring

A red robin perches in a tree this week in Blaine.

Boys & Girls Club hires new director

One of Andrea Green’s favorite jobs out of college was working with the Southern Sierra Boys & Girls Club in Ridgecrest, California.

Cole on coal

SSA Marine spokesperson Craig Cole delivered a presentation to Blaine City Council Monday regarding the company’s Gateway Pacific Terminal project slated for Cherry Point.

Small Blaine company has big vision

Two local entrepreneurs have moved their long-time Blaine business to the former Wolten’s Coast to Coast hardware store on Peace Portal Drive.

Blaine superintendent discusses bond initiative

The ballots for the April 26 Blaine School District Capital Projects Bond initiative have been mailed, and the future of the district’s facilities is now in the hands of the voting public.

Wed, Apr 13, 2011 

 

Rain barrel workshop offered in May

Living in the Pacific Northwest means living with rain, and rain barrels are some of the best ways to take advantage of the precious resource that falls from the sky.

Spring is perfect time to wrangle blackberry vines

I’d just settled in with a cup of tea and a novel when a loud, whacking sound disturbed my concentration.

Gluten-free cracker business moves to Blaine

A local woman who developed a line of healthy crackers has moved her operation to Blaine.

Eagle cams give birds’ eye view

Want a glimpse of an eagle’s life from inside the nest? Tune in this week for what Wired magazine refers to as “Eagle Reality TV.”

Spring Car Care: Avoid costly car repairs with basic maintenance

April is National Car Care month, the perfect time of year to give your car some extra attention. Basic maintenance can go a long way toward improving the safety and dependability of your vehicle, plus it helps avoid costly repairs down the road.

Alcoa to host electronics recycling event at its Ferndale plant

Those wishing to recycle old electronics can participate in a recycling program next week hosted by Intalco Works facility as part of a series of Earth Day activities.

Spring Car Care: Local mechanic is named national champion

Local Volkswagen mechanic Scott Roberts of Roger Jobs in Bellingham was recently named the National Champion among all Volkswagen factory certified technicians in the United States.

Shore stewards offer free workshops

The Marine Resource Committee of Whatcom County will offer several workshops in Blaine this spring focusing on living near beachfront areas, erosion control and more, as part of their “Living With The Coast” series.

Spring Car Care: Find a good auto tech before you need one

Moving into a new area, who’s the most important professional you seek out? A family doctor, of course, a dentist, a pharmacist and, somewhere down the road … your auto mechanic.

WWU to host spring career fair April 28

Job seekers who want to connect directly with employers are invited to attend Western Washington University’s Spring Career Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 28 in the Mac Gym of the Wade King Student Recreation Center.

Spring Car Care: Under-inflated tires, speed, can reduce gas mileage

With gas prices exceeding four dollars a gallon in many parts of the country, drivers need gas-saving maintenance and driving tips that really work.

U.S. Border Patrol Report

U.S. Border Patrol Report

Birch Bay deputy discusses gang issues

Roughly 80 members of the Birch Bay and Blaine communities filled a conference room at the Sand Castle Resort last Wednesday to hear how they can help combat the gang issue in Birch Bay.

Recycle old car batteries this Earth day

In celebration of Earth Day, AAA is inviting all motorists to drop off used vehicle batteries the week of April 18 through 22 at any AAA approved auto repair facility.

Mon, Apr 11, 2011 

 

Oplinger announces bid for Blaine City Council

Planning commission chair will run for seat occupied by John Liebert

Fri, Apr 8, 2011 

 

NOAA issues new rules to safeguard Puget Sound’s orcas

Endangered whales to be given wider berth.

Thu, Apr 7, 2011 

 

County council discusses SSA project

Members of the Whatcom County Council recently met in committee to discuss their role in approving the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal and were advised on what they could and could not say in public regarding the project.

Jazz Project continues at Loomis Hall April 16

Blaine residents can celebrate the seasons with music this year as Loomis Hall Gallery hosts a series of quarterly jazz concerts coinciding with the four seasons.

Homestead CEO faces fines for unregistered sales

State financial regulators plan to impose fines against Lynden-based Homestead Northwest and CEO Jim Wynstra for allegedly selling millions of dollars in unregistered real estate investments.


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