Wed, Apr 16, 2014 

 

Construction begins at Birch Bay Square intersection

Have you ever reached the intersection of Birch Bay-Lynden Road and Portal Way and been unclear as to whether you had the right of way or not?

Blaine mayor says "Stop, Eh?"

An uptick in the number of traffic infractions in downtown Blaine has the Blaine City Council bristling, particularly when it comes to drivers running stop signs.

Alleged drug smuggler arrested at border crossing

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) apprehended a Vancouver, B.C. man who was wanted in Port Angeles for contempt of court at the Pacific Highway port of entry on April 10.

Grow your own salad bar

One of the satisfying things about growing your own vegetables is knowing you are providing healthy food for you and your family.

Helping your garden grow

Head over to Van Wingerden Garden Center for a free seminar this weekend to learn all you need to know about spring gardening.

Master gardener annual sale

Spring has arrived, and it's time to start planting.

Anytime Fitness hosts grand opening event

Anytime Fitness, located in Birch Bay Square, will be hosting its grand opening on Wednesday, April 23.

Wanted: Legos

The Blaine Public Library will be starting a Lego club as part of the summer reading program and beyond.

Red, White and Brew opens in Blaine

Carli Lefler makes a mocha milkshake for a customer on April 14 at the Red, White and Brew coffee stand on the corner of 3rd and Martin streets.

Windermere offices collect goods for Oso community

It's been nearly a month since the mudslide in Oso shifted the landscape and ripped apart a community.

Wed, Apr 9, 2014 

 

Photo: Everything's coming up roses

Rafaela Rivera, l., transplants rose seedlings into flats at Van Wingerden Garden Center on April 8.

Committee to review proposals for vacant airport property

After waiting nearly a month for responses, the city is now reviewing qualifications documents submitted by potential developers for the Gateway property – but the application pile isn’t very deep.

City officials consider a change of name for Blaine

Welcome to Blaine Harbor.

Parks commission will decide Birch Bay park locale

For decades, Birch Bay residents have shared a goal of a county park on Birch Bay Drive with restrooms and other public facilities, but lately the groups pushing for a park have disagreed on where it should be located.

PeaceHealth facilities take precautions to keep spread of measles under control

Got a fever? Then you’re going to have to wear a mask if you go to any PeaceHealth Medical Group (PHMG) clinic or to St. Joseph Hospital.

Blaine school board director position now open

With the resignation of Blaine school board director Susan Holmes, the rest of the board is looking for her replacement.

Students show off their skills at technology conference

Blaine High School students finished strong in what turned out to be the largest Washington Technology Student Association conference in the history of the organization.

Young at Heart: April

Welcome wonderful April! We have been waiting for you to arrive.

Blaine High School student sets his sights on the skies for senior project

When it came time to design his senior project, Blaine High School senior Peter Benne found himself looking at the heavens for inspiration.

Grow a nutritious garden in a tight space using pots

Don’t let a lack of time or space get in the way of gardening your way to a healthy lifestyle.

Police say parents should talk safety

A report that a man followed and solicited a group of young girls has Blaine police encouraging parents to talk to their kids about what to do if they end up in a similar situation.

County revises marijuana ordinances

A zoning ordinance for recreational marijuana businesses in unincorporated Whatcom County got a second look from Whatcom County Council, and the revised version eased some requirements while adding others.

Wed, Apr 2, 2014 

 

County rules limit new pot business locales

Stricter regulations passed by Whatcom County Council will prevent many would-be pot growers and processors in unincorporated Whatcom County from setting up shop, but some of those restrictions might only be temporary.

Feds arrest alleged cocaine trafficker at Blaine border

Authorities arrested two men who are accused of trying to smuggle a large quantity of cocaine across the U.S./Canada border this week in Whatcom County.

Measles outbreak finds its way into Whatcom County

Four cases of measles have been confirmed in Whatcom County, and have been linked to the outbreak of measles in the Fraser Valley East, just north of the U.S./Canada border that occurred in early March.

Ways you can help the Oso community

All across western Washington and B.C., groups and individuals are rallying to help the victims of the Oso mudslide.

It's time to tiptoe through the tulip fields

Spring is here and while that means the fields in Skagit County are blooming in vibrant colors sure to turn your head, the Washington State Patrol (WSP) is urging drivers to keep their eyes on the road to avoid collisions and unnecessary accidents.


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