Wed, Mar 5, 2014 

 

Haynie Opry kicks off early this weekend

Fans of live music can get their fill of classic country at the Haynie Grange this Saturday.

Corrections

February corrections

Commissioners consider water action plan

Birch Bay residents will soon have the option to help a neighbor in need when paying their monthly water utility bill.

What factors influence the Blaine and Birch Bay real estate market?

The real estate market in Blaine and Birch Bay is about as unique as you'll find.

LEGOs turn teens into technological masterminds

After a mom asked Blaine Public Library manager, Debby Farmer, what's there to do in Blaine for kids who aren't interested in sports or music, it got Debby thinking about what the library could offer in terms of education and social engagement.

Wed, Feb 26, 2014 

 

Port celebrates completion of airport project

Frequent flyers take note. Bellingham's airport has arrived.

Faulty traffic signals spur new law for motorcyclists

Riding a motorcycle around on a warm Northwest day is a relaxing pastime, unless you get stuck at a traffic light that just won't turn green.

Delayed traffic light project to commence this spring

A traffic signal project near Birch Bay that was planned for last fall has been rescheduled to begin this April, and the change means intermittent closures to Birch Bay-Lynden Road could extend into the summer.

Annual birding event set for mid-March

Get your binoculars ready.

Popular ice exhibit gets extra viewing days

The Vanishing Ice: Alpine and Polar Landscapes in Art exhibit at Whatcom Museum has been extended until Sunday, March 16.

Students and community take the stage

The fifth annual Blaine Pizza and Pizzazz Talent Show will be held at the Blaine Middle School cafeteria on Saturday, March 1, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Sheriff seeks leads in hopes of returning stolen gun collection

The Whatcom County Sheriff's Office is requesting the public√Ęs assistance in locating the owner of a gun collection that they believe to be stolen.

Taking time to prune your trees keeps them healthy and fruitful

As winter gives way to spring, the grass becomes greener, the days grow longer and the trees begin budding.

Whatcom Home and Garden expo set for this weekend

The 35th annual Whatcom County Home & Garden Show, to be held February 28 through March 2 at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds in Lynden, will put you in touch with local experts to plan out the projects you may have in mind.

From blueprints to reality: Planning a home renovation

If you are like most people your home is the single largest investment you will ever make.

Wed, Feb 19, 2014 

 

Late payers get faster turnoffs for district users

The grace period for Birch Bay Water and Sewer District's (BBWSD) billing has gotten way shorter.

Blaine pier gets new structural supports and decking

As construction workers looked on, a skilled crane operator lowered a 60-foot wooden pole dangling from a 10,000-pound machine called a vibratory hammer into the water below Blaine Public Pier.

City presses feds to make trains safer, approves annexation

While many residents are in favor of the rail traffic that comes from commuter and passenger rail services, there are also many who are wary of increased freight, especially when it comes to railcars carrying hazardous materials.

County imposes emergency moratorium on marijuana business licenses

If you've been chomping at the bit to sell or grow marijuana, you're going to have to cool your heels a little while longer.

Businesses cropping up, changing hands

In perhaps a sign that the local economy has turned around, new businesses have been popping up around Birch Bay and Blaine.

A community that reads together stays connected

Blaine will host a community book discussion from 10:30 a.m. to noon on February 22 at the Blaine Public Library.

Representatives hope to appease concerned fisheries with revamped GMO legislation

Fish farms in Washington are still not happy with an updated bill that would require labeling of transgenic fish.

Blaine couple finds strength through dance

Semiahmoo residents Jonathan and Carolyn Huggett can attest to the power of dance.

Honoring 50 years of flight for "Steady Ed"

Fifty years were put into context for Semiahmoo pilot Ed Brown last October when he was awarded the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award for safe and honest flight by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Celebrating the 14th annual Bite of Blaine

Crowds gathered in the Semiahmoo Resort grand ballroom on February 17 to get a taste of what Blaine had to offer at the 14th annual Bite of Blaine.

Veterans groups partner with city to renovate Blaine veterans memorial

Local veterans groups have their sights set on spiffing up Blaine Memorial Park, and they are looking for a little help from the community to make it happen.

Save Birch Bay creates binder to educate community on GPT project

As the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal (GPT) project moves into the state-mandated, year-long environmental impact study (EIS) stage of the review process, many in the area are still wondering exactly what the project entails and what it means for surrounding communities if approved.


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