Wed, Apr 24, 2013 

 

Boozy bow and arrow outburst leads to three months in the cooler

A Birch Bay man avoided being charged with second-degree assault for aiming a bow and arrow at his girlfriend, but pleaded guilty to attempted unlawful imprisonment and attempted second-degree arson.

Paso del Norte hosts Senior Grad Night fundraiser

The owners of Paso del Norte restaurant are helping Blaine High School seniors safely celebrate their graduation in a drug- and alcohol-free party following the graduation ceremony in June.

Shellfish tours teach about ecosystem

The Garden of the Salish Sea: Education and Community Outreach program will be offering public tours of the Drayton Harbor Community Oyster Farm on Thursday, April 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Council seat now vacant

At the April 22 regular city council meeting, Ken Oplinger resigned from his position as city council member, effective immediately.

Correction

Tsunami debris can carry non-native plants and animals

Debris from the March 2011 tsunami in Japan is washing up on the shores of the Pacific Northwest.

Custom cabinets for garages: A place for everything, and everything in its place

Spring is finally in sight, and for many homeowners that means it's time to open the windows, dust off the shelves and get organized.

Take a step to save a life: Wear life jackets properly when on the water

Boating season has arrived and, as always, boaters are hoping for a memorable boating summer.

BP Heron Environmental Center breaks ground after years of planning

After close to a decade of planning and preparing, a dream is finally coming true.

Take a breath and pass on the energy

A global health and healing event will unfold across the planet on Saturday, April 27 at 10 a.m. as the world breathes together during World Tai Chi and Qigong Day.

"Teachers of the Year" honored at school board

In recognition of Teacher Appreciation Week proclaimed by governor Jay Inslee, the Blaine school district honored its "Co-Teachers of the Year" at a school board meeting April 22.

Nationwide housing demand outpaces supply, local trends remain in step

Builders aren't building homes fast enough to match increasing demand, according to a report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR).

Wed, Apr 17, 2013 

 

WTA proposes more changes to Route 55

The Whatcom Transportation Authority (WTA) is once again proposing changes to Route 55, the bus route that provides daily service from Blaine and Birch Bay to Bellingham.

Drayton Harbor reopens to shellfish harvest

The oyster farm in Drayton Harbor got a clean bill of health and was reopened for harvesting on April 17.

Gateway Pacific Terminal agencies review 125,000 public comments to determine scoping requirements

A 140-page report summarizing the nearly 125,000 public comments concerning the scope of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal (GPT) at Cherry Point was released April 1.

Blaine Family Service Center is in need

The Blaine Family Service Center, which provides a variety of services to low income and homeless families within the Blaine school district, is in need of hygiene and household products.

Utility upgrades available for mobile home owners

Puget Sound Energy (PSE) is offering electric customers who live in manufactured homes and use electric forced-air as their primary heat source the chance to seal up leaky ductwork and receive other energy efficiency upgrades for free.

Realtors recognized at national convention

Several real estate brokers with Century 21 Bay Properties were named as top producing sales associates for 2012.

New member of staff

The Northern Light's newest staff member, Shuksan, takes a romp through the grass on April 16.

The unheralded perks of pampering your pooch

Regular pet grooming is about more than just looks it can help prevent a range of health problems, especially for dogs that spend time outdoors.

Powered by the sun: New incentives make solar energy more affordable for homeowners

When you think about the Pacific Northwest, sunshine is probably not the first thing that comes to mind.

Do your part: Plant a tree for Earth Day this weekend

Earth Day is just around the corner on April 22, and it's the perfect time to begin thinking about how you can do your part to better the environment.

Oplinger accepts new position in California

Ken Oplinger, president of the Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce and Industry, has announced that he will be leaving the organization next month.

Don't drip and drive - April program helps drivers find leaks and discounted solutions

Vehicle leaks can cause havoc for drivers and the environment, but a new program called "Don't Drip and Drive" puts Western Washington residents in the driver's seat for finding an affordable fix.

Wed, Apr 10, 2013 

 

City manager candidates to be whittled down

It seems there are plenty of people wanting to take Blaine city manager Gary Tomsic's place when he retires this summer.

Environmental assessment for jail site moves forward

Planning for Whatcom County's new jail moved one step forward.

Guide Meridian corridor to get a face lift this spring

Work to improve traffic flow and reduce collisions along the first mile of Guide Meridian/SR 539 is set to begin in early May.


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