Wed, Mar 13, 2013 

 

Blaine student accepted to ballet program

Blaine Conservatory student Darien Jones auditioned for and was accepted to the Los Angeles Summer Ballet Intensive.

What our state legislators are up to

There were nine bills introduced by Representative Jason Overstreet (Blaine) in January.

Young at Heart: March happenings

What wonderful news, the month of March has arrived!

County Council says yes to reconveyance, vote 5-2 to create new park

After three hours of back-to-back comments from 82 residents, Whatcom County Council voted 5-2 Tuesday night in favor of taking ownership of 8,884 acres of land abutting Lake Whatcom to create a park for hiking, bicycling and horseback riding.

Plover back in business

The historic Plover went out for sea trials on March 5 after having its engine replaced.

Wed, Mar 6, 2013 

 

Survivor steps up to raise money for cancer research

It all started with bruises that just wouldn't heal.

Business is booming in Blaine and Birch Bay

The Peace Arch Business Center offers multiple business services and a strategic location near the Canadian border for start-up businesses, home-based businesses and foreign-owned businesses that seek a physical U.S. presence.

Daylight Savings Time is here!

Time skips ahead on Sunday, March 10 as the majority of the U.S. begins observing Daylight Saving Time.

Whatcom County Sheriff partners with U.S. Marshals

Drug deals, violence and murder.

Wings Over Water festival takes flight for 11th year

Birding is one of America's fastest growing outdoor activities, and Blaine and Birch Bay, which are located on the "Pacific Flyway," are considered to be one of the country's premier bird viewing areas.

Via reopens

Co-owner Jefferson Oh, l., and manager Steve Hendricks greet the first customers at Via Birch Bay Cafe after it reopened on March 1.

Don't break your mom's video game

In a bizarre role-reversal that ended with an arrest, a 37-year-old Birch Bay mother was allegedly provoked into a murderous rage when her 17-year-old son broke her video game.

Blaine groups fundraise for Blaine Pavilion

A contingent of community groups have gathered together and started raising funds for a new covered pavilion that will be attached to the Blaine Community Center.

State begins investigation of toxins at Westman Marine site

The Washington Department of Ecology (DOE) and the Port of Bellingham are entering into a legal agreement to investigate contamination at the Westman Marine site in Blaine.

Visual display contest for students

Blaine students have an opportunity to win a Kindle Fire or a season ticket to the Birch Bay Waterslides by creating a visual display with the theme "Watch Over Wildlife."

Wed, Feb 27, 2013 

 

Whatcom residents take teaching to task in Kenya

When Kenya vice president Stephen Kolonzo and his wife Pauline opened a school to educate 20 impoverished children under their care, they quickly found themselves in over their heads.

Blaine schools wrangle with federal and state reforms

Local educators are elbow deep in adopting major reforms as they work together to hammer out the details of federal and state initiatives that fundamentally alter how students are taught, and how students and teachers alike are evaluated.

High time for marijuana regulations to be formed

On December 6, 2012, recreational use of marijuana became legal in the state of Washington, but how the new liberty will be regulated is still vastly undetermined.

Boutique locker room, mailing center opens for business in Blaine

Leslie Pendergrass says she canĂ¢t take credit for the idea of a boutique locker room, vehicle storage and mail reception business, but she opened shop on February 26 in hopes of fulfilling a border town need.

Birdwatchers have their eyes on the sky

The March 6 lunch meeting of the Blaine Chamber of Commerce will feature an update on the Wings Over Water Northwest Birding Festival along with a special guest presentation by birder Joe Meche from the North Cascades Audubon Society.

Time to sign up for school

It's time to get those little munchkins signed up for school.

Whatcom County Home and Garden Show set for March 8 to 10 in Lynden

Spring is on its way and with it, thoughts of sprucing up the home and garden.

Walk this way: Birch Bay chamber discussion of Wolf's Beach restoration project draws crowd

Kathy Berg addresses a packed house during the February 19 Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce meeting at the newly opened CJ's Beach House restaurant.

Wed, Feb 20, 2013 

 

Sewer blockage threatens the roses on Valentine's Day

Two days before Valentine's Day, Mary Amsberry, Lauri Walter and Kim Lillejord, the three owners of Blaine Bouquets on Peace Portal Drive, were preparing orders for their busiest day of the year when a plumber came in off the street to deliver some disturbing news.

Birch Bay man arrested after manhunt

A manhunt for a suspected arsonist and convicted puppy mill owner brought SWAT personnel and TV station helicopters to Birch Bay last week, but the ordeal ended peacefully when Kenneth Martin Cassell was apprehended in Bellingham.

Gun buyer background checks proposed

Gun-control opponents and supporters packed a hearing room on the Capitol campus in Olympia February 13 to testify about a bill requiring universal background checks for gun purchases.

Lucky Leo loves the lottery

Longtime Blaine resident Leo Wegner won't be complaining about going to the supermarket anytime soon.


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