Wed, Sep 5, 2012 

 

Online payments coming to Blaine

Change is on the way for those paying city of Blaine bills with credit or debit cards.

Stanley Cup rioter arrested at Peace Arch border crossing

UBC student arrested as he attempted to enter Canada on September 3

Wed, Aug 29, 2012 

 

City closer to acquiring Martin property

Route through property significantly superior to H Street route, study finds

Blaine school district approves 2012-2013 budget

Blaine school district commissioners gave their final imprimatur on the districtâs 2012-2013 budget in a 5-0 vote.

Free weekly meals return to Blaine

After a few months off to reorganize, the Blaine Community Soup Kitchen is returning in September â after a fashion.

County announces drainage improvements for Cottonwood neighborhood in Birch Bay

The residents of the Cottonwood neighborhood in Birch Bay will most likely have stormwater drainage improvements by fall 2013.

Home & Garden Special Section: Composting keeps waste out of the landfill

People often ask me how to compost, as if it were some mystery process, but itâs much easier than you think.

Blaine City Council votes against changing parks fees

Blaine City Council voted to maintain the status quo â leaving open the option of returning to an older status quo â with regard to park impact fees on new developments during the council meeting Monday, August 27.

Unidentified driver strikes boy in Birch Bay, leaves scene

A 15-year-old boy riding his bike along Birch Bay Drive was struck by an unidentified driver in a pickup truck last Wednesday, resulting in minor injuries.

Mon, Aug 27, 2012 

 

Two juveniles charged with burglary in Birch Bay

Two 14-year-old boys have been charged with burglary in the 2nd degree in connection with a break-in at the Bay Center Market.

Fri, Aug 24, 2012 

 

Restaurateur Jack Niemann to reopen CJs Beach House

Hardly before the ink was dry on the sale of CJ’s Beach House, one of Blaine’s most famous restaurant owners has announced he will reopen the well-known Birch Bay eatery.

Wed, Aug 22, 2012 

 

Birch Bay properties sold to BC investors

Both CJ’s Beach House restaurant and Sea Links Golf Course could see new life after Canadian investors purchased both properties.

County exec: No appeal for stormwater permit decision

After initial protests, Whatcom County officials have decided to bite the bullet and forgo appealing the decision to include Birch Bay in the county’s national stormwater permit.

Whatcom County announces burn restrictions due to hot weather

As of last Friday, setting fires to clear land or destroy yard waste is no longer allowed in Whatcom County.

New music festival brings country stars, Lynden native to the stage

The East 542 Music Festival is set to be Washington’s country music party of the summer. The festival will be coming to the Deming Logging Show grounds the weekend of September 14 and 15.

Bay Crest sees increase in home break-ins

Whatcom County sheriff’s deputies are investigating a rash of break-ins at the Bay Crest housing development in Birch Bay.

Restared development could affect heron rookery

Construction activities in a recently purchased development in Birch Bay could affect a nearby heron rookery, even if the developer follows the conditions set by the county.

Custer man starts sentence for cyber stalking, theft

A Custer man is serving 60 days in Whatcom County Jail after pleading guilty to stealing his ex-girlfriend’s purse and sending her numerous threatening text messages.

Custer church plans ‘walk through time

Learn more about life in Whatcom County 100 years ago with a special event presented by Custer’s Zion Lutheran Church.

Getting Dirty

Volunteers from Early Learning, HeadStart and the Opportunity Council created a carnival of parent and child play for the crowd of 60 children and adults.

Icelander group coming to Blaine

A group of 35 Icelanders will be arriving in Seattle on Monday, August 27, and will visit Blaine two days later.

Wed, Aug 15, 2012 

 

State bureau ups Blaine’s fire safety rating

Blaine residents and business owners could see a decrease in their fire insurance premiums after North Whatcom Fire and Rescue officials (NWFR) reported improvements in the city’s fire rating.

After long wait, crabbers hit the water in Blaine, Birch Bay

At long last, the waters off Blaine and Birch Bay will be open to recreational crabbing starting Thursday.

Blaine, Birch Bay voters mostly follow county, state

Voters in Blaine and Birch Bay mostly agreed with voters across Whatcom County and the state in the August 7 primary’s major races – except the Washington governor’s contest.

BBWARM plans community meeting for Cottonwood Beach neighborhood

Whatcom County staff have planned a community meeting for August 21 to inform residents of the Cottonwood Beach neighborhood about stormwater issues and projects focused on the area.

One Blaine, five Birch Bay residents apprehended in countywide arrest operation

One Blaine and five Birch Bay residents were arrested last week on various charges that included possession of drugs and stolen property.

BBWSD seeks to fix loophole in leak credit policy

Birch Bay Water and Sewer District (BBWSD) commissioners have approved policy changes that should prevent people from making false claims when seeking credit for leaks.


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