Thu, Jun 5, 2014 

 

Three Blaine businesses in the running for pot licenses

Three Blaine businesses, and one in Point Roberts, have been chosen to possibly receive retail marijuana licenses.

Whatcom County candidates gear up for August primary

Whatcom County's political future began to take shape on May 16, as candidates for the 42nd legislative district formally began their campaigns.

Free Fishing Weekend allows license-free fishing

Anglers, start your angling: Free Fishing Weekend is approaching.

Peace Arch art festival returns for second year

The International Peace Arch Art Festival is back and bigger than ever.

Blaine Elementary gets moving

Blaine Elementary School has been holding its annual Feel Good Walking program every spring for more than 20 years as a way of encouraging its students to stay active.

Young at Heart

Here's hoping everyone has a wonderful June.

Running for a cause

Cade Mitchell and his dad, Tyler, take their pitbull mix, Harley, for a run around Horizon Park at Paws for a Cause on May 31.

School board appoints new member

The Blaine school district board of directors has named Joan Lotze to fill the open district 3 director seat left vacant by Susan Holmes' departure in April.

Wed, May 28, 2014 

 

Vote on name change delayed

A record crowd turned out to hear the Blaine City Council's ruling on changing Blaine's name to Blaine Harbor at the meeting on May 27.

Veterans hold Memorial Day vigil for fallen soldiers

Most people don't turn on their televisions expecting to see themselves, but that's precisely what happened to Warren Fox.

Birch Bay Road, Nooksack bridges get upgrades

After a delay to accommodate Memorial Day weekend crowds, construction on a new Birch Bay-Lynden Road intersection began May 27.

Musical takes a new look at the Beatles

Many musical historians would argue that the Beatles would never have gotten as big as they did if it weren't for their manager, Brian Epstein.

Music festival brings jazz to Blaine

The name may have changed, but it's still all about the music.

Are your deck and patio ready for summer?

Whether you use your deck or patio for entertaining or for solitude, you'll want it clean, comfortable and safe this season.

Simple rejuvenations for bland backyards

There are two types of people: those who look at the yard on the right and see a big pile of rocks, and those who see the potential for the gorgeous yard pictured below.

Wed, May 21, 2014 

 

County parks commission chooses Vogt property

A simmering dispute over the location of a new park in Birch Bay has been resolved by a decision of the county parks board.

The carnival is coming to town

For the first time in nearly a quarter century, the carnival is coming to Blaine.

Summer is here and so is the APA Museum

Summer is finally upon us, and with some of Blaine and Birch Bay's favorite summer businesses, restaurants and activities opening for the season, locals will have every reason to get out and soak up some sunshine.

Bike to Work and School Day

Local students get into the swing of things on Bike to Work and School Day on May 20.

Local realtor seeks ideas

If you're a Blaine resident with strong opinions about the look of the town, Joyce Vanderpol has a unique question for you.

Announcement

We are pleased to announce that Steve Guntli has joined the staff as a reporter.

Semiahmoo reopening

Guests at the grand re-opening of Packers Oyster Bar and Pierside Kitchen at Semiahmoo Resort on May 15 enjoyed discovering the new culinary offerings now available.

One fast-growing tree

This is one fast-growing tree: A masquerading cell tower was installed on May 20 north of Northwoods Motel.

NWFRS hires new ops chief

The Northwest Fire and Rescue Services (NWFRS) are welcoming a new staff officer.

Bay eateries receive awards

The Whatcom County Health Department has honored two area restaurants with the 2013 Silver Platter award for excellence in food safety.

Birch Bay closed to harvesting

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has closed Birch Bay to recreational shellfish harvesting after unsafe levels of paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) biotoxin were detected in molluscan shellfish in the area.

Wed, May 14, 2014 

 

City name change encounters council resistance

Changing the cityĆ¢s name may not go as smoothly as Blaine city councilmember Clark Cotner had hoped.


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