Wed, Feb 12, 2014 

 

Blaine chocolatiers create memorable confections

When local food artisans Shannon and Christy Fox of Evolve Truffles get together in the kitchen, magical things happen.

City urges residents to think before the flush

If you're flushing baby wipes, Clorox wipes or anything other than toilet paper down the drain, you should reconsider what you're doing.

Silver Reef announces expansion plans

Silver Reef Hotel Casino Spa officials have announced that their latest expansion plans for the gaming and entertainment destination will include additional lodging and meeting space.

Fire marshal lifts Whatcom County burn ban

It's OK to burn again, as long as you promise to be careful.

The Northern Light welcomes new carriers

Husband-and-wife team Kristi and Percy Lankhaar, who live in Birch Bay, have joined The Northern Light and will be delivering the newspaper to newsstands across the county.

It's time to sign up for school

Registration for Blaine school district kindergarten will take place Thursday, March 13.

Marathoners take to the street in Birch Bay

Sunday, February 16 will mark the 46th annual Birch Bay International Marathon.

Dakota Creek bridge will get seismic retrofits

While significant earthquakes don't happen very often in Whatcom County, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is making sure that if one does occur the Dakota Creek Bridge on Peace Portal Drive will be ready to rock and roll.

It takes a village to stay connected as we age

As people grow older, they are increasingly staring down the question of where they will age.

Upcoming Whatcom Senior Tours

Young at Heart

Welcome all good folks, welcome to February.

Blaine students chosen for All-State Choir

This weekend, Blaine High School will send four of its outstanding choral members to join the Washington Music Educator's Association (WMEA) 2014 All State Choir.

Blaine High School job fair

Blaine High School students, from. l, Erick Chesteen, Katlyn Carleton, Quame Finley and Orion Terrazas listen to what an Air Force recruiter has to say at a job fair on February 11.

Wed, Feb 5, 2014 

 

Birch Bay water sewer district looking for ways to help clients

Customers of the Birch Bay Water and Sewer District (BBWSD) may soon see a new addition to their monthly bills - the option to make a donation to help a neighbor in need.

Semiahmoo Marina under pressure to update fire system

After almost a year of non-compliance, the Semiahmoo Marina is on short time to get its fire suppression system in line with International Fire Code (IFC) standards.

U.S. and Canada set to share traveler information

By midsummer, U.S. and Canadian border agencies will be sharing information on all travelers crossing the border, so that entering one country will provide a record of leaving the other.

One-ring scam hits Whatcom County

Are you receiving phone calls from a phone number in Antigua, Jamaica or another Caribbean island?

Bite of Blaine offers up sampling of local eats

Local restaurants from Blaine and Birch Bay will soon showcase their specialites at the 14th annual Bite of Blaine on Monday, February 17.

Area of Birch Bay near Terrell Creek closed to recreation/swimming

On January 31, the Washington State Department of Health issued a closure for the area of Birch Bay located at the mouth of Terrell Creek due to high bacteria counts found in the Terrell Creek outflow.

Whatcom County seniors stay active and sharp by exploring the world

Ron Marshall has been many things in his life: an athlete, a teacher, a statistician, a writer, an umpire and more.

Newspaper carriers retire after 18 years

Wayne and Linda Braun can finally hit the snooze button on Thursday mornings and catch a little more shuteye while someone else takes care of the newsstand deliveries of The Northern Light countywide.

Decked out for the Seahawks parade

Aurora Edwards, 11, stands atop her grandfather Jeff Schamel√Ęs custom 1969 Cony truck which has been decked out in celebration of the Seattle Seahawks' Super Bowl win.

Fire department trains new volunteers

North Whatcom Fire and Rescue (NWFR) firefighters participated in a controlled burn on the corner of Shintaffer and Lincoln roads as part of a training exercise on February 1.

Wed, Jan 29, 2014 

 

Whatcom County home sales rise 14.5 percent in 2013; median price up 4 percent to $259,950

After a long, hard-hitting recession that left home sales in a backslide for the past few years, the housing market is finally regaining its strength, and for Whatcom County, it's mostly good news all around.

Longer school days are coming

Blaine students might spend more time in the classroom beginning next school year if the Washington state legislature moves ahead with its plan to increase required instructional hours.

Publishers of The Northern Light awarded "Friends of the Arts"

County awaits EIS contract signatures, discusses next steps

When it comes to the Gateway Pacific Terminal, everyone is in the waiting game to see what will happen next.


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