Wed, Mar 28, 2012 

 

Blaine steakhouse reviving a ‘lost art’

Downstairs at Blaine’s Black Forest Steakhouse is an increasingly rare sight – prime cuts of meat sitting on a shelf in a refrigerated room, the floor lined with pink Himalayan salt blocks and a UV light flickering overhead.

Marine Drive work delayed until after July 4

Disagreements over bike accessibility have delayed the completion of Marine Drive improvements until after July 4, at the earliest.

Community emergency response classes announced

A countywide emergency response preparedness group has announced two upcoming classes designed to teach skills useful in a disaster situation.

B.C. woman pleads guilty in Blaine smuggling case

One of three Canadian citizens has pleaded guilty to drug smuggling charges after being arrested near the Smuggler’s Inn last December.

Home and Garden Special Section: Get your garden growing with these early-season planting tips

The sunny days are starting to outnumber the gray ones in Whatcom County, which means spring really is just around the corner! Around here that means drifts of pink cherry blossoms, maybe a ham on Easter Sunday, budding maple trees ... and dirt under your fingernails from working in the garden.

Reduced cost for spay/neuter services for cats in April

The Whatcom Humane Society will offer special reduced rates for cat owners looking to spay or neuter their pets during the month of April. Neuter services will cost $20 while spay services will cost $40. Appointments are required to take advantage of the special.

Lynden art center hosts open house

The Jansen Art Center, located at 321 Front Street in Lynden, will open its doors for the first time with an open house on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 30 to April 1.

Going, Going, Gone

A building with more than 100 years of history in Blaine was torn down last week after renovation work revealed serious structural deficiencies.

WSDOT to install new traffic cameras along I-5

The installation of almost two dozen traffic cameras along I-5 will begin this May after the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) awarded a $5.3 million contract to a Mount-Vernon-based electrical contractor.

U.S. Border Patrol Report

The U.S. Border Patrol report for March 15 through March 19

Tue, Mar 27, 2012 

 

Learn about available funding to promote off-season Birch Bay tourism

Business owners interested in increasing off-season revenue should plan to attend an informational meeting on Thursday, March 29, to discuss a new promotional program.

Wed, Mar 21, 2012 

 

Aged Peace Portal building to be torn down

A former grocery store and tavern that has stood vacant for years now faces destruction after renovation efforts revealed serious structural deficiencies.

Blaine officials to hold open house, public hearing on Marine Drive improvements

The Blaine public works department is gearing up to complete the last stage of the Marine Drive makeover this spring. The project will widen Marine Drive to 28 feet and add 6-foot sidewalks on both sides of the road from the Peace Portal Drive roundabout to just west of the railroad tracks.

Campaign on to collect used cell phones for domestic violence victims

The Bellingham Whatcom County Commission Against Domestic Violence is teaming up with Verizon Wireless and the county sheriff and police chief association to put cell phones in the hands of domestic violence victims.

Car Care Special Section: Keep lights and wipers working properly

Even though the days are getting longer, it’s still a bright idea to make sure your vehicle’s lights and wipers are working properly so you can see and be seen.

Extra refinery workers a boon for Birch Bay economy

Scheduled maintenance on the oil refineries south of Birch Bay will add thousands of workers to the local population and prove a much appreciated economic boost in the slow winter months.

Fire commissioners vote to repair damaged ambulance

A North Whatcom Fire and Rescue (NWFR) ambulance involved in an accident last month will be repaired, saving the fire district almost $50,000.

New Blaine yoga studio turns up the heat

After moving from Vancouver, B.C., to Blaine about nine months ago, Janet Englehart was disheartened by the options available to pursue her yogic passion.

NWFR fire chief field narrowed to three

North Whatcom Fire and Rescue (NWFR) commissioner Bill Salter is confident the fire district will choose a new fire chief within the next few weeks.

Program to increase off-season Birch Bay business explained

Business owners interested in increasing their off-season revenue should plan to attend an informational meeting that will discuss a new promotional program. The program is intended to help businesses in Birch Bay and the Mt. Baker foothills capture more tourist dollars in the off-season.

State finds no issues in BBWSD audit

A state audit of the Birch Bay Water and Sewer District (BBWSD) has found no issues or deficiencies with the district’s financial control procedures.

U.S. Border Patrol Report

The U.S. Border Patrol Report from March 9 to March 13

Tue, Mar 20, 2012 

 

A Big Day at the Reef

The Silver Reef Hotel Casino Spa marked groundbreaking on its Phase IV expansion on Friday, March 16, with a ceremony at the site.

Fri, Mar 16, 2012 

 

Blaine man dies after single-car accident just north of Bellingham

A Blaine man has died from injuries sustained in a car accident Thursday evening just north of Bellingham.

Wed, Mar 14, 2012 

 

Marin condos at Semiahmoo attract potential buyer

The long-stalled Marin condominium project may soon realize a recovery as an attractive listing price has enticed a potential buyer.

Birders gather in Blaine this weekend

Local seabirds won’t be the only ones flocking to Blaine this weekend as the 10th annual Wings Over Water Northwest Birding Festival brings hundreds of birders from across Whatcom County.

Blaine schools waiting for specifics on new faculty evaluation rules

Governor Chris Gregoire has signed into law new evaluation procedures for Washington teachers and principals, but school districts are still waiting on direction from the state school superintendent on how the rules should be implemented.


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