Mon, Jul 23, 2012 


Public hearing scheduled for Chuck’s Drive-In conditional use permit

The owner of the old Chuck’s Drive-In building on Peace Portal Drive wants to open a restaurant on the property but first needs approval from Blaine planning commissioners.

Fri, Jul 20, 2012 


Birch Bay man injured in fire sparked when cigarette met oxygen supply

A Birch Bay man is being treated for second degree burns on his arm and face after a cigarette he was smoking ignited his medical oxygen supply, fire officials say.

Wed, Jul 18, 2012 


Informational meeting to present latest on Birch Bay shoreline enhancements

Birch Bay organizers are hosting a community meeting tonight at 7 to provide an update on the shoreline improvements formerly known as the berm project.

Mon, Jul 16, 2012 


Port of Bellingham commissioners to host coffee talks countywide

Whatcom County residents will get the chance to meet Port of Bellingham commissioners face-to-face during “Coffee with a Commissioner” events starting Wednesday, July 18, with a July 26 event scheduled for Birch Bay.

Thu, Jul 12, 2012 


County officially sides with BBWARM in national stormwater permit issue

A Whatcom County official has issued a strongly worded letter to the Washington State Department of Ecology (DOE) decrying the agency’s decision to include Birch Bay in the county’s national stormwater permit.

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