Thu, May 10, 2012 


Blaine planning commission to discuss re-instating park impact fees

On the heels of a Blaine City Council decision re-instituting water and sewer connection fees, the city’s planning commission is starting discussions on re-establishing park impact fees for new residential development.

Wed, May 9, 2012 


Birch Bay beaches closed to all recreational shellfish harvesting

The Washington State Department of Health has announced all beaches north of Sandy Point, including Birch Bay, are closed to recreational shellfish harvesting.

Tue, May 8, 2012 


State DOE requests U.S. Army Corps study combined impacts of coal terminal proposals

The Washington State Department of Ecology (DOE) is urging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to study the combined effects of several coal terminals proposed for the Washington and Oregon coasts.

Mon, May 7, 2012 


Birch Bay gains at least eight voting precincts

A nearly 70 percent jump in population over the last 10 years has contributed to the addition of at least eight voting precincts in the Birch Bay area.

Fri, May 4, 2012 


Next CBP citizens’ academy already full, future classes to be held on Olympic Peninsula

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials are planning subsequent citizens’ academy after the one scheduled to start May 15 has already filled up.

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