Thu, Aug 11, 2011 


Primary election ballots must be postmarked by August 16

The Whatcom County Auditor's Office sent out a friendly reminder today saying all mail-in ballots for the primary elections must be postmarked no later than August 16.

Wed, Aug 10, 2011 


New Birch Bay housing development in the works

A California-based landowner has submitted an application to Whatcom County Planning and Development Services (PDS) to subdivide a parcel of land in east Birch Bay to make room for a 97-lot, single-family residential development called Birch Bay Meadows.

Tue, Aug 9, 2011 


Charel Terrace improvements could see savings of more than $100,000

At its 7 p.m. meeting tonight (August 9), The Whatcom County Council will vote on a change to a request from the Birch Bay Watershed and Aquatic Resources Management District (BBWARM) for $420,000 for stormwater handling improvements in the Charel Terrace area of Birch Bay, near Birch Point. According to county public works, the final construction bid came in much lower than expected, so BBWARM is decreasing its request to $336,237.

Fri, Aug 5, 2011 


Department of Ecology says SSA Marine violated state law

The Washington State Department of Ecology (DOE) released a press release today saying Seattle-based shipping terminal company SSA Marine violated state law when it cleared trees and graded dirt roads at the Cherry Point site south of Birch Bay.

Thu, Aug 4, 2011 


City council will vote on $259,000 H Street construction change order

The Blaine City Council at its Monday, August 8, meeting will vote on whether to approve an approximately $259,000 change order to the city's contract with Colacurcio Brothers Construction for the ongoing improvements to H Street near the Cost Cutter shopping center.

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