Blaine Harbor Music Festival 2024

Blaine Harbor Music Festival brought a week of live music to Blaine July 7 through July 13. The annual event featured a music camp for youth ages 12-20 that brought instructors from as far away as …
Birch Bay Station 63, at 4581 Birch Bay-Lynden Road. The building doesn’t have a community meeting space and is not up to current ADA standards, NWFR chief Jason Van der Veen said.
Birch Bay Station 63 in need of replacement, firefighters say
North Whatcom Fire and Rescue (NWFR) lieutenant Adam Smith was sleeping in Birch Bay Station 63, resting from a demanding shift, when a ceiling tile fell on him due to a waterlogged roof. Smith …
A voter places their ballot in the dropbox outside of Blaine Public Library for the August 2023 primary election.
August 6 primary election ballots mailed
Ballots for the August 6 primary election are set to be mailed to voters across Whatcom County on July 17.  According to the most recent data from the Whatcom County Auditor’s Office, …

Plover ferry makes long-awaited voyage after nearly two years of repairs

The historic Plover ferry, originally built in 1944 to transport workers from Blaine Harbor to the old Alaska Packers Association salmon cannery on Semiahmoo Spit, has finally launched after two …
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Blaine Art Council's The Wave art studio tour in August 2023.
Blaine Arts Council (BAC) is set to bring the arts to Blaine during The Wave Art Festival and opening fundraiser Friday, July 26 through Sunday, July 28. BAC will start the festival weekend with …
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Brilliant Planet, a new, local nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids and families get into nature, will host its first community meet-and-greet event on Friday, July 26 at the Blaine …
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Blaine High School.
“Against” statements needed for Blaine school district bond measure
The Whatcom County Auditor’s Office is seeking candidates for the “Against” committee for Blaine school district’s general obligation bond which heads to ballots in the …
Jennifer E. Slattery.
Inslee appoints Whatcom County Superior Court judge
Governor Jay Inslee has appointed Jennifer E. Slattery to the Whatcom County Superior Court bench, the governor’s office announced on July 12. Slattery will fill a fifth position the …
Blaine residents, including Jennifer Plombon, petitioned the city of Blaine to install radar speed signs on Drayton Harbor Road. The city put up the first sign in June.
Blaine residents take action to protect deer in Semiahmoo
It’s been a busy past two fawn seasons on Drayton Harbor Road and other wooded roads around Blaine and Birch Bay, with locals reporting multiple traffic collisions that have proved fatal for …
Weekly updates
July 6, 9:18 a.m.: Moving vehicle accident injury on Comfort Lane. July 6, 11:37 a.m.: Theft cold call on Birch Bay Square Street. July 6, 11:38 a.m.: Overdose on Cedar Street. July 6, …
July 6, 7:35 p.m.: Theft on E Street. July 6, 8:07 p.m.: Burglary on Osprey Road. July 7, 2:20 a.m.: Suspicious vehicle on Kingsley Avenue. July 7, 11:02 a.m.: Vandalism on Great …
The Editor: Every day I feel blessed getting to live at Birch Bay. I grew up here in the summers, never dreaming it would someday be my home. Surrounded by natural beauty and away from the …
Calling all entrepreneurs in Whatcom and Skagit counties: The Bellingham Angel Investors (BAI) will be hosting a business pitch competition in August. BAI aims to empower local leaders to …
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