Catholic Community Services Recovery Centers opens in Birch Bay Square

A center providing outpatient treatment and other support for people experiencing substance use disorders is set to open in Birch Bay Square in early March. Catholic Community Services Recovery …

Presidential primary ballots to be mailed across Whatcom County

Ballots for the upcoming presidential primary were scheduled to be mailed to all 160,021 registered Whatcom County voters starting February 21, with an election day deadline set Tuesday, March 12. …
A community meeting on a proposed east Blaine manufactured home park will take place 10 a.m. Tuesday, February 27 at the Blaine Boating Center, 235 Marine Drive
Developers to hold meeting on east Blaine manufactured home park
The developers of a proposed east Blaine manufactured home park have scheduled a meeting to inform the public on the project for 10 a.m. Tuesday, February 27 at the Blaine Boating Center, 235 Marine …
Senior Cal Fitzgerald (second from left) finished fourth in the 1A 144-pound division. Fitzgerald, along with Victor Gervol and Lucy Dahl, earned podium finishes for Blaine on February 17.
Three Blaine wrestlers finish top 5 at Mat Classic XXXV
Boys Wrestling The Blaine boys wrestling program didn’t come away with the state championship it wanted, but still saw fantastic efforts from the eight boys it sent to the Mat Classic XXXV …
Precinct boundaries for the Blaine, Birch Bay and Custer area.
Precinct results released for February 13 special election
With just two ballots estimated left to count in the county, the Whatcom County Auditor’s Office results for the February 13 special election showed local voters approving property tax levies …
A proposed design for the Martin Street parklet included in the Blaine downtown revitalization project. The park would close vehicle access between the Railway Cafe and Chada Thai.
Design moves forward for future Martin Street parklet in downtown Blaine
Blaine City Council has given the greenlight to the planning department to move forward on design plans for the Martin Street parklet, which would close vehicle access between the Railway Café …
Blaine school district superintendent Christopher Granger.
Granger stays in Blaine after interviewing for Ellensburg superintendent position
Blaine school district superintendent Christopher Granger was not selected as superintendent at Ellensburg school district after he was named one of three finalists for the position. Ellensburg hired …
Blaine City Hall.
Blaine downtown revitalization project open house scheduled
The city of Blaine and Cascade Engineering Group will hold an open house on the Blaine downtown revitalization concept designs 4-5:45 p.m. Monday, February 26 in council chambers, 435 Martin Street, …
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Driver arrested after rollover in Blaine

A driver was arrested after causing a single-vehicle rollover crash on I-5 in Blaine on February 10. Washington State Patrol (WSP) responded to a report of a driver who rolled into the median …

Holocaust education bill dies in Washington state legislature

An effort to make Holocaust and genocide education mandatory in Washington public schools has failed to win enough support to pass in this year’s legislature. “We’ve been …

Birch Bay house fire sends person to hospital for smoke inhalation

A Birch Bay house fire sent one person to St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham to be treated for minor smoke inhalation after a fire started in a bedroom. North Whatcom Fire and Rescue (NWFR) …

Whatcom Farm Expo set for Saturday, March 2

Whatcom Farm Expo is returning to the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds in Lynden for its eighth year of exhibitions, workshops, seminars and more, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 2. …

The Northern Light attends media day in Olympia

The Northern Light attended media day at the Washington state Capitol campus in Olympia February 15. The day was packed with state lawmakers discussing key issues in this year’s short …

Blaine City Council approves updated meeting procedures

Blaine City Council unanimously approved amending its rules of procedure governing public meetings February 12, after holding a special meeting February 8 to review the changes. The revised rules, …
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