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Modern design unveiled for proposed east Blaine manufactured home park

East Blaine developers unveiled their proposal for a luxury manufactured home park during a February 27 community meeting, signifying the first time the developers presented the project after over a … more

Leu, Ford resign from Blaine school board

In a whirlwind week for the Blaine school board, board president Don Leu and member Ryan Ford both resigned from their respective positions just weeks into their elected terms. Leu, who has … more

North Whatcom Fire and Rescue to hold hearing on levy proposal

North Whatcom Fire and Rescue (NWFR) is holding a public hearing on a proposal to put a fire levy lid lift on the August primary election ballots at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 6. If approved, this would … more

A bird’s eye view of the Wings Over Water Northwest Birding Festival

Here’s an overall look of upcoming activities at the 21st annual Wings Over Water Northwest Birding Festival, Friday, March 15 to Sunday, March 17 in Blaine, Semiahmoo and Birch Bay. Some … more

Local Birding: The pileated woodpecker

The pileated woodpecker, about the size of a crow, can be found around Birch Bay, as pictured, or Birch Bay State Park or forested areas around Semiahmoo Drive. They eat mainly carpenter ants or … more

Paraeducators and supporters rally for fair wages at WA Capitol

Bus drivers, custodians and cafeteria workers stood outside of the Capitol with signs that read: “Living wages for ESPs!” and “I’m a paraprofessional, my heart is full, but my … more

In the Garden: Caring for your garden in March

March can be a busy time in the garden, but it’s mostly a happy productive time. The first thing for north Whatcom County gardeners will be to take stock of their gardens. We experienced … more

Parks and recreation recognizes Jeff Carrington for years of service

Blaine-Birch Bay Park and Recreation District 2 (BBBPRD2) commissioners thanked Jeff Carrington for over a decade of service on the parks and recreation board through a resolution of appreciation … more

Op-Ed: Erosion to state’s Public Records Act is at a tipping point, must be reversed

The people have a right to know. That was the idea in 1972 when a citizens’ Coalition for Open Government in Washington state successfully worked for the passage of Initiative 276, a … more

Letters to The Editor: February 29-March 6, 2024

The Editor: I got up last Thursday morning and went outside in our backyard for our morning coffee. All of a sudden I heard a “meow meow.” Where was that sound coming from? I … more

Blaine Police Department Reports: February 29-March 6, 2024

February 17, 8:10 p.m.: Theft on Harrison Avenue. February 18, 12:35 a.m.: Suspicious vehicle on F Street. February 18, 4:18 a.m.: Death investigation on Goldeneye Lane. February 18, … more

Sheriff's Reports, February 29-March 6, 2024

February 20, 10:58 a.m.: Suicidal subject on Cedar Street. February 20, 3:46 p.m.: Juvenile problem on Custer School Road. February 20, 4:08 p.m.: Burglary cold call on Lincoln Road. … more

Community meeting scheduled on Blaine library, affordable condominium project

A presentation on a proposed project to construct two buildings in downtown Blaine – housing a new Blaine Public Library, commercial space and affordable and market-rate condominiums – is … more

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 … more

Bella Boutique and Consignment opens in downtown Blaine

The recent opening of a new boutique and consignment store means clothing retail is back in downtown Blaine. Bella Boutique and Consignment held a ribbon-cutting ceremony during the February 18 … more

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. … more

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 … more
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