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Oyster festival to take over downtown Blaine

Oyster festival organizers are busy preparing for what they hope to be the city’s new pearl of an event. The first-of-its-kind celebration will fill downtown Blaine with oyster contests, … more

Jail release celebration turns into hit-and-run

A Bellingham man, reportedly celebrating his release from jail, was allegedly speeding at a rate of 80-90 mph on Birch Bay Drive when he crashed into an 84-year-old driver October 1. Jordan Garth … more

Blaine puts up a fight in homecoming game

Four inches and 50 pounds looked to be the difference between players on the Mount Baker offensive line and Blaine’s defensive line. And the Mountaineers made it count, rushing a total of 444 … more

Blaine house fire sends 1 to hospital

A Blaine man was transported to the hospital after he was critically burned re-entering his home while it was on fire. North Whatcom Fire and Rescue (NWFR), Whatcom County Fire District 7 and … more

CAP to distribute coats starting October 10

The Community Assistance Program (CAP) is distributing clothing from its winter coat drive to keep north Whatcom County residents warm this winter. The Blaine-based nonprofit will be distributing … more

Whatcom County Council September meeting roundup

The latest news from September Whatcom County Council meetings. Alternative 911-response team Council authorized by consent in a 6-1 vote, with councilmember Ben Elenbaas opposed, to enter into … more

WSP looking for witnesses to Skagit Valley motorcycle crash

Washington State Patrol (WSP) is seeking witnesses to the two-motorcycle crash near La Conner that killed a 64-year-old Blaine man. The accident occurred around 2:44 p.m. on September 25 at the … more

BHS Hall of Fame ceremony to honor Blaine athletes on October 8

The Blaine High School Athletic Booster Club will honor 10 individuals for their achievements and contributions to Blaine High School athletics at 1 p.m. Saturday, October 8 in the Performing Arts … more

CAP’s Thanksgiving basket registration begins Friday, October 14

Blaine area residents with financial constraints will soon be able to secure a ham and traditional sides for their Thanksgiving meal. Community Assistance Program (CAP) is set to open registration … more

New Semiahmoo Resort spa manager takes holistic approach

Semiahmoo Resort’s new spa manager Joy Spoerndli knows a thing or two about holistic wellness. “Holistic wellness helps an individual, whether it’s a man or a woman, feel cared … more

Road Rules: Alerting drivers who need to turn on their headlights

Question: When leaving an evening wedding, I followed a car driven by my grandmother. She had borrowed the car, so she was unfamiliar with it, and was driving without the lights on. I had no clue how … more

Op-Ed: Recognizing how newspapers make a difference

National Newspaper Week began October 2. While this isn’t the typical holiday that most families celebrate, it does provide a good opportunity to take a moment and recognize all of the ways … more

Letters to The Editor: October 6-12, 2022

The Editor: ‘Make America Great Again;’ a political slogan that one would not suspect would invoke such vitriol as was apparent in Mr. Ganz’s recent letter to the … more

Obituary: Barbara J. Gildersleeve-Bunch

Barbara J. Gildersleeve-Bunch April 28, 1952 – September 20, 2022 Barbara “Barbie” Gildersleeve-Bunch was born to Murray and Elaine Gildersleeve in Tillamook, Oregon, on April … more

Blaine Police Department Reports: October 6-12, 2022

Sept. 23, 7:21 a.m.: Motor vehicle theft on Runge Avenue. Sept. 23, 8:48 a.m.: Warrant arrest for second-degree assault, resisted arrest, on Adelia Street. Sept. 23, 9:54 a.m.: Welfare check on … more

Sheriff's Reports, October 6-12, 2022

Sept. 24, 7:31 p.m.: Theft on Birch Bay-Lynden Road. Sept. 24, 10:57 p.m.: Fight on Legion Drive. Sept. 25, 12:26 a.m.: Party on Birch Bay Drive. Sept. 25, 12:51 a.m.: Shots on Creasy Road, … more

Court dismisses case of man suspected of threatening neighbors, security at Birch Bay Village

Whatcom County Superior Court dismissed the case of a Birch Bay man suspected of threatening to kill his neighbors and an on-duty Birch Bay Village security guard in July, according to court … more

Blaine man killed in Skagit Valley motorcycle crash

A Blaine man died after another motorcyclist failed to stop at a red light and struck him while on his motorcycle. Robert C. Bray, of Blaine, died at Island Health hospital in Anacortes following … more
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