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Blaine gets closer to finding city manager

The city of Blaine could select a new city manager as early as Thursday, December 1. Mayor Mary Lou Steward said during the November 28 Blaine City Council meeting that the city had whittled down … more

November 2022 election results are finalized

Whatcom County Auditor’s Office finalized November 2022 election results on November 28. While the last ballots to be counted didn’t change much for the candidates, they did change the … more

Tree lighting, holiday activities set for Dec. 3

Holiday Harbor Lights is bringing family-friendly festivities to Blaine on Saturday, December 3. With snow sprinkling Blaine on November 29, and potentially more in the forecast, many holiday event … more

County council to host public hearing on westbound Drayton Harbor Road closure

Whatcom County Council will hold a public hearing at its 6 p.m. Tuesday, December 6 regular meeting for a temporary westbound road closure on Drayton Harbor Road that could last until summer 2024. … more

Blaine man arrested on suspicion of first-degree child rape

A 20-year-old Blaine man was arrested November 11 on suspicion of first-degree child rape. A Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) deputy was dispatched to St. Joseph Medical Center in … more

Sports roundup: Winter sports begin with boys basketball this weekend

Blaine High School boys basketball will tip off the start of the Borderites’ winter sports season. Blaine will host King’s High School Friday, December 2 and Bear Creek School Saturday, … more

Blaine school board extends Granger’s contract, enrollment dips

Blaine school board extended Blaine school district superintendent Christopher Granger’s contract in a 3-0 vote during its November 28 regular meeting.  As specified in the action item, … more

Blaine man allegedly steals nearly $1 million from elderly woman in his care

A Blaine man was arrested for allegedly stealing nearly $1 million from a woman in her late 80s in his care. He was released on bail the day he was arrested, November 16. The 37-year-old Blaine … more

Respiratory illness overwhelms hospital, causes medicine shortages

A respiratory illness is filling the hospital with cases and creating shortages of kids’ fever medicine. Whatcom County Health Department (WCHD) said in a November 22 press release that … more

Borderite game footage available for purchase on Hudl

Borderite fans can now live stream all home games.  Blaine Athletic Department has installed video cameras at Borderite Stadium and in the Blaine High School gymnasium that will livestream … more

Avian flu kills and sickens wild birds at Wiser Lake

Whatcom County Health Department (WCHD) and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) are asking residents to not handle sick or dead birds after avian flu was detected at Wiser Lake, near … more

Life Line health screenings coming to Blaine on Friday, December 2

Life Line Screening will host health screenings on Friday, December 2 at American Legion Peace Arch Post 86, 4580 Legion Drive in Blaine. Pre-registration is required.  Blaine area residents … more

Bellingham Jingle Bell Run to raise awareness for arthritis research

A 5K holiday run in Bellingham is aiming to raise $130,000 for arthritis research on Saturday, December 10.  The Arthritis Foundation will host its annual Jingle Bell Run at Bellingham High … more

How a federal border became a dividing line for Nooksack citizenship

Disenrollment from Indigenous nations in the United States isn’t a traditional practice, but it has become increasingly common. An estimated 10,000 Indigenous people have been disenrolled from … more

Letters to The Editor: December 1-7, 2022

The Editor: This year’s Thanksgiving Basket Program was a real challenge. Avian flu, or bird flu, caused a shortage of turkeys, packing boxes were hard to find and locating a site seemed … more

Sheriff's Reports, December 1-7, 2022

Nov. 20, 5:23 p.m.: Behavioral health issue on Surf Place. Nov. 20, 6:13 p.m.: Civil problem on Birch Bay-Lynden Road, Custer. Nov. 21, 5:25 a.m.: Suspicious vehicle on Portal Way, … more

Obituary: Aida B. Kraus

Aida B. Kraus July 1929 – November 2022 Aida was the only child of industrialist Karl Baumbusch and his wife Franziska (Putzs), who was a jeweler and watchmaker who had taken over her … more
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