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Blaine City Council candidates share their visions for the city

With ballots expected to arrive in residents’ mailboxes this week, The Northern Light reached out to November general election candidates for Blaine City Council to ask what their biggest … more

Whatcom County Council approves 1,000-foot no-shooting zone buffer in Drayton Harbor

In a narrow 4-3 vote, Whatcom County Council voted October 12 to create a no-shooting zone in Drayton Harbor within 1,000 feet of the shoreline. The vote concludes a two-year battle between the city … more

Border announcement brings an early Christmas present

Following months and months of increasing pressure from federal, state and local politicians as well as business and civic groups, the Biden administration has announced the northern and southern … more

Brooks sentenced to six months after Bellingham railroad attack last year

A federal judge sentenced Bellingham resident Samantha Frances Brooks to six months in prison after she pleaded guilty to interfering with a railroad signaling system in north Bellingham last … more

Tsunami alarm system to sound across the state October 21

A tsunami alert will sound off throughout Washington state at 10:21 a.m. on Thursday, October 21.  The alert will be a wailing sound and will last one minute, said John Gargett, deputy … more

Community meeting to be held on Mott’s Hill Overlook housing project in east Blaine

Skeers Construction, Inc. and Land Development Engineering and Surveying, Inc. will host an informal public meeting on the Mott’s Hill Overlook project in east Blaine. The meeting will be held … more

Ballots are in the mail

November general election ballots should be arriving shortly in voters mailboxes, now that the Whatcom County Auditor’s Office mailed them October 13. Ballots need to be postmarked by … more

Borderites celebrate homecoming

Blaine High School beat Shorewood in a 36-13  victory during its October 8 homecoming football game at the Borderite stadium. Students celebrated homecoming ceremonies such as crowning the … more

U.S. Border Patrol apprehends four attempting to illegally cross into the U.S.

U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested four people from India after they attempted to illegally cross the border from Canada into Whatcom County October 4, U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesperson … more

Letters to The Editor: October 14-20, 2021

The Editor: We’re writing in support of Colin Hawkins for Blaine City Council. We first got to know Colin through Blaine Community Theater over 20 years ago. We experienced firsthand his … more

Learn the signs of charitable fraud and find ways to avoid it

Giving to charity is a selfless endeavor that’s vital to the survival of countless nonprofit organizations across the globe. Without the generosity of donors, many charitable organizations … more

Sheriff's Reports: October 14-20, 2021

October 7, 2:16 a.m.: Assist citizen on Flambeau Road. October 7, 8:53 a.m.: Audible alarm on Seavue Road. October 7, 9:07 a.m.: Mental cold call on Surf Place. October 7, 12:40 p.m.: Watch … more

Obituary: Clazina “Claus” Schouten

Clazina “Claus” Schouten August 31, 1932- October 11, 2021   Clazina “Claus” Schouten, age 89, of Lynden passed away Monday, October 11, 2021 in Bellingham. An … more

City submits ARPA funding requests to county

Blaine City Council unanimously approved city manager Michael Jones to submit two requests to Whatcom County to use the county’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. The city is requesting $2.5 … more

Drayton Harbor Oyster Company expands into neighboring fish market

By the end of October, Drayton Harbor Oyster Company (DHO) will have extra bar seating available in what used to be Kaisacole Seafood Market. DHO owner Steve Seymour said the goal is to also be … more

Former Whatcom corrections deputy pleads guilty to smuggling contraband, gets one-month sentence

A former Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) corrections deputy from Blaine was sentenced September 28 to one month in jail for smuggling items into the jail for a female inmate. Christopher … more

Man arrested after driving wrong way on I-5

Washington State Patrol (WSP) troopers arrested a man who caused a car crash driving the wrong way on I-5 during a mental health crisis October 2. A 53-year-old Port Angeles man began driving … more

Football concedes first loss of season, volleyball breaks losing streak

The past week marked the halfway point of the regular high school fall sports season, and Blaine fall sports took a mix of wins and losses at home and on the road. Football Scheduled to play … more
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