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Blaine High School Class of 2024

More than one hundred Blaine seniors threw their caps in celebration for completing their high school careers in an outdoor ceremony at Borderite Stadium on June 7.  more

No injuries in Custer train derailment

A Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) train derailed near Custer on the 7700 block of Portal Way between Arnie and Valley View roads around 10:45 p.m. June 4. The Whatcom County Sheriff’s … more

Increased illegal crossings cause tighter restrictions at Peace Arch Historical State Park

The U.S. Border Patrol has new restrictions for people from Canada visiting the Washington side of Peace Arch Park   in response to an increase in people attempting to cross the border illegally … more

Three arrested at Luxury Spa in Blaine

One woman and two men were arrested on May 29 after officers from the Blaine Police Department executed a search warrant at the Luxury Spa, located at the Blaine International shopping center, 1733 H … more

Whatcom County Auditor's Office reviews initiative petition to repeal Healthy Children’s Fund

Initiative 2024-01, a measure to repeal Proposition 5 that created the Healthy Children’s Fund, is under review by the Whatcom County Auditor’s office for inclusion in the November 5 … more

Scottish festival held for first time in Blaine

The Bellingham Scottish Gathering held its first festival in Blaine on June 1. The event, held at Blaine Marine Park and on Semiahmoo Spit, attracted a crowd of people for a highland dance … more

Meet Liz Parker, Blaine’s badminton champion

Blaine local Liz Parker is better at badminton than you. The 78-year-old physical therapist regularly competes across the border where she says the competition is most fierce, and returned home … more

Blaine book review: “Calling for a Blanket Dance” by Oscar Hokeah

“Calling for a Blanket Dance” is a moving tale of the power of heritage and generational connections. Author Oscar Hokeah stitches together a series of distinct narrative vignettes to … more

Birch Bay book club review: “Born a Crime” by Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah is a comedian, writer, producer and actor who grew up in South Africa during apartheid, which is detailed in his autobiography “Born a Crime: Stories from a South African … more

Leading by example at Blaine Senior Center

I guess you could say I am on a mission. I focus my life on our most experienced generations. Why am I enthusiastic about this? Every day, I get to see people who live their full lives, who give back … more

Letters to The Editor: June 6-12, 2024

The Editor : The Blaine school district is in the process of cutting an additional $2.5 million in funds after last year’s devastating budget cuts. This leaves our community’s kids … more

Blaine Police Department Reports: June 6-12, 2024

May 24, 3:34 p.m.: Child abuse cold call on Haynie Road. May 24, 8:35 p.m.: Fight on East Street. May 25, 12:32 p.m.: Suicidal subject on Sea Breeze Court. May 25, 6:56 p.m.: Traffic … more

Sheriff's Reports, June 6-12, 2024

May 25, 12:32 p.m.: Suicidal subject on Sea Breeze Court. May 26, 1:10 p.m.: Theft cold call on Fir Street. May 26, 5:18 p.m. Domestic order violence on Halibut Drive. May 26, 10:03 … more

Obituary: Janice Magnuson

Janice Magnuson June 12, 1944 – May 21, 2024   Janice “Jan” Marie (Sampson) Magnuson was born June 12, 1944, in Tacoma, WA. Her father worked for Nalley’s … more

Obituary: Lynne Forsberg Kennedy

Lynne Forsberg Kennedy July 27, 1937 – May 27, 2024   Lynne Forsberg Kennedy, 86, devoted mother, Nana, Great-Nana and friend, passed away on May 27, 2024, with loving … more
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