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Blaine man arrested for vehicular assault after I-5 crash

A 20-year-old Blaine man was arrested for vehicular assault after a Ferndale passenger was transported to the hospital following an Interstate 5 car crash on August 7. A 2010 white Toyota Corolla … more

Chamber looking for Discover Birch Bay Days parade participants

Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce is encouraging people to participate in the Discover Birch Bay Days parade in anticipation of the annual event returning at noon Saturday, August 27. The parade route … more

Deer Trail work begins August 15

Deer Trail road reconstruction work is scheduled to begin Monday, August 15 as Whatcom County Public Works crews shift and rebuild a section of the road that collapsed during a landslide in January … more

County council approves 29.5 cent EMS levy rate for November ballot, and other county council news

The latest news from July Whatcom County Council meetings. EMS levy rate of 29.5 cents on November 8 ballot In its July 26 meeting, Whatcom County Council voted 5-1, with councilmember Ben … more

Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism launches mobile destination passes for county

Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism debuted two mobile passes for tourists and residents alike to explore Whatcom County’s farm-to-table dining and cultural destinations. This comes after the … more

No reopening date for Yew Avenue, Drayton Harbor Road

Two Blaine area roads damaged from historic flooding last November are expected to remain closed indefinitely, with completion of one of the projects at least two years out. Yew Avenue doesn’t … more

Former mayor and food bank manager remembered for service

Former mayor and Blaine Food Bank operations manager Gerald “Jerry” Bladies died July 17. He was 86. Bladies was born in Phillipsburg, New Jersey in 1936 and made his way to Birch Bay in the … more

World’s largest hornet renamed northern giant hornet

Scientists are now asking the public to refer to the world’s largest hornets as “northern giant hornets,” opposed to the previously dubbed names “Asian giant hornets” and “murder … more

Blaine baseball team falls short after qualifying for state

The Blaine Borderites American Legion AA baseball team qualified for the state tournament in Yakima after going 3-1 in the district tournament in Port Angeles July 15-16. The boys came up short in … more

Mount Baker Lodge stood for 4 years in Heather Meadows

The Mount Baker Lodge opened to guests in 1927. Near the front entrance of the lodge was a fountain with spring water piped 600 feet from Bagley Creek. Furnished with dozens of chairs, lounges and … more

Road Rules: What to know about insuring a new driver

Question: My son has his learner’s permit. Do I need to get him an insurance policy now, or do I wait until he has his driver license? Answer: There’s actually a simple, law-based answer as to … more

Washington families receive another round of food benefits this summer

Washington families with low incomes should be receiving another round of food assistance for their children during the summer.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) used federal … more

Obituary: William Edward Wydur

William Edward Wydur May 31, 1940 – July 25, 2022 On July 25, 2022, William Edward Wydur, 82, while surrounded by his loved ones, went home to be with our Lord and Savior and his wife of … more

Obituary: Lawrence “Larry” Alvin VanWanseele

Lawrence “Larry” Alvin VanWanseele April 27, 1937 – July 28, 2022 1937 – 2022 are the 85 years that Lawrence “Larry” Alvin VanWanseele lived, and the dash … more

Obituary: Michael L. Murray

Michael L. Murray Michael L. Murray passed away suddenly at home on August 5, 2022 with his family by his side. Mike and Pam married in 1978 with almost 44 years of great adventures. Mike is … more

Letters to The Editor: August 11-17, 2022

The Editor: My wife and I are hosting a family reunion this week, August 10-14; cousins and spouses will be arriving from California as well as from Ontario and Québec in eastern Canada. If … more

Blaine Police Department Reports: August 11-17, 2022

July 29, 12:07 p.m.: Theft on C Street. July 29, 12:29 p.m.: Hit and run on Peace Portal Drive. July 29, 3:34 p.m.: Civil case on C Street. July 29, 7:03 p.m.: Parking violation on Ludwick … more

Sheriff's Reports, August 11-17, 2022

July 30, 4:27 p.m.: Domestic physical on Delta Line Road. July 30, 7:07 p.m.: Domestic verbal on Loomis Trail Road. July 30, 8:07 p.m.: Disorderly conduct on Birch Bay Drive. July 30, 8:46 … more
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