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BHS Evening of the Arts Awards

Photos by Oliver Lazenby Kristina Pluschakov’s senior display won second place. Chloe Foster took home third place for her senior display. Dacia Blanco took home first place for her senior display. … more

Blaine High School Recognition Night 2016

Teacher Awards Teacher: Weeks. Lila Faulhaber (AP Biology - Outstanding Senior); Riley Dickers (Astronomy); Ian MacArthur (Astronomy); Mercedez Gully (Biology); Dalton Jensen … more

Free fishing this weekend

Each year, thousands of Washingtonians go fishing – legally – without a license on “Free Fishing Weekend,” scheduled for June 11-12. During those two days, no license will be … more

Fire commissioners move forward on station sale

By Oliver Lazenby Three years after declaring the Custer fire station “surplus,” North Whatcom Fire and Rescue is making progress toward selling the station and has hired local … more

Hands Across the Border returns June 12

After a successful return last summer, the Hands Across the Border festival is coming back once again on June 12. The United States/Canada Peace Arch Anniversary Association is … more

CBP nabs suspected rapist at Peace Arch border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers arrested a man with an active warrant for child rape at the Peace Arch border crossing on May 22. The 23-year-old suspect was … more

Free low-tide exploration scheduled for Point Whitehorn Beach on June 4

Whatcom Land Trust (WLT) and the Cherry Point Aquatic Reserve Citizen Stewardship Committee (CPARCSC) will sponsor a natural history exploration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 4 at Point … more

Former mayor unveils Bruce Wolf plaque

Mike Meyers displays a prototype plaque honoring former city councilmember Bruce Wolf at the regular council meeting on May 23. When approved, the plaque will hang in H Street … more

UPDATED: Blaine’s first brewery opens for business

By Steve Guntli Settled in an idyllic farmhouse on Blaine‘s Sweet Road, Atwood Ales is ready to make a name for itself. Josh Smith started Atwood Ales on his … more

Touchstone opens new office

The staff of Touchstone Behavioral Health and community members cut the ribbon at the company’s new Blaine offices in the Loomis Hall Building at 288 Martin Street. Touchstone’s … more

Should you be screened for cancer? Your primary care provider can help

Cancer screening tests can often save lives by finding cancer early, providing a vital heads-up before you might notice a lump or other worrisome symptoms. But it’s not always easy to know which … more

Blaine student holds fundraising concert

By Steve Guntli A Blaine High School student is putting his talents to bear to raise money for a theater competition. Nathan Smith, a senior at … more

Birch Bay boutique to screen human trafficking film “Sold”

A local clothing store is sponsoring a screening for a new film to draw attention to the worldwide epidemic of human trafficking. Betty Be Good, a boutique located in Birch Bay … more

Western Washington to get new area code, 10-digit requirement

With the number of available phone numbers rapidly running out, the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) will introduce a new area code within the next year. The … more

The force awakens in Birch Bay

  Photo by Steve Guntli Rey and a First Order stormtrooper from “Star Wars Episode VII-The Force Awakens” visited Bay Horizon Park on May 21 for the Picnic in the Playground. The performers … more

East Blaine neighborhood protests LID charges

By Steve Guntli Residents of an East Blaine neighborhood came out to a Blaine City Council meeting this week to voice their unhappiness with a new municipal … more

County council decision could present a funding hurdle for Birch Bay roads

Heron sunset in Birch Bay.Photo: Ruth Lauman By Oliver Lazenby A Whatcom County Council decision to exclude a 201-acre parcel from Birch Bay’s Urban Growth Area (UGA) could make it more difficult … more

Blaine school district sixth graders are half a grade level above average

By Oliver Lazenby Sixth graders in Blaine school district are half a grade level ahead of the average American sixth grader, according to a new study by researchers from Stanford … more

Learning to garden in the Pacific Northwest

Story and photos by Nicole Vettese When I was growing up in Colorado, weeding the garden was the chore I liked least. I hated the sunburns and the raw itchiness of my skin after … more

Plots available in Blaine Community Garden

The city of Blaine has opened up the 7th Street Community Garden for the season, and plots are still available. The community garden was founded to produce food … more
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