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2014 Year in Review: Blaine Public Library

By Debby Farmer   For another year the Blaine Public Library successfully lived up to the Whatcom County Library System’s (WCLS) mission: “Connecting … more

Faster FAST

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s new NEXUS and FAST enrollment office in Birch Bay Square is scheduled to open Monday, January 12. The new location boasts more parking and … more

2014 Year in Review: Birch Bay Steering Committee

By Doralee Booth and Kathy Berg   In 2014, the Birch Bay Steering Committee helped with the following projects: Reconstruction and new … more

2014 Year in Review: Blaine Chamber of Commerce

Here is what 2014 looked like for the Blaine Chamber of Commerce: January: The Pizza Factory was voted 2013 Business of the Year. Member of the Month was Blaine Harbor … more

Four quick tips to help you keep your New Year’s weight loss resolution

New Year’s resolutions are easier to make than to keep, especially when it comes to dieting. While life can often seem at odds with your health and fitness goals, there are plenty of ways to avoid … more

New Year’s Eve Ring of Fire and Hope in Birch Bay

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New Year’s Day Polar Bear Plunge in Birch Bay

Photos by Steve … more

2014 Year in Review: Blaine-Birch Bay Park and Recreation District 2

By Heidi Holmes   New faces and a new name started off the 2014 season for the Northwest Park and Recreation District 2. We welcomed Sheli Moore onto the board … more

2014 Year in Review: Birch Bay Water and Sewer District

By Emily Hagin   In 2014, the district completed construction on the Headworks Replacement Project to increase capacity at the wastewater treatment plant. This … more

2014 Year in Review: Best of the police reports part 2

July 26, 10:43 p.m.: An officer walked out of the police station to his marked patrol car, noticing on the way two men standing next to a parked car at a nearby business. As the uniformed officer … more

2014 Year in Review: Whatcom County Council

By Barbara Brenner   I admit strong feelings for those who face hard times. I also believe we need to be careful with the public’s money. In … more

Young at heart: January

By JoAn Newby Good wishes are in the air at the Blaine Senior Activity Center. We wish everybody a sparkling and truly wonderful New Year. May all realize those wonderful goals you … more

Closing out the year

A vivid sunset breaks through the winter clouds over Birch Bay on December 27. Photo by Jack McKenna more

Former city councilman Bruce Wolf killed in accident

By Jack Kintner   Former Blaine city councilman and 20-year Semiahmoo resident Bruce Wolf was struck and killed by a car while walking his dog near Semiahmoo … more

Looking back at the year gone by

By Steve Guntli   As we look back on 2014, it’s almost hard to believe that so much could have happened within one 365-day span. This was the year we … more

Fish and Wildlife seeks local help to monitor for bird flu

By Steve Guntli   The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is petitioning local residents to help track strains of the avian flu, which was … more

Standing up by standing still

By Steve Guntli   Models for a Birch Bay boutique helped raise more than $500 for charity by taking part in a live mannequin display. On … more

2014 Year in Review: Whatcom County Sheriff

By Bill Elfo   Thank you, Whatcom County, for your continued support of the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office during 2014. Despite severe budget limitations, we … more

2014 Year in Review: North Whatcom Fire and Rescue

By Jennie Sand   North Whatcom Fire and Rescue (NWFR) responded to 3,058 calls through November 2014. Almost 70 percent of those calls were for emergency … more

2014 Year in Review: Blaine School District

By Ron Spanjer   As 2014 draws to a close, the staff and students of Blaine School District have many accomplishments to celebrate. District … more
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