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UPDATED: Student 5k to benefit Blaine Food Bank and Close Up program

By Steve Guntli   For 28 years, Blaine High School students have traveled to Washington, D.C. to learn about government and democracy with the Close Up program. … more

Winter Ride program helps students hit the slopes

It’s time once again for Blaine students to hop on the ski bus. The Winter Ride program is now accepting applicants from middle and high school students looking to shred Mt. Baker … more

City honors local teen for building Peace Arch picnic area

After a lot of hard work, a local teenager has left his mark at Peace Arch State Park. Blaine High School student Shawn Williams has been a Boy Scout for six years and recently … more

Exercise tips for people living with diabetes

For many people, beginning an exercise program can be daunting because they’re out of shape, overweight or have other health conditions that have resulted in a sedentary life style. Although most … more

A unique, delicious pie for Thanksgiving

By Kara Furr   Pumpkin pie – for most people, it just wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without one on the dinner table. But if you’re getting bored with … more

Young at heart: November

By JoAn Newby   With the increasing chilliness of November comes a gathering closeness. Rain and winds may be brisk and chilly but there are heart-warming … more

A break in the clouds

A rare pause in the rainy weather allowed a huge rainbow to arc over Semiahmoo Bay October 29. Photo by William Bohn more

Blaine pot store may open by end of November

By Steve Guntli   Blaine may have its first retail marijuana shop by the end of the month. Jake Lamont, managing partner with JJF Ltd., is … more

Blaine voters shoot down name change measure

By Steve Guntli   It’s official: the name of Blaine shall remain the same. The voters of Blaine have soundly struck down proposition 2014-1, … more

UPDATED: Republicans sweep the legislature in Whatcom County

By Steve Guntli   The early returns for Tuesday’s general election are in, and Whatcom County voters heavily favored Republicans and … more

Man arrested at border with child porn

By Steve Guntli   Officers from the Washington State Patrol (WSP) arrested a convicted sex offender trying to cross the border into Canada on October … more

Roundabout construction at Slater Road commences after delays

After several delays, construction for the new roundabouts at the I-5/Slater Road interchange is underway. Crews from Granite Construction began work on three compact roundabouts on … more

County to hold open house for berm project

On Saturday, November 8, Whatcom County Public Works will host a public open house to discuss the new Birch Bay Drive and Pedestrian Facility project, informally known as the “Birch Bay berm … more

Kenoyer retires from school district

By Ian Ferguson   After 22 years of service to the Blaine school district, facilities supervisor Jim Kenoyer retired at the end of October, and although he’s … more

Local sisters hope to revitalize the Seaside Bakery

Sisters Alissa Blume and Angie Owen have recently  bought Seaside Bakery, and they have big plans for the Blaine establishment. Silva Gore started the Peace Portal Drive bakery back … more

Keep pets happy and healthy this holiday season

The holiday season can mean new routines, new décor and new foods in your home. While these temporary changes can be exciting for people, they can also be hazardous to pets. “The … more

Honor Flight: A Birch Bay veteran gets a hero’s welcome in D.C.

By Steve Guntli   John Finn sits in his living room, enjoying the beautiful view of the bay from his hillside home in Birch Bay Village. He has just finished a … more

Blaine’s first mosque holds grand opening

By Steve Guntli   Local officials and community members turned out to celebrate the opening of Blaine’s first-ever mosque on November … more

No one should go hungry this Thanksgiving

By Steve Guntli   Several local charity groups are working hard to make sure no one goes hungry this Thanksgiving. The Blaine Community … more

Strike up a conversation and talk to your kids about not smoking

By Jennie Crews   You can’t count on being there to help your child say no if someone offers him or her a cigarette. But by speaking up early and often about … more
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