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Jr. Ski to Sea registration open for race on May 13

The Junior Ski to Sea is set to return this year on Saturday, May 13 after a three-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic and will look a little more like the race it emulates.  Whatcom … more

Blaine Police Department Reports: March 16-22, 2023

Mar. 3, 7:03 p.m.: Welfare check on Sandwood Lane. Mar. 3, 8:26 p.m.: Death investigation on Semiahmoo Parkway. Mar. 4, 3:13 a.m.: Assist citizen on D Street. Mar. 4, 9:37 a.m.: Serve paper … more

Sheriff's Reports, March 16-22, 2023

Mar. 2, 8:31 a.m.: Sex crime, no rape, on Treevue Road. Mar. 2, 3:54 p.m.: Slim jim on Quinault Road. Mar. 3, 12:17 a.m.: Domestic verbal on Halibut Drive. Mar. 3, 1:10 p.m.: Theft on … more

Teenager and adult injured in Blaine Road crash

Two Blaine residents were sent to the hospital after a car heading southbound on Blaine Road struck two concrete barriers around 5:30 p.m. March 7. According to a Washington State Patrol (WSP) press … more

Blaine boys basketball takes third in state tournament, first state placing since 2004

The Blaine boys basketball team took home third place from the Class 1A state tournament after beating Toppenish High School 70-60 March 4 in the Yakima Valley SunDome.  The third place is … more

Birch Bay residents voice strong opposition to stop signs

Whatcom County Council did not make any changes to its law establishing two stop signs at the intersection of Birch Bay Drive and Birch Point Road during its March 7 meeting. Councilmembers and … more

Blaine school district hires personnel for future Birch Bay school site purchase

Blaine school district is taking steps toward acquiring a property in Birch Bay for a future school.  The Blaine school board passed a recommendation at its February 27 regular meeting for … more

Whatcom County Council meeting roundup ...

The latest news from February Whatcom County Council meetings and the first meeting in March. Healthy Children’s Fund implementation plan In its March 7 meeting, council voted 7-0 to … more

New Blaine Senior Center director eyes changes ahead

Pete Nelson knew things had to change when he started as the new Blaine Senior Center executive director in January.  From blank walls to unused spaces, some things had to go, he said. Nelson … more

Semiahmoo Drive house fire considered total loss

A log cabin in Semiahmoo was considered a total loss after firefighters fought off flames the evening of March 1. No one was injured. North Whatcom Fire and Rescue (NWFR), Ferndale Fire Department … more

Blaine varsity chess teams go to state tournament

The Blaine High School chess team took both its varsity A and B team to Stanwood High School for the state tournament March 3-4.  The varsity A team narrowly missed 8th place by one point, … more

Road Rules: Should Washington state have vehicle safety inspections?

Question: As someone who recently moved to Washington, I was surprised that there are no safety inspections. Wouldn’t we all be safer if all the cars on the road had properly operating lights … more

WCSO issues warrants for arrest

The Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) issued arrest warrants for two Whatcom County men. Fredy Martin Esteban is wanted for second-degree aggravated assault, six counts of … more

Natural history: Dunlins in Blaine and Birch Bay

The upcoming Wings Over Water Northwest Birding Festival (March 17-19) reminds me to watch for dunlins on the mudflats around Blaine and Birch Bay. When actively feeding, these medium-sized … more

Letters to The Editor: March 9-15, 2023

The Editor: Our nation’s budget should reflect the concerns of its citizens. As citizens we are greatly concerned about recent increases in violence, atrocities and human suffering around … more

Blaine Police Department Reports: March 9-15, 2023

Feb. 24, 1:25 p.m.: Theft on Canada View Drive. Feb. 24, 5:12 p.m.: Vandalism on Marine Drive. Feb. 24, 9:13 p.m.: Suspicious circumstances on Alder Street. Feb. 25, 2:56 p.m.: Animal … more

Sheriff's Reports, March 9-15, 2023

Feb. 26, 3:28 a.m.: Domestic physical on Bayview Avenue and Peace Portal Drive. Feb. 26, 8:02 a.m.: Motor vehicle accident rollover on Birch Bay-Lynden Road. Feb. 26, 8:34 a.m.: Motor vehicle … more

Obituary: Mary Jane Adams

Mary Jane Adams January 19, 1960 – March 1, 2023 Born on January 19, 1960 in Bellingham to Victor and Marie (Funk) Adams, Mary Jane passed away at home in Blaine on March 1, … more
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