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Birch Bay groomer receives international cat care award

International Professional Groomers Inc. (IPG) recently awarded Canine Divine Spa’s Kari Conners for cat grooming skills at the Birch Bay groomers. “I enjoy working with each … more

New Blaine Chamber of Commerce executive director looks ahead to Blaine events

Blaine Chamber of Commerce welcomes Sheila Wood as its new executive director. Wood brings in an array of experience, from her family’s event planning business in Woodinville to being part of … more

Girls soccer comeback to beat Oak Harbor in 2-1 victory

The Lady Borderites notched another win Tuesday in their undefeated record this season with four games played. With goals from Bries Nolasco and Paige Linhares and a strong midfield duo of Gabi … more

CBSA confiscates 139 fake Covid-19 tests and six fake vaccine records along entire border

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has apprehended 139 suspected fraudulent Covid-19 tests and six suspected fake Covid-19 vaccine credentials at ports of entry along the U.S./Canada border during … more

LWV to host candidate forums for city, port and county

The League of Women Voters (LWV) of Bellingham/Whatcom County is hosting virtual candidate forums for the November 2 general election, including Blaine City Council and Blaine school district. The … more

Blaine superintendent worried about returning to remote learning

Blaine school district superintendent Christopher Granger and district Covid-19 coordinators are concerned about the district’s ability to sustain full-time, in-person learning this school … more

Ferndale artist brings Blaine maritime history to life

Ferndale resident James Williamson didn’t intend to be an artist, but he’s made a name for himself with maritime art for the last 50 years. Originally from Pittsburgh, Williamson, 71, … more

Semiahmoo power outage lasts 9 hours

A recent power outage that left Semiahmoo residents without electricity for nearly 9 hours was caused by a 12-volt underground cable on Semiahmoo Drive that had a fault in it and damaged two primary … more

WSDA plans to eradicate fourth nest

Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) is planning to eradicate the fourth Asian giant hornet nest found in east Blaine on Thursday, September 23, WSDA spokesperson Karla Salp said. WSDA … more

Q&A: Commissioner of public lands Hilary Franz on Washington’s wildfires, new HB 1168 and more

As commissioner of public lands, Hilary Franz oversees the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Franz developed a wildfire and forest health funding bill that went into effect … more

State utilities moratorium ends September 30

On Thursday, September 30, the state utility moratorium will expire for the first time since governor Jay Inslee enacted the emergency measure on energy and water bills in March 2020. Inslee issued … more

U.S. Coast Guard to offer boat safety class

The U.S. Coast Guard is offering online boater education classes from Monday, October 11 to Thursday, October 14. The two-hour classes will be held via Zoom in the evening from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. … more

Road Rules: Is short-stopping at a four-way intersection allowed?

Question: I sometimes see drivers at four-way stop intersections short-stopping (coming to a stop well before the stop line). It seems to me like a jerk move; they do it so that they stop before the … more

Obituary: Laurie Dawn Pike

Laurie Dawn Pike May 9, 1961 - September 17, 2021   Laurie Dawn Pike peacefully went home to be with her Lord, surrounded by her loving family on Friday, September 17, 2021 at the age … more

Celebration of Life: Dan Padilla

Dan Padilla April 15, 1972 - July 30, 2021   Dan was many things to many people in the Blaine community. He was a musician, a volunteer coach, a scouting cubmaster, a school … more

Letters to The Editor: September 23-29, 2021

The Editor: It has come to my recent attention after an incident involving the fire department and public utilities being called in during modification of access gate on the 8th Street truck … more

Blaine Police Department Reports, September 23-29, 2021

Sep. 11, 1:31 a.m.: Assist other agency on D Street. Sep. 11, 2:17 p.m.: Verbal domestic dispute on D Street. Sep. 11, 7:23 p.m.: Request for trespass on Peace Portal Drive. Sep. 11, 11 … more
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