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Kindergarten registration open for 2023-24 school year

Online registration for new kindergarteners to start at Blaine Primary School in the fall opened March 6. To be eligible for kindergarten, children must turn 5 years old by August 31. Kids turning 6 … more

Blaine boys basketball beats Overlake to advance to semis Friday night

The Borderites overran Overlake 80-52 in the Yakima Valley SunDome Thursday night, getting themselves a place in the Class 1A state semifinal Friday, March 3. No. 7 Blaine will play No. 5 … more

City council approves sending east Blaine taxing district study to state for feedback

In a narrow 4-3 vote, Blaine City Council approved sending a study on creating an east Blaine taxing district to the Washington state treasurer for feedback. The taxing district, known as a … more

Whatcom County Council OKs stop signs at Birch Point Road, Birch Bay Drive intersection

Two stop signs expected to be installed at the intersection of Birch Bay Drive and Birch Point Road within the next month have Birch Bay residents concerned over safety. Whatcom County Council … more

Harmon finishes first month as city manager

Michael Harmon is finishing his first full month as Blaine city manager after starting the job on January 16. Harmon, with six years of experience under his belt in city management, has taken the … more

Blaine boys basketball on to quarterfinals with upset win over Zillah

The Blaine boys basketball team opened up its state tournament run with a win over No. 2 Zillah High School February 25 at Davis High School in Yakima. Blaine won 61-58, as the No. 7 seed in Class 1A … more

City council gives final plat approval for the second phase of The Ridge

Blaine City Council unanimously gave final plat approval for the second phase of The Ridge at Harbor Hills during its February 27 meeting. The approval will give the go ahead for 110 single-family … more

Wings Over Water takes flight March 17-19

The Wings Over Water Northwest Birding Festival will bring the joys of bird watching to Blaine, Birch Bay and Semiahmoo for its 20th annual event from Friday, March 17 to Sunday, March 19. The … more

Blaine Chamber of Commerce awards Living Pantry as business of the year

 Blaine Chamber of Commerce named Living Pantry as business of the year during its annual general meeting on February 23. Living Pantry is a sustainable, zero-waste store that expanded from its … more

Domestic violence bills aim to improve victim safety

Domestic violence victims will get more protection under a package of bills now moving through the state legislature. State representative Lauren Davis (D-Shoreline) is sponsoring House Bill 1715. … more

City of Blaine water bill, other utilities to increase in March

Blaine residents should plan for increased utility rates starting in March. Blaine City Council approved revising its 2023 budget in January to increase utility rates to pay for increased … more

Road Rules: Parking in the center turn lane

Question: I often see trucks parked in the center turn lane and unloading cargo. I also see truck trailers parked in the center turn lane in rural areas after unloading heavy equipment. What are the … more

Natural history: California Creek

When I drive across a river or creek, I often wonder where the stream originates and what kind of journey it makes on its way to my observation point.  After crossing California Creek on … more

Letters to The Editor: March 2-8, 2023

The Editor: Although we are only part-time residents, we are happy to support and glad that there is a local newspaper that we can read online to see what’s happening in our favorite little … more

Blaine Police Department Reports: March 2-8, 2023

Feb. 17, 1:00 p.m.: Assist citizen on H Street. Feb. 17, 2:38 p.m.: Trespass on Bell Road. Feb. 17, 3:35 p.m.: Bicycle theft on H Street. Feb. 17, 11:24 p.m.: Domestic verbal on H … more

Sheriff's Reports, March 2-8, 2023

Feb. 20, 7:47 a.m.: Mental health issue on Surf Place. Feb. 20, 11:04 a.m.: Assist citizen on Halibut Drive. Feb. 20, 1:33 p.m.: Suspicious circumstances on Blaine Road. Feb. 20, 1:39 p.m.: … more

Obituary: Koren (Kory) A. Diemert

Koren (Kory) A. Diemert August 5, 1942 – February 13, 2023 Koren (Kory) A. Diemert, age 80 of Belling- ham passed away peacefully on Monday, February 13, 2023 at home … more
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