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Kulshan Community Land Trust opens affordable housing survey for Blaine residents

Kulshan Community Land Trust has opened a survey for Blaine residents to provide comments on future affordable housing projects. The 10-minute survey will be open through November. The … more

U.S. District Court dismisses Whatcom County election fraud lawsuit

A U.S. District Court in Seattle recently dismissed a lawsuit alleging Whatcom County government committed fraud in the November 2020 election. This was one of eight nearly identical lawsuits a … more

Public hearing scheduled on manufactured homes in east Blaine

The city of Blaine’s planning commission will hold a public hearing November 10 regarding a proposal to fix zoning code inconsistencies impacting the development of manufactured homes in east … more

Blaine man arrested for allegedly spanking and bruising child

A Blaine man was arrested October 28 after he allegedly spanked a child for over 30 minutes as discipline causing extensive bruising. Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) spokesperson Deb … more

Sports roundup: Girls soccer advances to 2nd place district game

Blaine girls soccer advanced to the district 1 runner-up game on Thursday, November 3 at 7:30 p.m. at Borderite stadium after beating Mount Baker High School 5-0 November 1. The Lady Borderites will … more

Whatcom County Council October roundup ...

The latest news from October Whatcom County Council meetings  Whatcom Conservation District rates and charges Whatcom County Council approved, in a 4-3 vote, a system of rates and … more

Southwest to fly Bellingham to Denver seasonally

Southwest Airlines announced October 27 that it will start flights from Bellingham to Denver starting April 2023. The seasonal flights will be nonstop and only offered on Saturdays. “As … more

Semiahmoo Resort sous chef Kelly Stanley’s buttermilk biscuits

Serving: 12 biscuits | prep time: 10 minutes, cook time: 12 minutes Ingredients • 2 cups all-purpose flour • 2 tablespoons white sugar • 2 tablespoons baking … more

Road Rules: What’s the deal with cautionary speed signs?

Question: Something that has not made sense to me since I started driving (49 years ago) is the apparent discrepancy in the posted speed limit (for example 50 mph) and the cautionary speed signs … more

PeaceHealth allows two visitors per patient in Whatcom facilities

PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center and PeaceHealth Medical Group clinics in Whatcom County recently relaxed visitation policies as Covid-19 cases have declined. Starting October 26, patients … more

Op-Ed: Turn back the clock on prediabetes with family activities

I am a diabetologist, meaning I specialize and focus on the prevention and treatment of diabetes. We need to shine a spotlight on prevention because prediabetes, in most cases, is reversible before … more

Prediabetes is on the rise. Good news: It’s reversible

In March 2021, the Mount Baker Foundation (MBF) launched a regional Kidney Health Awareness Initiative to increase understanding of the connection between kidney disease, diabetes and heart … more

Burn ban ends in unincorporated Whatcom County

The Whatcom County Fire Marshal’s Office lifted burn ban restrictions for outdoor burning in unincorporated areas of Whatcom County. The burn ban ended on October 26 after being in effect since … more

Westside Pizza places first in Blaine chamber contest

Westside Pizza won the Blaine Chamber of Commerce’s 2022 scarecrow contest. Eight visitor information center volunteers voted on the winner from the five locations that participated more

Letters to The Editor: November 3-9, 2022

The Editor: My name is Eugene Kurchin and I am a U.S. citizen who was deported from Canada into Blaine back in August. I was in Canada looking for a better life and the Canada Border Services … more

Blaine Police Department Reports: November 3-9, 2022

Oct. 21, 12:31 a.m.: Domestic dispute on Alder Street. Oct. 21, 12:53 a.m.: Noise ordinance on 14th Street. Oct. 21, 1:51 a.m.: Collision on Peace Portal Drive. Oct. 21, 8:43 a.m.: Vandalism … more

Sheriff's Reports, November 3-9, 2022

Oct. 23, 7:53 p.m.: Fight on Crocket Road. Oct. 24, 7 p.m.: Trespass on Blaine and Arnie roads. Oct. 24, 7:10 p.m.: Hit and run on Harborview and Birch Bay-Lynden roads. Oct. 24, 8:01 p.m.: … more

Obituary: S. Kenneth Trupp

S. Kenneth Trupp Beloved brother, uncle, friend and animal lover, Ken Trupp, died peacefully Friday evening, October 28, after battling cancer for several years, complicated by recent kidney … more

Obituary: Larry Dale Ploghoft

Larry Dale Ploghoft September 4, 1944 – August 8, 2022 It is with the deepest sadness that we announce the passing of Larry Dale Ploghoft on August 8, 2022, in Bellingham, after a … more
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