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City council approves engineering design costs for Blaine Marine Park Shoreline Reconstruction Project

Blaine City Council unanimously approved for the city manager to create a contract with Blue Coast Engineering for engineering design services and construction oversight for the Marine Park Shoreline … more

Give seal pups 100 yards of space, experts say

With summer comes the annual seal breeding season and a cautionary message. From June to September, seal pups are often left alone at the shoreline, which may seem worrisome and urgent. However, … more

Heavy metal band, Mutiny Bay, plays at The Beach July 30

The four band members of Mutiny Bay, a heavy metal band out of Bellingham, never miss a chance to joke around in that easy way people who have been together forever do; interesting since they’ve … more

Stage 1 burn ban in effect through unincorporated Whatcom County

Due to the warm weather conditions ahead and decreasing fuel moisture levels, Whatcom County Fire Marshal’s Office enacted restrictions on open burning in unincorporated Whatcom County on July … more

National suicide and crisis hotline changes to 988

People experiencing mental health distress now have easier access to services. By texting or calling 988, anyone in the U.S. can receive support from the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline … more

Road Rules: Being ticketed for a suspended license on private property

Question: Can a police officer give a ticket for driving with a suspended license on private property? Answer: There are a lot of things you can legally do in a vehicle on private property that … more

Letters to The Editor: July 21-27, 2022

The Editor: Merideth Goodman and I are friends and we both serve on the board of Drayton Harbor Maritime. We both have white hair. But Merideth did not attend the Washington Trust meeting at the … more

Blaine Police Department Reports: July 21-27, 2022

July 8, 10:44 a.m.: Theft in the 9400 block of Turnstone Lane. July 8, 2:31 p.m.: Theft in the 5500 block of Harlequin Court. July 8, 6:35 p.m.: Death investigation in the 300 block of Alder … more

Sheriff's Reports, July 21-27, 2022

July 13, 9:44 a.m.: Blocking motor-vehicle accident on Birch Bay-Lynden and Percie roads, Custer. July 13, 12:48 p.m.: Suspicious circumstances cold call on Wooldridge Avenue.  July 13, … more

WCLS board of trustees proposes to renovate Vogt home for Birch Bay library

Since Birch Bay voters twice showed their opposition to fund an estimated $6.5 million library project, Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) has been looking for ways to utilize its $2 million of … more

Q&A with CBP’s new Blaine area port director

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) promoted Harmit Gill to serve as the Blaine area port director at the end of March. The Northern Light sat down with Gill to discuss what he hopes to … more

Primary election voting opens, ballots mailed

August 2 primary ballots should be arriving to people’s mailboxes any day, now that Whatcom County Auditor’s Office mailed ballots July 13. A wide range of offices are up for vote including the … more

Blaine club softball players win state championship in Moses Lake

The Whatcom Wolverines won the 16U B softball state tournament July 10 in Moses Lake, beating a Richland team 9-2 and 14-6 in a double-elimination championship. The team included three Blaine … more

Artist Point opens, Amtrak restarts Vancouver service in September

Road to Artist Point cleared for summer Mount Baker Highway is now open to Artist Point. Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) announced July 11 on Twitter that crews … more

Man suspected of killing Ferndale business owner shoots himself in California

The man suspected of killing a former co-worker at Pioneer Post Frame Inc. in Ferndale July 7 killed himself in northern California July 9 after law enforcement tried to contact him. Todd Daniel … more

New tattoo shop, Traditional Ink, opens in downtown Blaine

Eclectic might be the first word that comes to mind when walking into Traditional Ink, the new tattoo shop at 477 Peace Portal Drive. A glossy green motorcycle stands in front of the window, artwork … more
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