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Blaine wrestlers place at state championships

Blaine wrestling returned from the state championships in Tacoma this weekend with two runner-up finishes and a third and fourth place along with a top 10 finish for both girls and boys teams. … more

BPD receives grant for officer wellness program

Blaine Police Department (BPD) received a $50,000 grant for an officer wellness program that will focus on improving officers’ mental and physical health. The grant will provide officers with … more

Car crashes into Birch Bay Family Medicine

A man experiencing a medical emergency crashed into the Birch Bay Family Medicine clinic while driving 60 mph on February 19. A 76-year-old man was driving about 20 mph over the speed limit on … more

Fire sends person to the hospital

A house fire at the intersection of Drayton Harbor and Blaine roads sent one person to the hospital on February 20. North Whatcom Fire and Rescue (NWFR) units from Blaine, Ferndale and Lynden … more

Blaine boys basketball secure state berth with fourth quarter comeback

The Borderites scored 25 points in the fourth quarter to beat The Northwest School 67-56 at King’s Senior High School in Shoreline February 18 and complete a comeback that would send them on to the … more

Marine science, stewardship education field trips return to Blaine schools

Garden of the Salish Sea Curriculum (GSSC) will once again be leading Blaine students on field trips this spring to study marine life. GSSC has been working with Blaine and Whatcom County schools … more

‘Gold scammers’ out on I-5, Washington State Patrol warns

Washington State Patrol (WSP) is warning Whatcom County residents of people trying to sell fake gold from their vehicles along I-5. WSP trooper Kelsey Harding wrote on Twitter that ‘gold … more

All former Washington prisoners can now vote. So far, few have

Cyril Walrond used his first full day as a free man to vote for the first time ever. Released from a 17-year prison sentence the day prior, the then-34-year-old Walrond asked his mom to drive him … more

Whatcom Farm Expo set for March 4

The seventh annual Whatcom Farm Expo will take place on Saturday, March 4 at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds in Lynden. The free event will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the WECU Expo Building. … more

The Magickal Curio displays local artists’ work in H Street location

A new Blaine storefront is offering local artists a space to sell their crafts at reduced prices. The Magickal Curio co-owners Amy Haynes and Jay Haynes opened the store at 380 H Street in late … more

Road Rules: Signaling without turning

Question: When coming up behind someone who is signaling to turn left (into a driveway or at an uncontrolled intersection) and stopped waiting for cross traffic to clear, I turn on my left turn … more

Natural history: The importance of saltgrass to marshes

If you walk along the edge of one of the small tidal marshes bordering Drayton Harbor or Birch Bay, you will likely spot a short grass species called saltgrass (scientific name: Distichlis … more

In the Garden: The pests of spring gardening

Spring is just around the corner. Ah, the joys of growing things and the garden springing to life once again. And then the thought follows that gardeners, or even others who spend a lot of time … more

Blaine Police Department Reports: February 23-March 1, 2023

Feb. 10, 10:08 a.m.: Domestic order violation on H Street. Feb. 10, 11:19 a.m.: Juvenile problem on H Street. Feb. 11, 12:24 p.m.: Senile subject on Mary Avenue. Feb. 11, 1:29 p.m.: Animal … more

Sheriff's Reports, February 23-March 1, 2023

Feb. 9, 10:40 p.m.: Juvenile problem on Alderson Road and Gemini Street. Feb. 10, 1:55 a.m.: Traffic stop on Valley View Road, Custer. Suspect arrested. Feb. 10, 9:18 p.m.: Impound private on … more

Letters to The Editor: February 23-March 1, 2023

The Editor: Wondering why the Blaine Harbor Music Festival evening performances are not showcased at the Blaine Harbor music shell? The weather is beautiful in July, sunsets are late, the … more

Planning commission approves second public hearing on manufactured home parks

The Blaine Planning Commission approved a second public hearing on whether large manufactured home parks should be allowed in east Blaine. The public hearing is scheduled for the April 13 … more
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