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Bordertown Mexican Grill owners plan new offerings at former Rustic Fork building

A couple who has made a name for themselves with Mexican food is opening a second restaurant in Blaine with a variety of food offerings in the former Rustic Fork restaurant. Bordertown Mexican … more

Local fisherman celebrates Bristol Bay protection

U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), environmentalists and a Blaine Harbor fisherman celebrated the announcement of mining protections placed January 31 on Alaska’s Bristol Bay, which has one of … more

City council pauses east Blaine taxing district study, supports port grant application

Blaine City Council had an agenda-packed meeting on February 13 that resulted in council revising its legislative priorities, asking the city to pause a study on creating a taxing district in east … more

City has second highest year on record for lodging tax

The city of Blaine has awarded five grants to support growing tourism within the city this year as it saw its second highest year on record for lodging tax revenue last year.  Blaine received … more

Sports roundup: Blaine wrestlers head to Tacoma for state crowns

Boys basketball Blaine boys basketball will continue on to 1A district 1/2 crossover competition at 7 p.m. Saturday, February 18 at Kings High School in Shoreline after beating Nooksack Valley … more

Maritime Washington National Heritage Area receives $350,000 grant

The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation recently received a $350,000 grant for the Maritime Washington National Heritage Area. The M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust provided the grant to enable … more

Whatcom County Jail inmates hospitalized after suspected overdoses

Four people incarcerated in Whatcom County Jail were taken to PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center last week after experiencing suspected opioid overdoses. Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office … more

Blaine men sentenced for 2021 burglary where armed owner surprised burglars

Two Blaine men who stole tools from a property in August 2021 and returned early the next morning to find the owner armed and waiting for them have been sentenced in Whatcom County Superior Court. … more

Road Rules: What is the shared responsibility of the transportation system?

Question: I appreciate your appeal to people to improve safe driving behaviors but the framing about human error implies that it is the sole reason for traffic fatalities. Was that your intention? If … more

Broiled oysters with Parmesan and lemon zest

Bellingham SeaFeast and chef Samantha Ferraro, of The Little Ferraro Kitchen, offer the perfect broiled oyster recipe with oysters provided by Drayton Harbor Oyster Company. Ingredients • … more

Natural history: Salish Sea tides

While growing up in New England, my family used to vacation in the Bay of Fundy in southeast Canada. The tides in that bay are among the highest in the world. The water level between the low and high … more

Letters to The Editor: February 16-22, 2023

The Editor: I really enjoyed Jonathan Hall’s article “Glacial ice sheet that covered Blaine leaves remnants” on the opinion page of the February 2 issue. I have always … more

Blaine Police Department Reports: February 16-22, 2023

Feb. 3, 10:56 a.m.: Assist citizen on H Street. Feb. 3, 3:23 p.m.: Hit and run on Boblett Street. Feb. 3, 7:22 p.m.: Suspicious circumstances on H Street. Feb. 4, 6:05 a.m.: Brandishing on … more

Sheriff's Reports, February 16-22, 2023

Jan. 30, 7:16 p.m.: Burglary on Roger Road. Jan. 31, 7:55 a.m.: Motor vehicle accident blocking on Kickerville and Birch Bay-Lynden roads. Jan. 31, 9:42 a.m.: Death investigation on Harborview … more

Fire at Blaine Middle School draws large response

First responders were dispatched around 5:30 p.m. February 8 to a small fire at Blaine Middle School that was reportedly extinguished by a single activated sprinkler.  North Whatcom Fire and … more

Blaine auto broker pays $430,000 in settlement with U.S. Department of Justice

A Blaine auto broker will pay $430,000 to the U.S. Department of Justice as part of a lawsuit settling allegations that the company committed federal fraud by underreporting the value of vehicles it … more
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