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Court reverses fire district concurrency rules

The Washington Court of Appeals reversed a 2007 Whatcom County Superior Court ruling last week that voided building permits sought by developers in Birch Bay because of objections from North Whatcom Fire and Rescue (NWFR) officials.

Sun, fun and fireworks for the Fourth of July

The annual Fourth of July parade gets underway Saturday at noon in downtown Blaine with the always cheerful Jerry Wolten as grand marshal. Wolten owns and operates the Wolten’s True Value Hardware store and has been a fixture at local athletic events for many years. He is again reserving his parking lot at Clark and Peace Portal Drive for handicapped parking.

Former border chief gets four years

A former Blaine Border Patrol agent will serve up to four years in prison for three counts of child rape.

Petal Attractions shifts to online sales

Saying goodbye to a Blaine icon...

News in Brief

Birch Bay beach clean-up July 5 • CJ’s hosts wine pairing night July 11 • Church has new Birch Bay location • Two paddling events scheduled in July • Border agents nab $1 million in ecstasy • Boys & Girls Club auction July 18 • Health officials urge dead bird reporting

$2,000 donation to the Blaine Boys & Girls Club

Sunken Drayton Harbor ship could be a safety hazard

Drayton Harbor will be safer for water sports this year due to the efforts of a handful of local folks and businesses.

Man begins trip of a lifetime at Blaine border crossing

Western Washington University student Taylor Livingston will begin a journey of a thousand miles in Blaine.

Firecrackers a no-no in Washington

Local law and fire officials are advising consumers to exercise caution when purchasing fireworks this Fourth of July.

Boulevard Hair Studio to open at Birch Bay Square

A Toni & Guy-affiliated hair salon is one of Birch Bay Square’s newest openings.

A plucky Plover to the rescue...

Quick thinking saved a sailboat from sinking Monday night.

Nautical art...

 

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