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Articles published Tue, Dec 31, 2013

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Letters to the editor: January 2 - 8, 2014


Last hostel in Whatcom County closes its doors

The Birch Bay Hostel, with its colorfully-painted rooms and revolving door of people from across the world, is now just a piece of Birch Bay history.

Another year has come and gone ...

Nationally and internationally, 2013 was a strange year of viral videos, government gridlock, twerking and the Harlem shake.

Fashion show with 100+ dresses, tuxedos highlight of Bridal Inspirations Wedding Expo

A wedding fashion show featuring more than 100 dresses and tuxedos will highlight the 21st annual Bridal Inspirations Wedding Expo on Sunday, January 5 in Bellingham.

Blaine students to perform Aladdin, Jr. at PAC

"You ain't never had a friend like us!"

Year in Review: Whatcom County Sheriff's Office

As 2013 comes to a close, I want to thank the citizens of Whatcom County for their continued support of the Whatcom County Sheriff's Office.

Year in Review: Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce

The Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce is a local member-based business association that seeks to promote a vigorous community around Birch Bay.

Year in Review: Whatcom County Executive

In January, Whatcom County government ended the "closure days" that had been used to help manage our financial issues during the economic downturn.

Year in Review: North Whatcom Fire and Rescue

In 2013, North Whatcom Fire and Rescue (NWFR) responded to 2,777 calls through November.

Year in Review: Blaine Chamber of Commerce

Blaine Chamber of Commerce in 2013

This New Year make realistic resolutions to lose weight and get fit

Millions of Americans resolve to lose weight and commit to healthful eating at the beginning of each year, but many resolutions are typically broken.

Get vaccinated to keep your family safe from the flu this winter season

The holidays are synonymous with travel, parties and get-togethers and that creates opportunities for people to spread illnesses like the flu.

Everyone loves a snow day!

On December 19, just days shy of Christmas, Blaine and Birch Bay received a visit from the snow fairies.

Young at Heart

Happy New Year, everyone!


Madalyn L. Nolte

August 18, 1919 - December 15, 2013

Edythe Elizabeth Gallinger Sipes

April 2, 1933 - December 14, 2013

Peter Uhrynchuk

October 1, 1936 - November 29, 2013


Best of the police reports 2013 - through June

Police reports: December 24 - 28, 2013


Girls basketball falters against strong eastern Washington teams

With an easy win over Meridian, a close loss to Lynden Christian and two losses to talented teams from eastern Washington, the Borderite girls fell to a 4-4 record over Christmas break and are 1-0 in conference play.

Wrestling team battles in regional tournaments

After a steady stream of competitions over winter break - some as far away as Coeur d'Alene, Idaho - the Blaine wrestling team will enjoy a four-day break before heading full steam into the second half of their season.

Boys basketball

The boys basketball defeated B.C. Christian Academy 65-59 and lost to Tamanawis 70-53 at the Blaine Holiday Classic December 27.


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