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Family Care Network shares further details of its proposal

The president of Family Care Network (FCN) delivered a presentation to Blaine city council at its August 12 meeting, revealing further details of a proposal to build a new medical center in … more

Final results released for August 6 primaries

The final primary results have been released, and the top two finishers in each race will now proceed to the general election in November. The final vote count took place in the afternoon on … more

Public officials tour new California Creek trail

On August 15, Whatcom Land Trust stewardship director Jennifer Mackey led public officials on a tour along the newly created trail near California Creek. The recently acquired property was mowed and … more

Three years of work at Blaine High School come to a close

A week before the first day of school, contractors at Blaine High School were working on trim and other finishing touches in the remodeled section of the school as staff moved furniture into … more

Blaine Police Department launches new Facebook page to improve outreach

The Blaine Police Department has launched a new Facebook page in order to post notices, invite feedback and build connections with the Blaine community. The new initiative, led by new police chief … more

City of Blaine to solicit proposals for redevelopment of old city hall

The city of Blaine will soon be soliciting proposals for either the revitalization of the old city hall building with new uses or a complete redevelopment of the site that would include demolition of … more

Sunflower festival coming to Birch Bay

Home Farm UPick & Events will be hosting its first sunflower festival on August 24 and 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 8020 Kickerville Road in Birch Bay. Tickets can be purchased online at … more

Enjoy live music, food trucks and a free movie at Blaine Marine Park

Enjoy some fun in the sun at the third annual Summer Fun in the Park event. Sponsored by Windermere Real Estate agents Jen Freeman and Leah Crews, the free event will take place from 5 to 10 p.m. … more

Beach clean-up helps turn the tide on pollution in east Drayton Harbor

At low tide, the beach at east Drayton Harbor reveals what cannot normally be seen: piles of marine debris, from house shingles to pieces of linoleum and even golf balls. Nets tangle with rocks, and … more

School board plans to recognize Ron Spanjer at August 26 meeting

The Blaine school board will honor Ron Spanjer at its next meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, August 26. Parents, students and community members are invited to join the board at the beginning of the … more

Scottish highland dance school opens in Blaine

A Scottish highland dance school has opened in Blaine, giving students a chance to learn dances that date as far back as the 16th century and tell the history of the Scottish people. Lillian … more

Public hearing to focus on new water system plan

An upcoming public hearing will focus on a new comprehensive water system plan prepared for the city of Blaine. The public hearing is scheduled to take place on Monday, August 26 during the city … more

City council accepts cost of recent demolition despite last-minute protest

Blaine city council voted unanimously to accept the cost of the recent demolition of a dilapidated downtown building, despite a last-minute protest by the building owner’s widow. During a … more

Sewer system to undergo smoke testing

The city of Blaine’s public works department will soon be conducting leak testing on the sewer system. The testing, which will take place from August 26 to September 12, involves forcing … more

Experts recommend giving seal pups 100 yards, even if they look abandoned

This time of year, beachgoers could see sad-looking harbor seal pups all alone on the beach. Though the seals may look abandoned and vulnerable, the best way to protect them is to stay away. … more

Teens can submit artwork for publication

The Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) is planning to publish a book featuring original artwork by Whatcom County teenagers. Teens in grades 6 through 12 are invited to submit their artwork for … more

Lots to do at Fan Fest and Discover Birch Bay Days

Discover Birch Bay Days is coming up and features a weekend packed with fun activities for the whole family. The annual beachside event will take place in Birch Bay on August 16, 17 and 18. This … more

Christopher Granger hired as school superintendent

The Blaine school board voted unanimously on August 12 to hire Christopher Granger as the next school district superintendent. Granger was previously an assistant superintendent at Bisbee Unified … more

Back to school fair aims to bring community together

The Blaine school district will be hosting its first back to school fair on Wednesday, August 21 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the high school gym. The resource fair held last December served as a … more

Guilty plea in human smuggling case involving Peace Arch State Park

A Vancouver, B.C. man has pleaded guilty to human smuggling offenses, after being accused of running an elaborate scheme that may have helped hundreds of Chinese citizens illegally cross the border … more
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