Wed, Aug 28, 2013 

 

Insects can be benefical to boosting budding and blooming gardens

When insects are slithering and crawling over every inch of your garden like mini movie monsters, the instinct to squish the creepy-crawlies may be strong, but think twice before you bring down the boot.

Wed, Aug 21, 2013 

 

Firefighters donate vintage fire truck to safety program

Blaine's vintage 1949 American LaFrance fire engine has found a new home.

Port's executive director has his eye on the future

A young seagull, gray and tufted with downy fluff, waddles across the roof of the Port of Bellingham's Roeder Avenue office.

Clearing the smoke: marijuana at the border

More than nine months after the passing of Initiative 502, marijuana's legality in the state of Washington is still murky.

Semiahmoo Resort open once again

The Semiahmoo Resort officially reopened on August 15, welcoming guests back to the waterfront hotel.

Ride the Chuckanut Century

Bicycling enthusiast?

Fun at the fair

The Ring of Fire, one of the Northwest Washington Fair's tallest rides, sends riders for a thrilling loop.

Blaine woman robs Bellingham bank

A Blaine woman is being held in Whatcom County Jail in connection with a Bellingham bank robbery.

Bakerview Nursery to close

After more than 40 years in the gardening business, co-owners Larry and Toni Clark have announced that summer 2013 will be the final season of operation for Bakerview Nursery & Garden Center.

Fire ban lifted countywide

Due to recent rain the Whatcom County Fire Marshal's Office lifted the restrictions for recreational fires.

Help native pollinators find a home in your backyard

Much of the world's agriculture depends on European honeybees to pollinate crops, and the recent decline in the worldwide honeybee population has motivated the agricultural community to consider alternatives.

Celebrate 100 years of parks with music

Blaine and Birch Bay residents can celebrate the Washington state parks system's 100th birthday at one of four local concerts where an eclectic variety of international musicians will offer their music to complement the natural beauty of the parks.

Crabbing on the pier

Skyler Gorsegner, 11, l., and Carson Kilgore haul in a crab pot from the Blaine pier on August 16, the second day of crabbing season for the North Puget Sound area.

Fresh is best: Local father and son business delivers products from dairy to door

Thirty years ago, while living in Pullman, Chuck Block took notice of a college kid who worked a delivery route for a local dairy.

Confrontation at Hogwarts West

T Ava Freeman, 7, of Blaine won first place at the Northwest Washington Fair with her "Hobbies and Collections" entry titled "Confrontation at Hogwarts West," based on Harry Potter characters created by J.K. Rowling.

2013 Sea & Sky Festival

August 16-17, 2013

Wed, Aug 14, 2013 

 

Council kills blueberry farm proposal

There will be no blueberries in Semiahmoo after all.

Good schools a big factor in attracting businesses

A recent study of Blaine's economic development potential focuses on attracting medical centers and niche manufacturing companies, and provides some key insights into the elements that make Blaine a prime business location.

Kites to fly high over Birch Bay this weekend

Summer isn't over yet. A new festival has found its way to the Birch Bay shoreline and is bringing with it yet another opportunity to enjoy the bay's warm, shallow waters and wide-open sky.

Schools in desperate need of basic supplies

Summer is quickly drawing to a close and the 2013-14 school year is just on the horizon.

Crabbing season opens August 15

Crabbing season officially begins this week for the people of north Whatcom County.

School board strategizing for future

The Blaine school district is facing a number of big changes over the next few years and school board members are planning their strategy to stay ahead of the game.

BBWARM awarded federal grant

Birch Bay Watershed and Aquatic Resources Management (BBWARM) is on track to receive a $94,750 federal grant for storm water retrofit projects after the Whatcom County Council signed off on the funding August 6.

Get ready to get muddy

People tend to avoid mud in normal circumstances, but the Muds to Suds adventure race is not normal circumstances.

A look behind the scenes at Semiahmoo

It's all hands on deck at the Semiahmoo Resort this week, as Coastal Hotels management, staff and contractors work to get the long-vacant hotel up to snuff for its soft opening on Thursday, August 15.

Fire inspections important for insurance coverage, safety reasons

A fire department inspection of your small business may sound like a hassle, but it could save you a lot of trouble in the long run.

Filming from the Plover

A movie crew from Master Key Productions chartered the Plover for filming the Lady Washington east of Point Roberts on the Salish Sea on August 6.


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