Wed, Aug 20, 2014 

 

Boys & Girls Club switching to fall hours

The Blaine branch of the Boys & Girls Club of Whatcom County will be changing its schedule in response to the upcoming start of the school year.

Shellfish harvesters: know before you dig

Joshua Leinbach, an environmental health specialist with the Whatcom County Health Department (WCHD), knows why it√Ęs critical that recreational shellfish harvesters are aware that a beach has been closed to harvesting.

Fire district, county to distribute tsunami flyers in Birch Bay and Blaine

In response to concerns from local citizens, North Whatcom Fire and Rescue (NWFR) has begun distributing flyers with information on tsunami readiness to Birch Bay and Blaine.

The 2014 Northwest Washington Fair, August 11-16

Blaine Church finds new pastor

After a long stretch without a permanent pastor, Blaine's United Church of Christ (UCC) has finally found someone to fill the position.

Chums of Terrell Creek offer workshop

A free workshop for Whatcom County residents interested in helping clean up the Terrell Creek watershed will be held at the new Birch Bay Bible Community Church on Thursday, August 21 at 6:30 p.m.

Wed, Aug 13, 2014 

 

Blaine teen sells samosas for charity

Blaine High School senior Serena Sall spent her summer working on her senior project, and wound up raising funds to help over a dozen needy families.

City council decides how to use unexpected budget surplus

Thanks to increased tax revenue from retail sales and an unanticipated amount of courthouse income, the city of Blaine has a $625,000 surplus in its general fund for the second quarter of the fiscal year.

Fire warnings issued for Whatcom County

The Whatcom County Fire Marshal's office has issued a fire weather warning for parts of western Whatcom County, and a red flag warning for inland areas.

Ferndale businesses approved for marijuana licenses

The Washington State Liquor Control Board has approved two new grower-processor licenses for Whatcom County marijuana businesses.

Birch Bay park on Vogt property moves forward

Birch Bay residents are a giant leap closer to getting a beachside county park after the property owner and Whatcom County signed a purchase and sale agreement on a 4-acre property at 7954 Birch Bay Drive.

WSDOT installing three new roundabouts at Slater Road interchange

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has approved a plan to install three compact roundabouts near I-5 on Slater Road.

Missing pets blamed on coyotes

Reports of missing and injured cats and dogs in Birch Bay and Semiahmoo have been on the rise this summer, and at least some of the incidents can be blamed on coyotes.

"Biking is an attitude:" Keep positive, keep pedalling

When Janet Burke was 20 years old, she suffered a broken leg that would prove to be a turning point in her life.

Peddling pickles in Birch Bay

It takes a special kind of salesperson to talk someone into eating a spicy pickle on a hot summer day when they've already got an ice cream cone in their hand.

Late summer days

Locals and tourists unwind in Birch Bay as summer comes to a close.

Sports car club visits Blaine

Twelve pristine European sports cars from Vancouver stopped in Blaine last Monday after clearing customs southbound on a group trip to California.

Crabbing season starts August 15

Get your pots ready: crabbing season officially opens in north Whatcom County on Friday, August 15.

Super moon rising

The "super moon" rises over Mt. Baker and Drayton Harbor on August 10.

Wed, Aug 6, 2014 

 

Farmers hope to organize new water districts

With water rights issues expected to become more contentious in the coming years, farmers in northern Whatcom County are attempting to form new water districts to gain more say in how the watershed is managed.

Birch Bay's water quality unaffected by pungent purple algae

While the algae build-up and occasional rotten odors wafting off the waters of Birch Bay have some citizens concerned, county representatives claim that water in the bay is up to snuff.

Democrats and incumbents make strong showing in primaries

The early counts from the Whatcom County primaries strongly favored incumbent candidates running for reelection and Democratic newcomers.

Ridnour's basketball camp is in session

Luke Ridnour's basketball camp at Blaine High School has begun, and the NBA player said he's excited to be sharing his love of the game with the town that gave him his start.

Runners get dirty with Muds to Suds race

It's time for runners to get wet and muddy.

Drayton Harbor Days, August 2-3, 2014

The Summer of '56: A memoir

Graduation day for me was June 1, 1956.

Young at Heart: August

It's unbelievable how quickly August has arrived.


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