Wed, Nov 28, 2012 

 

NOAA receives petition to remove Orca whales from endangered species listing

Controversy over water rights to the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta in California may result in a group of killer whales that summer in local waters being removed from the endangered species list.

Walk, don't run: Joe Klein takes to the road for healthy living at a faster pace

It's a good bet that if you're out and about on the roads anywhere from Blaine to Ferndale you'll probably see Joe Klein pacing along with his dog Noah close by his side.

Same-sex marriages now legal, county officials expect increase in marriage license applications

The Whatcom County Auditor's Office is planning extended hours December 6, 7 and 8 to accommodate a predicted increase of marriage license applications.

Tue, Nov 20, 2012 

 

Heritage turkeys offer Thanksgiving tables a tastier treat

It's time to talk turkey.

Rite Aid makes plans for move

If all goes as planned, we could be seeing a new Rite Aid pharmacy built on the southwest corner of Boblett Street and SR-543 as early as the end of 2013.

WTA will make changes to Route 55 on December 3

An approved change to Whatcom Transit Authority's (WTA) Route 55 bus to Blaine, Birch Bay and the surrounding communities will streamline the weekday bus service.

Snowy owls sighted in Blaine

Snowy owls have returned to Washington for the second year in a row.

Whatcom sobers up

The Washington Traffic Safety Commission announced its "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign.

Man arrested, charged for Birch Bay burglaries

Whatcom County sheriff's deputies have arrested Jacob S. Dezarn on charges of residential burglary, possession of stolen property in the first degree, possession of a stolen firearm and trafficking stolen property in the first degree.

Mt. Baker Ski Area is now open

Let the ski season begin.

Blaine hosts Holiday Harbor Lights, tree lighting

Every year, the city of Blaine heralds the holidays with the annual Holiday Harbor Lights festival and community tree lighting.

Welcome!

The Northern Light is pleased to welcome Ian Ferguson to the team as our new general assignments and sports reporter.

Police chief finds community a delight to work with, reflects on 37 years of service

Born and raised in Alaska, Mike Haslip never had any intention of moving to Blaine, but an opportunity for his father to take a steady job changed his plans his sophomore year of high school.

Preparing in advance for winter weather

Winter storms can range from long, drawn-out drizzles to severe snow blizzards, but no matter what the conditions may be, the time to prepare for winter is beforehand.

Thu, Nov 15, 2012 

 

North Cascades Concert Band offers winter performance to benefit Japan trip

The North Cascades Concert Band will be playing at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, December 1, in the Blaine Schools' Performing Arts Center.

Water quality study examines wastewater flow

If you've noticed a reddish cloud moving through the water in Semiahmoo Bay over the past two weeks, there's nothing to worry about.

City Council approves three percent property tax increase

Things are looking mighty lean for the City of Blaine's 2013 budget.

Port of Bellingham announces new executive director

The Port of Bellingham's Board of Commissioners announced their appointment of Rob Fix as the Port's executive director on November 9

Marijuana use can still carry fines

The Washington State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB) is moving to carry out Initiative 502, which establishes precedent for growing, processing, retailing and possessing marijuana.

Have horse, will travel

Whether you're interested in learning to ride a horse or improving your abilities, taking lessons is a great way to jump in and gain confidence.

Blaine set to host fun run

The Holiday Lights Dash, a one-mile fun run, will be held for the first time at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, December 1, at the H Street Plaza during the annual Holiday Harbor Lights event.

Needful Things hosts grand opening, celebrates move to new retail location

The one thing that Needful Things needed more of was space.

New orthodontist joins Borderview Dental

A flip of the phone book decided his fate.

Community takes time to remember; honor veterans on Veterans Day

Senior hosts afterschool robotics club

What do you get when you put a toothbrush, a pager motor and a watch battery together?

Wed, Nov 7, 2012 

 

Signed, sealed and delivered: The 2012 election

Local voters in Blaine, Birch Bay and Point Roberts pretty much mirrored the nation Tuesday with 50.8 percent casting their ballot to re-elect Barack Obama as President of the United States.

Whatcom man convicted of animal cruelty

Kenneth Martin Cassell has been convicted of three counts of animal cruelty in the second degree and one count of violating the Washington State dog breeding law.


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