Wed, May 28, 2014 

 

Birch Bay Road, Nooksack bridges get upgrades

After a delay to accommodate Memorial Day weekend crowds, construction on a new Birch Bay-Lynden Road intersection began May 27.

Musical takes a new look at the Beatles

Many musical historians would argue that the Beatles would never have gotten as big as they did if it weren't for their manager, Brian Epstein.

Music festival brings jazz to Blaine

The name may have changed, but it's still all about the music.

Are your deck and patio ready for summer?

Whether you use your deck or patio for entertaining or for solitude, you'll want it clean, comfortable and safe this season.

Simple rejuvenations for bland backyards

There are two types of people: those who look at the yard on the right and see a big pile of rocks, and those who see the potential for the gorgeous yard pictured below.

Wed, May 21, 2014 

 

County parks commission chooses Vogt property

A simmering dispute over the location of a new park in Birch Bay has been resolved by a decision of the county parks board.

The carnival is coming to town

For the first time in nearly a quarter century, the carnival is coming to Blaine.

Summer is here and so is the APA Museum

Summer is finally upon us, and with some of Blaine and Birch Bay's favorite summer businesses, restaurants and activities opening for the season, locals will have every reason to get out and soak up some sunshine.

Bike to Work and School Day

Local students get into the swing of things on Bike to Work and School Day on May 20.

Local realtor seeks ideas

If you're a Blaine resident with strong opinions about the look of the town, Joyce Vanderpol has a unique question for you.

Announcement

We are pleased to announce that Steve Guntli has joined the staff as a reporter.

Semiahmoo reopening

Guests at the grand re-opening of Packers Oyster Bar and Pierside Kitchen at Semiahmoo Resort on May 15 enjoyed discovering the new culinary offerings now available.

One fast-growing tree

This is one fast-growing tree: A masquerading cell tower was installed on May 20 north of Northwoods Motel.

NWFRS hires new ops chief

The Northwest Fire and Rescue Services (NWFRS) are welcoming a new staff officer.

Bay eateries receive awards

The Whatcom County Health Department has honored two area restaurants with the 2013 Silver Platter award for excellence in food safety.

Birch Bay closed to harvesting

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has closed Birch Bay to recreational shellfish harvesting after unsafe levels of paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) biotoxin were detected in molluscan shellfish in the area.

Wed, May 14, 2014 

 

City name change encounters council resistance

Changing the cityĆ¢s name may not go as smoothly as Blaine city councilmember Clark Cotner had hoped.

City awarded grant to naturalize Telescope Beach

Telescope Beach has come a long way over the past few years, but with broken concrete slabs marring the shoreline and inadequate access to the water, it's still not quite where it needs to be for the public to fully enjoy it.

BBWARM wins award for civil engineering

Birch Bay Watershed and Aquatic Resources Management (BBWARM) is being honored for outstanding achievement in civil engineering.

County to close Birch Bay-Lynden Road

Beginning May 19 and extending until June 8, Birch Bay-Lynden Road at Portal Way will be closed at the railroad tracks.

City, Port discuss what to do with road to pier

The city of Blaine and the Port of Bellingham are seeking input from the community on Marine Drive and will be conducting a community meeting on Thursday, May 22 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Blaine City council chambers.

PAA announces dedication for The Vigil

"The Vigil," the statue of two women, a child and a dog that graces the plaza on H Street in downtown Blaine, has been updated with a commemorative plaque that will be officially unveiled on Sunday, June 8.

Parks commission seeks community input

The Whatcom County Parks and Recreation Commission will meet on Thursday, May 15 to make a final decision on which of two Birch Bay properties would be better suited for a beachside park.

Annual yard of the week contest begins

It's time for Blaine's gardeners to make the most of the summer sunshine.

Take your dog for a walk to help find a cure

Looking for a fun activity for your entire family, including man's (and woman's) best friend?

Renovations at Semiahmoo

The dust is flying at Semiahmoo Resort as crews from Abbott Construction work their way through Phase 1 of construction and move to open the newly remodeled Pierside Kitchen and Packers restaurants this weekend.

ICE deports South Korean convicted for human smuggling scheme

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) deported a South Korean man Monday who was convicted in March of facilitating the illegal entry of South Korean nationals into the U.S.


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