Wed, Feb 15, 2012 

 

Petition to increase speed limit on Drayton Harbor Road moves forward

The issue of increasing the speed limit on a part of Drayton Harbor Road has re-emerged as Whatcom County Council voted to introduce the change at a future council meeting.

City council votes to approve rezone for residential areas near D and 14th streets

Blaine planning staff hope zoning northeast of the truck route will serve the area’s residential interests better after a Blaine City Council vote on Monday.

City council votes to make east Blaine developers pay their own way

If developers in east Blaine want full-fledged utility service, they’re going to have to pay for it themselves.

$120,000 change order for sewer conveyance work comes down the pipe

A broken sewer pipe under Drayton Harbor will cost taxpayers another $120,000, according to Blaine public works officials.

Volunteers sought to monitor salmon eggs in Terrell Creek

The Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association (NSEA) is looking for volunteers to monitor thousands of salmon eggs in an incubator along Terrell Creek in Birch Bay.

New Blaine salon offers upscale options

Swank, a new beauty salon offering upscale options at reasonable prices, is holding an open house on March 3.

Runners, take your marks: Birch Bay Marathon hits the streets Sunday

Runners of all shapes and sizes will once again be traversing the roads surrounding Birch Bay State Park during the 44th annual Birch Bay Marathon on Sunday.

Active Seniors Special Section: Exercise tips for all ability levels

When it comes to fighting arthritis, there’s no arguing with the axiom “move it or lose it.” Movement and physical activity have been proven effective in relieving arthritis pain and, in some cases, delaying the onset of symptoms.

Local sailing school wins national award

The organization that governs professional sailing across the U.S. has recognized a local sailing school for its creativity and innovation in teaching the sport.

Blaine High School recognized with 2011 Washington Achievement Award

Due to high achievement numbers over the past two years, Blaine High School has received a 2011 award recognizing excellence in Washington state schools.

Desler returns for stint at county executive’s office

The Whatcom County executive’s office will welcome a familiar face, albeit on a temporary basis, come April 1.

Whatcom Learning Lab fights illiteracy locally, globally

Zhenghong Wan wanted to improve her English reading skills while on an extended vacation in the U.S., so she turned to the Whatcom Learning Lab.

Whatcom READS! author heads to Blaine

Readers throughout Whatcom County are engrossed in this year’s Whatcom READS! book selection, “In the Presence of the Enemy” by Elizabeth George.

U.S. Border Patrol Report

The U.S. Border Patrol Report for January 31 through February 6

Wed, Feb 8, 2012 

 

Court documents show how much Homestead Northwest owes to investors

Lynden-based real estate firm Homestead Northwest owes more than four times as much as the company has in assets, recently filed court documents show.

Birding festival essay contest offers cash prizes to students

Wings Over Water NW Birding Festival (WOW) along with the Tutor Doctor and Semiahmoo Ladies Club are sponsoring an essay contest as part of the 10th annual festival to be held on Saturday, March 17, at the Blaine Middle School and Performing Arts Center.

Fire commissioners narrow field of applicants for NWFR fire chief spot

North Whatcom Fire and Rescue (NWFR) commissioners are hoping to choose a candidate as fire chief before summer arrives.

Birch Bay low-impact development plan moves on to county council

Whatcom County Council will soon decide the fate of a plan designed to encourage environmentally friendly development in the Birch Bay area, in the face of continuing opposition from local environmental groups.

Local photographer discusses life, photography in Blaine

Local photographer David Riffle has been a consistent provider of wildlife and landscape photography for The Northern Light for these past few years, but has recently left this area to travel Europe with his wife.

Active Seniors Special Section: Volunteers needed at Stafholt center

Blaine’s Good Samaritan Society - Stafholt is looking for volunteers to spend time with residents.

Young at Heart: February 2012

February may be short in days, but it is long in greatness of heart and rich in the many occasions for celebrations.

Two firefighters injured in ambulance accident in south Birch Bay

An accident in south Birch Bay last week sent three people, two of them from Blaine, to the hospital and totaled a North Whatcom Fire and Rescue (NWFR) ambulance.

U. S. Border Patrol Report

The U.S. Border Patrol report for January 23 through January 27

Wed, Feb 1, 2012 

 

City officials narrow down candidates for Blaine public works director

After months of reviewing applications and preliminary interviews, Blaine city staff have narrowed the field of potential public works directors down to four.

City lauded for work against domestic violence

The city of Blaine has been recognized as one of the first cities in Whatcom County to implement language specifically addressing domestic violence into its employee policies.

Troubled Birch Bay properties piquing developers’ interest

Many large-scale properties in the Birch Bay area have been sold at a relative steal after Bellingham-based Trillium Corporation defaulted on numerous land development loans.

BBWSD makes district code accessible online

Pages upon pages of Birch Bay Water and Sewer District (BBWSD) code are now available online on a searchable website similar to Wikipedia.


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