Tue, Nov 22, 2011 

 

North Whatcom fire district set to OK 2012 budget

North Whatcom Fire and Rescue commissioners are one meeting away from approving the fire district’s budget but must wait until property values from the Whatcom County Assessor come in to move forward.

City council considering increase in sewer rates

Blaine residents could face a 10 percent increase in sewer rates as discussions over the city’s 2012 draft budget among city officials continue.

Fire destroys two-story home in Blaine early Sunday morning

Fire ripped through a two-story home just northeast of the Blaine downtown area early Sunday morning, sending one resident to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

BBWSD will raise rates for 2012

Birch Bay Water and Sewer District customers will see an 8 percent increase in their water and sewer bills after district commissioners approved the change in the face of declining district revenue.

Blaine Holiday Harbor Lights celebration set for December 3

This year’s Blaine Holiday Harbor Lights celebration is set for Saturday, December 3, and events are planned for the whole day.

Extra DUI patrols hit the streets

Law enforcement throughout Whatcom County will be on the streets from November 24 through January 2 in search of impaired drivers.

Make Blaine shine for the holidays

Downtown businesses are invited to participate in the Blaine Chamber of Commerce’s annual holiday decorating contest.

Celebrate Buy Local Week by buying locally

Not only is this Friday “Black Friday,” the day when beleaguered retail employees fend off frenzied bargain shoppers bent on getting the best deals, it’s also the first day of the ninth annual Buy Local Week in Whatcom County.

Wintry weather is on its way: Tips to stay safe

The National Weather Service has issued several weather-related advisories and warnings for Whatcom County. Over the next few days, a considerable amount of rain and strong winds are predicted.

Local residents say ‘thank you!’

In the spirit of the holiday, The Northern Light asked Blaine and Birch Bay residents what they were thankful for this Thanksgiving.

Christmas giving trees offer Blaine families a holiday hand

The deadlines are approaching to receive gifts as part of Blaine and Birch Bay’s two annual giving trees.

Colorful plants for the winter garden

The bones of my garden are visible now. The leaves have fallen from the deciduous trees and shrubs. Some perennials, if left for the birds, are spindly sticks topped by seed heads. Leaves have been raked and beds have been mulched. And now the broadleaf evergreens are in their prime.

City of Blaine to pay for migratory bird study

A project to convey wastewater from Semiahmoo to the Lighthouse Point Water Reclamation Facility might end up affecting migratory birds, and the City of Blaine is going to spend more than $20,000 to figure out how.

RED loans offer a financing option for small businesses

Many small businesses in Blaine are facing tough financial times, and the city’s Rural Economic Development (RED) loans offer small businesses a low-cost way to expand.

WSDOT ready for winter snows

Just call her La Niña’s twin sister. Weather experts say heavy snowfall is on the way for the Northwest with another La Niña system moving in.

Wed, Nov 16, 2011 

 

Crawford, Kremen win county council seats, parks levy fails despite majority yes vote

Outgoing Whatcom County executive Pete Kremen appears to have won the Whatcom County Council race against incumbent Tony Larson, as has county council member Sam Crawford against opponent Christina Maginnis.

Data: Blaine supported parks levy more than Birch Bay

Signs advertising the Northwest Park and Recreation District #2 levy can still be seen in some places throughout Blaine and Birch Bay, standing on a yard sign or hanging crookedly from a chain-link fence.

City council approves major changes to landscaping regulations

Potential developers in Blaine have a new set of landscaping regulations to follow after a Blaine City Council vote Monday night.

Custer art glass studio is one of a kind

Artist Jenny Reich started working with stained glass decades ago. Then, some six or seven years back, she switched to a “warm” medium – fused glass. She’s never looked back, and in fact, she’s still looking forward.

Blaine, Birch Bay supported Ericksen, Larson over Louws, Kremen

State Senator Dough Ericksen may have conceded the Whatcom County Executive race to former Lynden mayor Jack Louws, but voting precinct numbers show Ericksen would have won if the election had been limited to Blaine and Birch Bay.

Send in your designs for Let’s Move! Blaine! logos

In September, the Blaine City Council unanimously passed a referendum supporting the national initiative Let’s Move! by declaring Blaine a Let’s Move! city.

Observing wildlife in its natural habitat

All manner of creatures inhabit the forests and fields of northwest Washington, and late fall/early winter is a good time to catch a glimpse of the state’s wildlife.

Cherry Point emergency drill set for Friday

BP will conduct an emergency response drill from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, November 18, at the Cherry Point Refinery.

Habitat for Humanity plans benefit concert in Blaine

The Whatcom County branch of Habitat for Humanity will hold its Love in Action benefit concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, November 19, at the Blaine Performing Arts Center.

Bellingham construction company lauded for BP Cherry Point facility

Dawson Construction was presented with a 2011 Distinguished Project Award by the Northwest Construction Consumer Council (NWCCC) on November 2, in the private projects over $10 million category, for its work on the BP Cherry Point maintenance facility relocation in Blaine.

Sights of Fall

Fall colors and a seabird diving for food off of Semiahmoo last week

Silver Reef announces smoke-free additions

The Silver Reef Hotel Casino Spa has added a new space for nonsmoking guests to its gaming area.


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