Wed, Sep 25, 2013 

 

A farewell to Blaine's beloved K-9, Yoschi

It is with great sadness that the Blaine Police Department announces the loss of our beloved retired K-9, Yoschi.

Digital photo tip: Get eye level with your subject

The most compelling photos are often made eye to eye with the subject.

Wed, Sep 18, 2013 

 

Planning board considers growth, SEPA rule changes

It's time for the city of Blaine to look toward the future.

Cottonwood construction continues

If the weather cooperates, residents near Cedar Avenue in the Cottonwood neighborhood of Birch Bay can look forward to some peace and quiet by mid-October, public works officials said.

Need for winter coats expected to be high this season

Over the past week, the weather has taken a sharp turn toward chilly, and while winter may not be here quite yet, all signs are pointing to it being well on its way.

Annual scarecrow competition returns to Blaine

Get your pumpkins, hay bales and pitchforks ready.

Umpqua and Sterling banks to merge

Portland-based Umpqua Holdings Corporation announced on September 11 that it will absorb Sterling Financial Corporation of Spokane as part of a $2 billion deal.

Get fit this fall with Northwest Park and Rec's programs and events

Let's face it - it's pretty easy to get lazy in the fall.

From A to Z: Library cards give you access to more than just books and a building

It's popular knowledge that with a library card you can check out books.

Wed, Sep 11, 2013 

 

Jail planners announce estimated costs

It's not going to be cheap to build the new jail.

Council passes on planning commission proposal

As far as development goes, the status quo reigns in the city of Blaine.

Skagit River bridge to be installed this Saturday

Southbound travel on Interstate 5 is about to experience another minor hiccup as workers move to place the newly built replacement span across the Skagit River this weekend.

Alaska Marine Highway to celebrate 50 years of service with event

The Port of Bellingham and the Alaska Marine Highway System are celebrating the Alaska Marine Highway's 50th anniversary.

Squirrels (and felons) beware

On August 28, an employee of the Whatcom County Sheriff's Office observed a man leaving his vehicle on the south side of the Whatcom County Jail with bow and arrow in hand.

Scholarships up for grabs for small business owners in Blaine

The city of Blaine and Western Washington University's (WWU) Small Business Development Center (SBDC) are offering five scholarships to local Blaine businesses.

Lace up your shoes and just keep putting one foot in front of the other

Clubbing. Cliff diving. Paper routes. There are some things that you can be too old for..

Farms open doors to the public for Whatcom County Farm Tour

September is Eat Local Month and it's time to celebrate the local farmers and food artisans who help supply us with the best of the region's bounty.

Icelandic volcano documentary to be shown at Blaine Public Library

Be thankful our local volcano, Mt. Baker, is relatively stable.

Early morning oyster tour

Want to learn more about how the Drayton Harbor oyster beds work?

Wed, Sep 4, 2013 

 

Anchors away: Local company finds niche serving Navy, Coast Guard

When the Navy needs new anchors and chains, it comes to Blaine.

Taking to the Sky

The City at Work: A review of recent and ongoing Blaine public works projects

It’s been a busy year at Blaine public works, and it’s far from over.

Marijuana gets the nod from Department of Justice

Legalized marijuana advocates can breathe a little easier – the federal government will not attempt to block Washington’s legal pot laws.

Swil Kanim to perform at First Friday event

Fans of beautiful music and passionate storytelling have learned to mark the first Friday on their calendars during the summer, and this Friday marks the last chance this year for newcomers to take part in a blossoming tradition.

McAuley plans visits to Blaine, Birch Bay

Blaine and Birch Bay residents are invited to come enjoy a slice of pizza, get to know their current port commissioner and hear about the work that the Port of Bellingham is doing around the county.

Community Meals to serve up free midweek supper to families, residents


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