Wed, Jan 22, 2014 

 

Volunteers a priority for new fire commissioner

Upping the number of volunteer firefighters is at the top of newly elected North Whatcom Fire and Rescue (NWFR) fire commissioner Dean Berkeley's list of priorities.

Blaine City Council re-appoints Robinson as mayor, establishes economic development committee

Blaine City Council has been busy ironing out the details of their vision for governing the city for the new year.

Blaine Chamber of Commerce board of directors

The Blaine Chamber of Commerce board of directors held their first meeting of the year at Semiahmoo Resort on January 16.

Holocaust survivor Noemi Ban to speak at Western Washington University

Noemi Ban, a local resident and Holocaust survivor of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp, will share her story.

Call for entries: Guerilla Film Project

The 2014 Guerilla Film Project is now accepting student registrations.

Work in progress

The sales offices at Semiahmoo Resort have been reconfigured into the Seaview Cafe while Packers and Pierside restaurants are under renovation.

Pet care: Keeping your pets warm, safe and healthy in the winter

Whether they are indoors or outdoors, the winter can take a toll on your four-legged friends, so keeping pets warm, safe and healthy requires a little extra care from pet owners.

Expression of worship through art

"The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want."

Funabashi exchange inspires student to travel abroad

The whole world over, travelers are roaming foreign countries wearing Hawaiian button-up shirts, toting fanny packs and being the typical American tourist.

Wed, Jan 15, 2014 

 

Illegal crabbing operation busted

Officers from the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife (WDFW) and Lummi Nation Police Department busted part of an alleged four-county crabbing operation, nabbing 16 Whatcom County fishermen, two wholesale companies and 10 retailers on January 6 in Blaine.

Public comment sought for waste removal plan

The Washington Department of Ecology (DOE) is seeking public comment on a plan to dispose of contaminated soil that was excavated from a building site on Port of Bellingham harbor property.

Repair work will temporarily close Blaine pier

The Blaine Harbor public pier will be closed for structural repairs on January 16.

BBWSD welcomes new finance director

The Birch Bay Water and Sewer District welcomed its new finance director Sandi McMillan to the staff in late 2013, and she is now working to keep the district in the black in 2014.

Year in Review: City of Blaine

2013 was a year of change for the city of Blaine.

Year in Review: Birch Bay Water and Sewer District

In 2013, the Birch Bay Water and Sewer District started construction on the Headworks Replacement Project to increase capacity at the wastewater treatment plant.

Helping to build a sustainable home

A month ago, Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County broke ground on the site of what will soon be a decent, affordable home for a family in Birch Bay.

Blaine and Birch Bay weigh in

Competitors in the second annual Blaine and Birch Bay Biggest Loser competition held their initial weigh-in on January 13.

Grocery Manufacturers Association files counter claim against state AG

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced Monday, January 13 that he would vigorously defend the constitutionality of Washington's campaign finance disclosure laws - and the enforcement of these laws - against a challenge filed by the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA).

Individual results may vary: a look at how the Affordable Care Act is affecting locals

Last year, business partners Tammy Pearce and Dave Bucknell paid the same price for healthcare.

Whatcom County Council members sworn in

The newly elected and re-elected Whatcom County Council members signed their oath of office January 13.

Blaine student achieves Dean's List at Eastern

Emily Ross of Blaine has been named to the Dean's List of Eastern Washington University for the Fall 2013 quarter.

Drama clubs venture to Agrabah

The Blaine Middle School cast of Disney's Aladdin Jr. poses following their performance January 9.

Running to fill up the Blaine Food Bank

Blaine residents Greg and Konni Nuzum are hosting a seven-mile fun run in an effort to boost food collections at the Blaine Food Bank on Saturday, February 8 at Blaine High School.

Fine music, great cause

The Blaine Fine Arts Association will be hosting its 16th annual arts and jazz auction, dance and community celebration to benefit the Blaine school district's art, band, choir and drama students.

Wed, Jan 8, 2014 

 

Another year has come and gone: July through December 2013

The reopening of Semiahmoo Resort midway through 2013 brought relief to the community, as many locals were re-employed.

Stormwater infrastructure improved in Cottonwood

Stormwater improvements seven years in the making are now complete in the Cottonwood neighborhood in Birch Bay.

Blaine students take the stage with "Aladdin Jr." production

Come take a magical trip on a flying carpet with Aladdin, Princess Jasmine and 43 Blaine students as the Blaine combined high school and middle school drama clubs present Disney's Aladdin, Jr.


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