Wed, Jul 2, 2014 

 

Guest editorial: Young at Heart

There are many wonderful things about the United States of America.

Wed, Jun 25, 2014 

 

Semiahmoo Marina updates fire-fighting system

Five standpipes that supply water for firefighters have been installed at Semiahmoo Marina as a temporary measure while the city of Blaine reviews plans for a permanent system that will bring the marina up to code.

City considers nautical playground in Marine Park

An elaborate new playground may be installed in Marine Park as early as this autumn.

County doubles budget for Birch Bay Drive project

The Birch Bay Drive and Pedestrian Facility Project is getting back on track after negotiations with the original design firm broke down in March.

School district bond clears first step

Blaine school district is moving forward in planning a $45 million bond for capital improvements after the school board gave the nod at its regular meeting June 23.

Blaine tourism accepting grant applications

The city of Blaine, along with the Blaine Tourism Advisory Committee (BTAC), is accepting 2015 grant applications for projects within Blaine city limits that enhance tourism in the community.

Peace Arch sculptures inspire new artists

Five years ago, when Todd Gregory Hollarn first came to Blaine from Reno, Nevada, he didn't really consider himself an artist.

"Border Songs" opens in Lynden this week

A new play captures the quirks and charm of life on the U.S./Canadian border.

Before and after: Improving on perfection

Sometimes, even a perfectly nice lawn can benefit from some landscaping.

Five ways to enrich your lawn and garden this summer

You may not recognize honey bees beyond their black and gold stripes, but bees and other pollinators play a vital role in our environment.

Road biking in Birch Bay: Safety tips

For a beginning cyclist, Birch Bay can be the perfect starting point.

The Peace Arch Art Festival, June 20-22

The Birch Bay Sand Sculpture Contest, June 21

Wed, Jun 18, 2014 

 

Local musicians to rock Peace Arch Art Festival this weekend

This weekend marks the beginning of the second annual International Peace Arch Art Festival.

Biotoxins shut down shellfish harvesting in North Whatcom

Recreational shellfish harvesting has been suspended at all North Whatcom beaches after the Whatcom County Health Department discovered unsafe levels of biotoxins in the seafood.

Suspect sought in Custer teen's assault

A Custer teenager was injured last week after another boy pistol-whipped him during a fight at a graduation party in Deming.

Sand Sculpture Contest hits Birch Bay

Now entering its 31st year, the Birch Bay Sand Sculpture Contest will kick off on Saturday, June 21.

Blaine's Fourth of July will be better than ever

One of Blaine's biggest annual events is quickly approaching.

I-5 truck accident detours traffic through Blaine

Traffic on northbound I-5 near the Birch Bay-Lynden Road exit was rerouted for two hours on Monday morning following a truck accident.

Local senior publishes book about a father-son rite of passage

In 1987, Semiahmoo resident Steven Windell and his son Erik piloted a 19.5-foot motorboat from Seattle to Glacier Bay, Alaska, a distance of 2,400 miles, in 24 days.

Keep your dog cool this summer

Is your dog ready for summer?

Darrington students get free rides at Waterslides

After a tragedy in March tested a town to its limit, summertime - and the tourism it brings - has been a welcome relief for the people of Darrington.

Border patrol names new chief in Blaine

The Blaine sector of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) service has hired a new commander.

Wed, Jun 11, 2014 

 

City dedicates new plaque for Vigil statue

Blaine and Birch Bay locals came out to H Street Plaza on June 8 to witness the dedication of a new plaque for the Vigil.

Correction:

In the June 5 issue, we wrote that candidates Vincent Buys and Joy Manjure would not be included in the August primary.

Blaine name change to go on November ballot

Speaking before another packed council chamber, Blaine City Council voted to add Resolution 1641-14, the name change referendum, to the ballot in November.

Body discovered in H Street drainage ditch

A man's body was discovered in a drainage ditch on H Street just outside of Lynden on June 5.


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