Wed, Jul 17, 2013 

 

International sculpture exhibition is underway

On the rolling hills in Peace Arch State Park, two orca fins made of driftwood crest the grassy waves.

Tour de Whatcom gears up

As the best cyclists in the world near the end of the legendary Tour de France, officials and cycling enthusiasts in Whatcom County are gearing up for the 8th annual Tour de Whatcom.

New city manager brings fresh ideas to the table

The city has changed hands quietly.

Take time to discover Birch Bay's Discovery Days

It's been many years since Todd Gritch, Betty Godeck and the Birch Bay Bums (a group of enthusiastic Canadians and Americans who wanted to support Birch Bay) began their annual Dinghy Derby Race and parade through Birch Bay just for fun.

Man gets three years for giving drugs to 14-year-old girl

A Blaine man was sentenced to more than three years in prison for providing heroin and methamphetamine to a 14-year-old girl and having a relationship with her when he was 19.

Space still available in community garden

The ability to grow your own food should be a universal right, regardless of whether or not you own land.

Power from the mountains: A tour of the Skagit River Hydroelectric Project

If you've never heard of power industrialist J.D. Ross, don't feel bad - neither had I.

Summertime at Birch Bay Activity Center: Camp, workouts, classes, karate and more

The Birch Bay Activity Center (BBAC) is living up to its name this summer, as a full schedule of programs and events keeps the gym, its staff and the community bustling with activity.

Cross-Border Expo

The Blaine Chamber of Commerce participated in the Cross-Border Expo trade show at the new event center at Silver Reef Casino last month.

Mobile CSO headed to Blaine

The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) Mobile Community Service Office (CSO) is coming to Blaine on Thursday, July 25.

CBSA seizes truck loaded with cocaine

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) seized more than 137 pounds of suspected cocaine at the Pacific Highway border crossing on June 26.

Blaine Jazz Festival draws big crowds, hosts benefit concert at Semiahmoo

Ragnar Relay returns to Blaine on July 19

Most foot races end when the sun goes down, but a race of a different sort is coming to Blaine this weekend.

Wed, Jul 10, 2013 

 

Reading Corps program loses federal funding

The Blaine Boys & Girls Club will have to look elsewhere for literacy support this coming school year after state funding cuts have left the Northwest Washington Reading Corps (NWWRC) program without the grant monies needed to continue its work.

Semiahmoo residents unhappy with proposed zoning change

A proposal to change land use zoning in west Semiahmoo has some people waving their pitchforks.

County Council tables EMS scale-back for further discussion

In the weeks since Whatcom County Executive Jack Louws put forth a recommendation to consolidate EMS services in the county and halt county funding for the fire district's dispatch service, fire agencies countywide have repeatedly told him they disagree with his proposal.

Taking a leap

A crowd of kids take turns jumping from the Blaine pier on July 5.

Businesses open in Birch Bay this summer

Birch Bay Pizza is up and running at Birch Bay Waterslides.

DOE suggests changes to Shoreline Master Program

The Blaine Planning Commission is updating the Shoreline Master Program (SMP), and has been incorporating changes suggested by state Department of Ecology (DOE) staff.

Local families dig into summer reading programs

Skid steers - the dirt-moving machines commonly known as Bobcats - are not usually playthings.

Blaine's Old-Fashioned Fourth of July

Blaine's Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Parade

Fireworks over the bay

Discovery Days are ahead

Food, fun and prizes will accompany the 34th annual Birch Bay Discovery Days in Birch Bay Saturday and Sunday, July 20 and 21.

Tue, Jul 2, 2013 

 

Blaine prepares to celebrate the fourth with booming fireworks show

There's something about the night sky exploding with light, colors and sound that ignites universal pleasure during Fourth of July celebrations.

All that jazz

There's music in the air.

County proposes to cut a Medic 1 unit, trim budget

The county's purse strings are tightening and North Whatcom Fire and Rescue (NWFR) is feeling the pinch.


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