Thu, Mar 27, 2014 

 

Cougar sightings are no cause for alarm

Seeing a cougar may be a rare and unexpected treat for many outdoor enthusiasts who travel the backcountry, but seeing one in your backyard is a whole different story.

Free rain barrel workshops in April

Water is a precious resource, and rain barrels allow people to conserve water by using the rain that falls on their roof to water their yards and gardens.

School days will be longer

With a new legislative mandate to increase instructional hours, the Blaine school district may need to look at reducing some programs to pay for it.

Helpful advice for choosing the right mechanic

Studies from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) show vehicles that receive regular maintenance and service retain more of their value, get better gasoline mileage and pollute less than cars that are neglected.

Save money with Community Energy Challenge

Spring is a time for taking stock and making fresh starts.

App features Washington winemakers

Ken Peck, owner of Dakota Creek Winery, didn√Ęt start inventing mobile apps to get rich.

Skateboarding in the sun

Wed, Mar 26, 2014 

 

Holmes resigns from board

Blaine School District commissioners accepted the resignation of board member Susan Holmes at the March 24 regular school board meeting, which was held in Point Roberts.

Wed, Mar 19, 2014 

 

Wings Over Water Birding Festival 2014

Despite rainy weather, dozens of people turned out for the annual Wings Over Water event.

Feds arrest terror suspect at border crossing

A National Guard private from Acampo, California was arrested in Blaine while trying to cross the U.S. border into Canada on Sunday night, and was charged with attempting to travel to Syria to provide material support and aid to al-Qaida and fight for "Allah's Army."

Parks district changes name, adds new programs

With a new name and assured funding for the next four years, the local park and recreation district is ramping up its activity this spring.

Council reinstates city's development impact fees

Visions of growth and development are spurring Blaine city officials to begin looking at codes, ordinances and fees to see where changes might be appropriate.

Lummi, Nooksack dispute local water rights

Litigation from local tribes could have serious consequences for farmers and many others in Whatcom County.

Fecal bacteria on the rise in Whatcom County

Recent testing in Whatcom County show increased fecal coliform contamination of county waterways.

Connect with local businesses at spring expo

Do you want an inside glimpse at what small businesses across Whatcom County are doing?

An adventure race that's designed just for the kids

Ski to Sea is an adventure race for adults, but kids needn't miss out on all the fun.

Verizon cell tower in the works for Birch Bay

Some Birch Bay residents' cell service could improve if Verizon Wireless gets the go-ahead to build a new cell tower in Birch Bay.

A volunteer is recognized

Blaine police chief Mike Haslip, r., recognizes Jim Elston for his years of volunteer service as the founding member of the Blaine Auxiliary Communications Services.

Get your tires up to speed to handle spring weather

Say goodbye to winter tires and snow chains; spring begins Thursday, March 20.

Tips for keeping your car running its best

April is the time of year to give your car some extra attention.

County agrees to consider park properties

Birch Bay is another step closer to getting a county-owned beach park after Whatcom County Council agreed to pay $9,000 for an appraisal of a property on Birch Bay Drive.

Wed, Mar 12, 2014 

 

New designers sought for Birch Bay shoreline enhancements

After a breakdown in negotiations, Whatcom County Public Works officials have cut ties with the original design team and are now seeking other engineering firms to lead the Birch Bay Drive and Pedestrian Facility Project.

City is seeking developers for Gateway Property

With 28 acres of city-owned commercial real estate on the market, the city of Blaine is inviting developers to submit their qualifications and partner with the city in a public-private partnership.

High hopes for Blaine marijuana grower applicants

For Suzy Brewster, owning and operating a marijuana business would be a dream come true.

Senior center celebrates St. Patrick's Day

Community members are invited to enjoy dinner, prizes, live Irish music and more at the Blaine Senior Center.

A cheerful sail

A rainbow sail on a sunny day in Blaine Harbor.

Whatcom County seeks input on UGA scoping

Whatcom County Council is in the midst of planning for Whatcom County's future development, and it's looking for public input.


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