Fri, Apr 8, 2011 

 

NOAA issues new rules to safeguard Puget Sound’s orcas

Endangered whales to be given wider berth.

Thu, Apr 7, 2011 

 

County council discusses SSA project

Members of the Whatcom County Council recently met in committee to discuss their role in approving the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal and were advised on what they could and could not say in public regarding the project.

Jazz Project continues at Loomis Hall April 16

Blaine residents can celebrate the seasons with music this year as Loomis Hall Gallery hosts a series of quarterly jazz concerts coinciding with the four seasons.

Homestead CEO faces fines for unregistered sales

State financial regulators plan to impose fines against Lynden-based Homestead Northwest and CEO Jim Wynstra for allegedly selling millions of dollars in unregistered real estate investments.

Local man completes training

Air Force Airman 1st Class David J. Kyllingmark graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

Music and coffee

Local Irish trio “Wayfarying Strangers” will perform at Backstage @ The Border church coffeehouse Saturday, April 9.

Along for the ride

Blaine police officers Dan Sartain and Jay Punches took the Daisy Girl Scout Troop 43575 on a tour of the police station.

A cleaner ride

Blaine resident Andy Ryser, owner of Designated Drivers taxi business, recently purchased a Toyota Prius for his fleet.

Spring Gardening Special Section - Local garden guru tackles morning glory (bindweed)

The eagerness and excitement we felt returning to our home, after 10 years supporting the military, became deflated by reality as our home came into view.

A happy ending

Officials with North Whatcom Fire & Rescue and the Whatcom Humane Society rescued a female mallard Thursday, March 31, after its wing became entangled in fishing line and suspended from a power line.

Young At Heart: Blaine senior center ready for spring

Welcome, you long-awaited April.

Giving hearts

The Stafholt Good Samaritan Center in Blaine recently collected more than 700 pounds of food, clothing, toys and supplies to help orphaned children in Japan.

U.S. Border Patrol Report

Arrests and seizures related to U.S. Border Patrol operations in the Blaine Sector area of operations.

Fri, Apr 1, 2011 

 

Union members to rally Saturday at Peace Arch park

Members of the AFL-CIO and the British Columbia Federation of Labour said they have scheduled an "International Solidarity" rally at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 3 at Peace Arch State Park in Blaine to show that they intend to oppose any attack on collective bargaining rights – whether it's in a another state or another country.

Thu, Mar 31, 2011 

 

Local woman to ‘tweet’ space shuttle launch

A local woman will be one of only a few Americans chosen to be part of a two-day “Tweetup” event hosted by NASA at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida this month.

Plan would enhance Marine Park shoreline

Visitors to Marine Park could see more shoreline access and park enhancements if a proposal by the city’s planning department is approved by Blaine City Council.

Fire district threatens legal action to collect fees

Construction is underway on four storage buildings on Birch Bay-Lynden Road, but the North Whatcom Fire and Rescue Service (NWFRS) could prevent occupation of the buildings if the owner does not pay the necessary fire mitigation fees.

County seeking bids for Lincoln Road

Whatcom County public works has gone out for bid for the Lincoln Road improvement project as the Birch Bay Water and District prepares to do its own work on a waterline running beneath the road.

A walk on the beach

Birch Bay resident Crystal Reimer took this photo of her husband and two children walking at Birch Bay during low tide.

Guide highlights Whatcom County food, farms

Bellingham non-profit Sustainable Connections announced the 2011 release of the free Whatcom Food & Farm Finder, the region’s comprehensive guide and map to local food and agriculture that helps connect eaters hungry for fresh food and good grub.

Port rejects marine proposals

The Port of Bellingham has decided to decline all business proposals for the former Westman Marine site at the end of Marine Drive in Blaine.

An honored visit

Students with the Blaine Theatre Troupe got a visit from Holocaust survivor Noemie Ban in preparation for their upcoming play “The Diary of Anne Frank,” by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett.

Blaine man arrested in alleged burglary, arson

Bellingham police arrested a 21-year-old Blaine man on Tuesday after an alleged crime spree in downtown Bellingham that included attempted burglary and setting a van on fire.

‘Mom and pop’ businesses recognized this week

Six local “mom and pop” businesses were recognized Tuesday along with 90 other businesses county-wide as part of National Mom And Pop Business Day.

Driver unhurt in I-5 semi truck rollover

Washington State Patrol responded to a semi truck accident that closed both northbound lanes of I-5 for about two hours near mile marker 272 last Thursday.

Jerry Gay speaks at Village Books

Former The Northern Light contributor Jerry Gay spoke last week at Village Books. Gay is a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist and the author of the book “Seeing Reality.”

Blaine Builder Award

The Wings Over Water festival committee with Washington Brant Foundation president Maynard Axelson, c., after he received the Blaine Builder Award from Blaine City Council Monday.


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