Wed, Nov 30, 2011 


RV fire on I-5 snarls northbound traffic

An RV that caught fire backed up traffic on northbound I-5 for at least an hour just south of Blaine Wednesday morning.

Mon, Nov 28, 2011 


City to hold public hearing on purchase of Banner Bank building

Blaine City Council is one vote away from approving the purchase of the Banner Bank building, a move that will eventually lead to Blaine City Hall moving from its aged spot on H Street.

Tue, Nov 22, 2011 


The Lighthouse Blog is off until Monday; Happy Thanksgiving!

The Lighthouse Blog will be quiet until Monday, November 28, for Thanksgiving vacation. I will be leaving tomorrow for my girlfriend's place in Kirkland and will be back on Sunday.

Mon, Nov 21, 2011 


Public meeting planned on Roger’s Slough drainage improvements

Whatcom County public works staff will hold a public meeting December 1 to gather input on improvements to an area of Birch Point infamous for its tendency to flood in heavy rain.

Fri, Nov 18, 2011 


City of Blaine to pay $20,000 extra for wastewater conveyance project

A project to convey wastewater from Semiahmoo across Blaine Harbor to the Lighthouse Point Water Reclamation Facility might end up affecting migratory birds, and the City of Blaine is going to spend about $20,000 to figure out how.

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