Fri, Sep 30, 2011 


Birch Bay resident reports nationwide phone scam

A phone scam that has struck numerous places across the country has recently been reported in Birch Bay.

Thu, Sep 29, 2011 


Public agencies take issue with county's reaction to Cherry Point terminal site work

Two Washington state agencies have criticized the Whatcom County planning department for not requiring more of the Seattle-based shipping terminal company that did unpermitted work at a site south of Birch Bay.

Wed, Sep 28, 2011 


BNSF seeks demolition of Blaine train depot

Officials with Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) railway want to demolish the 100-year-old Blaine Train Depot because it "no longer provides a viable function."

County council moves Birch Bay rezone vote to public hearing

The public at large will get another chance to comment on the potential rezone of nearly 500 acres of land just south of Drayton Harbor at a future Whatcom County Council meeting.

Mon, Sep 26, 2011 


Lincoln Road reopens after 4-month closure

The stretch of Lincoln Road closed over the summer for improvements reopened on Friday after the Lynden-based contractor completed the project ahead of schedule and within budget.

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