Sun, Jul 31, 2011 


City of Blaine seeks new city prosecutor

The city of Blaine has announced it's looking for a new city prosecuting attorney to handle all misdeanmor criminal violations and civil infractions. On its website, The city recently posted a request for qualificiations and proposal from qualified attorneys. Any interested attorneys with at least five years of experience are being asked to submit their proposals no later than 4:30 p.m. on Monday, August 15.

Fri, Jul 29, 2011 


Whatcom County beaches now closed only to varnish, butter clams

I just got a press release from the Whatcom County Health Department saying the county has reopened the harvesting of all types of molluscan shellfish except varnish clams and butter clams on county beaches.

Thu, Jul 28, 2011 


NOAA ship moored in Birch Bay is updating nautical charts

A few people have asked us here at The Northern Light for more information on the sizable ship that has been anchored in Birch Bay for the last day or so. After some digging, and much appreciated help from Washington State Department of Ecology spokesman Larry Altose, I've found out the vessel is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ship Rainier. According to the Rainier's website, the vessel is in the middle of surveying the Strait of Georgia in order to update NOAA's nautical charts for the area.

Wed, Jul 27, 2011 


County auditor's office releases voters' guide

Let the races begin! The Whatcom County Auditor's Office has mailed out and posted on its website the 2011 primary election voters' guide. The primary elections will be held Tuesday, August 16, and the ballots will be mailed out on Friday, July 29 (two days from now).

Snowbirds to grace skies over Semiahmoo Bay this evening

I just got a press release from Canada's Snowbirds Aerial Flight team, who will be performing this evening (July 27) starting at 6 in the skies above Semiahmoo Bay.

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