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A bird’s eye view of the Wings Over Water Northwest Birding Festival

Here’s an overall look of upcoming activities at the 21st annual Wings Over Water Northwest Birding Festival, Friday, March 15 to Sunday, March 17 in Blaine, Semiahmoo and Birch Bay. Some …

Local Birding: The pileated woodpecker

The pileated woodpecker, about the size of a crow, can be found around Birch Bay, as pictured, or Birch Bay State Park or forested areas around Semiahmoo Drive. They eat mainly carpenter ants or …

In the Garden: Caring for your garden in March

March can be a busy time in the garden, but it’s mostly a happy productive time. The first thing for north Whatcom County gardeners will be to take stock of their gardens. We experienced …
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Bus drivers, custodians, cafeteria staff, paraeducators and teachers demand fair wages outside of the Capitol February 19.
Paraeducators and supporters rally for fair wages at WA Capitol
Bus drivers, custodians and cafeteria workers stood outside of the Capitol with signs that read: “Living wages for ESPs!” and “I’m a paraprofessional, my heart is full, but my …
Jeff Carrington.
Parks and recreation recognizes Jeff Carrington for years of service
Blaine-Birch Bay Park and Recreation District 2 (BBBPRD2) commissioners thanked Jeff Carrington for over a decade of service on the parks and recreation board through a resolution of appreciation …
The Washington state Capitol building in Olympia on February 15.
Op-Ed: Erosion to state’s Public Records Act is at a tipping point, must be reversed
The people have a right to know. That was the idea in 1972 when a citizens’ Coalition for Open Government in Washington state successfully worked for the passage of Initiative 276, a …

Presidential primary ballots to be mailed across Whatcom County

Ballots for the upcoming presidential primary were scheduled to be mailed to all 160,021 registered Whatcom County voters starting February 21, with an election day deadline set Tuesday, March 12. …

Catholic Community Services Recovery Centers opens in Birch Bay Square

A center providing outpatient treatment and other support for people experiencing substance use disorders is set to open in Birch Bay Square in early March. Catholic Community Services Recovery …

Bella Boutique and Consignment opens in downtown Blaine

The recent opening of a new boutique and consignment store means clothing retail is back in downtown Blaine. Bella Boutique and Consignment held a ribbon-cutting ceremony during the February 18 …

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Senior Cal Fitzgerald (second from left) finished fourth in the 1A 144-pound division. Fitzgerald, along with Victor Gervol and Lucy Dahl, earned podium finishes for Blaine on February 17.
Three Blaine wrestlers finish top 5 at Mat Classic XXXV
Boys Wrestling The Blaine boys wrestling program didn’t come away with the state championship it wanted, but still saw fantastic efforts from the eight boys it sent to the Mat Classic XXXV …
Senior Blake Goltz attempts to pin his opponent as the referee signals the scoring bench during the Mat Classic XXXV at the Tacoma Dome February 16.
Three Blaine wrestlers finish top 5 at Mat Classic XXXV
Boys Wrestling The Blaine boys wrestling program didn’t come away with the state championship it wanted, but still saw fantastic efforts from the eight boys it sent to the Mat Classic XXXV …
Precinct boundaries for the Blaine, Birch Bay and Custer area.
Precinct results released for February 13 special election
With just two ballots estimated left to count in the county, the Whatcom County Auditor’s Office results for the February 13 special election showed local voters approving property tax levies …
A proposed design for the Martin Street parklet included in the Blaine downtown revitalization project. The park would close vehicle access between the Railway Cafe and Chada Thai.
Design moves forward for future Martin Street parklet in downtown Blaine
Blaine City Council has given the greenlight to the planning department to move forward on design plans for the Martin Street parklet, which would close vehicle access between the Railway Café …
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