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U.S. government appears set to keep land border closed past November

The Biden administration announced Monday it plans to loosen air travel restrictions beginning in November. Currently, residents of 33 countries are unable to visit the U.S. including the European … more

Seattle jury convicts Bellingham woman of attempted train shunt attack

A Seattle jury convicted a 28-year-old Bellingham woman charged with one count of violence against a railroad carrier for attempting to derail a train in north Bellingham almost a year ago. Jurors … more

Investigators cite vandalism as likely in Custer train derailment

Investigators are considering vandalism as a likely factor in the Custer train derailment December 22, 2020, according to a Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) report released September … more

City council approves first East Maple Ridge plat, setting east Blaine development in motion

A portion of a 353-unit development received final plat approval from Blaine City Council during its September 13 meeting, allowing land developer Skip Jansen to turn 48 single-family lots and 12 … more

Third Asian giant hornet nest eradicated as another is found

Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) eradicated the third Asian giant hornet nest in the U.S. ever during the early morning of September 11. This comes as entomologists discovered a … more

Peace Arch ceremony remembers 20 years since 9/11

Dozens gathered under the Peace Arch to pay tribute to first responders who put their lives on the line 20 years ago during the terror attacks September 11, 2001. The Northwest 9/11 Memorial … more

Covid-19 in Whatcom County, by school district boundaries: September 11

Whatcom County has had 13,528 probable and confirmed Covid-19 cases since the start of the pandemic, according to September 13 Washington State Department of Health data. The death toll in Whatcom … more

NWFR levy lid lift would help department add firefighters and replace equipment

North Whatcom Fire and Rescue (NWFR) will have its levy lid lift back on the ballot in the general election November 2 after failing in the primary election in August. If the lift lid passes, NWFR … more

Fall sports continue with positive starts for football and soccer

Blaine High School’s football and girl’s soccer team continue a winning start to its return to a “regular” fall sports season, as both teams are … more

Wildbird Charity prepares to start weekend backpack program

Wildbird Charity is gearing up to start its weekend backpack food program for Whatcom County students by the end of September. To help kick off the new school year, the Blaine nonprofit recently … more

71-year-old cyclist starts last leg of peace sign tour around U.S. at the Peace Arch

Standing under the Peace Arch just after 8 a.m. on September 6, 100 years after it was built, Lynn Salvo explained to an older man how to fill out a witness form for the Guinness World Records. On … more

Run with the Chums rings in Whatcom Water Week

Whatcom Conservation District hosted the ninth annual Run with the Chums 5k race at BP Highlands September 11. Competitors raced along the track and visited stations set up to inform people on water … more

The Northern Light reporter places at Mt. Baker Hill Climb

Ian Haupt, reporter for The Northern Light and editor of Mount Baker Experience, a Point Roberts Press Inc. publication, placed 11th in the competitive division at the Mt. Baker Hill Climb on … more

Point Roberts Press welcomes new sales consultant

Point Roberts Press Inc. welcomes Gary Lee as their new sales consultant for their  publications, including The Northern Light, Mount Baker Experience, Pacific Coast Weddings, Waterside and … more

New administrators at Blaine school district

From l; Blaine school district welcomes Beth Eide, new dean of students for 6-12 grade, and Kristen Morris, elementary school vice principal. more

Letters to The Editor: September 16-22, 2021

The Editor: In response to Doug Ericksen’s invitation to small businessmen about improving opportunities, I wrote to his office: Please inform Doug that one reason small businesses are … more

Sheriff's Reports, September 16-22, 2021

Sep. 4, 12:15 a.m.: Disorderly conduct on Birch Bay-Lynden Road. Sep. 4, 1:05 a.m.: Motor vehicle accident injury on Delta Line Road, Custer. Sep. 4, 10:46 a.m.: Mental on Surf Place. Sep. … more

Blaine Police Department Reports: September 16-22, 2021

Sep. 3, 10:42 a.m.: Malicious mischief investigation on Marine Drive. Sep. 3, 5:31 p.m.: Vehicle collision on Odell Road. Sep. 4, 12:51 p.m.: Drug overdose on B Street. Sep. 5, 12 a.m.: … more

Scientists eradicate the third Asian giant hornet nest in east Blaine

Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) eradicated the third Asian giant hornet nest in the U.S. during the early morning of September 11. This comes as a fourth nest has been discovered in … more
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