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Bay Medical Clinic to remain open following acquisition

Bay Medical Clinic, which was set to close at the end of December, will remain open following an acquisition by SuperTrack, a group of Whatcom County medical clinics. SuperTrack plans to operate the … more

Blaine man struck by vehicle after single-car crash

A Blaine man is recovering after he was struck by a vehicle on I-5 after getting out of his car following a single-vehicle collision. Peter Kovtun, 26, was traveling southbound on I-5 near … more

Blaine man allegedly trapped, raped 13-year-old girl

A 43-year-old man allegedly trapped a 13-year-old girl in a bathroom in Blaine and sexually molested and raped her on multiple occasions in November. Jeremy Michael McDaniel was arrested and … more

Cub scouts selling Christmas trees

Members of Cub Scout Troops 4025 and 4038 from Blaine and Birch Bay selling Christmas trees in the Birch Bay Waterslides parking lot at 4874 Birch Bay Lynden Road. The scouts will be selling trees … more

Local theater to present live mashup of Hallmark movies

If you enjoy the Hallmark Channel’s cheesy Christmas movies, you’ll definitely get a laugh out of Blaine Community Theater’s (BCT) upcoming production, “The Holiday Channel … more

Community leader Jim Jorgensen honored with lifetime achievement award

Community leader Jim Jorgensen was recently presented with a lifetime achievement award to honor his contributions to Blaine and Whatcom County. At the Bellingham Regional Chamber of … more

Sign up for free CPR classes

North Whatcom Fire and Rescue (NWFR) has been offering free CPR classes every month for the public to attend. The classes cover CPR, choking and the use of AEDs, or automated external defibrillators. … more

Community matches donor’s pledge

Members of the community responded generously to one Blaine resident’s fundraising challenge in support of the Blaine Boys and Girls clubhouse. In late September, an anonymous donor in … more

Girl’s bake sale to support Birch Bay library

A young girl who loves reading books is holding a bake sale to raise money for a new library in Birch Bay. This year, Bailey Black, 10, has been riding her bike to the Whatcom County Library … more

Birch Bay berm construction started Monday

After decades in the works, preparatory work on Birch Bay’s long awaited beach restoration project began this week. Whatcom County officials called it a rolling start: the contractor, Granite … more

School district sends replacement levy to voters

Though the state legislature met its supreme court ordered obligation to fully fund basic education for public schools, the Blaine school district will ask voters to renew a four-year maintenance and … more

Four suspects arrested for two late-night burglaries in Custer area

Four suspects were arrested and booked into Whatcom County Jail in relation to two burglaries that were committed during the early morning hours of December 3. Shortly after midnight on December … more

City of Blaine to spend $140,000 on new signage for visitors

The city of Blaine will spend up to $140,000 as part of a county-wide signage program intended to help tourists and visitors find their way to various attractions within the city. At their … more

Southbound border crossings into Blaine down three percent from last year

In October 2019, the most recent month with available data, 645,299 people crossed the border southbound into Blaine. That’s about 3.3 percent less than the same month in 2018, when 667,505 … more

Coastal weather warning issued for Whatcom County

A coastal weather warning has been issued for Whatcom County by the Whatcom County Sheriff's Office (WCSO). The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a gale warning from 8:15 a.m. today … more

Truck suspected in hit and run that caused fire, power outage

Blaine police are investigating after a vehicle collided with electrical equipment in the Cost Cutter plaza and left the scene without reporting the accident. The hit and run collision caused a fire … more

CAP launches effort to build new clothing bank

The Community Assistance Program (CAP), a non-profit organization supported by local churches, hopes to construct a new building for its clothing bank, which is currently housed in a shipping … more

'Shellebrate' oysters and clean waters at upcoming event

At the upcoming Blaine event celebrating healthy waters and fresh shellfish harvest, attendees can enjoy free oyster samples courtesy of the Drayton Harbor Oyster Company. The fourth annual … more

Whatcom County sheriff’s son passes away due to injuries from crash

William John Elfo, 28, the son of Whatcom County sheriff Bill Elfo, passed away on November 28 due to complications from injuries sustained in a single-vehicle crash that occurred last … more

Most Whatcom County beaches reopen for shellfish harvest

Recreational shellfish harvest closures have been lifted on most Whatcom County beaches following a drop in biotoxin levels. Closures have been lifted on all county beaches except Bellingham Bay, … more
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