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Blaine High School 2021-22 second semester honor roll

BLAINE HIGH SCHOOL 2021-2022 SEMESTER 2 HONOR ROLL Students with 4.0 GPA Seniors: Stephanie Boczek, Claar French, Rhyan Fuks, Angela Gutierrez, Connor Hettinga, Aiden Holley, Anden Holley, … more

City council discusses new police station

Blaine City Council discussed what the future of the police station could look like following a unanimous vote to approve a demolition bid at the old city hall property. After being given several … more

Domestic and sexual violence response efforts continue in Blaine and Whatcom County

Susan Marks, director of the Bellingham-Whatcom County Commission on Sexual and Domestic Violence, spoke to Blaine City Council about addressing domestic violence and sexual assault in the community … more

Birch Bay artist at helm of new art council

With the last Blaine by the Sea Art Studio Tour of the year slated for Saturday, June 25, an upcoming arts council seems promising to keep Blaine’s art scene on the rise. At the council’s … more

Japanese soup and dressing company expands in Blaine

Japan-based Somi Foods Inc. purchased an Odell Road factory and office building for $6.35 million and is planning to expand production of its seasonings and soups in the near future.  Somi … more

Birch Bay man arrested on child molestation charges, released on bail

A Birch Bay man was booked into Whatcom County Jail June 1 on suspicion of first-degree child molestation and failing to register as a sex offender for previous charges. Birch Bay resident Anthony … more

Miracle Food Network assists with Thunder Run emergency drill

Miracle Food Network (MFN), a nonprofit food distribution agency in Ferndale, has seen its work increase significantly since the start of the pandemic. To readily meet demands after a major disaster, … more

Blaine City Council roundup ...

Six-year capital transportation improvement plan City of Blaine staff held a study session before the June 13 city council meeting for councilmembers on the city’s 2023-2028 six-year … more

Blaine school board return to in-person only meetings in July

In a 4-1 vote, the Blaine school board decided to return to in-person meetings without a remote option at its June 20 regular meeting. Board member Erika Creydt dissented. Since governor Jay … more

Obituary: Michael J. Russell 

Michael J. Russell  April 20, 1965 – June 13, 2022 Michael J. Russell joined our Father in heaven on June 13, 2022. He was 57 years young. He was born in Abbotsford, BC and moved to … more

Road Rules: Do pets need seatbelt in the car?

Question: Why is it that adults and kids all have to wear seat belts, but dogs can roam around in a car? Shouldn’t there be a seatbelt law for dogs? Answer: The only law I’m aware of … more

Blaine Police Department Reports: June 23-29, 2022

June 10, 3:15 p.m.: Juvenile problem on Alder Street. June 10, 9:34 p.m.: Disorderly conduct on H Street. June 10, 10:25 p.m.: Harassing phone calls on C Street. June 11, 12:22 a.m.: Assist … more

Sheriff's Reports, June 23-29, 2022

June 9, 1:39 a.m.: Behavioral health issue on Surf Place. June 9, 2:20 a.m.: Vehicle prowl on Moonglow Place. June 9, 9:48 a.m.: Theft on Portal Way, Custer. June 9, 2:38 p.m.: Suspicious … more

Letters to The Editor: June 23-29, 2022

The Editor: Come join together for a greener world.  The Sacred Earth Fair, Multi-faith Network for Climate Justice’s big event this year, is just around the corner. It will happen on … more

Next Blaine school board meeting will have remote option, format to be discussed

The next Blaine school board regular meeting will be available virtually. School board meetings are no longer required to have a video option as governor Jay Inslee lifted the emergency … more

U.S. Border Patrol agents off the hook after court ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision to reject Smuggler’s Inn owner Bob Boule’s lawsuit against a U.S. Border Patrol agent further protects federal law enforcement officials from … more

City council appoints former manager David Wilbrecht as interim city manager

Blaine City Council voted unanimously 7-0 during its June 13 meeting to appoint David Wilbrecht as the interim city manager following Michael Jones’ resignation. Wilbrecht served as Blaine city … more
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