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Get ready to Run with the Chums

Runners and walkers will assemble on Saturday, September 14 for the seventh annual Run with the Chums 5k and Smolt Sprint 1k. The free event will take place at the BP Highlands off of Grandview … more

Groundbreaking ceremony held for Birch Bay berm project

Whatcom County executive Jack Louws pours sand on the beach at Birch Bay during the groundbreaking ceremony for the long-awaited Birch Bay berm project on September 6. The project went out to bid … more

Invasive crab species detected in Drayton Harbor

An invasive crab species has been detected in Drayton Harbor, worrying experts who are concerned about the potential impact to marine ecosystems in the region. In August, Margarette Grant and … more

City of Blaine, Family Care Network reach property deal

The city of Blaine and Family Care Network (FCN) have reached an agreement for the purchase of about 2.5 acres of property currently owned by the city and located on the Gateway property, formerly … more

Space is limited for refinery open house at Cherry Point

The BP Cherry Point Refinery is hosting an open house, giving members of the public a chance to see how the refinery operates and to meet some of its workers. The open house will take place on … more

9/11 first responders from NYC visit Blaine police

A group of first responders from New York City, who were on duty when the 9/11 terrorist attacks occurred, visited the Blaine Police Department on September 10. The following day, they were honored … more

Blaine sophomore reels in catch of a lifetime

On the last week of summer vacation, incoming Blaine High School sophomore Cole Abshere reeled in a record-breaking channel catfish at Lake Terrell in Ferndale. Cole Abshere’s fish – … more

Blaine defense dominates in 27–8 win in first game

Blaine football’s defense held Chief Sealth to just 45 yards of total offense in a 27–8 victory at the season-opener on September 6, at Blaine High School. “Our front seven and … more

Cross country is “lightyears ahead” of last year, says coach

This season, Blaine’s cross country teams have a goal of getting more than one runner to state – their standard of the past two seasons. Blaine’s cross country teams have … more

With experienced starters, BHS volleyball hopes to return to state

Blaine volleyball’s roster includes four of six returning starters from a team that qualified for the state tournament last season. If those experienced players can integrate some talented … more

Register now for CERT disaster preparedness course

An upcoming training course can help Blaine, Birch Bay and Semiahmoo residents prepare for disasters, such as an eruption of Mt. Baker or an earthquake that collapses buildings and water and sewer … more

Model boats built to honor Blaine’s past

If you’ve ever been to the Drayton Harbor Days maritime festival or the Blaine Visitor Information Center, chances are you’ve seen model boats built by former Blaine school board member … more

September proclaimed Senior Center Month

Blaine mayor Bonnie Onyon has proclaimed September 2019 as Blaine Senior Center Month. At the September 9 city council meeting, Onyon called upon Blaine residents “to recognize the special … more

Film critic to host free discussion series

A prominent film critic will be hosting a free film and TV discussion series at Semiahmoo Resort starting on Wednesday, September 18. Hosted by Blaine author and former syndicated entertainment … more

Award-winning pit master coming to Blaine

A new event being organized by the Blaine Chamber of Commerce will feature food prepared by an award-winning pit master. Blaine Surf and Turf by the Sea will take place on Saturday, September 14 … more

International Peace Arch Association recognized by U.S. consul general

Representing the International Peace Arch Association (IPAA), Christina Winkler was recognized by U.S. consul general Katherine Dhanani at a 1920s-themed Independence Day celebration held in … more

Westman Marine site slated for clean-up

Once the place for boat repair and maintenance, the Westman Marine site is slated for clean-up. Toxins were found in the soil and sediments in the environment during a 2013-2014 investigation by the … more

New fees frozen for community use of school facilities

The Blaine school board voted to suspend the implementation of new fees charged to community and outside groups that use district gyms, fields and other facilities. The board unanimously passed … more

City receives offer for five acres of Gateway property

The city of Blaine has received an offer for a five-acre commercial parcel that is owned by the city and located on the Gateway property, formerly the site of the Blaine Municipal Airport. On … more

Yakima County terminates inmate housing agreement

The Yakima County Department of Corrections has notified the city of Blaine that it is terminating an inmate housing agreement at the end of the current calendar year. Like other cities, Blaine is … more
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