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Harbor Harvest Festival to celebrate fall in Blaine

 Blaine Chamber of Commerce will ring in fall with a new Harbor Harvest Festival.  The fall celebration will take over downtown Blaine streets with live music, local food and a … more

League of Women Voters to hold candidate forums

As election season gears up, the local League of Women Voters chapter has scheduled a month of events to educate the voter base for the November 7 ballot. The League of Women Voters (LWV) of … more

Borderite sports roundup: Girls soccer earns first win, volleyball struggles continue

Girls Soccer After an encouraging 1-1 tie against Sedro-Woolley to begin the season, Blaine girls soccer dropped its first loss on the road to Burlington-Edison. The tough, 4-0 loss seemed to be … more

Blaine flutist featured on International Day of Peace album raising money for youth abroad

To celebrate International Day of Peace, Blaine composer and flutist Shere Lowe collaborated with 15 other global musicians to release the charity album “Keys for Peace.” Lowe, who … more

Borderites drub Vashon Island 55-0

Blaine Borderites football won its first game of the season on September 15 in rousing fashion, demolishing the visiting Vashon Island Pirates 55-0 at home. The victory was head coach Andy … more

Planning commission approves manufactured home parks, but in smaller zoning area

The Blaine Planning Commission voted 4-1-1 during its September 14 meeting to recommend manufactured home parks that are five acres or larger be included as a permitted use within east Blaine as long … more

City of Blaine proposes eliminating 10 percent of staff

The city of Blaine is planning to eliminate about 10 percent of its staff in a round of layoffs that would be the first of this extent in a decade. City manager Mike Harmon gave notice to … more

Public invited to tour bp Cherry Point

On Friday, September 29, bp Cherry Point will open its doors for a public open house, poster session and facility tour from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Attendance is free, but reservations are required … more

Road Rules: Electric bikes and scooters

Question: What are the rules about electric bikes and electric scooters?  We have them riding down the roads and sidewalks and now some of them are doing 45mph. Do riders need a motorcycle … more

New barbershop opens in Birch Bay Square

Those in need of a men’s or kid’s haircut can now stop by Bay City Barbershop, which opened on August 19 in Birch Bay Square. Owner and barber Jr Gomez found his way into haircutting … more

Birch Bay Water and Sewer District to receive $1.5 million from state

After a September 8 meeting of the Washington State Public Works Board (PWB), the Birch Bay Water and Sewer District was chosen to receive $1.53 million in construction loans to build … more

Whatcom County to hold two free tire recycling events

Whatcom County Health and Community Services (WCHCS) has free tire recycling events scheduled Sunday, September 24 and Sunday, October 1. The recycling event will run from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. … more

Letters to The Editor: September 21-27, 2023

The Editor: On August 12, 2019, Family Care Network published their proposal for the Blaine medical facility. What was proposed and would be built was a great facility. The staffing and lab … more

Boat to Table program brings fresh seafood to Whatcom County food banks

Boat to Table, a new community campaign, kicked off in August with a focus on bolstering access to local seafood and its health benefits to Whatcom County residents. The project was spearheaded … more

Sheriff's Reports: September 21-27, 2023

September 11, 8:02 a.m.: Vehicle prowl cold call on Birch Bay Drive September 11, 11:53 a.m.: Vandalism cold call on Gemini Street September 11, 3:10 p.m.: Vehicle prowl cold call on … more

Blaine Police Department Reports: September 21-27, 2023

September 8, 12:45 p.m.: Burglary on McMillan Avenue September 8, 5:41 p.m.: Moving vehicle accident on H Street September 10, 4:09 a.m.: Burglary on H Street September 10, 9:54 a.m.: … more

Peace Arch memorial remembers 22 years since 9/11

U.S and Canadian first responders, law enforcement officers, motorcyclists and others attended a 9/11 memorial under the Peace Arch on September 11. Event organizer Guy Morrall, U.S. consul … more
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