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County’s mass vaccination site to start this weekend

Whatcom County is just days away from opening its first mass vaccination site on Saturday, March 13, and vaccination scheduling is underway in anticipation for the site’s launch at Bellingham … more

Whatcom County Covid-19 vaccine and testing roundup

PeaceHealth PeaceHealth spokesperson Hilary Andrade said PeaceHealth still hasn’t received the number of vaccines its requested from the state. This week, the state notified PeaceHealth that … more

Projected vaccine timeline announced for Washington

Governor Jay Inslee announced March 4 a projected Covid-19 vaccine timeline that includes expanding to essential workers on March 22, with others planned to follow in April. Phase 1b Tier 2, which … more

Local real estate: An unexpected pandemic side effect

As we cross the anniversary of Covid-19 being declared a national emergency, we in the real estate industry cannot believe what has evolved in the residential home market. In Blaine, especially, the … more

Blaine author pens new mystery novel set in Seattle

While living in Seattle’s houseboat community on Lake Union, inspiration struck Blaine author Jessica Stone as she watched one of her neighbors replace a plastic drum that kept the house … more

Borderites come up short for wins as sports season progresses

The Borderites came up short for wins this past week as all fall sports continued competition in the WIAA’s adjusted fall season. Football The Borderites fell to Bellingham last Friday … more

Utility moratorium extended until July 31 for electric, natural gas

Electric and natural gas customers struggling to pay their bills due to the economic impacts of the pandemic have until July 31 before worrying disconnections will restart. On February 23, the … more

Affordable health screenings coming to American Legion Peace Arch Post 86

Residents living in Blaine can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening. … more

Task force looking for impact of border closure

A task force on public health and the U.S./Canada border is taking submissions on the personal impacts the border closure has had on residents. The submissions will be used to develop recommendations … more

Capital gains tax narrowly passes Senate

A tax on capital gains, the sale of assets like stocks and bonds, passed the Senate by a single vote March 6. The bill was first amended to remove the emergency clause, meaning the issue is likely … more

Sheriff's Reports, March 11-17, 2021

February 28, 12:18 a.m.: Motor vehicle accident non-blocking/non-injury on Blaine and Bay roads. February 28, 3:52 a.m.: Threat on Loomis Trail Road, Custer. February 28, 8:32 a.m.: Senile … more

In honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday ...

It doesn’t seem nice, it doesn’t seem right, To toss out these words without a good fight! Words that were written for young and the old Words that have had over 600 million … more

Letters to the Editor: March 11-17, 2021

The Editor: This is for the car guy Doug Dahl. Recently, I purchased a 2019 Subaru. It is the first automatic transmission in my life (I’m 75). After three weeks, my right hand still … more

Covid-19 in Whatcom County, by school district boundaries: March 2

As of February 28, Whatcom County has had a total of 6,646 confirmed cases of Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic and 83 deaths, according to Washington State Department of Health (DOH) data. … more

School and childcare workers now eligible for vaccine

Governor Jay Inslee directed the state to immediately open vaccine eligibility for K-12 teachers on March 2. This follows a directive issued the same day from President Joe Biden to get every public … more

Birch Bay graffiti suspect caught by sheriff’s deputies

A person suspected of leaving a trail of “KJ” graffiti marks around Birch Bay was booked into Whatcom County Jail for malicious mischief in the second degree and felony harassment on … more

Berm construction to finish by April, contractor says

At a February 25 “Coffee with the Contractor” meeting, Granite Construction’s Gairrett Orelup said the Birch Bay berm project will be completed by early April. Since the last … more

Enrollment drop could lead to district layoffs next year

The Blaine school board has directed superintendent Christopher Granger to begin planning for cuts in next school year’s budget in the event that state funding is reduced. The plan would … more

Inslee pauses phase movement in reopening plan

All regions in Washington will remain in Phase 2, the most advanced of the two-step “Healthy Washington” reopening plan. “We’re making this pause in recognition of the fact … more
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