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City contributes $550,000 toward Gateway stormwater pond project

Blaine city councilmembers voted unanimously to contribute $550,000 to defray the cost of a large stormwater pond being constructed on the Gateway parcel. The city took action after a number of … more

Blaine officials, Lummi representatives meet to discuss no shooting zone in Drayton Harbor

Mayor Bonnie Onyon, city councilmember Mary Lou Steward and city manager Michael Jones recently met with members of the Lummi Indian Business Council to discuss a potential compromise regarding the … more

Voters approve replacement levy for Blaine school district

Results from the February 11 special election show that property tax money will continue to flow to the Blaine school district for teacher and staff salaries, classroom materials and other daily … more

SuperTrack pulls plug on Bay Medical acquisition

Bay Medical Clinic will close permanently at the end of April, after its acquisition by SuperTrack, a group of Whatcom County medical clinics, fell through. SuperTrack started operating Bay … more

Primary school hosting kindergarten registration day

Blaine primary school is hosting a registration day for parents of incoming kindergarteners from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 12. Staff will help parents register their children for the … more

CASCADIA International Women’s Film Festival gears up for its fourth year

CASCADIA International Women’s Film Festival is returning April 16 to 19 to celebrate the centennial anniversary of women gaining the right to vote in the U.S. The Bellingham festival … more

Vazquez going to state championships

Blaine freshman Genesis Vazquez is headed to the Tacoma Dome for the girls wrestling State Championships after a big day at regionals on February 15 at Sedro-Woolley High School. Vazquez, … more

Two Blaine wrestlers take titles as Blaine wins second at Regionals

Gavino Rodriguez and Colton Pedersen won individual titles at the 2A Region 1 wrestling tournament on February 15 at White River High School, leading the Borderites to a second place team finish out … more

Blaine basketball season comes to an end with close loss to Liberty

Blaine boys basketball had a wild ride through the post season, beating Sehome in a loser-out game to qualify for the district tournament, and then playing aggressive games against two experienced … more

City to regulate vacant storefronts in Blaine’s central business district

City staff will begin drafting new amendments to the Blaine Municipal Code to address vacant storefronts in downtown Blaine, after city councilmembers voted 7-0 to authorize the development of new … more

BHS music students compete in solo and ensemble competition

Six Blaine High School (BHS) students recently competed in a solo and ensemble competition, and two will move onto the state competition in April. On January 25, six BHS students competed in the … more

Photos: 20th Annual Bite of Blaine Fundraiser

At the 20th annual Bite of Blaine fundraiser on February 17, attendees sampled food from local eateries and participated in silent and live auctions benefitting Blaine’s Old Fashioned Fourth of … more

Animal control contract renewed by city of Blaine and humane society

A new animal control contract that decreases the hours of animal patrol from 10 to three hours per week has been renewed between the city of Blaine and the Whatcom Humane Society for the next five … more

New cat café brings the purr-fect hangout to downtown Bellingham

NEKO Cat Café opened its doors in downtown Bellingham, making it the first place in Whatcom County where people can enjoy coffee and snacks with feline friends. Since its opening on … more

Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office to offer Citizen’s Academy in March

The Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) is holding its free annual Citizen’s Academy in March, allowing county residents to learn more about what it’s like to be a … more

Design team reveals plans for 8,620-square-foot Blaine Library

The architects designing a new Blaine Library revealed a final design concept on February 11 that is nearly twice the size of the current library and is informed by three community meetings and an … more

Foreign Auto Clinic is one of Blaine’s last old school auto shops

Eight years ago, Lee Doane bought Foreign Auto Clinic from former owner Tom Ryser, but Doane’s history with the shop at 1240 Peace Portal Drive dates back much further. Doane started working … more

Air Safety Art International highlights diversity of city’s businesses

When people think of local Blaine businesses, places like the Semiahmoo Resort or Peace Arch City Café likely come to mind. What many residents might not know is that tucked between the … more

DHS official says Washington state could lose NEXUS privileges

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is suspending its Trusted Traveler Programs (TTP) for New York residents in response to a new state law preventing DHS from accessing New York … more

Seattle Field Office was “overzealous” in detaining Iranian-Americans, says top CBP official

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) acting commissioner Mark Morgan suggested that travelers with Iranian backgrounds were wrongly interrogated and detained while crossing the Peace Arch border … more
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