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APA Museum attraction highlights role of Chinese labor

The Alaska Packers Association (APA) Museum in Semiahmoo Park has a new attraction. A rusty old “Iron Chink” machine has been sandblasted, painted fire-engine red and placed on a concrete … more

City of Blaine hires two new planners

The city of Blaine recently hired two new community planners, who will assist the city with guiding and regulating community growth and development, enhancing quality of life, promoting distinctive … more

Kirk Douglas will always remain an iconic Hollywood star

Like many of my generation, I grew up with the actor Kirk Douglas as a regular feature of my movie fantasy world. But unlike most of us, I forged a career as a writer who talked to and wrote about … more

In other Blaine sports...

Girls basketball Blaine girls varsity basketball finished the regular season with a 56–41 loss at Nooksack Valley on February 6. Hailey Pike scored 12 points and Krystin Kamrath scored nine. … more

Blaine basketball rallies to snag a higher playoff seeding

After a couple disappointing weeks on the court, the Blaine boys varsity basketball team capped its season with two key wins at home that gave the Borderites a crucial boost in playoff seeding. A … more

Seven Blaine wrestlers make finals as Borderites claim sub-regional title

Blaine wrestlers spent much of the regular season traveling to big tournaments to take on some of the best wrestlers in the state and, in some cases, in the country. Because of that, Blaine … more

20th annual Bite of Blaine to be formal affair

At the upcoming Bite of Blaine fundraiser, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, attendees will be able to sample food from local eateries and participate in silent and live auctions … more

Real estate: Expect a sellers’ market in 2020

I’m continually asked what direction real estate is headed in 2020, and never before has it been clearer to predict. The factors that most affect real estate trends up or down are always … more

County, contractors hold “coffee with contractor” event for berm project

With Granite Construction now in its second month of work on the Birch Bay Drive and Pedestrian Facility Project, known as the berm, project officials held a question and answer session on January 30 … more

No charges filed for nearly operable bomb

No bomb charges were able to be filed against a 19-year-old whose vehicle trunk contained a nearly operable explosive device, which was discovered by Blaine officers in late December while executing … more

Community theater offering improv classes

Blaine Community Theater (BCT) will be offering an eight-week improv class starting later this month. The class will take place on Monday evenings, starting February 24, from 8 to 9:30 p.m. and … more

BHS semester 1 honor roll announced

BLAINE HIGH SCHOOL 2019-2020 SEMESTER 1 HONOR ROLL   Students with 4.0 GPA Seniors: Ingrid Aosved, Marni Aosved, Maya Ball, Samantha Boczek, Colby Bosman, Dylan Burnett, Oscar … more

Blaine Police Department receives $20,000 donation

The city of Blaine recently accepted a $20,000 gift from the Stroum Family Foundation which will be used toward additional training of Blaine Police Department (BPD) officers and staff. At the … more

Whatcom County sees flooding due to heavy rainfall

Heavy rainfall last weekend caused parts of Whatcom County to experience flooding, leading to local road closures and emergency response initiatives. On January 31, the city of Blaine’s … more

To our town’s unsung heroes, thank you for your service

On hiring a new reporter or editor, I typically sit them down and give a short talk about how we approach the news in our corner of the world. I always ask them to treat elected and non-elected … more

City’s finance department releases video about budget

The city of Blaine’s finance department recently produced a short video about the city’s budget process and how the city pays for the services it provides. The video, which is three … more

Rodriguez leads Blaine to fifth place finish at Berserker tournament

Gavino Rodriguez’s exciting first place finish at the Berserker Tournament led the Blaine boys wrestling team to a fifth place finish at that tournament, held on February 1 at Curtis High … more

In other Borderites sports...

Girls wrestling The Blaine girls wrestling team placed 17th out of 26 teams at the Berserker Tournament on February 1 at Curtis High School in University Place. Genesis Vazquez led the … more

Sports classification to change next year

Blaine High School sports teams should have a better chance at earning winning records next school year. The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) just updated its … more

Blaine Harbor Music Festival teacher wins Grammy award

A Blaine Harbor Music Festival teacher got his moment of recognition on January 26, winning best classical vocal solo album at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards. Charlie Porter, a Portland-based … more
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