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Volleyball still looking for first victory

Blaine varsity volleyball is still looking for its first win, and it will have some chances in the next week. The Borderites lost 3–0 to Ferndale on September 24 and 3–1 against Lynden at … more

Soccer falls behind in pair of tough games

Blaine girls varsity soccer lost a pair of close games to bigger conference rivals Lynden and Ferndale over the past week. The losses make Blaine’s record 2–3–1. Blaine … more

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Cross Country Blaine cross country athletes competed at the South Whidbey Invite on September 21. Taylee McCormick was Blaine’s top finisher, placing 34th out of 90 in a season-best 23 … more

Lummi Nation hosting local gathering for the Salish Sea and its orca population

The Lummi Nation is coordinating a Blaine gathering of tribal leaders, environmental groups and faith organizations to encourage greater protection of the Salish Sea and the southern resident orca … more

End of an era for the former airport site

Two property deals made by the city of Blaine for the remainder of the Gateway parcel, formerly the site of the Blaine Municipal Airport, mark the end of an era for the old airport site. The … more

Wildbird Charity’s weekend food program begins its second year

As of September 20, Wildbird Charity’s Starfish Weekend Food Program officially began its second year. The local charity provides kids with a bag of food to take home on weekends, containing … more

Summit to focus on aging well in Whatcom County

An upcoming summit will explore ideas for creating a more supportive environment in Whatcom County for older adults and senior citizens. On Friday, September 27, the first Aging Well Whatcom … more

Local organization aims to connect with gardening, life skills classes

Kelle Sunter has always loved gardening. When she lived in San Francisco, she made a garden out of the parking space that was behind her apartment building. She was ecstatic to have her own yard … more

Donations needed to support Thanksgiving Baskets program

Funding is needed to help support the Community Assistance Program’s (CAP) Thanksgiving Baskets program, which provides complete, ready-to-cook Thanksgiving dinners to more than 250 local … more

Local man builds eco-friendly electric bikes

When Bruce Miller rode his neighbor’s electric bike for the first time, he wondered if he could build one for himself. “Me, being mechanical, when I got home the first thing I thought … more

Upcoming fashion show to benefit survivors of human trafficking

For the second year in a row, Betty Be Good boutique in Birch Bay will be hosting a fundraiser fashion show, Liberty in Style, to benefit Engedi Refuge. The Lynden charity provides restorative … more

City council candidate allegedly obstructed Blaine officers

A candidate for Blaine City Council is charged with obstructing Blaine police officers during a late-night traffic stop in 2017, after the officers impounded his vehicle, which was being driven 111 … more

Blaine reaches Gateway property deal with White-Leasure

The city of Blaine and the White-Leasure Development Company have reached an agreement for the purchase of about five acres of the Gateway property, formerly the site of the Blaine Municipal Airport. … more

Blaine resident seeks information about historic photos

Blaine resident Jim Zell recently photographed some historic pictures that were hanging inside the old Wolten and Montfort grocery store on Peace Portal Drive in downtown Blaine. Worried that they … more

Sea Links Golf Course in Birch Bay to reopen next year

The management behind Homestead Farms Golf Club in Lynden is working on restoring Sea Links Golf Course in Birch Bay and hopes to have the course open by next June, with a driving range open earlier … more

B.C. team shuts out Blaine football 21–0

After two early mistakes, Blaine football couldn’t recover in a 21–0 loss on September 13 at home. The Borderites have a 1–1 record after the loss to Lord Tweedsmuir, a Surrey, … more

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Volleyball Blaine girls volleyball lost 3–0 in its season opener, an away match against Sehome on September 16. Next, the Borderites travel to Ferndale (1–0) for a 7 p.m. match on … more

Birch Bay chamber praises county’s tenacity at berm groundbreaking ceremony

Construction is still a couple of months away, but the Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce held a groundbreaking ceremony for the Birch Bay berm project on September 6. Members of the Birch Bay Chamber … more

Ballot initiative could impact state funding for local transportation projects

A ballot initiative that aims to limit car tab fees to $30 per year could have a significant impact on local transportation funding across the state, as well as in Blaine. The effects on Blaine … more

Second phase of Peace Portal Community Trail now complete

The second phase of the Peace Portal Community Trail project is now complete, creating more options for pedestrians and cyclists passing through the city of Blaine. The first phase of the project … more
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