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Five things everyone should know about heart disease

Can you name the leading cause of death among men and women in the United States? You might think it’s cancer, but heart disease is responsible for more deaths than all types of cancer … more

Are you drinking enough water each day in order to stay hydrated?

Ever wish you had more energy, could concentrate better or improve your mood? Think about this – are you are drinking enough water each day? The human body is approximately 60 percent water. … more

Local sommelier to launch wine club on Valentine’s Day

A Blaine resident who is a sommelier and wine expert is planning to launch a new wine club on Valentine’s Day to help Whatcom County residents discover new wines. Amberleigh Brownson, who … more

Nature’s Path hosts event benefitting food-insecure middle schoolers

Organic breakfast foods company Nature’s Path hosted a “foodraiser” on February 3 at its Blaine facility, where bags of breakfast and snack foods were assembled for distribution to … more

City council votes to update fee schedule for fire marshal services

Blaine city councilmembers recently voted 5-0 to update the “Building” portion of the city’s Unified Fee Schedule, which lists fees that are charged to property owners for fire … more

PSE rescues stuck juvenile bald eagle

Puget Sound Energy (PSE) workers removed a juvenile bald eagle stuck by its talon in a utility line on West Road near Peace Portal Drive on January 28. The eagle appeared to be uninjured and flew … more

Park and recreation district has ample scholarship money for youth recreation

Blaine-Birch Bay Park and Recreation District 2 (BBBPRD2) is trying to spread the word about its youth athletic scholarship fund, which it started in 2019 to help families in need pay for equipment, … more

Blaine-based Japanese paper merchant offering upcoming workshops

About five years ago, Linda Marshall was in Strasbourg, France when she went into a stationery store and noticed that the window display featured Japanese paper from The Japanese Paper Place, a … more

City council debates contribution to USGS coastal storm modeling system

Blaine city councilmembers recently voted 4-1 to contribute $10,000 to a countywide project that will allow the city of Blaine to benefit from a coastal storm modeling system developed by the U.S. … more

Field director disavows knowledge of detention directive, says Jayapal

CBP Seattle field office director Adele Fasano told lawmakers she only learned of the detention of Americans of Iranian background after hearing of it through news reports, said U.S. House … more

Source provides directive telling CBP officers to detain Iranian-born travelers

In a bulletin issued by the tactical analytical unit (TAU) in U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Seattle Field Office, officers were instructed to conduct vetting on all individuals who met … more

City plans to develop alley below Peace Portal Drive

The city of Blaine has plans to develop the alley that is located below and to the west of Peace Portal Drive and is roughly parallel to the BNSF railroad tracks. By building a road on the lower … more

Ballots out for February 11 election on replacement levy

Voters in the Blaine school district should have received ballots in the mail by January 28 for the February 11 special election with a Blaine school district replacement levy vote. Whatcom County … more

Historic 1949 Blaine firetruck gets restoration from local family

For the Renskers and Ooms family, the fire engine had always been more than just a truck. It was a prized 1949 American LaFrance, a sturdy, agile rig that exceeded 40 years’ service as a … more

Whatcom County unemployment rate rises slightly, but economists aren’t too concerned

The unemployment rate in Whatcom County has slowly increased over the past year, but it’s not raising much concern among economists. The Whatcom County unemployment rate reached 5% in … more

City of Blaine’s public works department establishes fleet replacement program for aging vehicles and equipment

The city of Blaine’s public works department is establishing a fleet replacement program to help guide the maintenance and replacement of its aging vehicles and equipment. As part of the … more

Girls wrestlers have big week at home scramble, Puyallup tournament

At the Viking Girls Invitational wrestling tournament on January 24, Genesis Vazquez and Rayanne Mutchler placed for the first time at a major tournament, leading the Blaine girls wrestling team to … more

Gavino Rodriguez gets big win, Blaine looking to tournament season

With a few wrestlers missing, Gavino Rodriguez led Blaine wrestling to a sixth place finish out of 17 teams at the 32nd Annual Lynden Tournament on January 25. Rodriguez, wrestling up a weight … more

In other sports...

Boys Basketball Blaine suffered a close loss to Mount Baker on January 23 at home, with a final score of 61–56, and lost to Anacortes 69–57 on January 28, also at home. The … more

Water usage rose due to frigid weather, broken pipes

Water usage in Birch Bay rose significantly as pipes that froze during the recent spell of frigid weather thawed and cracked in subsequent days. Temperatures in Birch Bay reached a low of 12.7 … more
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