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Blaine mapped out in new canvas mural at Hill’s Chevron

The once blank exterior of the Chevron gas station on Peace Portal Drive now helps put Blaine on the map as a destination thanks to an artistic collaboration between gas station owner Mike Hill and … more

New sourdough business, Anna’s @BreadinBlaine, comes to town

Years of culinary experience and one grandfather’s recipe have prepared Mark and Anna Johnson to launch their sourdough business in Blaine. Anna’s @BreadinBlaine is an Instagram bakery … more

Southbound crossings into Blaine down, but by less than two percent

In December, 675,550 total passengers and pedestrians crossed southbound into Blaine at the Peace Arch and Pacific Highway border crossings, according to data from Western Washington … more

Local historical society envisioned for Blaine

The Birch Bay Historical Society will be meeting at the Blaine Library on Monday, February 3 starting at 5:30 p.m. The meeting is being organized by Jim Zell from Blaine and Patrick Alesse from Birch … more

Smuggler’s Inn owner’s trial postponed until at least the fall

The trial of Bob Boule, the owner of the Smuggler’s Inn Bed and Breakfast in Blaine who is alleged to have helped people enter Canada illegally, has been postponed. Boule’s trial in … more

Semiahmoo Resort hosting bartending competition on February 4

Semiahmoo Resort will be hosting a bartending competition on Tuesday, February 4 as part of Bellingham Cocktail Week. The Cut/Off Bartending Competition, modeled after the television show … more

Arts & Jazz fundraiser to feature musical performances and auction

Now in its 23rd year, the annual Arts & Jazz fundraiser will feature musical performances and an auction on Saturday, February 1 in the Blaine Middle School cafeteria. Funds raised at the event … more

Suspicious incidents in Birch Bay prompt citizen concerns

The Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) is increasing their patrols of Birch Bay, and plans to add another deputy to the area, after many residents have reported a recent surge in suspicious … more

WCLS permanently eliminates library late fees

The Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) and Bellingham Public Library eliminated overdue fines, effective January 2, 2020, joining a growing number of libraries across the country in removing fees. … more

BHS junior beats 100-hour volunteering challenge

A Blaine High School (BHS) junior is inspiring her fellow students by volunteering her time to help preschool teachers, homeless individuals, correctional officers, school administrators and others … more

Kamrath, Pike lead Blaine girls basketball in second conference win

Blaine girls basketball got its second conference win on January 20 against Sedro-Woolley, a 47–38 victory fueled by Krystin Kamrath’s sharp shooting and Hailey Pike’s … more

Boys basketball notches comeback win against Sedro-Woolley

Blaine boys basketball fought hard in the second half to get a 64–62 comeback victory against head coach Brett Farrar’s former team, Sedro-Woolley. After the win, the Borderites have a … more

Games postponed due to snow and ice

Snow and ice postponed several Blaine High School games last week. Boys and girls basketball games against Sehome have been rescheduled for the last week of the season. Bowling matches on … more

City council supports legislation enabling taxing district for parks

Blaine city council voted unanimously to support state legislation that would, if passed, give cities like Blaine the option to form special taxing districts for park improvements and … more

Border Policy Research Institute now accepting fellowship applicants

Emerging researchers have the opportunity to delve into U.S.-Canadian border studies with applications now open for a visiting cross-border research fellowship co-hosted by Western Washington … more

Innovative therapy puts Blaine dog’s cancer into remission

When Jackie Craig got her dog Wiley from a ranch when he was eight weeks old, she expected him to have a long, healthy life. That’s because he’s a Blue Heeler, a type of Australian Cattle … more

Design team at work on final concept for new Blaine library

After the third of three public input meetings, the design team of King Architecture and Johnston Architects is at work on a final design concept for the Blaine library, which they’ll reveal … more

Tulalip Tribes acquire commercial seafood enterprise in Blaine Harbor

The Tulalip Tribes recently acquired a seafood processing building in Blaine Harbor, and they reportedly plan to expand the enterprise, which sells live crab and other seafood to markets on the West … more

Asian giant hornets found in Blaine

The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) has received and confirmed four reports of Asian giant hornets in the areas of Blaine and Bellingham, WSDA said in a January 13 brief posted … more

Redwood Investments opens office in downtown Blaine

Redwood Investments is ready to offer personalized financial planning and investment services in Blaine after opening its new location in the Loomis Hall Building at 288 Martin Street, Suite … more
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