Articles published Thu, May 14, 2009
U.S. Customs & Border Protection News Release-Victoria Day Border Travel Advisory
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is reminding travelers planning trips across the border into the United States to make sure they have their proper documents and to anticipate heavy traffic during this Victoria Day weekend.
Council debates critical areas ordinance
After a heated debate Monday, Blaine City Council postponed their vote on a critical areas ordinance revision to allow more time for public comment and review.
Border lane closure extended through May 22
The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) is extending for a third week the temporary closure of the right northbound lane of the current two-lane detour through the Peace Arch Land Port of Entry.
Council approves ward redistricting
In a special meeting May 4, Blaine City Council voted 5-0 to approve an ordinance that would create new voting ward boundaries for the city of Blaine.
Bike to Work and School Day May 15
The 12th annual Bike To Work And School Day in Whatcom County is scheduled for Friday, May 15.
Yard of the Week
If you notice cars driving slowly or people strolling by and gawking at your yard it probably is the Blaine is Beautiful Committee on the look out for the most remarkable yards and gardens in the city.
Petal Attractions now offering sandwiches, soups, salads
Delicious treats. It’s hard to improve on a good thing. But one Blaine business has done just that.
News in brief
Blaine city clean-up day this Saturday • ‘Blue Thumb’ gardening event Saturday • Meeting to discuss Birch Bay UGA • Candidate filing week June 1 through 5 • Run To The Border benefit scheduled • Birch Bay events to help Mexican orphanage
Westman Marine puts finishing touches on Alaska seiner
“It’s nice to see a new state-of-the-art Alaska Limit seiner,” said Bob Gudmundson of Westman Marine as he stood back to admire the 58-foot steel hulled Intangible taking shape in his yard. “There was a 20 year stretch where not many new fishing boats were made,” he said.
Mother’s Day art festivals
Photos of the Mother's Day art festival held on May 10, 2009
Flying border surveillance covers four states
During one operation we watched five loads of drugs go right underneath us and across the border. There’s a lot of stuff moving back and forth,” said Brian Webb, an air interdiction agent for the Air and Marine Operations branch of the Homeland Security Department’s Customs and Border Protection (CPB).
Blaine School District news for May and June 2009
Borderite Scoreboard May 6 - 12
National golf tourney comes to Loomis Trail Golf Club