Wed, Jul 21, 2010 

 

City gets $450,000 grant for H Street improvements

The city of Blaine will be able to improve the portion of H Street that leads into downtown thanks to a $450,000 federal grant.

Ragnar Relay begins in Blaine

The 87-mile-overnight Ragnar Relay Northwest Passage starts in Blaine, Friday, July 23 and finishes in Whidbey Island, Saturday, July 24.

District gets final approval for Bay Horizon Park

Bay Horizon Park is a step closer to a new playground and gymnasium upgrades, thanks to a new partnership between Whatcom County, who owns the park, and Northwest Parks and Recreation District # 2.

Tall ships visit Blaine Harbor, July 14 - 19

Tall ships visit Blaine Harbor, July 14 - 19

Vet speaks on surviving concentration camp

Joe Moser, a WWII prisoner of war and Ferndale resident, easily held his audience’s attention at the Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce meeting on Tuesday.

Free seminar to discuss annuities

Robin Kagan, a local insurance agent with more than 10 years experience specializing in financial protections, will present “Fixed Annuity Solutions: A Time for Guarantees?” addressing how to protect retirement income and savings, while earning competitive interest rates that are tax-deferred.

Blaine graduate’s achievements span the globe

From their first meeting in 2002, Blaine high school guidance counselor Karen Mulholland said she noticed one thing about Blaine high school student Tegan Bukowski: focus.

Mon, Jul 19, 2010 

 

Skatepark work party canceled

Manufacturer's delay pushes installation back several days.

Thu, Jul 15, 2010 

 

Jazz festival kicks off with downtown concerts

Music is in the air this week as the Blaine Jazz Festival kicks off its ninth annual season with noon-time concerts at the boardwalk plazas downtown.

B.C. man arrested after running the border

A 21-year-old Canadian man has been charged with impeding and interfering with a federal officer Monday after nearly running down a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agent with a stolen minivan at the Peace Arch border crossing.

Tips for recognizing common sleep disorders

A good night’s sleep is important to your well-being. Most people spend roughly one-third of their lives asleep, so it’s easy to see how the quality of sleep directly affects the quality of your life.

For many, intertribal canoe event is a healing journey

Representatives from numerous native tribes along the northwest coast of the U.S. and Canada paddled their way to the Lummi Stommish Grounds last Thursday as they make their way to the Makah reservation at Neah Bay on the Olympic Peninsula.

Discovery Days - July 17 & 18

Discovery Days, Event Listing

Birch Bay business woman launches new book

In her new book, “I’m All Grown Up-Now What?” Ellen Shea, a co-founder of Bellingham’s Chrysalis Inn & Spa and the founder of the former Whisper On The Bay spa in Birch Bay, uses her own story of challenges she incurred to inspire others to overcome their own.

School district releases preliminary 2010 budget

The Blaine school district has released a preliminary budget overview for the upcoming school year.

Fri, Jul 9, 2010 

 

Border agents open fire on vehicle at Peace Arch

Subsequent man hunt involved local, state and federal agencies

Thu, Jul 8, 2010 

 

Court injunction stops B.C. sales tax exemption

Skagit County Superior Court judge Susan Cook issued a temporary restraining order June 30 halting the implementation of a recent state ruling that would allow Canadian shoppers to forgo paying sales taxes on some purchases in Washington.

For one man, the journey of a lifetime begins in Blaine

Paul Spencer has ridden his bicycle thousands of miles in several countries but this week, he will attempt a world record.

Adoption program matches people with older cats

WHS currently houses about 60 foster cats in 23 homes throughout the county. Their “Young At Heart” program offers discounts to adults over 55 when they adopt an animal older than five years, dropping the adoption cost from $115 to $55. That fee includes spay or neutering, shots, a microchip and a veterinary exam.

Tall ships bring golden age back in Blaine harbor

Booming cannons will rock Drayton Harbor next week with the return of the brig Lady Washington and the topsail ketch Hawaiian Chieftain. Those interested in the golden age of wind-powered sea travel will get the chance to travel back in time with tours of these ships from July 14 to July 19.

Blaine’s Old Fashioned Fourth of July, 2010

Images from Blaine’s Old Fashioned Fourth of July

BP to begin roundabout construction

Construction of a $2 million roundabout at Blaine and Grandview roads will begin next week, project managers at BP Cherry Point refinery said.

Port invites public for coffee

The Port of Bellingham has scheduled four “Coffee With A Commissioner” sessions around the county to hear directly from the people they represent.

Birch Bay’s C Shop to stay in family

Keith Alesse and his wife Saara Kuure are set to take over the store from Keith’s parents, Pat and Patricia Alesse, who have owned and operated the C Shop since 1971.

Local beaches closed to shellfish harvest

Blaine considers student representation

The Blaine school board will add student representation to their board of directors, they announced during their regular meeting Monday, June 28.

Thu, Jul 1, 2010 

 

State has electrifying vision of I-5 corridor

The country’s first electric highway is about to become reality, according to an announcement from Washington state governor Christine Gregoire.


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