Thu, Jul 8, 2010 

 

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.

Luke Ridnour to lead annual Fourth of July parade

Ridnour will serve as grand marshal of Blaine’s Old Fashioned Fourth of July parade this year.

District renews Spanjer’s contract

The Blaine school board voted 5-0 at its regular monthly meeting Monday night to renew superintendent Ron Spanjer’s contract until 2013; the next time it will come up for renewal.

Gardener’s market to feature toy sailboat races

Organizers of the Blaine Gardener’s Market have scheduled the First International Market Day toy boat races for 10 a.m. Saturday, July 3 at the H Street plaza.

Fundraiser aims to ‘raise the roof’

Habitat For Humanity will hold its 8th annual Raise The Roof fundraising dinner and auction starting at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 10 at the Lakeway Inn in Bellingham.

American Life in Poetry

Don’t flush your energy savings down the drain

A great deal of attention centers on the importance of saving energy and water, with comparatively little thought about the direct relationship between water conservation and energy savings.

Border agents seize alleged child porn

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized 250 images of alleged child pornography and erotica from a 44-year-old Calgary, Alberta man on June 20.

Birch Bay sandcastle contest winners June 26, 2010

Birch Bay sandcastle contest winners June 26, 2010

This Fourth of July, pack it in and pack it out

Blaine grad earns honors at CPSU

Amanda Johansen, a 2005 Blaine high school alumnus, recently graduated from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo.

Young At Heart

July brings us to another birthday of our nation, as we are reminded of our great American heritage and the freedom and responsibilities entrusted to us.

Thu, Jun 24, 2010 

 

Forecast calls for sand, music and fun Saturday

Those looking for a fun way to spend their weekend will want to grab a shovel and a bucket and head to Birch Bay for the annual Sandcastle contest and a live music benefit concert later that evening.

County pushes for closure of Spooner Creek complex

Whatcom County officials have once again turned up the pressure on Bill Beckett to close Spooner Creek Park, a baseball complex built without permits in 1999 on his property.

WTA seeks public comment on cuts

Those wanting a say in a proposed bus service reduction to Blaine should attend a public hearing at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 30 at the Whatcom County Courthouse council chambers.

Free classes focus on challenges of aging

The Adult Day Health Center (ADHC) at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center presents the next topics in its recently launched lecture series, “Facing the Challenges of Aging.”

Blaine one of top U.S. high schools

Blaine high school is one of three Whatcom County high schools to be named by Newsweek Magazine as being in the top 6 percent of schools in the United States.

Local author publishes children’s book, goes global

Volunteers needed for clam survey


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