Thu, Dec 4, 2008 

 

Building community...

Fifteen members of IAFF Local 3867, Northwest Whatcom Professional Firefighters Union, spent the day assisting Judy and Richard Valandry to build a wheelchair...

Monthly local meetings

Alanon Meetings: Tuesdays, 1 p.m., Free Unitarian Church at 1218 Harrison St. All welcome. Susan Schneider at 371-0568.

Sentence reduced in Blaine girl’s murder

A Thurston County judge has reduced the prison sentence for a man who was convicted of raping and killing a Blaine girl in 2003.

Briefs

Cookie contest deadline Friday

This Sunday in Blaine is for the birds

This year’s Christmas Bird Count will take place on Sunday, December 28 with a pre-count bird walk this Sunday, December 7. Novice birders are encouraged...

Downtown holiday festivities begin Friday

This weekend’s focus is on downtown Blaine for the annual tree lighting ceremony that has become much bigger this time around thanks to a collaboration...

New UGAs may impact Blaine, Birch Bay

How much growth and where it should go? That’s the simple version of a complicated cluster of questions Whatcom County planners and stakeholders ...

Wed, Nov 26, 2008 

 

The Screening Room

High School Musical 3:Senior Year – Rated G ***The youth of America (and the parents they dragged with them) have spoken to the tune of $43 million...

At Beach Basket, the common thread is the yarn

The discounts were gigantic: 70 percent off in the first hour, decreasing 10 percent each hour until noon. About 200 people benefited. “If we had...

Local man recounts experience as prisoner of war

“There were 1,500 of us in the hold of the ship, but when we got to Japan 62 days later there were only 800 left,” said former prisoner of ...

Rockfish illustrate need to understand our watery world

Are rockfish stocks off the coast of Washington state in the same condition as rockfish population hundreds of miles away in California? Probably not, ...

Briefs

Holiday Harbor Lights festival

Charges against border officials dropped

Misdemeanor charges have been dropped against two Blaine U.S. Customs and Border Protectionofficers following an off-duty brawl at a biker bar earlier ...

Habitat group seeks Blaine support

Whatcom County’s chapter of Habitat For Humanity is seeking support within the Blaine community to advise them on their local efforts.

City council to consider closing skate park again

After mounting problems of vandalism and maintenance issues, the city of Blaine may be forced to close the Blaine Skate Park once again.

School board struggles with project shortfalls

The Blaine school board heard superintendent Ron Spanjer warn of a coming “significant impact by what is happening in the over-all economy,&rdquo...

Thu, Nov 20, 2008 

 

Blaine man, 19, faces two charges of assault with a deadly weapon

Jeffrey W. Chapman, 19, of Blaine, is being held on $150,000 bail after pleading not guilty to two charges of first degree assault with a deadly weapon...

Library Link

In hard times, libraries are more important than ever. Human beings need what books give them better than any other medium. Since ancient nights around...

CJ Wijns events a mix of wine, food and fun

On a recent chilly Saturday night in November, a loosely-knit group of friends, acquaintances and residents from Birch Bay to as far away as Seattle, were...

Council gives county executive a hefty raise

A sharply divided Whatcom County Council voted 4-3 to give county executive Pete Kremen an 11 percent raise spread over two years last week, one side claiming...

Briefs

Free Thanksgiving dinner Thursday

Low-income residents without dinner plans this Thanksgiving can join their neighbors for a complete turkey meal with all the trimmings at the Blaine Senior...

NWFRS to regroup after voters reject levy lid lift

By a two-to-one margin, area voters soundly rejected Proposition One, North Whatcom Fire and Rescue Service’s (NWFRS) proposed seven and a half cents...

DHS installs RFID readers at Blaine ports

Thu, Nov 13, 2008 

 

Icelandic mystery writer to speak

Yrsa Sigurdardottir is the author of five children’s books, works as a civil engineer and has finished her third mystery novel featuring feisty lawyer...

Why buy local?

Community-based enterprises are interdependent. Local residents do business with community banks, which in turn are a major source of loans for family ...

Study examines border issues

Canada is by far the United States’ most important trading partner, with exports to our northern neighbor totaling more than those to Mexico, Japan...


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