Thu, Jan 1, 2009 

 

2008 In ReviewPacific Arts Association

First, the Pacific Arts Association (PAA) thanks our community, students, instructors, and all those who gave so generously of their time, energy, talents...

Local pilot to make commemorative flight to Russia

Blaine native and aviation enthusiast Jeff Geer plans to commemorate the WWII Lend Lease program by flying an open cockpit biplane 6,000 miles from here...

Feds seize 250 pounds of cocaine near Birch Point

Two Canadians were arrested early on the morning of Friday, December 12 at Birch Point while attempting to load five 50-pound sacks of cocaine on to a ...

Dive into a new year at Birch Bay

Those who want to make a big splash in the coming year may take the challenge literally with Birch Bay’s annual Polar Bear Plunge.The event is scheduled...

2008 In Review A Look Back At 2008

Stock market meltdowns, housing price meltdowns, Ponzi scheme meltdowns – if there is truth to the old adage that those who forget the past are doomed...

City prevails in lawsuit with local developer

The city of Blaine has won its first round in a Federal District Court battle with Blaine developer Joel Douglas over his Seascape Condominium project ...

Thu, Dec 18, 2008 

 

Volunteer appreciation day!

Program helps find employment for special needs youth

The holiday season is a busy one for many, but for the owners of a small business, the months of November and December can be nearly impossible to handle...

Police make arrest in string of Blaine burglaries

Police arrested Travis C. Watson, 18, of Blaine, last Sunday and booked him into the Whatcom County Jail on suspicion of burglary and theft.

Weekend power outages caused by accidents

A series of vehicle accidents last weekend resulted in three power outages and flickering lights for many Blaine residents, city officials said.

Briefs

NOEL refunds availableThe medieval Celtic and classical harp and wind ensemble group Noel that was to have performed last Sunday but canceled due to weather...

Blaine principal to take state job

Blaine high school principal Dan Newell announced Monday that he plans to accept a job in Olympia next month with the Washington State Office of the Superintendent...

Blaine captures state wrestling tourney by 20 points

Despite a power outage that plunged the gym into darkness for nearly an hour late on the second day, Blaine wrestlers decisively beat second place Riverside...

Council grants extension to airport developers

Plans for the redevelopment of the city’s airport were looking uncertain this week as Blaine City Council negotiated with potential developers over...

Thu, Dec 11, 2008 

 

Church celebrates 125th anniversary

Christ Episcopal Church in Blaine marks its 125th anniversary this next week with Solemn Evensong followed by a reception on Wednesday, December 17 at ...

Entries sought for Peace Arch 2009/2010 art exhibit

The U.S.-Canada Peace Anniversary Association is seeking artists to submit outdoor sculptures for their 12th Annual Peace Arch Park International Sculpture...

Young At Heart

The Blaine Senior Center had a very successful Arts & Craft Show, with the wonderful sound and sights which accompanies the Christmas Holiday Season...

AAI offers guided winter mountaineering trips

Anyone who has looked up at Mt. Baker from a distance may have wondered what it might be like to summit the smoldering, snow-covered giant or ski down ...

Lady B's score early lead but ultimately defeated

The Lady B’s scored first and held on to an early lead, but eventually gave way to a strong Lynden team in losing on the road Tuesday night 57-37...

Red velvet cookie takes home the gold

The winner of the first Blaine area holiday cookie baking contest is Virginia Wampler of Blaine.

All Aboard!

In hard times, businesses think outside the box

While many businesses on Main Street are struggling economically, some of Blaine’s own are finding creative ways to stay afloat during the current...

Briefs

NOEL ensemble performs Sunday

The medieval Celtic and classical harp and wind ensemble group NOEL returns to Blaine on Sunday afternoon, December 14, at 3:30 in the Performing Arts ...

Increased traffic concern for law enforcement

A combination of construction detours and population growth have dramatically increased traffic on H Street, Blaine’s main east-west thoroughfare...

City donates to county homelessness project

The city of Blaine will join other Whatcom County cities in donating to county-wide projects to alleviate problems associated with homelessness.

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...


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