Thu, May 22, 2008 

 

Jim Jorgensen’s adventures in geology

Do you want to have a great experience learning about the geology of western Whatcom County? And even more about the geological history of the Columbia...

Plover ferry to start runs this Friday

The MV Plover, Blaine’s 63-year-old restored passenger ferry, will begin its annual summer season of weekend trips on Friday, May 23.

Blaine school board to approve staffing cuts

The Blaine school board will meet on Tuesday, May 27, at 4:30 p.m. to review and approve a reduction in classified staff as part of a three percent cut...

City involves community in parks development

The Blaine parks board is trying an innovative new approach to the development and maintenance of its neighborhood parks.

Thu, May 15, 2008 

 

Marine resources group seeks volunteers

The Whatcom County Marine Resources Committee will be coordinating a survey of clams along the shorelines of Birch Point on Saturday, June 7, and is looking...

How would you spend $5 million dollars?

If you had five million dollars to invest in your community’s public health and well-being, where would you put it?

Lily Point purchased by Whatcom Land Trust

The deal is sealed and 90 acres of Lily Point in Point Roberts have been secured for a public park.

Blaine parks committee seeks public input

The Blaine parks board is seeking public input at a May 19 meeting at Blaine library. The board is hoping to hear from residents on what they would like...

Gardening

Bellingham woman starts plant recovery business

Boating

Legislation would exempt recreational boaters from federal permits

City schedules annual clean-up day for May 17

The City of Blaine has scheduled its annual clean-up day from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 17 at City Hall. Services will include appliance refurbishing...

Briefs

Another penny for your thoughts

Scholarship helps middle schoolers

Think you can’t afford college? Think again.

Young at Heart

The Blaine Senior Center welcomes the wonderful month of May. We are thankful for all those April showers but are really ready for those promised May flowers...

Bike to work and school day is Friday

This Friday, May 16, hundreds of Blaine, Birch Bay, Custer and Whatcom County residents will hit the road on two wheels and on their own two feet as part...

Drayton Harbor threatened, DOH says

Drayton Harbor is one of 17 shellfish areas considered threatened as a result of continuing development and fecal coliform contamination according to a...

Impressive list of projects slated for NW park district

The Northwest Park and Recreation District took steps Tuesday to re-establish itself in Blaine and Birch Bay by hiring an office manager, leasing office...

City can expect more sewer hikes in 2009

Blaine ratepayers will see additional increases in their sewer rates beginning next year.

Thu, May 8, 2008 

 

Birch Bay drill simulates national emergency

Camp Horizon, the former air force base, came to life Tuesday when a mock disaster brought together fire and rescue workers, law enforcement, the army ...

Choir students score big

The Blaine high school chamber choir and treble choir performed in the San Juan Music Educator’s Association Senior Choral Large Group Festival...

Meetings

Alanon: Blaine meets Tuesdays at 1 – 2 p.m., Wednesdays 7:30 – 9 p.m., Blaine Unitarian Free Church at 1218 Harrison St. Call Susan at 371-...

Mother’s Day art studio tour scheduled this weekend

The fourth annual Mother’s Day Studio Tour gets underway Saturday morning, May 10, and runs through the Mother’s Day weekend. Ten artists at...

Boating safety class offered

The Whatcom County Sheriff’s office’s marine services unit will offer a boater education course for local boaters. This eight-hour course was...

Older boat radios should be replaced by 2009

What if you call 911 and no one ever answers?Starting February 1, 2009 that is exactly what will happen for boaters who have the older model EPIRBs (Emergency...

Birch Bay couple charged in dead bird case

The former owners of a Birch Bay property where county officials found more than 80 dead domestic fowl last winter have been charged with animal cruelty...

Brief

Workshops explore beach wonders

County appoints five to BBWARM

Whatcom County Council appointed five people to the new Birch Bay Watershed and Aquatic Resources Management (BBWARM) advisory committee Tuesday night,...


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