Thu, Aug 30, 2007 

 

Balloonexplosion near border kills two, injures 11

A 50th birthday present turnedinto tragedy for a Langley, B.C., woman and her daughterin full view of a Blaine neighborhood last Friday eveningwhen a large...

DOTto resume night-time pavement cutting

Residentsalong State Route 543 will once again have to endure24-hour construction noise as loud as a close-up blenderbeginning September 4, state Department...

Thu, Aug 23, 2007 

 

Tacklinga surge of applications, CBP takes NEXUS online

Tacklinga wave of renewals and predicting a surge in applications,U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has taken theNEXUS application process online...

LibraryLink

The library is no longermerely a repository and lender of books. Neither does itsolely deal with the circulation of more recent technologicalitems like...

Newcaboose business features simple Italian fare

Blaine’shistoric red caboose is back in business with new ownersand a new menu.

Parkoffers a variety of summer interpretive programs

Birch BayState Park is offering several fun interpretive programfrom now until the end of September. The programs are coordinatedby the Friends of Birch...

SardisRaptor Center obtains ‘unusual’ falcon

Sardis Raptor Center on Valley ViewRoad in Custer obtained an unusual Peregrine falcon lastwinter, and has begun showing it at their “Huntersof the...

Briefs

Hawley first in primary election

Co-managementof elk populations benefits everyone

The planned harvest this fall of30 surplus bull elk from the Nooksack herd clearly showshow tribal and state co-management of the region’snatural...

DOEseeks public comment on e-waste regulations

The Washington State Department of Ecology (DOE)is seeking public comment on a second set of proposed rules regardingthe state’s new electronic recycling...

Volunteerssought for clam survey

TheWhatcom County Marine Resources Committee is lookingfor volunteers for its first post clam-seeding surveyscheduled for September 8.

DakotaCreek bridge a 34.85 on sufficiency rating

The Dakota Creek bridge in Blaineis one of two Whatcom County bridges classified as structurallydeficient by Washington State Department of Transportation...

BirchBay defines area for incorporation study

BirchBay residents can get involved in deciding the detailsof a possible incorporation with a series of meetingsscheduled over the next five months.

Thu, Aug 16, 2007 

 

Sweetrewards!

YoungAt Heart

The Blaine Senior Center seniors had a really great timeon August 8. The ideal weather and the lovely Hovander Homestead Parkmade for an ideal setting ...

Staggadds new organ to instrument collection

Don Stagg’scollection of keyboards grew by one last winter when aWhatcom County family gave him a piano case reed organ,something that’sso ...

Candidatesinvited to file for council vacancy

County Auditor Shirley Forslofsaid that there will be a special filing period to fillBruce Wolf’s unexpired term because his resignationcame just...

Bellingham woman joins state in ‘Morning After’ suit

A Western Washington Universitystudent is one of several individuals to join the stateof Washington in a lawsuit to defend new rules requiringpharmacies...

Californiantransplants want to be Washingtonians, too

My mother likes to tell storiesof my obnoxious childhood attitude to everyone and everythingthat moves.

Aroundthe City

Public hearing set on developer fee deferralBlaine City Council, in their regular meeting Monday, voted 6-0 to schedulea public hearing to discuss a possible...

Publiccomment on hearing examiner sought

Blaineresidents concerned about a new proposal to delegatecertain land-use decisions to the city hearing examinercan submit their written comments to the...

Wolfresigns from council, cites cancer diagnosis

The Blaine City Council’ssecond ward representative Bruce Wolf resigned at the beginningof Monday night’s regular council meeting, citinga ...

DHSmay halt passport req’s until June 2009

TheDepartment of Homeland Security (DHS) is seeking publiccomments for an extension of the passport requirementimplementation scheduled to begin as early...

Thu, Aug 9, 2007 

 

Another brick in the wall

Herb and Shirley Leu stillcan’t finish their yard on 99th Avenue as theirdispute continues with the International Boundary Commission(IBC) over the...

Briefs

Sharon Roy diesFormer Whatcom County Councilmember and Blaine-area nativeSharon Roy died Tuesday from cancer. She served on thecouncil from 2002 to 2005...

AmericanLife In Poetry

Ourspecies has developed monstrous weapons that can kill not only allof us but everything else on the planet, yet when the wind rises we runfor cover, ...

Threevie to be fire commissioner

Theonly contest in the August 21 primary election for votersin Blaine and Birch Bay is for a seat on the North WhatcomFire and Rescue Services (NWFRS) ...


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