Thu, Oct 18, 2007 

 

Blainenative is bomb expert in Iraq

Blainenative Clayton Swansen, an naval explosive ordnance disposaltechnician (EOD), returned from duty in Iraq last Mondayfor a week’sleave before...

Reportdead birds, WDFW urges

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW)encourages individuals who find dead wild birds to reportthe incident by calling a toll-free hotline...

Filmtakes critical look at Gitmo

A controversial new filmdocumenting the experience of three former GuantanamoBay prisoners will make its debut in White Rock next weekas part of a series...

Overpassdamaged by ‘large truck’

Washington State Department of Transportationcrews will alternatively close right and left southboundlanes of I-5 this week where it passes under Birch...

Border lines are ‘worth the wait’

I have read recent lettersfrom cross-border travelers regarding NEXUS and wait times. I wouldlike to share with your readers a recent article written by...

BirchBay man opens low-cost computer repair business

Geeksquads step aside.

Aroundthe City

City offers Energy Starlightbulbs at discountThe city of Blaine’s public works department is offering Blaineresidents reduced pricing on Energy Star-certified...

Morris:Park levy to enrich life here

Safebicycling, walking trails, and more recreational areasare just a few of the goals Northwest Park and RecreationDistrict 2 commissioner Ted Morris said...

Budget,growth, top concerns for Blaine residents

Candidates for Blaine and WhatcomCounty offices answered voter questions about budget issues,water quality and growth management Tuesday in a forumsponsored...

Schoolboard puts forth $40 million project bond

TheBlaine school board has decided to wait on building anew elementary school in Birch Bay but will proceed witha $40 million capital projects bond that...

Thu, Oct 11, 2007 

 

YoungAt Heart

Here we are rushing into Autumn and wherehas the summer gone? Our Blaine senior activity centerseniors thoroughly enjoyed the sunshine with outdoor activities...

Firesafety inspections coming soon

Beginningin January 2008, North Whatcom Fire and Rescue will beassisting local businesses by inspecting their facilities.

Storiesfrom the border...

Publisher’sNote: Living, visiting and working as we do on the 49th Parallel,the border has an undeniable impact on our lives. Border policiesand ...

Countyworks on draft for OSS plan

WhatcomCounty Council is reviewing the way it intends to meetmore stringent state requirements for inspecting on-siteseptic systems after getting feedback...

TheBorderite ReportOctober/November 2007

School Calendar

Blaine,like the rest of America, is getting fatter

Since 1980 the numberof obese people in this country has doubled, and the numberof adolescents who are moderately to extremely overweighthas tripled.

American Life in Poetry

Children at play givepersonalities to lifeless objects, and we don't need to give upthat pleasure as we grow older. Poets are good at discerning lifewithin...

Aroundthe City

Land trusttakes heron reserve tour

Borderagency finds missing hiker

A U.S. Customs and BorderProtection (CBP) helicopter crew from the CBP Air Branch located missinghiker Mary Hyde Wingfield from a remote section of North...

Senateto OK $20 million border fund

TheU.S. Senate has approved an amendment to provide $20million in new federal funding to help cover the costsof border-related crimes along the U.S./Canadian...

Councildenies hearing examiner amendment 3-3

After an overwhelming displayof public opposition, Blaine City Council narrowly votedMonday to deny an amendment that would streamline the city’splanning...

BirchBay resort manager accused of teen harassment

TheU.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) hasfiled a lawsuit against the New Jersey-based resort companyWyndham Worldwide Corp., formerly ...

Thu, Oct 4, 2007 

 

Onthe waterfront

The boats began leaving the harbor beforedawn on the morning of October 1, the opening day of commercialcrab fishing for all citizens fishers.

Classicalguitarist Vieaux plays with clarity

Ideally, aguitar should be heard in a cozy living room, where theintimacy of its naked sound may be appreciated. But whenJason Vieaux strummed his instrument...

Blaineartist featured in Whatcom Artists Studio Tour

Blainestained glass artist Sharon Swanson announced last weekthat she is one of 50 featured artists on this year’sWhatcom Artists Studio Tour (WAST...

Octobermeetings

Alanon Meetings: Blaine meets everyWednesday at 7:30 – 9 p.m. at the Unitarian Churchat Cedar & Harrison streets. Call 371-0568.

Storiesfrom the border...

Publisher’s Note: Living,visiting and working as we do on the 49th Parallel, theborder has an undeniable impact on our lives. Borderpolicies and ...


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