Thu, Nov 8, 2007 

 

PeaceArch border detour postponed

A traffic shift scheduledat the Peace Arch border crossing will be delayed for up to four weeks,the General Services Administration (GSA) officials said...

Planningmanager Tom Black resigns

Afterworking with the city of Blaine for only six months,Tom Black, the development manager of the city’scommunity development department has resigned...

Overstreet,Robinson lead in early election results

Unofficial election resultsfrom the Whatcom County auditor’s office show incumbentJason Overstreet pulling ahead his opponent David Gallionin the...

Larsencalls for hearing on NEXUS problems

U.S.Representative Rick Larsen is calling for the House HomelandSecurity Committee to hold a hearing addressing the growingnumber of complaints about the...

Thu, Nov 1, 2007 

 

Presidentialfiring of border official upheld

Judge Marsha J. Pechman of the U.S. District Courtfor the Western District of Washington, ruled that PresidentBush acted within his authority when...

Illegalwhale hunt doesn’t represent Makah Nation

When five Makah tribal members conductedan unauthorized hunt for a gray whale off the coast ofWashington last September, some people jumped to conclusionsthat...

Blaineteen remains in serious condition

A Blaine teenager remains in serious conditionthis week following a single-car accident October 21.

Exercise key to healthy weight loss, experts advise

When it comes to losingweight, some choices are not obvious.

SomeBlaine residents have “ruff” day at the park

Thanks to a dedicated group of local volunteersworking through the Blaine parks board, Blaine now hasan off-leash dog exercise area in Skallman Park, near...

Aroundthe City

GivingTree event this Saturday

Countyapproves long-awaited road repairs

WhatcomCounty Council unanimously adopted a plan last week thatgives the green light to two long-awaited road projectsin the area, the repair of Drayton...

Councilweighs future airport use options

The future zoning and use ofthe Blaine airport property is once again an issue of debateamong members of the Blaine City Council and the public.

BirchBay survey cites need for local control

Localcontrol over taxes and land use decisions were the mostimportant issues to Birch Bay residents, according toa recent survey distributed by the Birch...

Thu, Oct 25, 2007 

 

BCTpresents holiday murder-mystery

The Blaine Community Theater (BCT) productionof Paul Thain’s dark and menacing murder mysteryBlack Widow opens Friday night, October 26, just in ...

Storiesfrom the border

Publisher’sNote: Living, visiting and working as we do on the 49thParallel, the border has an undeniable impact on ourlives. Border policies and ...

D Street scheduled to open mid-November

The D Street bridge overstate Highway 543, locally known as the truck route, will openin mid-November, according to project engineer Chris Damitio ofthe...

Localslice of NEXUS renewals getting smaller

Between local supervisors, district managersin Seattle and a Vermont ombudsman, anyone who has a legitimatebeef with the NEXUS program should be able to...

Aroundthe City

Schoollevy story clarificationIn a story last issue regarding the Blaine school district special electionin March 2008, it was not clear that voters will...

Votersto decide six issues on ballot

Initiativesand referendums are both ways that Washington state allowsvoters to make direct decisions, initiatives to enactnew laws and referendums to review...

Council:353-unit development lacks right information

Plans for a 353-unit developmentin East Blaine will be put on hold until the project’sdevelopers provide comprehensive information regardingplans...

WWUstudy to examine border perceptions

Whatdo you think about security at the Canada/U.S. border?

Thu, Oct 18, 2007 

 

Free viewing of Super Size Me Sunday

The documentary movie Super Size Me, addressing what many doctors are calling an epidemic of obesity among Americanchildren, will be shown free at the Performing...

GSAto postpone ‘lane squeezing’

The finalized traffic plan during constructionat the Peace Arch will shift the pain from the project’sstart to its finish.

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...


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