Thu, Apr 19, 2007 

 

Sailingrace fills bay with boats

Theannual Semiahmoo Regatta is scheduled for next weekend,April 28 and 29, and will once again bring the area’stop amateur sailboat racers to Blaine...

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School board seeks publicinputThe Blaine school district will hold a community forum regarding long-rangeplanning and prioritization of facility projects...

Thinkglobal, celebrate Earth Day locally

SeveralWhatcom County groups have organized environmental cleanupevents this weekend in observance of Earth Day.

Fournew buildings planned for Birch Bay Square

Thesmall train that once ran around the former factory outletmall at I-5 exit 270, where Birch Bay-Lynden Road crossesthe freeway, is gone, sold to a zoo...

Borderagencies ready to start NEXUS renewals

U.S.and Canadian border agencies are ready to start the renewalprocess for the avalanche of NEXUS memberships due toexpire this summer, and they are encouraging...

Thu, Apr 12, 2007 

 

Jorgensen seeks second term 

Jim Jorgensen, district 3 commissioner for the Port ofBellingham, announced Thursday, April 12 that he will seeka second term. Jim is a retired science...

Blaineclub hires new director

Karin Schulhauser’s favorite partof her job is listening to the perspectives of the morethan 100 Blaine youth who visit her office daily.

Propertytaxes: Who to blame and what to do?

Ireceive angry comments from residents everyday regardingproperty taxes. I am as angry as any other homeowner.My property taxes almost doubled. But taxpayers...

RetiredBlaine scientist creates backyard bird oasis

Ifyou’re thinking about what kinds of shrubs andtrees to plant in your garden, one of the best guidelinesis to use plants that attract birds. Such...

Graduationprospects a source of anxiety, worry

As a senior at Blaine high schoolabout to graduate, I get more anxious with every week thatpasses. But now is the time where everyone around me isplanning...

Farmers’ marketback in business

Terry’s Farmers’ Marketis back in business and owners Terry and Sharon Smith saidthey have big plans for the year ahead.

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Blainecouple sue feds over wall removal order

Herb and Shirley Leu of Blaine filed a lawsuit lastweek in U.S. District court in Seattle to keep the International BoundaryCommission (IBC) from demolishing...

Citymoves ahead with airport closure

Thecity of Blaine will begin the process of closingits airport by notifying state and federal agenciesby the end of next year, according to a draft closureplan...

Vandalismprompts city to close Blaine Skate Park

Aftermounting problems with vandalism and maintenanceissues, the city of Blaine has closed the BlaineSkate Park, city manager Gary Tomsic said.

Marinproject at Semiahmoo raises the bar

RobWalker and Andy Shaw, working as Shaw and Walker Developers,bought a three-acre piece of waterfront property nextto the Semiahmoo Resort’s main...

Thu, Apr 5, 2007 

 

Freevessel safety checks April 14

As a public service, vesselsafety examiners from Bellingham Sail and Power Squadronwill offer free vessel safety checks at Squalicum Harbor(gate 3) in ...

BCThosts series of events in April

TheBlaine Community Theater is sponsoring a full-day garagesale followed by a dance from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Saturday,April 21. The garage sale &ldquo...

Judgeupholds Douglas appeal

“We hit a home run,” saiddeveloper Joel Douglas late last month after his successfulappeal in superior court of a stop work order issued inthe...

Galleryfeatures Blaine artist

The works of Blaine artistDonna-Lee Elke will be on display at Bellingham’sAllied Arts Gallery during the month of April.Elke is a contemporary and...

Blainetakes state for second time

TheBlaine high school knowledge bowl team won the 2007 state2A Knowledge Bowl at Camas high school last month ina three-round tournament among a field ...

Getout and grow

Spring is trying hard to “spring,” despitethe cold nights and heavy rains this month, and as theearly blooming rhododendrons and bulbs join...

Blaineartist featured in Skagit festival

A Blaine bamboo artist willbe featured in this year’s Pleasant Ridge RexvilleGrange Gallery, a showcase of organic art and crafts fromSkagit and ...

Blaineauction to benefit MS Society

A Bellinghamwoman is organizing a silent auction and dessert rafflein Blaine to raise money for the greater Washington chapterof the M.S. Society. Jennifer...

Whatcomin briefEmergency preparedness infoon display in county stores

The Whatcom County Health Department is teaming up with local grocery stores to help residents prepare for emergencies, such as a pandemic influenza or...

Designplan moves toward completion

Theunincorporated area of Birch Bay is moving closer toadopting design standards that could help protect itsnatural habitat, preserve character and quality...

Filmcreates Hollywood buzz and opportunity

Blainenative Ben Mallahan catapulted into the big time lastmonth on the strength of a 16-minute pilot episode fora new TV show. Called “Gamers,&rdquo...


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