Thu, Aug 31, 2006 

 

Sheriff:Justice system ‘stretched to limit’

TheWhatcom County Sheriff’s Office recently completeda strategic multi-year staffing plan to address issuesrelated to growth, increased demand for...

SterlingSavings wins Blaine award

The city of Blainehonored the Blaine branch of Sterling Savings Bank last Monday withthe Blaine Builder Award.

Sistercity proposal voted down again

TheBlaine City Council once again voted to strike down amotion to forge a sister city relationship with the cityof Pugwash, Nova Scotia.

Councilvotes to postpone airport plan adoption

Adoptionof the city of Blaine’s Airport MasterPlan was delayed after city council members voted to offsetthe decision by at least another week.

RedGoodwin retires from Blaine school board

Aftertwo years of service, Red Goodwin announced his resignationfrom the Blaine school board in order to take a job inAlaska coaching high school basketball...

Thu, Aug 24, 2006 

 

BackTo SchoolBlaine School District 2006-2007

Superintendent’s WelcomeByRon Spanjer

Newmuseum documents Blaine’s Peace Arch era

In1921, money was commonly referred to as “cabbage,” a “cathouse” wasslang for bordello and a “canary” was a termfor...

Mitigationfees needed to fund county fire district

North Whatcom Fire and Rescue Services (NWFRS) is unable to providefire protection at the minimum standard required by the state, chiefTom Fields said....

Canadianchicken allowed in U.S.

Cross-border shoppers can bring Canadian chicken andeggs into the United States again, after federal agricultureauthorities lifted a ban on personal imports...

Councilto vote on final airport master plan September 5

Ifthe Blaine City Council approves a final master planby the Blaine Airport Commission, the city will be onestep closer to receiving as much as $15 million...

Ownerof Stephani’s restaurant decide to close

Followingyears of uncertainty and changes in lease agreements,Stephani’s By the Bay owners Stephani and Eric Smithsaid they will close their doors...

Thu, Aug 17, 2006 

 

TriWithout BordersSunday, August 13

Thefirst Tri Without Borders attracted 360 competitors lastSunday who swam, biked and ran three different courses, twoof which began in Canada and arrived...

Blainestudent races dirt bikes for breast cancer

Blaine senior Colin Slyter’s senior project isall about money. The dedicated motocross competitor has devised a fundraisingproject that raises money...

Onthe Waterfront

Salmon fishing for Fraser RiverSockeye salmon began last week, with two days of fishingfor Treaty Indian fishers and two days for all-citizenfishers. The...

Outdoormovie night features 16mm projector

With the help of local movie producer Chris Onyon, theBlaine Community Theater is holding the first in what arehoped to be many outdoor movie nights this...

TotallyChocolate moves to new Blaine location

TotallyChocolate, a Blaine manufacturer of custom chocolateand chocolate logo products, moved into its new 60,000square-foot manufacturing facility this...

Judgeseeking third term on Court of Appeals

Washington State Court of AppealsJudge Mary Kay Becker is running for a third term on theWashington State Court of Appeals, division 1.

Consultantsto examine beach enhancements

Visitors and residents to the shorelineat Birch Bay Drive are now one step closer to receiving long-awaitedshoreline improvements such as a raised walkway...

Aroundthe City

Totally Chocolate to receive $550,000 loanThecouncil voted 5-0 to approve a loan from the Washingtonstate office of Community Trade and Economic Development...

BarrieHull retires from the Blaine school board

“Son, you’re going to be two things,” thunderedRoy Hull at his 15-year-old son Barrie when the family movedto Blaine during WW II, &ldquo...

Festivalwas a ‘milestone in music’

Blaine made a milestone in music on August 4 when the BellinghamFestival of Music came to our Performing Arts Center. I rememberthe festival’s inaugural...

Pastimetavern celebrates 40 years

The Pastime Bar and Casino will celebrate its 40th year in businessthis Saturday, said Dennis Hill, of Blaine, whose family owns and operatesthe business...

Warresisters meet at Peace Arch

In1970, a group of Canadian and American citizens gatheredat Peace Arch Park to protest the U.S. invasion of Cambodiaand the National Guard’s shooting...

Moreroads called for in east Blaine subarea plan

More roads will be needed as the population of east Blainecontinues to grow, according to a rough plan unveiled bythe city of Blaine this week.

Brownand Cole release plans for store

Brown & Cole of Bellingham and Mayflower Equitieshave applied for a major development permit to constructBirch Bay Center, a two-phased commercial ...

Thu, Aug 10, 2006 

 

SilverReef Casino adds $24.5 million spa, hotel

The Silver Reef Casino’snew $24.5 million hotel and spa opens on Thursday, August10, and after a few practice runs marketing manager EricLarsen said...

Quiltpays tribute to Blaine history

Thequilt was forgotten about for nearly 20 years beforeBirch Bay resident Cynthia Arnett acquired it.


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