Thu, Jan 26, 2006 

 

Thiscould be serious rain on the Birch Bay Discovery Daysparade

The Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce is in need of volunteersto help with its annual Discovery Days parade and artsand crafts festival. At a meeting at Stephani...

Multi-unitmoratorium extended

A moratorium on multi-family homes in central Blaine has been extendedfor the third time, drawing the ban out to two years.Blaine community development...

MarineDrive makeover to begin

Blainedirector of public works Steve Banham has told MarineDrive businesses to expect some disruption next summeras the $5 million Marine Drive renovation...

PeaceArch shootout creates long border delays

Officersfrom the Washington State Patrol, Whatcom County Sheriff’soffice, the Blaine police department and several federalagencies chased two murder...

Citycouncil hears arguments for flexibility

BlaineCity Council members listened to concerns from the planningcommission about a new way to evaluate development inBlaine’s downtown, but they...

Thu, Jan 19, 2006 

 

2005in ReviewBlaine School District

At Blaine school district, every year brings new reasonsto say, “It was a great year!” Our students,staff and community can be very proud of...

Whenyou absolutely, pawsitively need to buy something for your mutt (or cat)

HeatherCampbell used to haunt specialty dog stores all overthe world during her travels as a flight attendant forAir Canada. Now retired, she has brought...

Onthe Waterfront

Happy2006! A new year means a new fishery for local fishers.Those who go north to Alaskan waters start fishing forpollock and cod on January 20. Crab fishers...

2005 in ReviewDraytonHarbor Shellfish District

The Drayton Harbor Shellfish Protection District CitizensAdvisory Committee has just wound up its 10th year workingto clean up Drayton Harbor. It has been...

MarineDrive upgrades disruptions to be discussed at upcomingmeeting

Blainecity officials have scheduled a meeting for 7 p.m. Thursday,January 19 to discuss updates to the Marine Drive reconstructionand wastewater tank installation...

Cityfinishes pile driving

“Wedidn’t run into anything unusual exceptthe occasional old beer bottle,” said Joe Petersongeneral superintendent for McDowell Northwest...

Police to beginSemiahmoo patrols

Blaine police will be starting to patrol behind the gatesat Semiahmoo in response to a request from board of theSemiahmoo Resort Association.In a December...

Newelltrial to begin next week

Judge David Grant dropped one of two misdemeanor chargesagainst Blaine high school principal Dan Newell Tuesdayin Whatcom County District Court. The remaining...

2005in ReviewBlaineChamber of Commerce

2005was another great year for the Blaine Community Chamberof Commerce. It seems that as our city grows, so doesour chamber of commerce. We were pleased...

WWUstudy predicts impact of passport initiative

When the Departmentof Homeland Security (DHS) announced its plans to push for legislationthat would require all visitors to the United States to possess...

Differentdowntown vision presented

“There’sbeen lots of interest in our downtown. All sorts of interestand activities and ideas, talk of buildings 20 storieshigh, but no one ...

Cityexpresses concern about border crossing plans

Inthe pre-Olympic rush to build a new port of entry, citymanager Gary Tomsic is worried Blaine could get leftbehind.

Newborder crossing ID announced

Ina press conference Tuesday with Secretary of State CondoleezaRice, Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoffannounced a new passport card as an...

Thu, Jan 12, 2006 

 

2005in ReviewBirchBay Water & Sewer District

• Provided drinking water and wastewater services torapidly growing Birch Bay area.

2005in ReviewBlaine City Council

Asa fast-growing smaller community, Blaine had a numberof issues facing the city council during the past year.

2005:The Year in ReviewContinuedfrom the Jan. 5 edition.

July•A policy by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection(CBP) that requires customs agents to check the identificationof every traveler against a national...

Cityto help with legal expenditures

Blainecity council has agreed to pick up the tab for threeof the four individuals named in a conflict of interestlawsuit initiated by David White.

Councilapproves right of way vacation

Blaine will sella 9-foot-wide strip of right-of-way on 4th Street back to developerJoel Douglas so his stalled Seascape condominium project can proceedwithout...

Smugglersless than ecstatic now

Nearly12 pounds of ecstasy pills were seized at the truck crossingon the Pacific Highway early January 4. The drugs werefound taped under the clothes of...

US-VISITsystem hitting a technological wall

TheUS-VISIT program is entering its third year, and nextsteps for the system monitoring who comes and goes inthe United States involve more technology,...

MayorMike Myers leading the show now

A quiet coup at city hall has ousted boisterous mayorJohn Liebert and replaced him with the most reticent citycouncil member: Mike Myers.At the January...

Thu, Jan 5, 2006 

 

Boardmoves...

The Blaine school board has elected two members to newpositions. Pebble Griffin, the former vice chairperson of the board,was elected to board chair. Todd...


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