Thu, Jan 19, 2006 

 

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...

Youngat Heart at the senior center

Leaping we are, into a New Year,May we fill it with love, hope and good cheer.Let us move it along with laughter and fun,Now that 2006 has really begun.May...

2005in ReviewBirch Bay Steering Committee

Goingon six years now, the Birch Bay Steering Committee hasbeen meeting on a regular basis so that the people inthe Birch Bay community, in an atmosphere...

2005in reviewPacificArts Association

2005was a gratifying year for the Pacific Arts Association.We expanded our membership and added new board members andan illustrious name to our group of...

2005 inreviewBirchBay Chamber of Commerce

BirchBay Chamber of Commerce (BBCC) always starts the yearoff with the offer of “that chilly dip intoBirch Bay,” the Polar Bear Plunge on January...

Fullcomprehensive plan delayed

The new Blaine comprehensiveplan was due up for final approval in the new year, but instead citycouncil will be asked to consider a minimum compliance ...

Goodsamaritans save three youths

ThreeDes Moines teenagers are alive today to tell others abouttheir hard lesson on safe driving thanks to three localpeople who stopped and pulled them...

2005:Another year has come & gone...

Wasit just us or did the year 2005 zip right by? Beforeit’s all gone here we presenta look back at what happened in the year gone by...

Landownerappeals latest adverse court decision

The city of Blaine is getting closer to owning the lastchunk of land destined to be home to the boardwalk, butnot without a stiff fight.Isac Feldstein ...


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