Thu, Oct 24, 2002 

 

Three wet but happy boaters pulled from water

The Mayday call received by the Coast Guard last Wednesday night ended abruptly. “Oh, my God, here we go. We’re going down right now,” said...

Thu, Oct 17, 2002 

 

Santa coming through town

Saturday 100 Harley Davidson motorcycles will roar through downtown Blaine led by Santa Claus and hauling a load of toys. “They’re so important...

Red tide closures

Whatcom County health authorities have closed all beaches in the county to shellfish harvesting after the state department of health found high levels ...

Custer: A century of local pride and learning

About a decade after A.W. Custer opened a post office in his home and planted the seeds that grew into the town of Custer, Nellie Newkirk started the town...

Election 2002: The state Senate

We asked the four candidates for state Senate to answer a few questions. Here’s what they had to say.

Fire chief arrested for child rape

North Whatcom Fire and Rescue Services (NWFRS) chief Mike Campbell was arrested on October 8 on suspicion he raped a young girl .“He was contacted...

Duck blind party

In coordination with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), the NW Chapter of the Washington Waterfowl Association (www.waduck.org) sponsored...

Nature’s Path gets tax-free expansion

Blaine city council voted unanimously to endorse state-issued tax-free bonds to finance an expansion of the Nature’s Path cereal factory on Sweet ...

Council members make uneasy peace with referenda

Of the five initiatives and referenda that will be before Washington voters in the November election, three were on the October 14 city council agenda....

Two meth labs busted in Birch Bay, Custer

Last Tuesday the windows blew out of a Birch Bay home, but there was no fire when fire crews arrived. What they found was the remnants of what appeared...

Thu, Oct 10, 2002 

 

Power plant review seeks intervenors

As the review process for the proposed power plant at the BP Cherry Point Refinery grinds forward, the state’s Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council...

City council chooses curving boardwalk design

Architect Dave Christensen wanted some consensus on the city’s new boardwalk, so he used a 19th-Century idea born on the streets of Paris’ Left...

Tanker arrives at Cherry Point pushing a whale

When the oil tanker Overseas New York arrived at the BP Cherry Point Refinery last week, the crew of the tug guiding in the 92,000-ton vessel noticed something...

Thu, Oct 3, 2002 

 

Tough teeth to face the future

The Blaine Family Service Center is encouraging all primary and elementary school students to participate in the Preventive Oral Health Care Program located...

Birch Bay is greening up

The grass at the Birch Bay golf club is getting greener.This fall the club brought aboard new greenskeeper Mark Elliott. Since early September he has been...

Blaine Family Service Center

The Holidays are ComingIf you are interested in participating in winter holiday giving that helps local families, contact Andrée before November...

Pick a name and lunch is on her

Judy Hanson wants a new name for her Birch Bay cafe and is willing to pay for it. The new owner of Kim’s Coffee Cafe in the Worldmark building on ...

A musical adventure in Japan

February will be a learning experience for the Blaine high school wind ensemble. They will travel to the Funabashi music festival on the outskirts of Tokyo...

Stardust gets in your eyes

From perky outfits, to flashing feet and tidy harmony, Stardust will make the Performing Arts Center feel like the USO has come to town. The female vocal...

Permit numbers show downtown boom

When Blaine city manager Gary Tomsic looks at the numbers on construction in Blaine over the last few decade, he doesn’t see much. “Overall it...

Contaminated Peace Portal lot might not be alone

The state department of ecology (DOE) has added another Blaine property to its list of contaminated sites to be targeted for cleanup.While drilling for...

Airport could be an asset, but it could be a waste

Airport consultant David Ketchum gave Blaine city council five options for the future of the airport, but it came down to fix it or forget it. “I&...

Thu, Sep 26, 2002 

 

Pardee joins firm

The law office of Jeffrey J. Arntzen, P.S. in Blaine is pleased to announce the addition of associate attorney William G. Pardee. Pardee obtained his B.S...

The Garden Path

Aren’t we glad we didn’t plant our bulbs yet? Be patient, soon we’ll be planting and perhaps container layering our bulbs for abundant color...

The right choice for your mood

The color of your walls does more than just express your personal taste. It can actually influence the mood of those who spend time in your home.If you...

HOME IMPROVEMENT

Secure home takes planning

Council commends auction results

The city’s first auction fundraiser for city beautification efforts received an “A’ for effort and results from city council Monday night...


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