Thu, Jun 20, 2002 

 

More than one way to learn

Some students go because they have to, some go because they want to, but whatever the reason they end up there, students at Timber Ridge High School have...

Goodbye, wobbly concrete road...

This summer’s road construction season will see traffic rerouted on some local roads, but not as much as some might have hoped. While the signal light...

Border runner tries to flatten local police officer

Blaine’s lone motorcycle cop narrowly escaped in one piece when a border runner tried to mow him down with a stolen Dodge Ram pickup. “That guy...

Summer will be busy in Birch Bay

Summertime is gearing up in the Birch Bay area and members of the Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce are expanding the menu of warm weather events this year...

Thu, Jun 13, 2002 

 

Semiahmoo museum needs a new volunteer coordinator

It’s time for the Semiahmoo museum to open for the season, but Drayton Harbor Maritime (DHM) is without a museum coordinator to get the job done. ...

Throw in a treat as well...

The Whatcom Humane Society is seeking donations of dog and cat food. Donated food is used to feed shelter animals and is also distributed at community ...

Gibson, Hastings awarded

Julianne Erin Gibson of Blaine high school was awarded the Seattle Pacific University President’s Scholar Award of $5,500. This scholarship is given...

Senate funding bill gives extra dollars to border patrol station

A newly approved senate bill would increase funding for local Border Patrol facilities as part of a $31 billion emergency appropriations package to tackle...

Gentlemen, start your hoes

Plots are still available in the Blaine community garden and it’s not too late to get a garden going.“We would like to see all of the plots spoken...

New owners, new plans

The new owners of the nursery on Lincoln Road have plans to offer more than bedding plants and potting soil. “Our goal is to have something to offer...

Tenants air breakwater concerns

Port tenants expressed concerns about how a proposed new breakwater would alleviate the battering Blaine harbor takes from waves whipped up by the south-east...

Too late to say anything now

There was no public input at a June 10 public hearing on the city’s six-year transportation plan, which will be up for final council approval June...

Law enforcement warns of sex offenders in local neighborhoods

Blaine police are holding a public meeting next week to warn the community about a convicted sex offender who is moving into the 1300 block of Peace Portal...

Help wanted

EurAuPair, an au pair cultural exchange program, is seeking volunteers to help promote and administer their program in Blaine and Birch Bay. By interviewing...

Library boosters annual meeting

Friends of the Blaine Library will be hosting their annual meeting on Wednesday, June 19, at 7p.m. at the Blaine Library. Last year, Friends of Blaine ...

BP applies for power plant

BP West Coast Products has applied to the state for permission to build a power plant adjacent to their Cherry Point refinery.The Washington Energy Site...

City singing On the Boardwalk tune

City staff have set a deadline of next summer to get construction rolling on a downtown boardwalk.“I’m going to need help at the staff level ...

Pragmatic concerns dominate neighborhood forums

“As expected, issues centered on utilities, infrastructure maintenance and the economy,” said Blaine City Manager Gary Tomsic following the first...

Eager beaver border crossers get NEXUS briefing

Over 100 eager NEXUS commuter lane hopefuls packed the Performing Arts Center Tuesday night to snap up applications for the system and ask a panel of experts...

Thu, Jun 6, 2002 

 

Some good, some bad in school audit

A family spaghetti dinner will be held on June 7 at 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church to raise financial support for Melissa Galbraith, ...

Council Action

At their May 28 meeting council gave their support to a policy change under which the city would waive extra power costs due if a city error was responsible...

United Helicopters takes off in Blaine

The sleek red, white and blue helicopter seen lifting off from the Blaine Airport is part of Blaine’s newest business, United Helicopters. They began...

Strong local turnout for port economic plan meeting

“Our plan is to develop a blueprint for a vital economy in Whatcom County,” Port of Bellingham economic development director Steve Jilk told ...

NEXUS enrollment opens on the internet

This week NEXUS application forms became available on the internet and a series of meetings unveiling the new commuter lane got rolling.On June 3 Canada...

Thu, May 30, 2002 

 

Summer classes at Birch Bay

Ever wonder if that gooey slime that dries on your beach sandals is edible? Or what kind of birds you’re seeing in the surf? A good place to find ...

Totally Chocolate gets a porn buffer

Totally Chocolate owner Jeff Robinson got Blaine city council to meet him part way, gaining a 300 foot setback from any adult businesses that might locate...

Wildlife committee planning for protection and access

The wildlife preservation committee, a five-member sub-committee of the Blaine parks and cemetery board, met Tuesday, May 21 to discuss some of the conflicting...


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