Thu, Jun 13, 2002 

 

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...

Larsen visits Blaine hot spots for fed bucks

U.S. Representative Rick Larsen started his Tuesday afternoon visit to Blaine checking on NEXUS commuter lane progress. He ended it learning about the ...

Thu, May 23, 2002 

 

Some good, some bad in school audit

According to the Washington state auditor, the Blaine school district has cleaned up messy accounting for the Close-Up program but is not adequately monitoring...

Cummings honored

Blaine elementary school principal Deb Cummings has been named Distinguished Principal by the Elementary School Principals Association of Washington. School...

Three years of perfect sewering

For the third year in a row the Birch Bay Water and Sewer District (BBWSD) has come out of a year of treating wastewater smelling like a rose. BBWSD was...

Advisory group presents road maintenance alternatives

“We didn’t come up with any silver bullets for you, but there’s been a lot of thought, effort and insight,” said Blaine city assistant...

NEXUS community meeting set for June 11

Local border users got to see the first on-the-ground signs of the NEXUS commuter lane system as traffic was routed around the east side of the Peace Arch...

Thu, May 16, 2002 

 

In other city council business...

Council unanimously approved a change to city rules about who can request a change in power service. “We want it clarified that there can’t be...

Electric rates will take a dip

Riding the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) roller coaster, Blaine will trim electric rates by four percent this month but are expecting to jack them...

City working with property owners to improve appearance

Along with one of the lienholders of the old SeaVue Theater property on Peace Portal Drive, the city is working on the first of three projects to improve...

After hours social proves fulfilling

An after hours get-together sponsored by the Port of Bellingham and the Blaine Chamber of Commerce held last Thursday was a rousing success, both professionally...

Newell arrested for drunk driving

Blaine high school principal Dan Newell was arrested Sunday morning at 1 a.m. and cited to Blaine municipal court for driving while intoxicated, according...

Local teens in border drug busts

At least half a dozen Blaine kids landed in jail last week for allegedly trying to smuggle B.C. marijuana across the border.Richard Akers Jr., 18, Zachary...

Adult business zoning gets once-over from council

Blaine city council took up the rules for the city’s adult entertainment overlay again after local business owner Jeff Robinson asked for changes ...

Tech team brings experts to local problems

Coming from all over the state and all levels of government, a team of specialists got together with proponents of a regional sewer and a heritage site...

Thu, May 9, 2002 

 

Shuckin on the Spit’

The first Shuckin on the Spit Festival at Resort Semiahmoo attracted over 600 seafood fans and water quality boosters despite a chilly rain that dampened...

New manager at Semiahmoo

“I’ve always loved this place, so much so that in high school I’d skip classes to come down here on nice days and hang out on the spit,&...

Robeson Arch concerts recreated

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