Thu, Apr 11, 2002 

 

Menzies earns hero title for defense of local water quality

Last week Geoff Menzies, Drayton Harbor’s last oyster farmer and the loudest voice urging harbor cleanup, was honored by the county for his work trying...

First day of school for kindergartners

A kindergarten parent orientation meeting is scheduled for April 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the Blaine primary school multipurpose room. Children who will be five-years-old...

New Blaine site

“Like a lot of things that happen in our small city, it was the work of a lot of people who have a lot of talent and a little time,” said city...

Sharing the rising cost of living

A new food cooperative in the area is growing so fast they’re in desperate need of new space after only three months of operation. “My grocery...

Council slashed development fees and red tape

City council voted to peel off the first layer of municipal codes and fees in what staff promises will be a complete overhaul.“The city of Blaine ...

Eyes in the sky up and running along border

U.S. Congressman Rick Larsen was in Blaine last week as the Border Patrol flipped the last switch, bringing on line the camera surveillance system watching...

Thu, Apr 4, 2002 

 

Report from OlympiaBy Senator Georgia Gardner

We faced an almost insurmountable task and we did it. We came up with a balanced budget for the state of Washington; we came up with an excellent transportation...

Community theater starts Rumors

The Blaine Community Theater spring production, Neil Simon’s Rumors, is ready to hit the boards in early April. Rumors features four well-to-do New...

Murray asks for armed Guard

Following her visit to the Blaine borders last week, U.S. Senator Patty Murray is asking the department of defense to allow National Guard at the borders...

Blaine shines at regional history day

Blaine middle school students took top honors in the junior division at the regional History Day competition at Skagit Valley Community College March 16...

Gearing up for 18,000 bloomers

by Meg Olson

Atom-splitting field trip planned

by Meg Olson

Discussions on diplomacy

“War is the failure of diplomacy. Hoover said that. When you stop talking, you start fighting.” Former career diplomat and political science ...

Report from Olympia

Before we start congratulating ourselves for wrapping up the 2002 legislative session in 60 days, we need to be honest about what we really accomplished...

Spring boating tips from local experts

Norm Walsh of Westman Marine says focus on safety.Summer is just around the corner and summer is boating season in the Pacific Northwest. Make sure your...

City to help Border Patrol grow

Additional staff at the border means border agencies need more room. Plans are already in the works to expand the Peace Arch port of entry and the Pacific...

Architects roll out first look at new fire station design

“We’ve done a feasibility study and determined that the facility will meet the site,” said Peter Carletti, president of Carletti Architects...

Water contract final, sewer contract comes next

On Tuesday Birch Bay Water and Sewer District (BBWSD) manager Roger Brown and Blaine city manager Gary Tomsic met to sign a 30-year contract for the city...

Thu, Mar 28, 2002 

 

Zoning review starts with hearing

The Blaine planning commission will begin reviewing the first phase of a two-year review of city zoning and land use regulations tonight.

Champs again!

The Blaine team of Micah Vitaliz, Reilly Vinall, Jake Hamburg, Emily Nauman, Glen Hamburg, and Chris Cushman finished second at the 2A State Knowledge ...

Helping parents help kids

The Blaine Family Service Center�s spring workshop series kicks off next week with a series of classes to help adults help kids.

PSE gets a wee rate increase

The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (WUTC), Puget Sound Energy and the state attorney general have reached a settlement which would ...

Crab not, for molt they do

Dungeness and red rock crab are starting to molt in the San Juan Islands area and the state department of fish and wildlife (DFW) has shut down all local...

Council votes to try BTAC changes

Exhausted into unanimity, Blaine city council approved staff recommended changes to the Blaine Tourism Advisory Commission (BTAC), turning it from a granting...

A big thank you

A group of Blaine citizens led by Mike McBride have put their appreciation of border personnel in writing. March 19 the group presented border agencies...

Kansas wins, but U.S. discovers Ridnour

Just about everyone in Blaine and a copious quantity of people in Washington, Oregon, Texas and the United States were watching as ex-Borderite Luke Ridnour...

Council approves water contract before deadline

In the nick of time, Blaine city council unanimously approved a new water supply contract with Birch Bay Water and Sewer District (BBWSD).


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