Thu, May 31, 2001 

 

Council approves new rules for manufactured homes

Blaine City Council, pressed for time with a moratorium on manufactured homes about to run out, unanimously approved an ordinance limiting their location...

District approves higher rates

by Brendan Schriane

Volunteers dig in to bring back oysters, clean waters

“What’s going on down there?” asked a motorist on Peace Portal Drive, slowing down to watch a dozen people in hip-waders stomping around...

Birch Bay plan driven by growth, concensus

In 2020 Birch Bay could be one of the largest cities in Whatcom County. The question is, what will it look like?

Thu, May 24, 2001 

 

Boats need new tabs too!

The weather’s getting warmer and boating season is just around the corner, so that must mean it’s time to renew your tabs.

Relay for life takes local approach

Last Sunday was special for many people, especially Lisa Barnes and Angie Dixon. Both of their lives have been affected by cancer. Barnes’ aunt died...

Look, boss! De plane! De plane!

Summer gets off to a flying start this Memorial Day weekend with Blaine’s third annual Antique Aircraft Fly-in at Blaine Airport.

Brooks intends more than just a pretty facade

Conveniently located just around the corner from Blaine’s boat ramp, owner Bob Brooks hopes the new, expanded Blaine Marine Services will be the perfect...

Conservation is key element in regional electrical crisis

Conservation may be the key to keeping electrical rates from skyrocketing this fall, and the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) is asking all its customers...

Would you like that supersized, sir?

by Brendan Schriane

Manufactured housing issue bedevils city council

With the clock ticking on the manufactured home moratorium, Blaine city council members continue to squirm over proposed regulations governing where and...

School district bond squeaks past the post

Blaine’s $20 million school bond has passed by the slimmest of margins.

Thu, May 17, 2001 

 

Flute pipes sounds of therapy

As you approach the simple wooden cottage outside Birch Bay, you can hear the melodic emanations from within, the birdlike sounds muffled by the rustic...

Boats need new tabs too!

The weather’s getting warmer and boating season is just around the corner, so that must mean it’s time to renew your tabs.

Teen center looking for your help

“The idea behind it is simply put: connect, mentor and serve,” said organizer Ken Martin of a new youth center opening in downtown Blaine. “...

Awards and honors...

The following students were named to the Western Washington University honor roll at the completion of winter quarter, 2001.

Small town representation pushedfor WTA board

Blaine city manager Gary Tomsic is spearheading an effort to boost input from smaller cities at the Whatcom Transportation Authority (WTA) by giving them...

Accident spurs Boblett Street safety campaign

A few years ago, Don Hurd stopped using the Boblett Street intersection to cross state route 543. Worried about the safety of the intersection, he takes...

It’s time for D.C. and the big bucks

by Meg Olson

Intalco to shutter Cherry Point aluminum smelter

Local members of the business community were some of the first county residents to learn of a plan to close Intalco Cherry Point facility this week. “...

School bond too close to call...

Blaine will know Friday if its $20 million school bond has passed or not.

Thu, May 10, 2001 

 

Boats need new tabs too!

The weather’s getting warmer and boating season is just around the corner, so that must mean it’s time to renew your tabs.

Teen center looking for your help

“The idea behind it is simply put: connect, mentor and serve,” said organizer Ken Martin of a new youth center opening in downtown Blaine. “...

Blessing of the Fleet

God of boundless love, at the beginning of creation your Spirit hovered over the deep. You called forth every creature, and the seas teemed with life. ...

Fire consumes Custer barn

Fire left only the metal shell of a 6,000 square-foot barn in Custer Thursday, causing almost $250,000 in damage and rattling neighbors. “I got off...

BP pushes new power plant

To speed up an application to build a 750-megawatt power plant, BP Cherry Point refinery has teamed up with the state Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council...

Sewer deals leaves wiggle room

by Soren Velice


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