Wed, Jul 4, 2012 

 

Golf marathon to raise money for Darfur orphans

Dakota Creek Golf & Country Club is partnering with Make Way Partners for a 100-hole golf marathon fundraiser scheduled from July 9 to 12 at the golf course.

Young At Heart: July

The Blaine Community Senior Center is celebrating America’s birthday month. We are anticipating a great July that will bring many interesting opportunities for service and activities.

Blaine School District to update bullying policy

Blaine school district officials spoke extensively on a policy meant to update the district’s bullying policy at the Monday, June 25 Blaine school board meeting.

Border Patrol Report

The Blaine Border Patrol Report for June 9 through June 24

Wed, Jun 27, 2012 

 

Public hearing scheduled for park impact fees

City officials are discussing reinstating park impact fees, and Blaine residents will get a chance to share their thoughts on the issue at a public hearing.

County to oppose national stormwater permit decision

Whatcom County officials are planning to oppose a state Department of Ecology (DOE) decision that could force county staff to spend more resources managing stormwater discharge in Birch Bay.

Fourth of July will be a blast this year

The Blaine Chamber of Commerce is in the final stages of preparation for the city’s Old Fashioned Fourth of July festivities.

City council officially supports Amtrak stop

Blaine City Council members highlighted the importance of an Amtrak stop in the city by passing a formal resolution of support at Monday’s council meeting.

Port comissioner increase question to be on ballot

This November, Whatcom County voters will decide on expanding the Port of Bellingham commission to five members.

WSDOT begins changes to NEXUS lanes

Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) crews have begun converting the D Street on-ramp at the truck route border crossing to a NEXUS-only lane.

Cherish Morrison’s athletic talent moves to New Mexico

Set on the blocks, fighting a deep end-of-meet fatigue, Cherish Morrison, 18, looked down the track and only focused on the next 10 meters. The 400m was her final race at the Class 2A State Track and Field Championships at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma late last month.

Group to organize committee for Cherry Point reserve

A statewide environmental nonprofit is teaming up with two state agencies to establish citizens committees to help protect aquatic reserves across Washington.

Weakened pipe caused February refinery fire

BP Cherry Point refinery officials say a crack in a pipe feeding a crude oil refining unit ignited the petroleum running through and it was likely the cause of the February 17 fire at the refinery that forced the evacuation of the entire facility and shut down operations for months.

Controlling the color of hydrangea blooms in your garden this summer

Many people grow hydrangeas to enjoy the long-lasting flowers in their landscape. As an added bonus, the blooms of these lovely plants can be easily dried for year-round enjoyment, and unlike most other plants, the color of some hydrangea blossoms can be controlled or changed by gardeners.

Home and Garden Special Section: Summer: The perfect time for outdoor improvements to your home

For Bob Christianson, owner of Pacific Building Center and True Value Hardware, this time of year means paint and plants.

Acupuncture business offers services in Blaine for first time

In February, Gentle Acupuncture opened on Marine Drive inside BearHug Massage, marking itself as the only acupuncture practice in Blaine. Acupuncturist Gayla Woodenlegs said she wanted to provide the service to an area that didn’t have acupuncture available.

Second annual Kid’s Day fundraiser coming up

Creating Hope Today’s second annual Kid’s Day, garage sale, and BBQ fundraiser will be held Saturday and Sunday, July 7 and 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Semiahmoo Kids Kamp. The garage sale, with items sold by donation, will continue through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Wed, Jun 20, 2012 

 

Florida development company buys Marin condos

Late last week, Patten Sales and Marketing, a land sales and development company based in Florida, became the new owner of the Marin condominium buildings A and B.

Businesses encouraged to accept Canadian debit cards

Thousands of Canadian dollars flow into Whatcom County every day, and the county’s chamber of commerce wants local businesses to take greater advantage of this source of business.

CBP agents nab car murder suspect

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in Lynden have arrested a Canadian man wanted in connection with an armored-car robbery that left three security guards dead and another critically wounded.

More than 200 attend family health night at Blaine Elementary

The first major event under the Let’s Move! Blaine! banner attracted more than 200 elementary students and parents to the Blaine Elementary School, with organizers promising more events to come.

City approves bid for Marine Drive work

Colacurcio Brothers, Inc., will begin work on improvements to Marine Drive after July 4, following a June 11 Blaine City Council vote.

Birch Point resident accused of assaulting Whatcom County Assessor: “There’ll be ramifications”

An affidavit issued by the county prosecutor in the case of a Whatcom County man accused of assaulting the county assessor has outlined the reasons for the alleged assailant’s arrest.

County council votes to lower speed limit at Portal Way/Birch Bay-Lynden Road intersection

Following a public hearing Tuesday night, Whatcom County Councouncil members voted to decrease the speed limit near the Portal Way/Birch Bay-Lynden Road intersection. There was no input from the public.

County approves bid for Bay Road culvert project

A Blaine construction company has won a contract to replace a fish culvert in Birch Bay.

City to outlaw street parking near H Street Burger King, Shell Station

Citing complaints from local business owners, the city of Blaine will install “no parking” signs along short stretches of G and 14th streets just east of the truck route.

New regulations restrict fireworks sale, use in Blaine

New city fireworks ordinances mean residents will have fewer days to light fireworks within Blaine city limits.


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