Thu, Jun 10, 2010 

 

Roundabout project postponed because of rain

Construction of a single-lane roundabout at Blaine and Grandview roads has been postponed until July because of wet weather, according to officials from BP Cherry Point Refinery, the company that is funding the project.

Travelers can expect changes at border

Travelers entering the United States at the Peace Arch port of entry over the next several months will find reconfigured lanes and additional inspection booths in place to ease normal increases in cross-border traffic resulting from summer travel and construction activities.

Meeting to discuss six-year road plan

The city of Blaine has scheduled a public hearing to decide on its $2.2 million six-year transportation plan for 2011-2016.

Take a walk on the wild side

Those wanting to explore the life, geology and beauty of Semiahmoo spit under a rising full moon will want to attend a full moon walk hosted by the Wild Whatcom Walks outdoor exploration organization.

District to host retirement party

Four Blaine school district employees have announced their plans to retire as the school year ends.

New cell phone, texting laws in effect beginning Thursday

On Thursday, June 10, police agencies around the state begin enforcing Washington’s newly-revised law restricting the use of wireless devices by drivers.

Biotoxins close county beaches to shellfish harvest

Marine biotoxins that cause paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) have been detected at high levels in shellfish samples collected from Squalicum Harbor, Birch Bay and Semiahmoo Spit.

County considers tightened rules on home businesses

Whatcom County Council will take another look at proposed regulations impacting home-based business, after voting unanimously to send proposed changes back to the council's planning committee.

Blaine high school Evening of the Arts, June 3, 2010

Awards Night

NOAA finds orcas eat specific salmon

New advances in genetic testing have allowed scientists to determine the specific origin of Chinook salmon that were consumed by killer whales in the inland waters of Washington and British Columbia, according to new research by NOAA scientists and others.

Young At Heart

The Blaine senior center welcomes you are as the flowers that bloom in the wonderful month of June.

Long-time ballet dancer opens school at Loomis Hall

Blaine resident Tiiu Kuuskmann said she’s gone through many changes in life but she always came back to ballet.

Haynie Opry kicks off season June 12 in Custer

The annual Haynie Opry festival of country, gospel and bluegrass music, is scheduled this Saturday, June 12 at the Haynie Grange in Custer.

Whatcom In Bloom starts now

The Whatcom County in Bloom Competition is now entering its 25th year.

Local wine tour company donates to MS Society

In celebration of its first anniversary, Whatcom Wine Tours will donate a portion of sales to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Tue, Jun 8, 2010 

 

Obit - Paul Vander Pol

Paul Vander Pol, age 89 of Lynden, went peacefully home to his Heavenly Father surrounded by his loving family at the Christian Health Care Center on Friday, June 4, 2010. Visitation hours will be from 3 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at Gillies Funeral Home in Lynden. Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 9, in Monumenta Cemetery followed by funeral services at 11 a.m. in the United Reformed Church of Lynden, 8650 Benson Road.

Mon, Jun 7, 2010 

 

Water districts kick off conservation season

A weekend in Cannes

Blaine couple wins weekend trip to Cannes Film Festival in France, recounts experience

Thu, Jun 3, 2010 

 

Blaine Garderner's Market and 1st International Slug Race May 22, 2010

Birding, beaches and sun

NWPRD classes offer a variety of summer fun

Event to spell out Birch Bay in human letters

Birch Bay residents who want to be a part of local history will want to attend a spelling out of Birch Bay in human letters at noon next Sunday, June 13.

City ordered to revise critical areas ordinance

Following a hearing by the state growth management hearings board, the city of Blaine will be required to make several revisions to its critical areas ordinance.

Elementary school hires new principal

The Blaine school district has hired current Edmonds school district administrator Craig Baldwin as the new Blaine elementary school principal.

County prosecutor seeks reelection

Whatcom County prosecutor Dave McEachran announced he will be seeking reelection to the position of Whatcom County Prosecuting Attorney.

Mother Baby Center will not reopen

After years of providing free and low-cost services to women in Whatcom County, the Mother Baby Center (MBE) will not reopen after their programs were suspended last December due to a lack of funding.

Century 21 honors two local agents

Century 21 Real Estate recently recognized Steve Mason, sales associate with the office, as one of their “top-producers” nationwide.

BP cited for serious safety violations

The Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) cited local petroleum refinery BP Cherry Point on April 30 for 13 serious safety violations discovered during an inspection that began in November.


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