Thu, May 28, 2009 

 

News in Brief

Marine mammal network hosts meeting • Volunteers needed for Peace Portal trail • Home tour features sustainable designs • Volunteers needed for clam survey • Council extends public comment for UGA

American Life Poetry

Expect hike in state liquor tax this August

It’s going to cost more to be a bad boy come August 1 when state taxes on hard liquor go up from the current 39.2 percent to 51.9 percent. The state liquor control board (WSLCB) voted to increase the tax to generate approximately $80 million over the next two years. The money will replace funds earmarked by the state legislature to help with the state’s $9 billion budget deficit.

CBP seizes $2 million in ecstasy at Blaine crossing

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Peace Arch Port of Entry arrested a 30-year-old Vancouver, British Columbia, woman on May 23 for allegedly attempting to smuggle 134,838 tablets of ecstasy worth nearly $2 million into the United States.

Remembering the fallen on Memorial Day

SYC funds a boost for Plover

Blaine’s historical Plover ferry will get some much-needed repairs after a recent donation by the Semiahmoo Yacht Club.

Birch Bay Square Grand Opening and Community Day, May 23

Groovy times... French fries, tattoos, karate moves, dogs with style. The grand opening event at Birch Bay Square had a little something for everyone.

Thu, May 21, 2009 

 

Blaine poetry contest winners!

Memorial Day events planned this weekend

Temporary Closure of North Bound Lane At Peace Arch Port of Entry Redevelopment Project Extended to Tuesday, May 26, 2009 to Friday, May 29th, 2009 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

Public hearing on UGA amendments Tuesday

The city of Blaine has scheduled a public hearing to discuss proposed reductions in Blaine’s urban growth area for 7 p.m. May 26 at city hall.

News in Brief

Point Whitehorn grand opening Monday • Birch Bay Fiber Fest this weekend • Explore the shorelines with naturalists • Candidate filing week begins June 1 • Most liquor stores open Memorial Day • Hybrid sales tax exemption to end Aug. 1 • Border agencies apprehend B.C. woman

Nighttime patrols stepped up

Several Whatcom County law enforcement agencies will be participating in the nighttime seat belt patrols Thursday, May 21 through June 7.

Birch Bay Square grand opening Saturday

A grand opening celebration for Birch Bay Square is planned from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 23.

American Life Poetry

On Memorial Day, Blaine veteran finally laid to rest

After 59 years, MIA Blaine soldier Robert George “Bobby” Schoening will be laid to rest this Memorial Day.

Local sailor turns yarn into novel about rites of passage

Former Blaine City Council member Dr. Ken Ely has written and published Sons of the Waves, a young adult novel that skillfully combines a contemporary coming-of-age story with a true sailor’s yarn that has everything from pirates and square-riggers to desperate struggles for survival and narrow escapes.

Go Blaine Unicyclers!

Blaine resident heads up women’s poker club at Tulalip

John George of Blaine started the website for the Ladies Diamond Poker Club last month and has already had more than 11,000 hits.

WWU students to perform opera at Blaine PAC

If you thought that you had to live in New York City and be fluent in Italian to enjoy the opera, think again.

Regularly scheduled meetings

Now, more than ever, volunteers are needed

We’re all hearing about the President’s “Call to Action,” and the need for us all to pull together and help each other out in these hard times.

Blaine students honored at AAUW event

Three Blaine students were among 30 outstanding math, science and technology students from 11 Whatcom County high schools to be recognized Saturday, May 9.

Bay Builders - Great kids doing great things.

Thu, May 14, 2009 

 

U.S. Customs & Border Protection News Release-Victoria Day Border Travel Advisory

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is reminding travelers planning trips across the border into the United States to make sure they have their proper documents and to anticipate heavy traffic during this Victoria Day weekend.

Council debates critical areas ordinance

After a heated debate Monday, Blaine City Council postponed their vote on a critical areas ordinance revision to allow more time for public comment and review.

Border lane closure extended through May 22

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) is extending for a third week the temporary closure of the right northbound lane of the current two-lane detour through the Peace Arch Land Port of Entry.


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