Thu, Apr 3, 2008 

 

CBP nabs unusual suspects at border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials intercepted two potentially destructive suspects last month.

County council makes final decision on septic rules

Owners of on-site septic (OSS) systems will still have to have inspections every year to three years, depending upon the type of system, but other requirements...

Annual birding festival expands to downtown

This year’s annual birding festival Wings Over Water (WOW), set for April 19, has expanded into downtown in order to accommodate more activities ...

Thu, Mar 27, 2008 

 

Gas saving tips

If gasoline prices hit $4 per gallon as many economists predict, an estimated 65 percent of American car owners say they will dramatically change their...

Bill applauded by charter group

The Washington state Legislature has passed House Bill 2514, a measure to protect orcas based on “Be Whale Wise,” the voluntary guidelines ...

Junk services a convenient way to get rid of clutter

Jeremy Tunnell celebrates his first anniversary in business this week as general manager of the Whatcom County franchise for the nationwide custom refuse...

Blaine business owner acquires Cedar Point Design

Step inside many Semiahmoo luxury homes and you will see custom cabinetry and kitchen design by Blaine resident Chad Lindbloom’s Cedar Point Design...

Blaine church to host talk on Islam this Saturday

Asif Sharaf knows the feeling of being a religious minority. Having grown up as a Christian in his native country of Pakistan, he now wants to share his...

Blaine man recounts testing military diving technology

Divers hired by a Seattle firm work 12-hours a day for weeks at a time 700 feet beneath New York City staying alive on helium and oxygen as they repair...

A new face at Blaine Public Works

The city of Blaine’s public works department has hired David Bren earlier this March to replace former assistant public works director Sandy Petersen...

Briefs

Park district meeting Saturday

Law requires accurate sex education

The Washington Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) has scheduled a series of workshops to help school personnel to comply with new...

Council to debate business fees in upcoming budget

After realizing that the city of Blaine’s business license fees are the highest in Whatcom County, at least two Blaine City Council members said ...

Blaine PE teacher wins national recognition

Blaine resident and teacher Dan Persse will be honored as the Northwest District Elementary School Physical Education Teacher of the Year by the National...

Thu, Mar 20, 2008 

 

Coastal Salish people gather at Tulalip

Hundreds of Coast Salish People gathered in the homelands of the Tulalip Tribes in western Washington April 26 through 29 for the third annual Coast Salish...

Meetings

Alanon Meetings: Blaine meets Tuesdays at 1 – 2 p.m., Wednesdays 7:30 – 9 p.m., Blaine Unitarian Free Church at 1218 Harrison St. All welcome...

Math students win big

Congratulations to the Blaine middle school math teams that competed in the Whatcom County math competition this weekend.

How to fix leaky faucets

Birch Bay Water and Sewer District and the City of Blaine are encouraging water customers to learn how to locate and read their service water meters to...

Home Improvement

Metal fabricator creates functional outdoor art

Civil liberty groups sue DHS

The Asian Law Caucus (ALC) and Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed suit in February against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for denying...

Local feminist author to speak at Blaine library

In 1994, three book-loving friends, Jesse Larsen, Erica Bauermeister and Holly Smith, wanted a convenient, content-rich guide to the great works of female...

Briefs

Deadline for beach watcher program is March 27

BPA settles public utilities lawsuit

Blaine ratepayers might see a temporary reduction in their electricity bill soon, after the city was awarded a rebate from a lawsuit against the Bonneville...

Two found dead in Birch Bay woods

Whatcom County law enforcement officials are investigating the deaths of two county residents who were found near a Birch Bay cabin last weekend.

DOT to repair I-5 lanes near Bellingham in April

Drivers commuting between Bellingham and Birch Bay and Blaine may want to plan alternate routes during the next few months.

Thu, Mar 13, 2008 

 

Lynden antique show features two Blaine women

The annual spring Lynden Craft and Antique show at the Northwest Washington Fairgroundsstarts March 13.

Home Improvement

Decking materials vary in cost, suitability


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