Thu, Feb 14, 2008 

 

Nichols opens own shop in Blaine

After 17 years working in other people’s shops, hairdresser Chrissy Nichols opened her own business, Bella Hair Design, last December 1.

Septic tank talks delayed until April

The Whatcom County Council, faced with opposition to certain parts of proposed ordinances requiring frequent professional inspection of on-site septic ...

Southern visitors are surprised by peaceful border

Although it has been more than 30 years since she picked strawberries near her family's home in La Conner, Rosalinda Guillen said she still remembers the...

Blaine senior is national merit finalist

Kieran Lyons, an 18-year-old senior at Blaine high school, is the eighth and latest member of an exclusive group of Blaine students who have been named...

Briefs

Dakota Creek center to host dance

Council adopts youth sailing program

After a speculative cost-benefit analysis of providing recreational activities for youth, Blaine City Council voted 3-2 to approve a $1,500 service contract...

Council to approvevoting ward redistricting

In their regular meeting Monday, Blaine City Council moved toward shifting Blaine’s entire ward 3 voting district to Semiahmoo and ward 2 entirely...

Obama, Huckabee are Blaine caucus choices

Senator and presidential hopeful Barack Obama outpolled Senator Hillary Clinton in all of them except central Blaine where they tied.An estimated 700 or...

Thu, Feb 7, 2008 

 

Mature Adults... Quality Years, Quality Life

The young at heart have happy, tapping feet

Bond would fund $40 million in capital improvements

Ballots for voters to decide the fate of the Blaine school district’s proposed four year maintenance and operations levy and a $40 million capital...

No traffic impacts as new border regulations eased in

The impact of new identification requirements was hardly felt as thousands of travelers crossed the border into the U.S. last weekend and only a handful...

Birch Bay officials urge conservation

The city of Blaine is working with Birch Bay Water and Sewer District (BBWSD) to promote indoor water conservation as an efficient way to manage their ...

Briefs

Opry tickets to sell at Custer breakfast

Blaine man challenges Kelli Linville

A Blaine resident and Western Washington University professor will challenge state representative Kelli Linville (D-Whatcom County) for her seat in the...

Presidential caucuses scheduled this Saturday

Whatcom County recently sent out ballots for the Washington State Presidential Primary election.

Coast Guard suspends search for Birch Bay man

A search for a missing Birch Bay man was suspended last Sunday evening by the U.S. Coast Guard for Robin Schuurman, 48, of Birch Bay Village.

Thu, Jan 31, 2008 

 

Cross-border licenses now available for Washington residents

Beginning this month, cross-border travelers looking for a cheaper alternative to can apply for the Washington State’s Department of Licensing&rsquo...

With liquor pulled, restaurant owners try new approach

After having their liquor license revoked for a series of alleged violations, the managers of a Birch Bay establishment have vowed to do something different...

Who comes first?

Minority state house leader Richard DeBolt asked this important question recently, criticizing salmon protection measures he believes contribute to increased...

School board recognizes Persse, receives donations

The Blaine school board, along with school boards throughout the state, was recognized by Washington Governor Christine Gregoire last Monday as a part ...

High-tech/ high-touch building open for business

Windermere Real Estate’s new 12,000 square foot two story office at Birch Bay Square opened at the first of the year, and has already generated a...

Library Link

“When I was young, we couldn’t afford much. But, my library card was my key to the world.”– actor John Goodman

Briefs

Tax deferrals available to some homeowners

City plans to redistrict voting wards

With the resignation of Blaine City Council member Mike Myers, city officials will examine redistricting of Blaine’s voting wards however doing so...

Myers resigns from city council

After two terms as councilor and one term as mayor, Mike Myers announced his resignation from Blaine City Council.

Senators call for delay in border ID rules

Senator Patty Murray joined 18 other northern state senators in writing to Department of Homeland Security secretary Michael Chertoff to end plans to implement...

Fire district grant helps staff catch their breath

Receipt of a half-million dollar federal grant to equip North Whatcom Fire and Rescue Service (NWFRS) firefighters with individual self-contained breathing...


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