Thu, Sep 27, 2007 

 

Council sets public hearing to vote on hearing examiner

Maintaining public input in the planningprocess was the central concern in a decision by the Blaine PlanningCommission to withold support of an expanded...

Briefs

Max Shelton withdraws fromcouncil race

Liebertto stay on ballot, Forslof says

WhatcomCounty Auditor Shirley Forslof determined earlier this week thatfirst ward city council member John Liebert’sname will remain on the general...

NEXUSmemberships dwindling

Atthe end of June the NEXUS program turned five years old,with 130,000 members nationally, and slated for continuedexpansion. But some wonder if the program...

Gregoirecalls anticipated border waits ‘unacceptable’

Washington State Governor ChristineGregoire may have pioneered a state driver’s licensepilot program earlier this year, but it won’t beof much...

NWFRSruling will stall development permits

Adecision by Whatcom County hearing examiner Michael Bobbinkthat certain Birch Bay developments may proceed withouthaving to pay fees the fire department...

Thu, Sep 20, 2007 

 

WWUeconomist to study U.S. trade with Canada

Western Washington University Economics Department chairPaul Storer is currently working on a research projectthat will examine the complex relationship...

Kremenappoints planning director

Whatcom County ExecutivePete Kremen has appointed David Stalheim as the new Planningand Development Services Director for Whatcom County.

HomeImprovement

Economicalelectric stoves save money by ‘zone heating’

Localman crosses country on bicycle

It was still mid-June and rainingwhen Allan Williams, of Blaine, was training for what wouldlikely be the ride of his life.

Blainestudents accept Rachel’s ‘chain of kindness’ challenge

Love… I don’t thinkI know of any other theme that prevails quite as oftenthrough messages delivered to us by the media. However,it seems that...

Remembering the meaning of the Peace Arch monument

Not many years after Kelli Linville’sgreat grandfather, Knute Evertz, forged and fastened iron gatesto the Peace Arch walls, the Great Depression...

There’sstill time for hiking in the North Cascades

Hike: Winchester MountainLength: 2.1 miles, one-wayElevation gain: 300 feetDifficulty: More difficult

BriefsIncorporationstudy meeting this Monday

TheBirch Bay Incorporation Feasibility Study Committee has scheduleda community forum to discuss the fundamentals of incorporation andgather information...

Notedclassical guitarist to play Friday

JasonVieaux, head of the Cleveland Institute of Music’sguitar department, will be presenting a program of classicalguitar music as a part of Blaine...

CouncilmemberLiebert lives in wrong ward

Whatcom County auditor ShirleyForslof dropped a bombshell on two-term council memberJohn Liebert’s re-election campaign last week bytelling him that...

TotallyChocolate celebrates year in new facility

TotallyChocolate marked a year in their new manufacturing facilitylast month with increased production that generated recordpayroll outlays.

Thu, Sep 13, 2007 

 

FormerBirch Bay cabin becomes space for grandkids

Bellingham dentist TheoRasmussen and his wife Florence bought a small cottagein the Cottonwood Reach section of Birch Bay in 1924, whenCalvin Coolidge ...

Huntereducation program now online

Thenew online version of the state’s basic huntereducation program is about to leave the old home-studycourse by the wayside.

HomeImprovement

Blainewoman offers helpful advice on home decor

YoungAt Heart

Now that the lazydays (or were they busy days) of summer are about to leaveus, with autumn coming in before too long, we are lookingforward to new and ...

Birch Bay and Blaine community monthly meetings

Alanon Meetings: Blaine meets every Wednesdayat 7:30 – 9 p.m. at the Unitarian Church at Cedar & Harrisonstreets. 332-5863. Custer meets...

Bellinghamsquadron to offer boating safety coarse

The Bellingham Sail and Power Squadronplans to offer one of its popular this fall at the BlaineSenior Center.

BriefsShorelinecleanup this Saturday

BirchBay residents are invited to participate in the Ocean Conservancy’sInternational Coastal Cleanup this Saturday at 9 a.m. The clean-up is one...

Crewsto close I-5 lanes this week

WashingtonState Department of Transportation (WSDOT) crews willalternately close I-5 lanes this week during the dayand ramps at night to dig trenches and...

Councilvotes 6-0 to expand fee deferrals to wharf

Builders in Blaine’s wharfdistrict can now apply for the same deferrals for waterand utility fees allowed in Blaine’s central businessdistrict...

Fedsanticipate ‘painful’ border waits in 2008

Federalofficials are still unclear about what will happen when,but they are sure about one thing: when constructionof a new Peace Arch U.S. port of entry...


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