Thu, Dec 14, 2006 

 

Blainewrestlers end battle with awards

Blaine wrestlers finishedin the middle of the pack among the 19 schools at lastweekend’s Battle at the Border, Blaine’s annualtournament that...

Lighthousecenter now open

Joyce Bigelow opened her addiction recovery and substanceabuse treatment center November 21, the day she receivedstate certification. “I wanted to...

What’snew this year at Mt. Baker?

The biggest news at Mt. Baker this year is not the$1.3 million upgrade of chair three from a double chairlift to a quad, or the fiber optic upgrades installed...

Briefs...

Blaineworth $500 million, county says

Blaine’s assessed valuation (AV) will nearlydouble for 2007, according to figures from the WhatcomCounty assessor’s office.

Citycouncil votes to examine airport issue again

Thefate of the Blaine airport is uncertain – again.

Citycontinues to pursue quiet zone designation

“When I heard the train go by the first time Iloved it,” said Karen Yirak, who moved into a newHarborside Avenue house with her husband John...

Thu, Dec 7, 2006 

 

Blainetwins growing strong six months later

Twin girls born prematurely to a Blaine couple lastsummer were given a helping hand by St. Joseph Hospitaland in gratitude the young family has started...

Borderitesclip Birds 71-63

Nate Tewalt and Mike Pianki combinedfor 41 points as the B’s took the measure of a youngbut aggressive Ferndale team 71-63 in overtime at Blaine&...

You,too can host exchange students

NW Services, a non-profit and CSIET-approved program,is seeking caring families in the area to host high schoolstudents from Mongolia, Germany, Colombia...

Studyexamines water quality

The Puget Sound Restoration Fund is partneringwith Whatcom County Public Works and the Trillium Corporationto conduct a microbial source tracking study...

Briefs...

Feeincrease shifts cost to new residents

Water and sewer connection fees for new homes in BirchBay are scheduled to increase slightly beginning January1 to compensate for the increase in demand...

Propertyvalues nearly double for Blaine and Birch Bay

“It was a shocker,” said Semiahmoo propertyowner John Bennitt.Bennitt said when he looked at his 2006 tax assessmentsent out at the end of ...

Planningcommissioner leaves for Iraq

After10 years in Blaine and nearly four years on the Blaineplanning commission, David Baily, 50, will be joiningthe U.S. Army – again.

Thu, Nov 30, 2006 

 

TheBorderite Report

December 2006

Borderboat bust ends in conviction

Kimberley Rouse, 37, of Surrey, B.C., has been convictedin U.S. District Court in Seattle of Possession of Marijuanawith Intent to Distribute. Rouse and...

Localagencies step up DUI patrols

Between December 1 and January 1, extra Washington statelaw enforcement agencies will be enacting extra drivingunder the influence (DUI) enforcement patrols...

Slivers...

Borderite basketball took tothe hardwood in earnest last Saturday. Actually, it wasin Bellingham’s Squalicum high school gym where bothteams each...

Studentbriefs...

Abrams earns distinctionBlaine graduate Alexander Abrams, son of Michael and CharlotteAbrams of Custer, received the Academic Distinction forthe spring...

Pasodel Norte alive and well in Blaine

Miguel Ramos’ brightly colored Mexican restaurantPaso del Norte on Second Street has been a Blaine fixturesince he and his wife Aydee opened 11 years...

Blainenail artist has following

Blaine residentJoni Tingley swears by her manicures.

DHSto expand US-VISIT program

By next spring the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)has plans to expand the US-VISIT program at all ports ofentry to include Canadian commuters and...

FAA:Funding for airport expansion less than expected

The city of Blaine has plans to proceed with a $16 millionairport expansion project but finding the funding for thatproject may be less certain than once...

Goodjudgment can prevent winter accidents

Firechief Tom Fields got hammered with 21 calls in 24 hours.On Sunday night, there were calls of two possible structurefires, automobile accidents, several...

Thu, Nov 23, 2006 

 

Newsystem rates insurance

Washington state insurance commissioner Mike Kreidlerhas launched the annual Complaint Comparison Guide, a newweb-based tool that allows consumers to search...

AroundBirch Bay

by Jack Kintner


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