Thu, Apr 20, 2006 

 

Fedsannounce people smuggling ring arrests

FourteenU.S. and Canadian residents, including at least one Washingtonstate resident, have been indicted for their allegedinvolvement in a human smuggling...

Statecomes through with off-ramp cash

“We’recoming here to remodel the house in Blaine and we knowthat comes with disruptions,” said Washington StateDepartment of Transportation...

Thu, Apr 13, 2006 

 

HappyEgg Hunting!

TheC Shop in Birch Bay will host a free Easter egg huntfrom 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 15, in the lot nextto the C Shop.

Keepingthe grass green and the water clean

Whetherit’s because we’re imitating medievalbarons who surrounded their country manors with sheep pasturesor it’s because we’re...

BirchBay Square on track

Plansfor the redevelopment of Birch Bay Square are movingahead as scheduled.

GSAplans to blend in at border

TheGeneral Services Administration (GSA) showed the “preliminarydesign concept” for the new Peace Arch port of entrybuilding last Thursday ...

Onthe Waterfront

Thecommercial crab season is about to close for local fishers.April 15 is the traditional day not only for taxes, butalso for crab fishing closure.

Airport:to vote or not to vote

Blainecity council members were unable to reach an agreement about howto decide the future of the city’s airport.

Schoolschoose new superintendent

TheBlaine school board, meeting in executive session lastFriday afternoon, hired assistant superintendent RonSpanjer of the Port Angeles school district...

Hearingset for Brown and Cole traffic mitigation

TheWhatcom County hearing examiner has scheduled a hearingto decide whether Brown and Cole stores should be forcedto make road improvements to accommodate...

Hearingexaminer rules against developer

Supportersof a proposed sister city relationship based on Blaine’stheme of peace are trying to put on an upbeat face aftera disappointing and surprising...

Thu, Apr 6, 2006 

 

>Freemanwins state award

A photograph by Sue Freeman ofPortrait Art and Design of Blaine was awarded “FemalePortrait of the Year” at the annual ProfessionalEducation...

Karateteacher praised for service

AlthoughBlaine resident Thomas Drake has been a karate instructorfor many years, it seems his enthusiasm for the job neverebbs.

GetOut & GrowApril chores

Aprilhas arrived and after perusing the luscious seed catalogsand planning the perfect garden it is finally time toget our hands dirty. We are beginning...

Localcompany, global reach

Blaineresident Nina Hazard wanted a way to use her more than25 years of corporate marketing experience but wantedmore flexibility. So, in 1998, when her...

?Firstrecipients of award named

?JohnChoulochas and Christina Alexander are the first tworecipients of the new Blaine Builder award, developedby Debbie Harger in the Blaine community ...

Birdingfestival organizers getting ready for 2007

“DraytonHarbor is such a unique area,” saidlong time bird conservationist Maynard Axelson, “andI’m afraid we’re just taking...

Stormwaterdesign forthcoming

Afterspending the winter analyzing stormwater shortcomings alongSemiahmoo Parkway and Drayton Harbor Road, the city ofBlaine is starting to design a solution...

‘Ain’tgoing to be no tomcatting around Blaine’

Blaineis considering requiring cat owners to get licenses fortheir pets.

Inthe news...

Blaineman updated to stable conditionA Blaine man has been updated from serious to stable condition at St.Joseph Hospital in Bellingham after being hit...

Buildinga better Birch Bay

ForKathy Berg, there are two rules for getting what youwant from government agencies: know what you want anddon’t go away. On January 21, 2001, Berg...

Senatorsoffer alternative to border passport rule

Blaineresidents concerned about a federal passport requirementmay have less to worry about if a new proposal is approvedby Congress.The proposal, an amendment...

Hearingexaminer rules against developer

The22-unit Seascape Condominium project that Bellinghamdeveloper Joel Douglas has nearly completed on PeacePortal Drive hit another snag last week when...

Thu, Mar 30, 2006 

 

Fatof the Land

BlaineCommunity Theater’s entertainingproduction of the wry but sizzling comedy the Fat ofthe Land by Pat Cook opens Friday night March 31 forsix...

Timeto rev up the garden activities

Nowthat spring is in bloom there is no time to sip tea bythe fireplace, it is time to get out in the garden andwork, work, work. There are beds to dig,...

Whispermakes a quiet debut in Birch Bay

Marinecolors and crisp citrus scents were the dominant themesEllen Shea had in mind when she designed Whisper on theBay, her long-awaited day spa on Birch...

‘Dirtybomb’ materials transported through Peace Arch

TheGovernment Accountability Office (GAO) announced Tuesdaythat undercover investigators were able to transport enoughradioactive material through the ...


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