Thu, Sep 8, 2005 

 

Newadministrator appointed

WayneWeinschenk began work as the administrator of Blaine’sStafholt Good Samaritan Center July 20, and so far sayshe’s been pleasantly surprised...

Localborder personnel head off to gulf states

While a few localBorder Patrol agents and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officersare heading to the Gulf coast to help that area recover from hurricaneKatrina...

"It'sBlaine and Birch Bay's Turn"

The real estateboom that has been happening all around Blaine and BirchBay for many years began making itself felt in our areatwo years ago and shows no...

Trilliumto propose changes to Seagrass condos

Blainecity attorney Jon Sitkin has provided guidelines forthe Trillium Corporation to proceed in response to theirrequest at an August 22 Blaine City Council...

Localsget behind hurricane relief efforts

Thehearts and wallets of local residents are opening upin response to the tragedy that hit the gulf states lastweek after Hurricane Katrina roared ashore...

Thu, Sep 1, 2005 

 

Voteready

Electioninformation is available at the Whatcom County Auditor’sOnline Voter Guide at www.whatcomcounty.us/auditor. WhatcomCounty Auditor, Shirley...

Downhome cooking at Big Al’s

Afterseveral months of renovations, Al and Terry Holub openedBig Al’s Diner in July in theformer Denny’s building with a staff of 20, andbusiness...

BirchBay clothing designer opens new store at outlet center

PatriceGreguski, of Birch Bay, had been thinking for some timeabout starting a business in which she could use herpoetry writing skills, the only question...

Abusy fall planned for the Blaine senior center

Thetraditionally lazy days of summer find our own greatBlaine Senior Center going strong. Another page is turning,another September is coming, with many...

Neighborsand parks board pitch in to improve Montfort Park

MontfortPark is one of Blaine’soldest parks and is classified as a neighborhood parkwhich will be used primarily by those who live in theimmediate...

Whopays for roads as Birch Bay grows?

byTara Nelson

Newell’strial scheduled

Blaine high school principal Dan Newell’s jury trial was scheduledfor Tuesday, September 27, during motion calendar proceedings for theWhatcom County...

Localrealtor wants airport on the ballot

Localrealtor Dennis Hill is launching a petition to put thefuture of the airport on the ballot again.

Countybuys the last slice of the heronry buffer pie

Anunusual coalition of local businesses, a state agencyand the Whatcom Land Trust helped Whatcom County buy three,five-acre parcels near Birch Bay State...

Studentsget a full pack, thanks to local shoppers

Grocery shoppers at the Blaine Cost Cutteronce again dug a little deeper at check stands to purchaseschool supplies for needy Blaine students. “We...

Thu, Aug 25, 2005 

 

Dejuvu all over again

LeilaCrayton of Blaine was arrested August 19 on charges ofmanufacturing methamphetamine. At the time of her arrestCrayton, 20, was waiting to begin a ...

Fivejoy-riding youths arrested in car/yacht escapade

Timothy Berry, TimothyMerrifield and Jacob Ross, all 18, were booked into the Whatcom CountyJail last week following their arrest after a joyride that ...

Cityworking through comp plan

About20 residents from Blaine and surrounding areas gatheredat the Blaine fire station last week to discuss possiblerezoning near H and D streets as well...

Councildelays action on Seagrass condo proposal

Blainecity council deliberated for an hour in a study sessionbefore Monday night’s regular meeting beforedeciding to postpone a decision on the Seagrass...

Citycouncil votes to support EMS sales tax

Blainehas joined other cities in the county supporting a newplan for countywide emergency medical services (EMS),and a new tax to fund it.

Thu, Aug 18, 2005 

 

Stalwartship sails on through the years

Theaging but still graceful iron-hulled luxury yacht ElPrimero, moored in Blaine for the past few years, is112 years old this month. Though the paint is...

Mothersights cougar on the outskirts of town

Acougar residents have been hearing in the lower DakotaCreek area for the past month was seen Monday nightin the 4200 block of West Road, on the south ...

Crabbingopens

Crabbingseason for Marine Area 7 North, which includes Blaine,Birch Bay and Point Roberts opened Wednesday, August17 said Birch Bay State Park manager ...

NEXUShours to expand

by MegOlson

Grouppushes historic preservation for downtown

Aproposal to enhance the historic flavor of downtown Blaineis being developed alongside the city’scomprehensive plan revisions.

Countyand Port agree to meet in court

An intergovernmentaldispute that has blocked development of a site occupying the formerHarbor Café, is heading to SkagitCounty Superior Court.

BoardwalkOK’ed by appeals court

TheWashington State Court of Appeals upheld a ruling byWhatcom County Superior Court judge Steven Mura thatthe proposed Blaine boardwalk is a for public...


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