Thu, Aug 11, 2005 

 

Grouppushes historic preservation for downtown

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

Newadministrator appointed

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

AlternativeHumane Society seeks to save lives of strays

The first thingthat Sue Atchison of Blaine wants you to know about the AlternativeHumane Society (AHS) of Whatcom County is that she needs help housingstray...

Councilapproves 62-lot subdivision

AtMonday’s council meeting, BlaineCity Council approved the Inverness development, a 62-lotresidential subdivision on Semiahmoo Parkway, after existingSemiahmoo...

Governmentintroduces new border tracking system

Testinga system that identifies foreign visitors electronicallybegan at both Blaine border crossings last week, but officialssay that even seasoned travelers...

BirchBay Water Slides sold to developer

HomesteadNorthwest Development Company has agreed to purchase theBirch Bay Water Slides, according to Homestead’soperations manager Lisa Guthrie,...

Thu, Aug 4, 2005 

 

Schooldistrict gets kudos for safety

Washington State superintendent of public instructionTerry Bergeson has recognized the Blaine school districtfor completing a recent Washington State Patrol...

UpcomingFestival

The first of what will become an annual Circle of TreesLavender Festival and Broom show will be held this Friday,August 5 at the Circle of Trees Gallery...

Gota beef with it?

Despite news of the ban on Canadian beef lifting, it hasn’tlifted high enough for the average consumer to bring aT-Bone steak across the ine.

Soundsof the Harbor: benefit for Blaine food bank

Celtic,alternative rock and blue grass bands come together onSaturday August 13, for the Sounds of the Harbor fundraiserand music festival at Marine Park...

Districtappoints new principal, vice principal to Blaine

The Blaine School district has appointed a new principaland vice principal to Blaine Middle School.

Cityawards $1.3 million bid to Ebenal General

Blaine city council gave their approval for low-bidderEbenal General, a Bellingham-based contracting group, tobuild the first phase of the downtown boardwalk...

Specialfiling period this week

A special three-day filing period will be held August3-5 for the following offices where no candidates havefiled.

Officalsurge water conservation

Officials at the city of Blaine and Birch Bay Water andSewer District report that the recent period of sunny weatheris causing storage levels to fall rapidly...

BirchBay explores growth management options

The Birch Bay Steering Committee (BBSC) met last Wednesday,July 27, and listened to Whatcom County planning and developmentservices director Hal Hart describe...

Strongbusiness advocate appointed to Blaine planning commission

The Blaine city council recently appointed Ken Oplinger, president ofthe Bellingham/Whatcom County Chamber of Commerce and Industry, to thecity’s...

CityDefines future parking areas

The city of Blaine is putting together a group of stakeholdersto look at parking for the central business district, andgathering the data they need to ...

Popularmaritime festival begins this weekend

Blaine’s annual maritime festival comes around thisweekend and once again will be a great reason for everyone,young and old, to gather at the Blaine...

Councilmulls creation of airport committee

Ina work session this past Monday night, the Blaine citycouncil discussed what steps to take � if any � to forma citizen advisory committee that will study...

Thu, Jul 28, 2005 

 

YoungAt Heart

Whatan awesome bunch we have at the senior center! And whata truly great center we have here in Blaine. It is awonderful place to renew – spiritually...

Congratulations!

Thefollowing students from Blaine have been named to theDean’s List at the University of Washington forthe spring quarter.

Redtide closure lifted except for Drayton Harbor

DraytonHarbor is the only Whatcom County beach currently closeddue to the potential risk of paralytic shellfish poisoningor “red tide.” Healthdepartment...

Comeone, come all to the Icelandic picnic

TheBlaine city council has declared July 30, as IcelandicHeritage Day. On this date, the Blaine Icelandic HeritageSociety is renewing the annual Icelandic...

Thismilk is f-f-f-fab-b-b-bulous

Graceand Tim Lukens, owners of Grace Harbor Farms, a small55-dairy goat operation in Custer, have a reason to celebrate.This July, they received the first...

Salmonmake small comeback

ANooksack Salmon Enhancement Association (NSEA) employeemade an unexpected discovery earlier this year that couldindicate an improvement in the health ...

Realestate taxes jump sky-high

The mid-yearreport on Blaine’s finances is mostly what city finance staffwas expecting, with a standout exception: the real estate excisetax collected...

Councilrelaxes sign ordinance

JasonOverstreet has won city council approval for the kind ofchanges to the Blaine sign ordinance he says he needs tomake his business thrive.


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