Thu, Mar 10, 2005 

 

Volunteersneeded for state math championship

Youdon’t have to be a math whizto lend a hand at the 2005 Washington State Math ChampionshipSaturday, March 19, at the Blaine school campus. Volunteersare...

HomeImprovement

There’severything you need at the home show

Cantwellwants line held

Washingtonsenator Maria Cantwell is promising to block administrationefforts to raise Bonneville Power Administration (BPA)rates for electricity, changing...

Allthe children may be above average in Lake Woebegone but ... in Washington state?

GarrisonKeillor claims all the children are above average in LakeWoebegone, but I have not found that to be the case inthe schools I have been involved...

Harborroad facing indefinite fix delay

Theclosure of Drayton Harbor Road to through traffic maylast a lot longer than anyone at first anticipated, accordingto Whatcom County engineer Joe Rutan...

Cityenlists Senator Murray’s help

Almost50 years ago, when the freeway was put through the middleof town, short-sighted planning left Blaine without anysouthbound exits past the one almost...

MarineDrive reconstruction to get underway

The first phase of the $30 plus million project that willultimately relocate city wastewater treatment facilitiesto Marine Drive gets underway this year...

Propertysales boom results in tax windfall

Thehighlight of the city of Blaine’s year-end financialreport is evidence of a run on Blaine real estate. It startedwith a bang in 2003, when the...

Thu, Mar 3, 2005 

 

Cityhonors service of its employees

SandyPeterson got a pen for one year as Blaine’sassistant public works director. “He’s gotthe shortest tenure and the longest bio,&rdquo...

Foam & cement:A look at construction

Donand Debbie Scherck are building a new 3,500 square foothouse on Allan Street out of styrofoam and concrete usinginsulated concrete forms (ICF) made ...

Researchersmonitor continuing decline in seabirds

“Youhave to get up early for ducks,” said Dave Nysewander,a trained biologist and project leader for the WashingtonDepartment of Fish and Wildlife...

Timeto focus on car prowls

TheWhatcom County Sheriff’s Officehas responded to 453 car prowls throughout the county in2004.

Icelandicdescendant reflects upon marina life in Blaine harbor

In theearly 1970s, a man of Icelandic descent became the successorto Berg Shipyard on the Blaine Harbor landfill. He namedthe family business the Westman...

Plannersand public in for heavy slog as Sea Grass hearings continue

TheBlaine planning commission opened hearings last weekon the 22-acre Seagrass Cottages development plannedfor Semiahmoo spit. For many of the 200 plus...

Residentsapprehensive of future impacts

Blainecity manager Gary Tomsic had to coax testimony out ofa reluctant group of east Blaine residents and propertyowners attending a public hearing on ...

Thu, Feb 24, 2005 

 

SenatorCantwell urges citizens to join online petition

SenatorMaria Cantwell has started an online petition to senda message to the White House that the northwest doesn’twant to pay more for power.

New homes plannedfor the bay

TheTrillium Corporation sold 150 acres to local developersJim Kaemingk and Fred Bovenkamp last week for a planned 450unit partially gated community to ...

Localman connects with Iwo Jima

One of the best-known WW II photographs shows six soldiersraising a large American flag atop Iwo Jima’s MountSuribachi. The 60th anniversary of that...

Matureadults - aging gracefully

Whydo we age? What can we do about it?“I was taller then,” laughed Chuck Stanfordat his Valley View Road home, reviewing his days as a minorleague...

MarkNadler comes to Blaine with worldwide acclaim and Broadway fame

Arearesidents are in for a world-class and funny treat onSaturday, March 12 when screen and stage star Mark Nadlerappears on stage at the Blaine performing...

Sharethe cash, share the jail

WhatcomCounty is asking cities to invest in building the newinterim jail facility in Bellingham in exchange for jailcredit that could more than triple ...

It’sa no-go on Drayton Harbor Road for the time being

Recentrains softened the bank along the south side of DraytonHarbor Road so much that the road began washing out,so Whatcom County put up temporary barricades...

Goodwork!

Followingare the results for the recent Future Business Leadersof America conference at which several Blaine studentsreceived awards. Close to 400 students...

Comebird with us...

Localenvironmental education organization, RE Sources, offersan exciting opportunity to view winter waterfowl withexpert birder Dave Schmaltz. Join RE ...

Newsin Brief

A fine job was doneBlaine high school offers 10 advanced placement (AP) coursesin a variety of subjects to challenge students to takecollege-level courses...

Localman busted in meth lab case

A43-year-old Blaine man was arrested Wednesday morningon two counts of manufacturing and delivery of a controlledsubstance by the Northwest Regional Drug...

GSAmeeting produces more gloom than light

Projectmanager Mark Howard of the General Services Administration(GSA) hosted a workshop last week at the Blaine SeniorCenter that left many in the crowd...


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