Thu, Jan 16, 2003 

 

Drayton Harbor makes list of state’s top bird sites

The state Audubon Society has put Blaine on the map as a critical area for birds, one bird watchers shouldn’t miss.Blaine’s Marine Park and Birch...

Semiahmoo insurance rating hits rock bottom

North Whatcom Fire and Rescue Services division chief Jim Rutherford and city manager Gary Tomsic delivered a bolt from the blue to an aghast city council...

Thu, Jan 9, 2003 

 

Gardner on tax appeals board

Former Blaine city council member and now former state Senator Georgia Gardner won’t be out of a job. Governor Gary Locke has selected Gardner, an...

2002 IN REVIEWBlaine Senior Center

 

City tarred with White brush?

Former Blaine City Council member David White is angling for his Warhol-alloted 15 minutes of fame through a campaign to recall Senator Patty Murray. However...

2002 IN REVIEWWashington State Legislature

It just wouldn’t be New Years without some reflections and predictions! I like to think that we can learn from what has happened and use that knowledge...

Water quality regs up for review

The state department of ecology is starting a rewrite of the state’s water quality standards and has scheduled a series of public meeting on the new...

Marina starts work on storm repairs

The Semiahmoo Marina breakwater is being stabilized after it failed to hold in a Christmas storm.“There was some new construction and it failed. We...

Locals oppose Trillium plans for more condos

A newly-formed watchdog group is raising a red flag over Trillium plans for more condominiums on Semiahmoo Spit.“I feel the spit is an ecological ...

School to close as teachers flock to budget rally

Schools will be closed on Tuesday as over half of Blaine’s teachers head to Olympia to tell Governor Gary Locke that his budget proposals undermine...

Fri, Jan 3, 2003 

 

2002 IN REVIEWBlaine fine arts association

Blaine Fine Arts Association (BFAA) is an organization dedicated to promoting and providing enrichment in the fine arts for students enrolled in grades...

2002 IN REVIEWBlaine Airport Commission

It has been a busy year for the airport. The trees at the south end are not down yet, but we are getting close. The council condemned an easement over ...

2002 IN REVIEWBlaine School District

The Blaine school district is celebrating an exciting 2002 and looking forward to wonderful events in 2003.Over the past 12 months we have seen many changes...

2002 IN REVIEWBlaine Chamber of Commerce

2002 was a very successful year for the Blaine Community Chamber of Commerce. In February we held the second annual Bite of Blaine which offered delicious...

2002 IN REVIEWBirch Bay Chamber of Commerce

Your board of directors for the last year has been Ruth Lauman, Julie Gerity, Ted Morris, Pat Palmer, Jana Soloway, Cheryll Ryan, and myself. The board...

Stafholt administrator retires

“I’ll miss turning the corner on a foggy morning and seeing this bright green roof,” said retiring Stafholt Good Samaritan Center administrator...

2002: The Year in Review

Another year flew by and a flock of changes with it. For our first issue of the new year we’re taking a look at the past 12 months and the events ...

Changing the guard at Blaine public works

Blaine public works director Grant Stewart is moving on to drier pastures. On January 3 he will leave his position in Blaine to take over the public works...

Thu, Dec 19, 2002 

 

Home for the Holidays!

Uniquely ours...You could get Dad a new tie, or you could get him the world’s toughest yet softest slippers at Goff’s. Your niece probably wouldn...

This trip will rock the generations

From high school student to local rock veterans, over a dozen local musicians will come together this weekend to raise the roof on the Ken Waters gym and...

Birch Bay hostel gets the proverbial axe

Wayne Maschger has lost his home and his job, but he is more concerned that the community and the traveling public have lost a unique resource – the...

Board considers superintendent qualifications

In refining what they’re looking for in a new superintendent, Blaine school district board members are mulling over what Blaine schools are all about...

Thu, Dec 12, 2002 

 

More Christmas spirit in best pageant ever

Sandy Wolf’s holiday offering this year is an adaptation of Barbara Robinson’s children’s story, “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,&...

City finds bucks to move boats

Blaine has found a source of state funding to pay for removal of two fish boats abandoned in Drayton Harbor.“We’ve pinpointed a funding source...

Our trees but not their trees?

Blaine city council continued to mull over the neighborly dispute between the airport commission and the parks board over Skallman Park. At their December...

Home for the Holidays!

Uniquely ours...You could get Dad a new tie, or you could get him the world’s toughest yet softest slippers at Goff’s. Your niece probably wouldn...

Winter wonderlands can be treacherous

With winter upon us, snowmen, ice skating and holiday cheer is often accompanied by blizzards, ice storms and aggravation. Though these disruptions to ...


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