Thu, Oct 3, 2002 

 

Permit numbers show downtown boom

When Blaine city manager Gary Tomsic looks at the numbers on construction in Blaine over the last few decade, he doesn’t see much. “Overall it...

Contaminated Peace Portal lot might not be alone

The state department of ecology (DOE) has added another Blaine property to its list of contaminated sites to be targeted for cleanup.While drilling for...

Airport could be an asset, but it could be a waste

Airport consultant David Ketchum gave Blaine city council five options for the future of the airport, but it came down to fix it or forget it. “I&...

Thu, Sep 26, 2002 

 

Pardee joins firm

The law office of Jeffrey J. Arntzen, P.S. in Blaine is pleased to announce the addition of associate attorney William G. Pardee. Pardee obtained his B.S...

The Garden Path

Aren’t we glad we didn’t plant our bulbs yet? Be patient, soon we’ll be planting and perhaps container layering our bulbs for abundant color...

The right choice for your mood

The color of your walls does more than just express your personal taste. It can actually influence the mood of those who spend time in your home.If you...

HOME IMPROVEMENT

Secure home takes planning

Council commends auction results

The city’s first auction fundraiser for city beautification efforts received an “A’ for effort and results from city council Monday night...

New firehall construction gets going

Representatives from Blaine’s police, fire and administrative departments broke ground last week for the $1.14 million fire station voters approved...

Council glum faced with upset in sewer plans

Blaine city council didn’t have much to say faced with the fizzling of plans for a regional wastewater sewer system. “We mostly listened,”...

Birch Bay plan stalled by sudden policy snafu

“We’ll see this through to the end,” said an exasperated Meg Grable, chair of the Birch Bay Steering Committee, “We will not give up...

Thu, Sep 19, 2002 

 

HOME IMPROVEMENT

Kitchens can be fun and safe

Cop cards put fun face on the law

Trading card collectors can save a spot next to Reggie Jackson and Obi-Wan-Kenobi for Blaine police dog Yoschi. Yoschi and all his fellow officers in the...

State to charge fee to use Peace Arch, Birch Bay parks

The state parks and recreation commission has approved a proposal to charge a $7 parking fee to enter all state parks. The system-wide fee, which would...

Street levy earns slim voter approval

Unofficial results of Tuesday’s primary election show the Blaine street maintenance levy squeaking through, with only 29 more voters in favor than...

Thu, Sep 12, 2002 

 

THE GARDEN PATH

I was planning on explaining how to layer bulbs for next years’ color in containers. However, as it is still too warm for planting, I thought I’...

Council engages in potty talk

Blaine city council appointed a traditionalist and an innovator to round out the newly revamped Blaine Tourism Advisory Committee (BTAC). John Choulochas...

Good news from latest state school test scores

“District-wide we’re up all the way across,” said Blaine elementary school principal and school district Deb Cummings after getting her ...

Auction the seed of business fair?

Blaine city manager Gary Tomsic will be trying out his new auctioneer’s talents at an outdoor auction designed to raise funds for downtown beautification...

Thu, Sep 5, 2002 

 

There is such a thing as a free tree

Ten free trees will be given to each person who joins The National Arbor Day Foundation during September 2002.The free trees are part of the nonprofit ...

GARDEN GUIDE

Fall pruning tips

Blaine remembers 9/11 attacks

On September 11 Blaine will join in a national day of remembrance with celebrations at the Peace Arch and Blaine Marine Park.A memorial service organized...

Balmer honored for winkling out bad telemarketers

Blaine police officer Doug Balmer has drawn international acclaim for his skills helping nail fraudulent telemarketers who prey on the elderly. At an August...

Missing boy found with mother

A colossal search for a five-year-old Blaine boy who disappeared from his bed on Friday morning ended with a collective sigh of relief when the child was...

Birch Bay plan will get last tweaks at final meeting

After thinking their work was done last April, the Birch Bay Steering Committee (BBSC) found it still had work to do after hearing initial reactions to...

INS undertakes full review of NEXUS system

The Immigration and Naturalization Service is giving NEXUS its 60-day check up and considering an overhaul on policies and hours of operation. “We...

Thu, Aug 29, 2002 

 

School supplies needed

The first day of school is a big day, and it comes with a big list: pencils, erasers, glue sticks, color markers, notebooks, paper and, Kleenex. The family...


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