Thu, Aug 8, 2002 

 

Custer willlight up with an all day party

Maine Street in Custer will be closed for an all-day, all-town party this weekend. The thirteenth annual Custer Days celebration, complete with racing ...

Thu, Aug 1, 2002 

 

Drum Heads off to Scotland

“Its not your average go to camp summer,” said 2002 Blaine graduate Annie Head. Considering her plans to travel to Scotland to compete in the...

Fundraiser dance on the dock

It’s going to be high times on the Blaine waterfront August 3. The Blaine Boys and Girls Club is putting on the fifth annual Dance on the Dockside...

Newell guilty of lesser charge

During his July 24 appearance in Blaine municipal court, high school principal Dan Newell pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of first-degree-negligent ...

House passes bill to shuffle border

The U.S. House of Representatives voted 295-132 to create a new federal Department of Homeland Security which would gather together bits and pieces of ...

The tall lady’s back in town for another visit

A piece of 18th century history will glide into Drayton Harbor August 5. Washington States Tall Ship Ambassador, the Lady Washington, is returning to Blaine...

County and city ponder tax hike for better EMS

After spending six months looking at how to fund emergency medical services (EMS) in Whatcom County, a 30-member committee is recommending voters approve...

Thu, Jul 25, 2002 

 

And what are we bid on this multi-talented manager?

Blaine city manager Gary Tomsic recently completed a two week coarse at the Western College of Auctioneering in Billings. Montana. Tomsic describes the...

In defense of long-toothed rodents

One of the many benefits to living in Birch Bay Village is the proximity of a variety of marine and freshwater wildlife. This benefit does not come without...

Blaine man charged with rape

On Friday a Blaine man made his first court appearance and charged with raping a Blaine teenager.Eric Mickelsen, 34, was arrested July 11 after coming ...

Duck races set for Saturday

Terrell Creek will be afloat with as many as 1,000 duckies July 27. It isn’t a fluke migration, though, its the fifth annual Birch Bay Chamber of ...

Violent crime drops in 2001

Serious crime in Blaine continues to drop, but local police are getting busier and busier writing tickets. When Blaine police chief Bill Elfo presented...

Consultant describes scope of airport expansion study

Airport consultant David Ketchum told Blaine city council they could expect to see the first draft of his recommendations for Blaine’s airport in ...

Politicians rush to file candidacy papers

If you have your eye on the oval office, this is the time to climb onto the political ladder. This is candidate filing week and political hopefuls need...

Thu, Jul 18, 2002 

 

Semiahmoo gets top marks in national ranking

The Resort Semiahmoo is one of only three percent of the lodgings in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean to score a Four Diamond rating...

Reinventing the Roadhouse

Through the double-glass doors sits one of the biggest wooden dance floors in the northwest. “Hey Porter” by Johnny Cash resonates from the jukebox...

Road work

The county’s chip sealer will be rolling into town at the end of the week to give a facelift to two miles of rural residential roads. Sections of ...

Sail away...

Whatcom County Parks and Recreation is now offering sailing camps in Lakewood for children ages 11 to 17. Beginning, intermediate, and racing classes are...

Blaine’s own Steamboat Willie

If you’ve been hearing a steam whistle when you’ve been driving down Peace Portal, rest easy. Amtrak’s current budget woes haven’t ...

BP recognized as national leader in safety

The BP Cherry Point Refinery has been recognized as one of the safest refineries in the U.S. In May the National Petroleum Refiners Association gave the...

Trillium cash boost for dock

$137,000 appeared, as if by a miracle, on the eve of the evaporation of funds Drayton Harbor Maritime (DHM) requested for a dock renovation project at ...

Kudos!

New Dean’s Lists are out, and Blaine graduates are on them. From Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, Isaac P. Gilman, senior English major made the list...

Help out...

Puget Sound Blood Center seeks volunteers to help at mobile blood drives and at donation center. Volunteer opportunities include registering people before...

A cultural experience at home

Pacific Intercultural Exchange (PIE) is looking for Blaine area host families to welcome foreign high school students into their homes. The students, scheduled...

Blaine pageant rides again

The box of jumbled and dusty trophies dumped on her living room floor summed up the state of the Miss Blaine Ambassador Program for Shonna Ryan. Gone were...

Come on in, water’s fine

Good news for Blaine and Birch Bay residents: it’s not something in the water. The city’s 2001 annual drinking water quality report came back...

Grocery limitations added to NEXUS

As membership numbers in the NEXUS program creep up, so does the number of rules for the new program. The participant’s guide distributed to new participants...


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