Thu, Nov 28, 2002 

 

Dolman hangs up the sheepskin

After his 32 years of service in education, the Blaine school board approved Dr. Gordon Dolman’s 128-word letter of resignation as superintendent ...

City Council Briefs

Blaine city council members made it clear they want city manager Gary Tomsic to continue his efforts to secure use of the Blaine train station for the ...

Some energy saving tips...

Have you ever gone away on vacation and expected a smaller energy bill on your return, only to find the bill was pretty much the same as when you’...

Will they stay or will they go?

The fishing vessels Liberty and USA continue to sit in a jurisdictional limbo, sinking into the mud on the western shore of Drayton Harbor.The boats have...

Chamber hopes lights draw a crowd

Blaine Chamber of Commerce president Pam Christianson is picturing a bustling downtown when they flick on the Christmas lights along Peace Portal Drive...

Water cleaner where oysters are, but it’s not enough

As water quality in most of Drayton Harbor slowly gets better, hopes of harvesting oysters planted on the east side hinge on whether or not the state bases...

Council uses cuts and hikes to balance budget

Despite pleas from the audience to hold the line on new taxes Blaine city council passed a spartan budget that still needed a three percent utility tax...

Thu, Nov 21, 2002 

 

Watch your car, ‘cause someone else might be too

Since November 11, almost a dozen Blaine residents have had items stolen from their cars. Most of the vehicle prowls and thefts have been reported in the...

Eleven-year-old artist advances

Myriah Collins, a fifth grade student at Blaine elementary school has taken the first step to becoming an internationally-recognized artist, winning a ...

School snow ride program heading to the big hill

The Blaine school district Ski/Snowboard program, now called the BSD Winter Ride Program is looking forward to a great 2003 winter season. The district...

Needy seniors can get ticket to ride

Miracle on Wheels makes available power (electric) wheelchairs to non-ambulatory senior citizens (65 years old and up) usually at no out-of-pocket expense...

Wheels available for stuck seniors

Miracle on Wheels makes available power (electric) wheelchairs to non-ambulatory senior citizens (65 years old and up) usually at no out-of-pocket expense...

Move it or lose it, BNSF tells city

Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad is willing to give Blaine the old rail depot, if the city is willing to move it.“I told her I was really disappointed...

Campbell back on the job, sort of

North Whatcom Fire and Rescue Services (NWFRS) chief Mike Campbell is returning to some of his duties as commissioners struggle to take care of business...

Food bank offers help on holidays and every day

Six hunred families are signed up with the Blaine food bank. Every Tuesday between 200 and 250 of them come for a bag of groceries to get them through ...

City wins grant for Marine Drive reconstruction

At a ribbon-cutting celebrating the completion of Sixth Street improvements, state transportation improvement board (TIB) executive director Steve Gorcester...

Thu, Nov 14, 2002 

 

Young pizzaleros for charity

One of Blaine’s major youth employers is helping kids who work there get into the holiday spirit. “With the great group of kids we have working...

Turkey frenzy getting ready to roll

Annie Magner needs drivers, packers, pies and dollars to get Thanksgiving dinner on a growing list of otherwise empty Blaine and Birch Bay tables. Last...

Dry eyes a rarity at Veterans Day ceremony

Hardly a dry eye was left in the house after a special Veteran’s Day ceremony featured the culmination of one local veteran’s dream. An emotional...

Gardner losing ground

Whatcom County Sheriff Dale Brandland, R-Bellingham widened his lead over democratic state senator Georgia Gardner during this week of ballot counting.Gardner...

All invited to 6th Street opening

The community is invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony scheduled for 11 a.m. on November 15 at 6th and H streets to celebrate the completion of the street...

Parties and trees for presents

Trees are sprouting around Blaine with opportunities to give hanging from their boughs. Spreading from Stafholt Good Samaritan Center, the trees will be...

Still there, still oozing...

As the tide creeps up, stray jerry cans full of diesel, gallons of motor oil and batteries bathe in the waters of Drayton Harbor aboard two derelict vessels...

Fees for unsterilized dogs double

City council has approved a new short-term contract with the Whatcom County Humane Society to provide animal control in the city. The deal holds costs ...

Habitat for humanity building communities in Blaine

“My end is to build communities and my means is houses,” said Terry Mattson, executive director of Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County. He...

Council considering all options for 2003 budget

Blaine city council is looking at a combination of tax increases and staff cuts to try to pull out of a financial nose dive.“We had a pretty complicated...

Thu, Nov 7, 2002 

 

Family Service Center explores GED classes

The Blaine Family Service Center is planning to offer free GED and High School Completion courses here in Blaine, to serve those who have transportation...


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