Thu, Oct 17, 2002 

 

Two meth labs busted in Birch Bay, Custer

Last Tuesday the windows blew out of a Birch Bay home, but there was no fire when fire crews arrived. What they found was the remnants of what appeared...

Thu, Oct 10, 2002 

 

Power plant review seeks intervenors

As the review process for the proposed power plant at the BP Cherry Point Refinery grinds forward, the state’s Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council...

City council chooses curving boardwalk design

Architect Dave Christensen wanted some consensus on the city’s new boardwalk, so he used a 19th-Century idea born on the streets of Paris’ Left...

Tanker arrives at Cherry Point pushing a whale

When the oil tanker Overseas New York arrived at the BP Cherry Point Refinery last week, the crew of the tug guiding in the 92,000-ton vessel noticed something...

Thu, Oct 3, 2002 

 

Tough teeth to face the future

The Blaine Family Service Center is encouraging all primary and elementary school students to participate in the Preventive Oral Health Care Program located...

Birch Bay is greening up

The grass at the Birch Bay golf club is getting greener.This fall the club brought aboard new greenskeeper Mark Elliott. Since early September he has been...

Blaine Family Service Center

The Holidays are ComingIf you are interested in participating in winter holiday giving that helps local families, contact Andrée before November...

Pick a name and lunch is on her

Judy Hanson wants a new name for her Birch Bay cafe and is willing to pay for it. The new owner of Kim’s Coffee Cafe in the Worldmark building on ...

A musical adventure in Japan

February will be a learning experience for the Blaine high school wind ensemble. They will travel to the Funabashi music festival on the outskirts of Tokyo...

Stardust gets in your eyes

From perky outfits, to flashing feet and tidy harmony, Stardust will make the Performing Arts Center feel like the USO has come to town. The female vocal...

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...


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