Thu, Mar 28, 2002 

 

Council approves water contract before deadline

In the nick of time, Blaine city council unanimously approved a new water supply contract with Birch Bay Water and Sewer District (BBWSD).

Senator Murray visits border, meets with mayors

United States Senator Patty Murray was in Blaine Monday to talk about interconnected issues of border security, transportation improvements and how they...

Thu, Mar 21, 2002 

 

Free trees

Ten free white flowering dogwood trees will be given to each person who joins the National Arbor Day Foundation during March, 2002. The free trees are ...

Good luck!

A person who has contributed a great deal to the school music program will be moving to Nine Mile Falls, near Spokane.Robyn Ross moved to Blaine just over...

A crabby time

The first Softball Benefit Crab Feed at Dakota Creek Roadhouse was an overwhelming success. Over 225 tickets were sold and there were some walk-ins, too.Bob...

Pet lovers have a local option now

Local traveling vet Jack Schuman has decided it’s time to settle down. At his newly opened Birch Point Cat and Dog clinic in the Blaine International...

Local flotilla to conduct tests

The U.S. Coast Guard auxiliary is building up enough of a local membership to start a local flotilla. “We’re operating now as a detachment of...

Water contract runs final course before approval

Following a sparsely attended public study session, Blaine city council appears poised to approve a water supply contract at next week’s council meeting...

Birch Bay State Park gets its boat launch back

Local boaters can breathe a collective sigh of relief. Whatcom County hearing examiner Michael Bobbink has ruled against a county planning and development...

Thu, Mar 14, 2002 

 

Study checks prostate cancer, nutrition link

A joint cancer prevention study by the National Cancer Institute, St. Joseph Hospital, Cascadia Clinical trials and Swedish Hospital is looking for local...

Firefighters celebrate successes

Fire district 13 marked its first year as part of North Whatcom Fire and Rescue Service at its annual award banquet last Saturday. A crowd of over 100 ...

Lawrence is youth of the year

The Blaine Boys & Girls Club recently selected Alex Lawrence as its 2001 Youth of the Year.Fourteen-year-old Alex has been a member of the Blaine club...

Gardner pushes for marker removal

Senator Georgia Gardner is quietly working to move the controversial Jefferson Davis marker beside the Peace Arch to the Semiahmoo museum and out of the...

Supersized cell in middle school

Three weeks ago Todd Apple’s seventh grade class didn’t know cells had parts. Today, they know what those parts are, how they work, and they ...

Volunteers needed for math match

You don’t have to be a math whiz to lend a hand at the 2002 Washington State Math Championship, where youngsters from across the state will match ...

Cleaning up their act, or just the facade?

There is no more mention of adult or XXX content on the outside of the Blaine Book Company. To read the building’s signs, it’s just another video...

Council hears somber financials

Despite a year of cuts and belt-tightening, Blaine still is paying out more than it’s taking in. “Our beginning fund balance for 2002 has declined...

Cancer tests

St. Joseph Hospital’s Community Cancer Center is coordinating a free colo-rectal Cancer home-testing kit distribution until March 15. Hemoccult II...

A cel phone is not a marine radio

A recent search and rescue case off the Washington coast highlights the concern of Coast Guard officials over the reliance that boaters place on the use...

Crab feed fuels fastpitch team

The Blaine Force girls’ fast-pitch softball program gets underway this weekend with a benefit crab feed and dance at the Dakota Creek Roadhouse. &...

Local crafters in Lynden show

Five local businesses will participate in the Country Collection spring arts and crafts show at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds in Lynden this weekend...

Birch Bay plan clears population hurdle

The Birch Bay steering committee has learned a potential snag in the utilities chapter of their community plan has disappeared.They heard on March 6 that...

Dip in electric rates due in April

Electric rates in Blaine are going down, at least for a while. At their March 11 meeting, city council members adopted a staff recommendation to pass along...

Transit sales tax hike squeaks by with low turnout

Whatcom County voters gave enough thumbs up to the proposed sales tax hike supporting public transit to pass the measure by 55 percent of the vote. With...

NEXUS to cost fifty dollars for five years

Details continue to trickle out about how, and when, the proposed new NEXUS commuter lane will be in place at local borders. The good news is, it’...

Thu, Mar 7, 2002 

 

The numbers on drinking and driving

Of the 41,821 fatalities in motor-vehicle crashes in the United States in 2000, 40 percent involved the use of alcohol, according to data from the National...

No idle hands here!

Bessie Andrews, Lenore Westman, Mary Onyon, Elaine Murphy and Elinor Blakely of Blaine’s Deborah Rebekah Lodge #321, a charitable society affiliated...


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