Thu, Nov 1, 2001 

 

PACE reopening unlikely

At the Autumn Border Business Conference in Bellingham last week local business people joined congressman Rick Larsen in asking the Immigration and Naturalization...

Keeping shoppers close to home

“We’re trying to get people to a shop in Blaine – keep their dollars in town,” said chamber president Pam Christianson. The Blaine ...

Border patrol agents ease border congestion - for now

Regular border-crossers have noticed a change in the last week: more lanes are open and there’s green mixed in with black and white uniforms. The ...

Fishing boat a total loss after fire

The 58 foot seiner Delta Dawn burned at the dock in Blaine Harbor early Monday morning, and has been declared a total loss. The twenty-year-old hull, built...

Thu, Oct 25, 2001 

 

Obituaries

BRIMMER. Lisa Marie Brimmer peacefully passed away October 8, 2001 at theUniversity of Washington Medical Center. Lisa was born July 16, 1976 inBellingham...

Ten steps for fire safety...

1) Crawl low under smoke to your exitIf you have to escape a fire through smoke, crawl low, keep youhead 12 to 24 inches above the floor, where the air...

Tripling of traffic forecast by Birch Bay planner

“Transportation is the supporting element of this plan,” said consultant Mart Kask at last week’s meeting of the Birch Bay community plan...

Touched by an angel?

Blaine police broke up a brawl last week after neighbors reported six people armed with knives and baseball bats were dusting it up on the front lawn of...

They're coming

Immigration and Naturalization Service brass have announced that 100 border patrol agents would be reassigned to help ease congestion along the northern...

Gardner gets Boblett traffic signal

Blaine senator Georgia Gardner came to Blaine city council Monday night with some long-awaited good news. The Boblett Street truck route intersection is...

Community providing input for Birch Bay retail center

The Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce and community members gathered at the Semiahmoo fire station to hear and discuss plans and ideas for developing the 80,000...

Council approves proposed skate park

“Our council meeting tonight has been taken over,” commented Blaine mayor Dieter Schugt looking over a council chamber packed with Blaine young...

Thu, Oct 18, 2001 

 

Volunteers needed to cook turkey dinner for 50

Annie and Ed Magner are rallying volunteers to try and keep expanding what started as a family tradition. This year they hope to bring together Blaine ...

Improv troupe at local church

The University Players, a six-member drama troupe comprised of students from Seattle Pacific University, will perform Sunday, October 21, at 10:45 a.m....

Bad aim

On Saturday, October 13, a Blaine police officer encountered an 18-year-old Lynden man walking east on H Street carrying a 30-06 hunting rifle. Upon seeing...

Plover service poised to expand

The expanded Plover service proposal moves forward to state and federal review after the city planning commission agreed upon a few minor wording changes...

Youth center ready for business

Before Friday’s football game, the community is invited to The Blender youth center on Peace Portal Drive for a ribbon cutting to commemorate the ...

Voter info online

Information about candidates is available at the Whatcom County auditor’s office online general election voter’s guide at www.co.whatcom.wa.us...

Crabbing closed, but not quite

The state department of fish and wildlife (DFW) closed the local sport crab season October 15 when preliminary data suggested sport crabbers had already...

Fire district manages risks

Four years ago two volunteer firefighters died attempting a “confined space” rescue in the central Washington town of Zillah. When the legal ...

Planning is job one in 2002

Blaine’s community and economic development department has been awarded a $10,000 Growth Management Act grant to update the city’s comprehensive...

Cuts needed for a healthy budget

Blaine residents were invited but none came as Blaine city council began to plow through the city’s 2002 budget this week. A Monday night budget session...

Anthrax scare hits local phone booths

Blaine is getting caught up in the national anthrax anxiety. In the last week Blaine police have responded to three reports of white powders and suspicious...

More staff at borders could mean shorter lines

Local borders eased up a little this week as ten additional immigration and naturalization service (INS) inspectors were assigned to Washington state ports...

Thu, Oct 11, 2001 

 

Lions look for young artists

This year the Birch Bay Lions Club will submit two entries to the Lions International Peace Poster Contest. Local kids born between November 16, 1987 and...

Businesses marked for cleanup

Two local businesses have been added to the state’s toxic cleanup list, after a site assessment concluded cleanup efforts haven’t finished the...

Matching bigs with littles

Having fun is something Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) take seriously. “She is young, exciting and a joy to be with,” said Gina Ball of her ...


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