Thu, Dec 6, 2001 

 

Gardner optimistic about ferry

State senator Georgia Gardner has been on a not-so-secret mission for the last five years and she’s claiming to have won a decisive battle. “...

Group gets ready for next big issue

The Birch Bay Steering Committee refined their land use and transportation drafts at their regular meeting held November 28 at Birch Bay Leisure Park, ...

National guard impact on border waits remain unclear

U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft announced Sunday that 419 National Guard soldiers will be mobilized to man the northern border. With details still ...

Shopping local: board awards bid to Colacurcio

The Blaine school board, in a special noon meeting last Friday, November 30, chose Blaine’s Colacurcio Brothers Construction Company over seven other...

Thu, Nov 29, 2001 

 

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Student show at art center

The Blaine Art Center at 481 Peace Portal Drive is showing work from students in Brian Smith’s advance placement art class daily from 11 a.m. until...

Council revises business fee structure

At their November 26 meeting city council approved revisions to the city’s business license fees and application process designed to make the process...

Funding frozen for historic warf

Garry Schalliol of the Washington State Historical Society (WSHS) joined Richard Sturgill of Drayton Harbor Maritime and Robert Libolt of Trillium on November...

New breakwater gets the go-ahead

After almost two years on hold, the Blaine breakwater replacement project is set to begin in April.“We now have all the permits in hand to do the ...

Commuter lane program fast-tracked but in future

While momentum seems to be building to reestablish commuter lanes (DCLs) at local borders, there is still no timeline to get the lanes open.“I think...

$30 million city budget for 2002 gets the nod

“I believe,” was Blaine city council member John Liebert’s comment on a budget that combines faith and austerity to float the city through...

Thu, Nov 22, 2001 

 

Birch Bay fire

Firefighters were called to Harborview Estates at 8 p.m. November 18 to a garage in flames. Captain Jim Rutherford said the blaze started when an occupant...

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Shop Blaine program gets rolling

Cannery veteran lived local lore

In 1893 a group of 15 canneries in Alaska banded together to form the Alaska Packers Association. In 1894 they bought the Drysdale cannery on Semiahmoo...

A feast for the binoculars

The local chapter of the Audubon Society reports Blaine Marine Park has become a hot spot for bird sightings in the last month. Shorebird lovers may grow...

Piles of crab pots seized in DFW blitz

Three DFW boats, 13 enforcement officers, two biologists and two Lummi fisheries officers swept along the U.S. Canada line in Boundary Bay on November ...

Water systems beef up security

In response to threats to national security, utilities across the country are at work to protect water supplies. “We’ve been reporting to the...

Loans available for hurting businesses

Small businesses directly impacted by the September 11 tragedy could be getting help from the federal government.Tom Dorr, director of the Small Business...

Fire agencies team up to improve training, service

Continuing on the bigger is better trend that brought fire districts #3, #5, and #13 together as North Whatcom Fire and Rescue Services (NWFRS), that organization...

Thu, Nov 8, 2001 

 

Workshop series and pizza too!

The Blaine family service center is hosting a fall workshop series for the community on family and developmental issues. Guest speakers who specialize ...

Middle-schoolers leave ‘em rolling in the aisles

The middle school play opened up the 2001-2002 acting year with the performance of an extremely funny play, “Backstage” by Shirley McNichols,...

Bordertown opening jammed

“We stopped counting at 250. We were jammed with patrons,” said a happy Walt Bail in the resurrected Bordertown Tavern after their grand opening...

Honest home cooking at Kira’s

A café/ deli opened Tuesday in the Blaine International Center. Kira’s Grill offers a large selection of dishes with authentic Greek flavor...

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Nursing assistant class set at Stafholt

Blaine school bus fleet earns an A plus

Blaine school district’s school bus operation has been selected as one of America’s Great Fleets.’ “I’m honored,” said Carl...

Devilish golfer runs amuk

On Friday local resident David Lance Sommerville pleaded not-guilty in Superior Court to charges he assaulted his mother and held her captive.Sommerville...


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