Thu, Jul 5, 2001 

 

Speak up or forever hold your piece of mind...

Rather than gather together members of city government and leaders of local organizations to give the city its annual check-up, city manager Gary Tomsic...

Thu, Jun 28, 2001 

 

ARCHIVESOf grades and grads...

The full time Blaine high school students listed below received a 4.0 grade point average.Sophomore: Grace Coulter, Wesley Hubbard, Emily Nauman, Linsey...

ARCHIVESChampers, anybody?

The neighboring communities of White Rock and Blaine will celebrate their nation’s birthdays with a champagne toast across the border this weekend...

ARCHIVESLand donated for greenbelt

Retired United Church of Christ pastor Don Walter and his previous wife Lila Young have given the city a small triangle of land that at one time was intended...

ARCHIVESThe C Shop tradition carries on...

Thirty years ago on June 26 when the C Shop opened, there were no sandwiches, baked goods or pizza, and many of the delectable candies you’ll find...

ARCHIVESWebsite shut down by FTC

Owners of a local home business are facing charges of false advertising and deceptive business practices. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) alleges that...

ARCHIVESDissenters back for another try

Citizens who want an elected mayor to run the city of Blaine hope to see the question before voters again this fall. Proponents of changing the city’...

ARCHIVESLengthy Blaine-Lummi negotiations finally bear fruit

“When I first talked about this two years ago I was full of anger and fear. Now I’m full of excitement and anticipation,” said Lummi Indian...

ARCHIVESLavish pyrotechnics to light the 4th of July

Opening with a red crackling comet and five rounds of red flash artillery, and ending with an onslaught of titanium salutes with tourbillons and crackling...

Thu, Jun 21, 2001 

 

Evening of the Arts 2001

Blaine High School celebrated student accomplishments in visual arts, music and drama on the evening of May 30 at the Performing Arts Center. The event...

Record seizure at border

Canadian customs agents at the Pacific Highway Truck Crossing seized 49.5 kilograms (109 pounds) and $65,000 in U.S. Currency on June 14. It was the largest...

Community theater auditions

The Blaine Community Theater is holding auditions for the fall production of Moon Over Buffalo.

Blaine airport goes online

Pilots heading to Blaine can now check out the weather in Blaine before they head out into the wild blue yonder.

Tosco cleans up oil spill

An oil tanker unloading Alaskan crude spilled more than 1,500 gallons of oil into Georgia Straight June 13.

Plover to the rescue

Richard Sturgill, captain of the Plover foot ferry had an exciting first weekend running the passenger ferry between Semiahmoo and Blaine marina. Not only...

City hires new lawyers

Blaine city council voted unanimously to replace the law firm that has represented the city for more than a decade. After reviewing applications from two...

Boblett light top road priority

Blaine’s top transportation priority for the next five years is putting a stoplight at the intersection of Boblett Road and state route 543, where...

Skywater opens season of fun

This week will end with the summer solstice: the longest day of the year, the lowest tides and celebrations of the golden days of summer. From parades ...

Electricity rate hike tied intoconservation deal

Despite serious misgivings that the Bonneville Power Administration was locking the city into a rate increase, city council directed city manager Gary ...

Funding for regional sewer unlikely in 2002

“The message we heard wasn’t no way, but it was close,” said city manager Gary Tomsic, reporting back to city council after a trip to Washington...

Thu, Jun 14, 2001 

 

Music classes

This summer the Blaine school district will be able to offer an exciting new music experience using a technology-assisted program.

Concert series swells the PAC

The Pacific Arts Association (PAA) is bringing a world of art to Blaine this year.

State keeping a lid on local crab

Folks who are used to crabbing all year-round might be a little surprised they won’t be able to drop their traps until mid-August this year. Washington...

Fireworks fundraising blasts off

“All of a sudden people are getting on the bandwagon. We will have our fireworks,” said chamber of commerce president Pam Christianson after ...

Boardwalk design going public

by Meg Olson

Birch Bay committee moves towards land use plan

Consultant Mart Kask projects that by 2020, Birch Bay’s population will more than double, increasing to at least 11,000 residents. But because many...

Noted aviators killed in crash

A plane flying from Point Roberts to Everett last Sunday crashed into a field near Point Whitehorn, killing both men in the small two-seater, Jerry “...


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