Wed, Jul 4, 2012 

 

Blaine man to paddle Squaxin in hand-carved canoe

After navigating Pacific Northwest’s network of rivers, bays and open ocean for up to two weeks, more than 100 handcarved canoes will converge on the shores of Squaxin Island near Olympia on July 29.

BTAC now accepting 2013 grant applications

The Blaine Tourism Advisory Committee (BTAC) is now accepting grant applications for 2013 projects that will enhance tourism.

Wastewater treatment plant offers internship program

Last Thursday morning, Kimberley Rose assisted in a full system shutdown at Blaine’s Lighthouse Point Water Reclamation Facility. It was her fifth day as an operator intern.

City council unanimously approves bid for new city hall remodel at Banner Bank building

The city of Blaine will move ahead with renovating two floors of the recently purchased Banner Bank building that is the site for a new city hall.

Sumas-Blaine aquifer is not the source for Blaine, Birch Bay

City of Blaine and Birch Bay Water and Sewer District (BBWSD) officials want to assure local residents that contamination issues in the Sumas-Blaine aquifer will not affect the water supplied to the two communities.

Boat fire at Semiahmoo Marina results in minor injury

A short circuit on a battery ignited some gasoline on a boat in Semiahmoo Marina Monday morning, resulting in a small fire that was quickly extinguished.

H Street revitalization project could have statewide effects

A project slated to spruce up H Street in downtown Blaine could also help small cities save money on electricity costs statewide.

County prosecutors say Blaine man injected teenager with meth

A 21-year-old Blaine man has been charged with distributing methamphetamine (meth) to a minor after allegedly injecting a 16-year-old with the drug last month.

Ronell’s Place features unique treasures

A unique store opened earlier this year on Blaine Road, selling a mixture of merchandise that might not be found anywhere else.

Haynie Opry to feature Johnny Cash tribute

This month’s tribute to the late, great Johnny Cash at the Haynie Opry is an event Opry founder Matt Audette feels is long overdue.

Golf marathon to raise money for Darfur orphans

Dakota Creek Golf & Country Club is partnering with Make Way Partners for a 100-hole golf marathon fundraiser scheduled from July 9 to 12 at the golf course.

Young At Heart: July

The Blaine Community Senior Center is celebrating America’s birthday month. We are anticipating a great July that will bring many interesting opportunities for service and activities.

Blaine School District to update bullying policy

Blaine school district officials spoke extensively on a policy meant to update the district’s bullying policy at the Monday, June 25 Blaine school board meeting.

Border Patrol Report

The Blaine Border Patrol Report for June 9 through June 24

Wed, Jun 27, 2012 

 

Public hearing scheduled for park impact fees

City officials are discussing reinstating park impact fees, and Blaine residents will get a chance to share their thoughts on the issue at a public hearing.

County to oppose national stormwater permit decision

Whatcom County officials are planning to oppose a state Department of Ecology (DOE) decision that could force county staff to spend more resources managing stormwater discharge in Birch Bay.

Fourth of July will be a blast this year

The Blaine Chamber of Commerce is in the final stages of preparation for the city’s Old Fashioned Fourth of July festivities.

City council officially supports Amtrak stop

Blaine City Council members highlighted the importance of an Amtrak stop in the city by passing a formal resolution of support at Monday’s council meeting.

Port comissioner increase question to be on ballot

This November, Whatcom County voters will decide on expanding the Port of Bellingham commission to five members.

WSDOT begins changes to NEXUS lanes

Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) crews have begun converting the D Street on-ramp at the truck route border crossing to a NEXUS-only lane.

Cherish Morrison’s athletic talent moves to New Mexico

Set on the blocks, fighting a deep end-of-meet fatigue, Cherish Morrison, 18, looked down the track and only focused on the next 10 meters. The 400m was her final race at the Class 2A State Track and Field Championships at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma late last month.

Group to organize committee for Cherry Point reserve

A statewide environmental nonprofit is teaming up with two state agencies to establish citizens committees to help protect aquatic reserves across Washington.

Weakened pipe caused February refinery fire

BP Cherry Point refinery officials say a crack in a pipe feeding a crude oil refining unit ignited the petroleum running through and it was likely the cause of the February 17 fire at the refinery that forced the evacuation of the entire facility and shut down operations for months.

Controlling the color of hydrangea blooms in your garden this summer

Many people grow hydrangeas to enjoy the long-lasting flowers in their landscape. As an added bonus, the blooms of these lovely plants can be easily dried for year-round enjoyment, and unlike most other plants, the color of some hydrangea blossoms can be controlled or changed by gardeners.

Home and Garden Special Section: Summer: The perfect time for outdoor improvements to your home

For Bob Christianson, owner of Pacific Building Center and True Value Hardware, this time of year means paint and plants.

Acupuncture business offers services in Blaine for first time

In February, Gentle Acupuncture opened on Marine Drive inside BearHug Massage, marking itself as the only acupuncture practice in Blaine. Acupuncturist Gayla Woodenlegs said she wanted to provide the service to an area that didn’t have acupuncture available.

Second annual Kid’s Day fundraiser coming up

Creating Hope Today’s second annual Kid’s Day, garage sale, and BBQ fundraiser will be held Saturday and Sunday, July 7 and 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Semiahmoo Kids Kamp. The garage sale, with items sold by donation, will continue through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


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