Thu, Jun 9, 2011 

 

Plover helps students across the border

The Plover ferry recently gave a hand to 19 eighth-graders and a handful of adult chaperones when the schooner Adventuress on which they were sailing had to make a stop near Blaine.

Cherry Point meeting draws hundreds

A Bellingham meeting held to discuss the proposed Cherry Point shipping terminal drew an overflow crowd to the city’s main courthouse. Bellingham mayor Dan Pike called the June 1 listening session to solicit public input on the proposal.

Doug Ericksen to run for county executive position

Washington state senator Doug Ericksen (R-Ferndale) has decided to run for the Whatcom County Executive position.

Crossing to close Sunday

All lanes of traffic through the Peace Arch border will be temporarily closed Sunday due to the 88th annual Hands Across the Border celebration.

Make this the summer you learn to sail

Those interested in learning to sail will want to take advantage of the Northwest Park And Recreation District 2’s sail training program.

Interpretive center hearing postponed

A public hearing on a proposed interpretive center for Birch Bay State Park was postponed this week after state parks officials said they wanted more time to study the area.

HomeConnection students graduate

Water Awareness poster contest winners

Blaine fourth-grade students and teachers congratulated the 2011 winners of the Water Awareness poster contest, sponsored by the city of Blaine and Birch Bay Water and Sewer District.

Evening of the Arts

Evening of the Arts, Blaine High School, Thursday, June 2

City hosts June 24 clean-up day

The city of Blaine wants to spruce up the downtown area for the annual Fourth of July celebration – and it needs your help.

Young at Heart

Come right in, month of June, you haven’t arrived a bit too soon.

Sheriff's office launches online crime reporting

The Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office can now receive reports for certain minor incidents and “no-suspect” crimes via the internet.

Soaring the Friendly Skies

Skill and great timing allowed Dennis Cymbalski to digitally capture this eagle flying past Semiahmoo Spit.

Thu, Jun 2, 2011 

 

City develops plans for I-5 southbound off-ramp

Motorists driving southbound on I-5 through the U.S./Canadian border will have a second chance to access the city if plans for a new interchange are completed.

County council OKs horses on Birch Bay Drive

Horse-drawn carriages could soon become a common sight on Birch Bay Drive now that Whatcom County Council has changed an ordinance allowing their presence year-round.

Birch Bay deputy takes leave of absence

Citing health issues, Birch Bay neighborhood deputy Cliff Langley is going on leave for an extended length of time.

BBWSD could nix Lincoln Road pipe work

After weeks of discussion, Birch Bay Water and Sewer District (BBWSD) officials may not replace the 35-year-old water line under Lincoln Road during road improvements this summer.

Tall ships to visit Blaine this summer

Washington state’s official tall ship, Lady Washington, and her companion ship, Hawaiian Chieftain, will make brief stops in Blaine and Anacortes as they begin their summer tour of Puget Sound waters.

Blaine home wins award for design

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) recently honored two Washington state contractors with national awards.

Gardeners market, Plover kick off summer season

Both the Blaine Saturday Gardeners Market and the Plover Ferry started their seasons within the last week

City of Blaine Yard of the Week winners

Recent winners for the city of Blaine Yard of the Week award

Local groups honor Memorial Day

Local veterans' groups celebrated Memorial Day last weekend

Summer gardening: Plan before planting

Even though I knew better, I did it anyway. It was so easy. I was in a local nursery looking at perennials, even though I wasn’t ready to plant flowers in my garden.

Blaine High School recognition night May 24, 2011

Blaine High School held their student recognition night on May 24.

Drumming up business

Blaine Chamber of Commerce member Pam Baily, c., along with her husband, David, promoted Blaine as a place to do business at a Vancouver Board of Trade event last week in Vancouver.

Blaine woman spearheads post-prison nonprofit group

Blaine resident Kim Burkhardt recently founded a national nonprofit whose goal is to connect grassroots organizations that work with former prisoners to help them become productive members of society.

Feds mistakenly list building for sale

The federal government has announced plans to sell off unused property across the country, but the single federal building listed as unused in Blaine no longer exists.


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