Thu, Mar 31, 2011 

 

Adelstein announces bid for county auditor

Debbie Adelstein, the chief deputy auditor, has announced her candidacy for Whatcom County auditor. Adelstein brings six years of senior experience to the office as the chief deputy of the auditor’s office.

U.S. Border Patrol Report

U.S. Border Patrol Report

Thu, Mar 24, 2011 

 

Blaine grads earn degrees

Two Blaine high school graduates recently earned bachelor of arts degrees from local universities.

Finding a low-VOC paint

Conventional indoor paints can release potentially toxic chemicals during and shortly after application; though once paint is dry the majority of the offending substances, collectively known as “volatile organic compounds” or “VOCs,” tend to stay sealed up.

Bay Horizon gymnasium nears completion

The renovated gym at Bay Horizon Park is just a few finishing touches away from completion as parks and recreation district staff prepare to open the gym to the public in late April.

WTA makes changes to Blaine route

Commuters who use the local 55X bus will want to arrive 20 minutes earlier beginning June 12.

Golay pleads not guilty to theft

Glenn Golay, former treasurer of the Birch Bay Water and Sewer District, has pleaded not guilty to 16 counts of first-degree theft stemming from his alleged embezzlement of $469,000 from the district over the last seven years.

School faculty, parents, discuss budget cuts

Roughly 80 Blaine school district staff and parents met Tuesday to start the months-long task of determining where cuts can be made to the 2011/2012 school year budget.

State to rebuild Blaine Road fish culvert

Crews with the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will replace a culvert beneath Blaine Road (SR 548) this summer to allow fish to move through it more easily.

Auditor retires after 24 years

County auditor Shirley Forslof said she will retire at the end of her term this November.

Woman dies in Custer crash

A 58-year-old woman was killed Sunday after the vehicle she was driving left the roadway.

North Whatcom considers consolidation

Plans to consolidate services between North Whatcom Fire and Rescue (NWFRS) and Fire District 4 are under way as the two districts discuss a consolidated budget and possible employment issues.

Fire damages Blaine sailboat

Firefighters and Blaine police responded to a small fire on a sailboat in Blaine marina on Tuesday.

Wings Over Water festival, March 21, 2011

Wings Over Water festival, March 21, 2011

NW Straits initiative would remove derelict pots

The Northwest Straits initiative announced today that it will remove derelict crab pots from Boundary Bay, British Columbia, with funding from British Columbia’s Ministry of the Environment.

Business of the year

Ken and Jill Peck of Dakota Creek Winery were presented with the Blaine Chamber of Commerce’s business of the year award at the chamber’s annual Bite of Blaine event Monday, March 21.

Border Patrol Report

Incidents at the border.

Thu, Mar 17, 2011 

 

Canine chiropractor helps set dogs straight

When one of Grace Luken’s goats had a crooked neck, she turned to Blaine’s newest medical professional – an animal chiropractor – to set things straight.

Water district strengthens financial controls

The Birch Bay Water and Sewer District has begun tightening up its financial procedures as details emerge on how former treasurer Glenn Golay was allegedly able to embezzle an estimated $469,000 from a district travel expense account over the last seven years.

Catch of the day!

A bald eagle scores a fish from Semiahmoo Bay last week.

Wings Over Water festival this weekend

Those with an affinity for birds will want to attend this weekend’s 9th annual Wings Over Water festival in downtown Blaine and Semiahmoo.

Bite of Blaine samples local flavor

Those who want to take a bite of local flavor will want to attend the Blaine Chamber of Commerce’s annual Bite of Blaine event Monday.

School budget forum Tuesday

This Tuesday, the Blaine school district will host a public forum to discuss the budget challenges the district will face for the 2011/2012 school year.

Volunteers needed for Birch Bay race

Organizers with the 5th Annual Birch Bay Road Race are seeking six to eight volunteers to help monitor aid stations, the finish line and hand out medals next week.

Way to go!

Blaine Youth Basketball recently hosted its annual boys basketball tournament.

Local residents speak out on SSA project

A recent addition to Tuesday’s county council meeting agenda calling for a resolution in support of the proposed Gateway Pacific terminal was abruptly pulled on the advice of the county’s attorney.

Home Improvement Special Section: Local roofer says spring is time to plan for repairs

According to one local roofing expert, spring is the best time to begin considering roof and gutter repairs or start planning for a complete roof replacement.


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