Thu, Jun 9, 2011 

 

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.

Fire districts will meet to discuss consolidation

The boards of both North Whatcom Fire and Rescue and Fire District 4 will meet on Thursday to hammer out the details of a contract that would consolidate their services.

U.S. Border Patrol Report

The U.S. Border Patrol Report for May 20 - May 24

Fri, May 27, 2011 

 

City hosts dialogue on downtown development

Blaine has the potential to develop a thriving downtown area, but members of the community seem uncertain as to how to go about achieving that goal.

Wed, May 25, 2011 

 

County executive Kremen will not seek re-election

Whatcom County executive Pete Kremen announced Tuesday evening that he will not seek re-election in the 2011 county elections.

13 Blaine, Birch Bay seats up for election

The filing deadline for Whatcom County’s elected positions is approaching, and some of the county’s most influential positions will be up for election in November.


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