Thu, Jan 13, 2011 

 

Local youth perform in Wizard of Oz

Rachel Heinzer, 8, of Blaine, and her twin brother, Anthony, recently performed in the traveling Wizard of Oz production at the Mt. Baker Theatre on January 6.

Council OKs accessory dwelling units 6-0

Many Blaine residents now have the ability to build a separate living unit on their property if they choose to do so.

I spy!

A Great Blue Heron perches on the beach near Semiahmoo last week.

Alan Black chosen to fill council vacancy

A retired United Airlines pilot and former Habitat For Humanity volunteer will fill a vacancy on Blaine City Council left by Jason Overstreet after his recent election to the state legislature.

2010: Year In Review continued...

DOT to take access rights from landowners

The Washington State Department of Transportation (DOT) is moving ahead on plans to acquire access rights for driveways along Peace Portal Drive.

Concert to benefit band to Japan

The Blaine Fine Arts Association has scheduled their annual Arts & Jazz auction and dance benefit concert to help fund the Blaine high school wind ensemble’s upcoming trip to Japan.

Boys & Girls Club hosts tutoring

The Boys & Girls Club of Blaine is offering inexpensive tutoring for students in grades first through eighth either before or after school.

Borderite stars join new teams

Two stars from the Borderite’s state tournament team of 2009 have made identical selections and are off to California to join their new football team.

McAuley selected as board president

At their first meeting of the year, the Port of Bellingham’s board of commissioners selected commissioner Michael McAuley to serve as the board’s president for 2011.

Spay Station in need of funding

A local organization that performed more than 7,000 free and low-cost pet surgeries during the last two years is looking for donations to stay in business after losing one of its major funding sources.

On the job...

Blaine resident and Boy Scout Troop 4006 member Alex Bullock, 17, is working to replace a foot bridge and restore trails in Lincoln Park to complete his project requirement needed to become an Eagle Scout.

2010 In Review: Blaine School District

The 2010 calendar year has been a very exciting and productive one for the students and staff of the Blaine school district.

Long-time vet retires, hands over practice

Regular customers of Northwest Veterinary Clinic at Birch Bay Square will see some new faces and changes next time they visit.

Health & Wellness: Metabolic syndrome test a gauge for health

How healthy am I? It’s a question we’ve all asked ourselves. Learning the answer is easier than you may think.

2010 In Review: City of Blaine & Public Works Department

2010 has been a memorable year. The highlight was the completion and dedication of the city’s new state of the art Lighthouse Point Water Reclamation Facility.

Bicyclist with Blaine ties starts Tour d’Afrique

A 30-year-old man who started a Guiness Book of World Records attempt in Blaine will join more than 120 other cyclists next week in world’s longest bicycle expedition.

2010 In Review: Best of Blaine Police Reports

January 9: A man came to the police station and explained that he had just crossed the border. He demanded that officers contact the CIA as he needed to be debriefed from his mission in Canada where he had been living deep undercover for some time.

Wed, Jan 5, 2011 

 

School Board Budget Meeting Brief

The Blaine school board will hold a budget work session this Thursday to discuss projected revenue reductions for 2010-2011.

Thank you, Tim!

American Idol star Tim Urban performed in Blaine Tuesday, January 4 to benefit the Blaine high school wind ensemble’s trip to Japan.

Match the Santa with the Business - Answer Key

Match the Santa with the Business - Answer Key

2010: The Year in Review

2010 was quiet a year for the country as well as Blaine and Birch Bay. The economy made slight but not unnoticeable gains, though unemployment was still on the minds of hundreds of thousands of Americans.

Board rules county zoning changes invalid

The Washington state growth board has ruled portions of Whatcom County’s comprehensive plan are invalid because they do not comply with state laws governing growth in rural areas.

Garbage rate increase sought in 2011

Residential garbage and recycling collection rates for Blaine and Birch Bay could increase next month if the state utilities and transportation commission approves.

Birds of winter

Mount Baker Club member Clifford Brown took this photo of a ptarmigan during a snowshoe trip at Mt. Baker.

Afghanistan combat veteran home for the holidays

With his family’s home off A Street in Blaine located just beside the truck crossing into Canada, it is ironic that Airman First Class Mike Starkovich’s profession in the U. S. Air Force is to protect the perimeter of a military installation as part of the security forces at the massive Bagram Airfield near Kabul, Afghanistan.

Young At Heart and kicking off 2011

Happy 2011 everybody! Didn’t the 2010 year pass quickly?


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