Wed, Aug 18, 2010 

 

High-speed I-5 chase ends at Peace Arch

The Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office enlisted the help of the Blaine police department to stop a high-speed car chase that ended at the U.S./Canada border with the driver’s arrest.

Arsenic & Old Lace

Image of the farcical black comedy, “Arsenic and Old Lace”

Bond would pay for high school improvements and more

Facilities supervisor Jim Kenoyer walked toward the doorway of a Blaine high school classroom on a warm August afternoon and pulled out a key ring that allows him access through any door on the property.

County council rescinds Birch Bay UGA revisions

Birch Bay will have 17 acres more in which to grow thanks to a Whatcom County Council vote last week.

A woman looks at a night-time view of White Rock, B.C., from the Marine Drive pier earlier this week.

Image of night-time view of White Rock, B.C.

Bike ride to help with 3-year-old’s medical bills

When Susan Walters got a phone call from her 2-year-old daughter’s doctor early last December, she figured it was because of a vitamin deficiency.

High school band to host concerts at Marine Park

The Blaine Fine Arts Association and the Blaine High School Wind Ensemble are hosting two evenings of music at the Blaine Marine Park amphitheater.

Sterling Dietz to host two ‘farewell shows’ before Mexico move

Local magician Sterling Dietz will host two final performances before his move to Los Cabos, Mexico this month.

Two paws up!

Image of Little Red Caboose co-owner John Quimod’s dog “Doogie”

City pays it forward with H Street improvements

BMS orientation night next week

Blaine middle school is inviting sixth grade parents and students to attend an orientation night at 5 p.m. Monday, August 23 at the middle school cafeteria.

School board hosts budget hearing

The Blaine school board offered a detailed picture of its 2010-2011 school year budget and fielded comments from residents at a budget hearing held Thursday afternoon, August 12.

August is leak detection month in Blaine, Birch Bay

The City of Blaine and Birch Bay Water and Sewer District are designating August as Leak Detection Month.

Local libraries network with colleges, universities

Local libraries will soon allow residents who have a library card at any Bellingham Public Library facility or any of the Whatcom County Library System branch libraries to borrow library materials from local academic libraries.

Thu, Aug 12, 2010 

 

School district schedules budget hearing for August 12

Members of the public invited to voice their concerns.

Turn of the century street lighting put on hold

Plans for decorative lighting near the entrance of Peace Arch State Park have been put on hold after cost estimates show they could be nearly three times as the city originally budgeted.

County to alter emergency management contract

Whatcom County Council has decided they’re not happy with Whatcom Medic One, the county’s emergency medical service provider, and they’re not going to take it anymore.

Semiahmoo spit re-opens

The Whatcom County Health Department has re-opened Semiahmoo spit after a high fecal coliform count last week.

Study shows decline in border traffic

A year after the final implementation of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) and nearly two years after the economic meltdown of 2008, cross border travel – especially from Canada – has declined overall, according to a recent study by Western Washington University’s Border Policy Research Institute (BPRI).

Open for business

Images of Lighthouse Point facility opening.

Blaine skate park re-opens

Images of new skate park.

A thank you...

Image of Plover donation.

Annual check-up finds Plover in ship-shape

Image of Plover's annual check-up

BP begins roundabout construction

Image of roundabout construction

Small business center hosts ThinkBiz 2010 conference

Western Washington University’s Small Business Development Center (SDBC), Whatcom Community College, along with sponsor Whidbey Island Bank, will host ThinkBiz 2010 – Small Business Conference September 9 and 10 at Whatcom Community College’s Heiner Center.

Free and low-cost spaying available

Take advantage of a free and low-cost spay and neutering event in Blaine next week.

Birch Bay residents discuss community tourism options

Members of the Birch Bay community met last week to brainstorm ways of increasing tourism to their unique corner of Washington.


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