Wed, Nov 26, 2008 

 

City council to consider closing skate park again

After mounting problems of vandalism and maintenance issues, the city of Blaine may be forced to close the Blaine Skate Park once again.

School board struggles with project shortfalls

The Blaine school board heard superintendent Ron Spanjer warn of a coming “significant impact by what is happening in the over-all economy,&rdquo...

Thu, Nov 20, 2008 

 

Blaine man, 19, faces two charges of assault with a deadly weapon

Jeffrey W. Chapman, 19, of Blaine, is being held on $150,000 bail after pleading not guilty to two charges of first degree assault with a deadly weapon...

Library Link

In hard times, libraries are more important than ever. Human beings need what books give them better than any other medium. Since ancient nights around...

CJ Wijns events a mix of wine, food and fun

On a recent chilly Saturday night in November, a loosely-knit group of friends, acquaintances and residents from Birch Bay to as far away as Seattle, were...

Council gives county executive a hefty raise

A sharply divided Whatcom County Council voted 4-3 to give county executive Pete Kremen an 11 percent raise spread over two years last week, one side claiming...

Briefs

Free Thanksgiving dinner Thursday

Low-income residents without dinner plans this Thanksgiving can join their neighbors for a complete turkey meal with all the trimmings at the Blaine Senior...

NWFRS to regroup after voters reject levy lid lift

By a two-to-one margin, area voters soundly rejected Proposition One, North Whatcom Fire and Rescue Service’s (NWFRS) proposed seven and a half cents...

DHS installs RFID readers at Blaine ports

Thu, Nov 13, 2008 

 

Icelandic mystery writer to speak

Yrsa Sigurdardottir is the author of five children’s books, works as a civil engineer and has finished her third mystery novel featuring feisty lawyer...

Why buy local?

Community-based enterprises are interdependent. Local residents do business with community banks, which in turn are a major source of loans for family ...

Study examines border issues

Canada is by far the United States’ most important trading partner, with exports to our northern neighbor totaling more than those to Mexico, Japan...

Medicare talks feature local doctors

Seminars are scheduled in Birch Bay for a new Medicare Advantage plan that includes Family Care Network physicians.

Contest shows off holiday recipes

A group of Blaine businesses along with the Blaine Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a holiday cookie baking contest. Residents of Blaine, Birch Bay and...

Point Whitehorn nature reserve now open to public

The Point Whitehorn Marine Reserve opened last week as Whatcom County’s newest park.

Sundance Beef goes from global to local

John Sheehan’s biggest markets used to be Iraq, Russia, Canada and Mexico. But now his focus is more local.

Briefs

Giving Tree fundraiser next Saturday

The Good Samaritan Society/ Stafholt is looking for donations for its annual Giving Tree program that matches low-income children with gifts in the Blaine...

Council will not increase property taxes in 2009

Blaine residents will not see an increase in their city property tax rates in 2009. Blaine City Council decided Monday.

NW Park and Recreation seeks public comment

The Northwest Park and Recreation District 2 (NWPRD2) will host the third in a series of public meetings this Monday, November 17, to help the district...

Thu, Nov 6, 2008 

 

Food basket registration deadline approaching

Lighthouse Mission and the Salvation Army will partner to distribute Thanksgiving food baskets to local low-income families from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday...

150-foot shoreline buffer is subject for debate

The same state-mandated 150-foot shoreline buffer that has caused such strong opposition at the county level will be considered by the Blaine Planning ...

City mulls senior sewer discount

Low-income seniors and those on disability could keep their sewer bill constant even amid planned rate increases if Blaine City Council finds the results...

Young at Heart

The Blaine Senior Center had a great October complete with the trimmings befitting the giddy month of brightly colored foliage with its mizzles and drizzles...

On Veterans Day, a local veteran recalls a life of service

When asked what people should be thinking about on Tuesday, Veterans Day, November 11, Swinburnson said “These are the real heroes,” indicating...

Motorcycle fatalities prompt stepped-up patrols

A rash of motorcycle fatalities in 12 weeks in the North Puget Sound region has prompted state and local law enforcement to step up their safety patrols...


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