Thu, Apr 26, 2007 

 

Newrule fines stormwater violators

Blaineresidents whose storm water systems discharge into thecity sewer system could be faced with fines of up to$120 per month if they fail to make recommended...

Cityre-opens skate park, forms advisory committee

Asthe city of Blaine re-opened its skate park Friday, MariaSneve, a Blaine resident and owner of Early Wonders daycare,was out picking up trash with her...

Blainehires former Ferndale planning director

Blaine’splanning and development department is slated to improveits level of service, Blaine community development directorTerry Galvin said.In addition...

Thu, Apr 19, 2007 

 

YoungAt Heart

Happilywe welcome April in,with all its eager dance of spring.Let cold and grayness slip away,Letting April do her boisterous fling.She brings showers ...

Citycontinues to pursue quiet zones

City officials are continuingto pursue a quiet zone designation for two railroad crossingsin Blaine.

Blainegardener reveals hanging flower basket secrets

Sue Sturgill is the city contractorwho, among her other duties, tends the city’s 142hanging flower baskets, known for their vigorous displaysof color...

Sailingrace fills bay with boats

Theannual Semiahmoo Regatta is scheduled for next weekend,April 28 and 29, and will once again bring the area’stop amateur sailboat racers to Blaine...

Aroundthe City

School board seeks publicinputThe Blaine school district will hold a community forum regarding long-rangeplanning and prioritization of facility projects...

Thinkglobal, celebrate Earth Day locally

SeveralWhatcom County groups have organized environmental cleanupevents this weekend in observance of Earth Day.

Fournew buildings planned for Birch Bay Square

Thesmall train that once ran around the former factory outletmall at I-5 exit 270, where Birch Bay-Lynden Road crossesthe freeway, is gone, sold to a zoo...

Borderagencies ready to start NEXUS renewals

U.S.and Canadian border agencies are ready to start the renewalprocess for the avalanche of NEXUS memberships due toexpire this summer, and they are encouraging...

Thu, Apr 12, 2007 

 

Jorgensen seeks second term 

Jim Jorgensen, district 3 commissioner for the Port ofBellingham, announced Thursday, April 12 that he will seeka second term. Jim is a retired science...

Blaineclub hires new director

Karin Schulhauser’s favorite partof her job is listening to the perspectives of the morethan 100 Blaine youth who visit her office daily.

Propertytaxes: Who to blame and what to do?

Ireceive angry comments from residents everyday regardingproperty taxes. I am as angry as any other homeowner.My property taxes almost doubled. But taxpayers...

RetiredBlaine scientist creates backyard bird oasis

Ifyou’re thinking about what kinds of shrubs andtrees to plant in your garden, one of the best guidelinesis to use plants that attract birds. Such...

Graduationprospects a source of anxiety, worry

As a senior at Blaine high schoolabout to graduate, I get more anxious with every week thatpasses. But now is the time where everyone around me isplanning...

Farmers’ marketback in business

Terry’s Farmers’ Marketis back in business and owners Terry and Sharon Smith saidthey have big plans for the year ahead.

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Walksexplore county’sdiversity

Blainecouple sue feds over wall removal order

Herb and Shirley Leu of Blaine filed a lawsuit lastweek in U.S. District court in Seattle to keep the International BoundaryCommission (IBC) from demolishing...

Citymoves ahead with airport closure

Thecity of Blaine will begin the process of closingits airport by notifying state and federal agenciesby the end of next year, according to a draft closureplan...

Vandalismprompts city to close Blaine Skate Park

Aftermounting problems with vandalism and maintenanceissues, the city of Blaine has closed the BlaineSkate Park, city manager Gary Tomsic said.

Marinproject at Semiahmoo raises the bar

RobWalker and Andy Shaw, working as Shaw and Walker Developers,bought a three-acre piece of waterfront property nextto the Semiahmoo Resort’s main...

Thu, Apr 5, 2007 

 

Freevessel safety checks April 14

As a public service, vesselsafety examiners from Bellingham Sail and Power Squadronwill offer free vessel safety checks at Squalicum Harbor(gate 3) in ...

BCThosts series of events in April

TheBlaine Community Theater is sponsoring a full-day garagesale followed by a dance from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Saturday,April 21. The garage sale &ldquo...

Judgeupholds Douglas appeal

“We hit a home run,” saiddeveloper Joel Douglas late last month after his successfulappeal in superior court of a stop work order issued inthe...

Galleryfeatures Blaine artist

The works of Blaine artistDonna-Lee Elke will be on display at Bellingham’sAllied Arts Gallery during the month of April.Elke is a contemporary and...

Blainetakes state for second time

TheBlaine high school knowledge bowl team won the 2007 state2A Knowledge Bowl at Camas high school last month ina three-round tournament among a field ...


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