Thu, Jul 21, 2005 

 

Consultantsuggests $16.8 million airport plan

Aconsultant hired by the city of Blaine to study optionsfor a $16.8 million airport expansion presented his findingsthis past Monday at a public meeting...

Thu, Jul 14, 2005 

 

Churchholds ground-breaking

Markingthe first local church construction project in many years,Christ Episcopal broke ground Sunday for a planned $200,000addition to their century old...

BlackRock Cable to offer fiber optic access for city

Blainecity council approved a franchise agreement this past Mondayallowing Black Rock Cable to build a fiber optic networkwithin the city.

Comecelebrate a grand opening!

WhenBlaine’s Pacific Building Center took overthe old Shanty Town Tavern on Bell Road five years ago,it took almost eight months to turn the place...

2010Olympics driving border infrastructure concerns

“Ifthe story of the games becomes what happens at the borderit will be very bad for the image of the United States,” BellinghamWhatcom Convention...

Aroundthe City

• The NorthCascades Concert Band will perform at the Sculptures, Sunsets andSerenades concert at Blaine Marine Park from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., SaturdayJuly...

Headout to Discovery Days

Thinkback to a few hundred years ago when the Northwest wasuntamed wilderness. It was then that the fearless captainGeorge Vancouver and his men engaged...

Residentsurged to weigh in on growth concerns

Populationgrowth inside the Blaine city limits began acceleratingrapidly three years ago and at this time there’sno end in sight, according to figures...

Countycouncil pledges progress on roads

Residentsin Birch Bay may see some relief to traffic congestionon Birch Bay Drive and Lincoln Road as soon as 2008.

Thu, Jul 7, 2005 

 

Itwas a fun and safe Independence Day in Blaine and BirchBay...

“Thanksto a lot of people, it all worked out OK,” saidBlaine police chief Mike Haslip, reviewing incidents followinglast Monday’s Old...

Localartists featured at Summer-Aire festival

Blaineresidents and visitors will be able to sample an eclecticmix of local art at the city’ssecond annual Summer-Aire art festival beginning 10 ...

Grouplooking for old Peace Arch postcards

TheU.S. Canada Peace Anniversary Association (USCPAA) isinviting the public to donate their copies of imagesor original vintage postcards of the Peace ...

Wantto enter politics? Read on...

Officialcandidate filing week begins Monday, July 25 and continuesthrough Friday, July 29. Candidates may file betweenthe hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m...

BlaineJazz Festival attracting faculty and students from all over

Fouryears ago the first Blaine Jazz Festival lasted fivedays and enrolled about 25 students. The attendance hasgrown each year to the point that this year...

IcelandicPicnic to be restarted this July

Blaine and PointRoberts were early settlement places for the Icelandic people, whocame here in the late 1800s to early 1900s.

Firedepartment makes audit progress

Auditorsfrom the Washington state auditor’soffice wrote in a recently released audit report on WhatcomCounty Fire District 13 that while progress...

BlaineJazz Festival hitting higher and higher notes

Thefourth annual Blaine Jazz Festival gets underway thisweekend with a dramatically expanded program, a wideningbase of support and the fourth straight...

100percent ID verifications slowing border

Ifthings seem to be going a little slower at the border,if the line coming into the United States seems longerthan you’re used to, you could try ...

Thu, Jun 30, 2005 

 

12-year-oldBlaine artist to sell at street fair

NicholeMorell recently sold $450 worth of her original watercolorsat Whidbey Island’sGreenbank Farm during The Islands Wine and ChocolateTour. Not...

Skateboardcontest a focus at the 4th of July

Thiscoming Monday’s Old Fashioned4th of July marks the official opening of the BlaineSkatepark with a competition that will last all afternoonand...

Blaineand Birch Bay serious about safety on dual holiday weekend

Theunsafe discharge of fireworks, both legal and illegal,is a growing public safety concern for the residentsand police officers in Blaine. Residents have...

Aroundthe City

Blaine city managerGary Tomsic is inviting the public to take a look at a proposed futurefor the city’s airport.

Thetrains in Blaine lay mainly stopped

Kirk Fredrickson, the rail planning and policy coordinatorfor the state department of transportation, came to Blaineto tell city council members about ...

BirchBay residential market continues to rev up

“I’venever seen anything like it,” saidBirch Bay Water and Sewer District (BBWSD) engineer DanEisses, referring to the dramatic increase...

Youwon’t be ‘board’ this 4th of July!

Thecentral event in this year’sOld Fashioned 4th of July will be the official openingof the Blaine Skatepark at 2 p.m. followed by an afternoonof...

Thu, Jun 23, 2005 

 

Twostudent teachers honored

TwoBlaine middle school student teachers recently graduatedfrom Western Washington University with distinctions fromWoodring College of Education.

BirchBay State Park considered to be one of the state’smost popular parks

Lyndenresidents Agneta and Paul Pernevi said they enjoy BirchBay State Park because of its 8,255 feet of beaches, theview of the Canadian Gulf Islands ...


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