Thu, Jan 13, 2005 

 

PacificArts Association:Another year of music underway

In 2004, The PacificArts Association brought five main stage concerts to Blaine: the BillHilly Band; Revolution: A Tribute to the Beatles; A String of ...

BlaineAirport Commission:Nothing but blue skies ahead

2004once again saw us directing much of our efforts towardthe removal of obstructions in the flight path to makeapproaches to the airport easier and safer...

PeaceArch Christian Ministerial Association: Grouping togetherto help out

ThePeace Arch Christian Ministerial Association brings together10 congregations in the Blaine area for witness and service.Pastors from member congregations...

BirchBay Steering Committee:The plan is adopted at last

Afterfour years of meetings and careful consideration, the BirchBay Community Plan: A 2020 Look to the Future, was adoptedby the Whatcom County Council...

BlaineSchool District: A year of improvements

Onbehalf of the school board, our administrative team,the Blaine school district staff, and especially ourstudents, we would like to thank you for our ...

Newsin Brief

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Concertto benefit jazz festival

Bassoonplayer Martin Kuuskmann is hosting a benefit concert thisSaturday night in support of the Pacific Arts Association’sannual summer Jazz Festival...

Cityof Blaine expecting significant development

“We’reat the very beginning of a considerable incline. Growthis on its way at a significantly increased rate.”

BirchBay group mulling form of government

Blaine’sgoverning body and those trying to determine who shouldbe governing Birch Bay had a little uneasy flirtationthis week.

Thu, Jan 6, 2005 

 

Bestof the Police Report: 2004

November20: While on patrol an officer was contacted by a concernedcitizen who reported a man was using a pay phone in the200 block of E Street. The citizen...

Cityof Blaine: Challenges and Opportunities

2004has been an extremely busy and productive year for thecity of Blaine. The major issue in the city continuesto be the siting and construction of a new...

BirchBay Chamber of Commerce:From cold water to hot festivals

The2004 Polar Bear Swim started the year off with one ofthe largest crowds ever, gathered at Birch Bay for the21st annual dip on January 1. There were ...

Oneless Crossen to bear for commissioners and firefighters

DaveCrossen’s tenure as fire chief of North WhatcomFire & Rescue Services (NWFRS) came to an end at midnighton New Year’s Eve. At a special...

Departmentof ecology levies $18,500 fine

Thestate department of ecology (DOE) has issued a fine of$18,500 to Nature’s Path Foods inBlaine for discharging more than 600 pounds of sugar intothe...

Highspeed car crash takes one life, one seriously injured

RonaldSanchez, 46, died early New Year’s Day whenhe lost control of his 1988 Porsche on Birch Bay Drive nearCottonwood Drive. Sanchez was southbound...

Blainebasketball mania hits the road

In atwo-day road trip last week that took them to both thebright lights of the big city and the modest confines ofa “Hoosiers” style old high...

Yearin Review 2004

January8: A winter storm rolled into Blaine and Birch Bay, droppingseveral inches of snow onto icy roads leading to twodays of school closures.

Localteachers experience power of tsunami

(Editornote: Patrick Green and Becky Johnson are formerBlaine teachers currently living and teaching inSingapore. The following is Green’seyewitness...

Thu, Dec 23, 2004 

 

Fallingfor chocolate

It’sa chocoholic’s dream, seeing 20 poundsof the finest Belgian chocolate cascading down a five-tieredfountain. It’s also one of Blaine...

Celebratingthe season in Birch Bay

It’s that time again – timefor all those gutsy people to take leave of their sensesand plunge into the cold, cold waters of Birch Bay in thewinter...

Historyof the Peace ArchPart Three: The Celebration Begins

Theycalled him Coal Oil Billy. William Carlson was racingat Tacoma’s speedway duringthe Fourth of July, 1915, when his peppy Maxwell blewa tire. ...

KindergartenRegistration

TheBlaine primary school’s kindergarten registrationwill be conducted differently this year than in past years.Instead of an evening orientation,...

NewsBriefs

Asian rapper nabbed for murderBorderprotection officers from both the U.S. and Canada workedtogether to arrest an Asian rapper wanted in New York forattempted...

Blainebasketball mania hits the road

In atwo-day road trip last week that took them to both thebright lights of the big city and the modest confines ofa “Hoosiers” style old high...

Parksboard wants the spit to stay in public hands

The Blaine Parks and Cemetery Board expressed its approvallast week of efforts by a group of local citizens to buyout the land intended for the Seagrass...

Cantwellin town to talk border resources

SenatorMaria Cantwell was in Blaine last week to see how heroffice can bring additional resources to tighten up localborders.

Thu, Dec 16, 2004 

 

Methmaker to meet his jailer

ScottLiles of Blaine was sentenced to nearly six years inprison on Friday, December 10 in Federal District Courtin Seattle after having been convicted ...


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