Thu, Jan 1, 2004 

 

Public works projects to note

We completed a lot of work in 2003, and following are some of the top accomplishments.

Association enriches, supports arts

The Blaine Fine Arts Association (BFAA) is a group of parents, teachers, and interested community members who support the arts programs in grades seven...

Great year for Pacific Arts

2003 was a great year for the Pacific Arts Association.We presented an eclectic mix of concerts in conjunction with the Blaine school district including...

Airport takes on tree removal issue, new commissioners

2003 was once again a busy year for the airport. Much of our effort was directed toward the removal of obstructions in the flight path, to make approaches...

Education excellence thriving

Excellence in education continued to thrive at Blaine school district during the past 12 months. Despite hardships caused by reduced legislative funding...

Blaine police see year of opportunity, officer awards

2003 has been a year of opportunity and challenge for members of the Blaine police department. Some police programs have improved and grown beyond our ...

Year in review 2003

The bookstore, basketball and birding ... Gambling, growth, and grub ... Trains, Trillium and tragedy ... A year in the life of Blaine and Birch Bay .....

Thu, Dec 18, 2003 

 

Bioterrorism act kicks in, tracks food

The war on terror has just hit your belly � the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002 kicked in as of December ...

News in Brief

Christmas Tree Pick-up scheduled for January 3 The annual Christmas tree pick-up sponsored by Boy Scout troop 16 will be held Saturday, January 3, 2004...

District pulls from NWFRS agreement

The little brother in the North Whatcom Fire and Rescue Services (NWFRS) family of fire districts wants out.

Officials, family discuss historic boat restoration

A local fishing family and city of Blaine officials are working to establish a restoration project that would turn one of Blaine�s oldest fishing vessels...

Birch Bay plan continues next month

The Birch Bay community plan went before the Whatcom County planning commission last week, and will likely be fully approved some time in February. In ...

Thu, Dec 11, 2003 

 

Holiday happenings in Birch Bay

The holiday season has officially begun, and Santa has made his way to Birch Bay, where he partakes in an annual event and several businesses have geared...

On the Waterfront

Christmas is fast approaching, the short days, winds, and cold are not the best for crab fishers. They are still going out one or two days a week to pick...

News in Brief

Birch Bay plan on county agenda tonight The Whatcom County Planning Commission meets tonight in a work session and will consider the adoption of the Whatcom...

Bill includes funding for Blaine, county

Blaine has been included as a funding recipient in a congressional spending bill that will provide millions to Whatcom County for law enforcement needs...

City, Semiahmoo Company near logging agreement

The city of Blaine and the Semiahmoo Company are close to reaching an agreement concerning a 112-acre logging project within Blaine city limits, according...

EFSEC discusses proposed cogen facility

A public hearing regarding the proposed BP cogeneration facility was held Monday night � the last time the Washington state Energy Facility Site Evaluation...

Thu, Dec 4, 2003 

 

School Notes

Over 100 students screened for oral healthIn the fourth year of the Blaine Family Service Center�s oral health screen, Dr. Pat Rooney and his staff at ...

Holiday Happenings

Downtown Blaine holiday celebration this weekend

Calling all cat owners: Officials want to educate public about care

The Whatcom County Humane Society is trying to get the word out about cats. More specifically, that word is care.

Pipeline penalties to fund watershed improvements

People, salmon and wildlife will benefit from an innovative settlement between the state Department of Ecology (DOE) and Shell Oil Company (Shell) for ...

No official word on implementation of train delay sign

Two weeks ago, federal officials announced an idea to help residents deal with the increased train delays: a sign. But whether this sign will be implemented...

News in Brief

Train breaks down, horn blows for 45 minutes A southbound Amtrak train broke down at about 7 p.m. last Saturday after stopping for a U.S. customs inspection...

Neighbors for Birch Point group formed, fighting potential retreat with petition

In response to a proposed 10-acre retreat-spa on Birch Point Road, residents have formed a new organization and are fighting the project through a petition...

Man attempts smuggling, crashes twice

A 31-year-old Canadian man attempting to smuggle 100 pounds of marijuana into the U.S., crashed at the Pacific Highway after fleeing from authorities.

Former chief pleads guilty

Mike Campbell, former North Whatcom Fire and Rescue Services (NWFRS) division chief, has pleaded guilty to child molestation and is currently in Whatcom...


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