Thu, Feb 13, 2003 

 

District 3 volunteers don’t want change, they want out

It was a packed house at last week’s North Whatcom Fire Rescue Service (NWFRS) board meeting in Lynden, and many volunteers were in attendance to ...

Biggest Bite honors event’s creative founders

This year’s Bite of Blaine was not only a celebration of Blaine’s culinary riches but of the people whose idea it was to put them all together...

Thu, Feb 6, 2003 

 

Rucker is club's top youth

At the Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County annual dinner, Amber Rucker was awarded the Blaine Youth of the Year, as well as the Whatcom County Youth of...

Volunteers keep local efforts rolling

Volunteering. It's not a term many of us have in our schedules, but local children and wildlife would sure appreciate if it were. The Blaine Boys and Girls...

County approves higher density

Whatcom County Council voted unanimously last Tuesday to change a piece of Birch Bay�s growth area from long term to short term planning. The change simply...

Day use park fees come in quietly

Visitors entering a state park with a vehicle are now required to purchase a $5 daily parking permit.

In the bones of the beholder

Most Americans have no desire to live to 100 and baby boomers are leery about even reaching the age of 65, yet today�s seniors see good things in making...

Local student nets academic honors

Rebecca Anne Peterson of Blaine made the Seattle Pacific University 2002 autumn quarter dean's list. Students on the list have completed at least 12 credits...

New banker has eye on business

Tucked away in an upstairs office at Blaine's Sterling Savings Bank, one of the company's senior commercial bankers is hoping to attract clients from all...

Trucks get their own FAST lane

Trucks heading into the United States at the Pacific Highway port of entry are getting their own expedited entry system to ease congestion. However, like...

King can sing

Blaine choir member Victoria King is heading to Portland to perform with the All-Northwest Honor Choir at the National Association of Music Educators conference...

City sets hearing for septic rules

Blaine planning staff have taken a jumble of rules and exceptions from throughout Blaine codes and have drafted a single policy for properties on septic...

No suspects in rash of burglaries

After a rash of burglaries over the last week Blaine police are warning residents to keep their eyes open and their doors locked.

Special agents breeze through borders with fake ID

The United States Senate committee on finance wanted to check up on how increasing funds directed at border security were being translated into increased...

Customs sniff out pot shipment in bear cage

A Canadian man attempted to cross the border with two black bears last week, but was arrested after customs inspectors found 166 pounds of B.C. bud marijuana...

Thu, Jan 30, 2003 

 

Music and cash to travel by

The Blaine high school wind ensemble has been chosen as the first American student group to perform at the �Festival of 1,000 People� in Funabashi, Japan...

Creating your Dream Wedding

As a bride and groom, you want your wedding to be perfect. The days up until your wedding will be a whirlwind of activity. By knowing what tasks you should...

Annual feeding frenzy a week away

Expecting another crush at this year�s Bite of Blaine, organizers have set up advance ticket sales to get an idea of how many will come to sample the cream...

County parks looking for new hostel operators

Whatcom County parks is looking for new operators for the Birch Bay hostel and hoping they can attract more people to use the facility.

Ratings change affects only a handful

Several dozen Semiahmoo residents expressed relief following a meeting with city and fire department officials about their ability to insure their homes...

Thu, Jan 23, 2003 

 

The tax man cometh home

What was initially a way around expensive office space has become a top selling point for Dan Gullickson�s business. Gullickson runs Dan�s Mobile Tax Service...

On the Waterfront

The local crab fishing fleet has had a slow but fairly steady crab season since the first of October. The catch is down, about half of last year�s totals...

Local college students excel

Six local students have been named to the Dean�s List at the University of Washington for autumn quarter: Brian Chang, senior; Kathleen Joy Mclaughlin,...

Oyster feed highlights water quality

�There�s a lot of new stuff to see, oysters to eat and a chance for everyone to get together,� said Geoff Menzies. Putting the finishing touches on plans...

Insurance rates will balloon unless station is manned

Representatives from the city and North Whatcom Fire and Rescue Services (NWFRS) met with state fire insurance raters to work out how to turn back the ...

Another meeting, more questions about cogen

About 40 citizens filled the meeting room at the Blaine public library last Wednesday to learn more about the proposed 720 megawatt power plant to be built...

Thu, Jan 16, 2003 

 

Bomb threats clear out school, bank

Blaine schools and a chunk of Birch Bay Drive were shut down for a few hours Monday night followinf simultaneous bomb threats and a bank robbery.Blaine...


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