Thu, Nov 21, 2002 

 

Food bank offers help on holidays and every day

Six hunred families are signed up with the Blaine food bank. Every Tuesday between 200 and 250 of them come for a bag of groceries to get them through ...

City wins grant for Marine Drive reconstruction

At a ribbon-cutting celebrating the completion of Sixth Street improvements, state transportation improvement board (TIB) executive director Steve Gorcester...

Thu, Nov 14, 2002 

 

Young pizzaleros for charity

One of Blaine’s major youth employers is helping kids who work there get into the holiday spirit. “With the great group of kids we have working...

Turkey frenzy getting ready to roll

Annie Magner needs drivers, packers, pies and dollars to get Thanksgiving dinner on a growing list of otherwise empty Blaine and Birch Bay tables. Last...

Dry eyes a rarity at Veterans Day ceremony

Hardly a dry eye was left in the house after a special Veteran’s Day ceremony featured the culmination of one local veteran’s dream. An emotional...

Gardner losing ground

Whatcom County Sheriff Dale Brandland, R-Bellingham widened his lead over democratic state senator Georgia Gardner during this week of ballot counting.Gardner...

All invited to 6th Street opening

The community is invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony scheduled for 11 a.m. on November 15 at 6th and H streets to celebrate the completion of the street...

Parties and trees for presents

Trees are sprouting around Blaine with opportunities to give hanging from their boughs. Spreading from Stafholt Good Samaritan Center, the trees will be...

Still there, still oozing...

As the tide creeps up, stray jerry cans full of diesel, gallons of motor oil and batteries bathe in the waters of Drayton Harbor aboard two derelict vessels...

Fees for unsterilized dogs double

City council has approved a new short-term contract with the Whatcom County Humane Society to provide animal control in the city. The deal holds costs ...

Habitat for humanity building communities in Blaine

“My end is to build communities and my means is houses,” said Terry Mattson, executive director of Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County. He...

Council considering all options for 2003 budget

Blaine city council is looking at a combination of tax increases and staff cuts to try to pull out of a financial nose dive.“We had a pretty complicated...

Thu, Nov 7, 2002 

 

Family Service Center explores GED classes

The Blaine Family Service Center is planning to offer free GED and High School Completion courses here in Blaine, to serve those who have transportation...

Bay Properties shines up Birch Bay gateway

“This is the gateway to Birch Bay, the Times Square of the area,” said Carl Dufton, standing on the corner of Birch Bay Drive and Harborview ...

More rules to tighten the border

As the United States continues to beef up security measures, Canada is growing testier about travel restrictions placed on their citizens and residents...

New developments feed Birch Bay housing boom

Two housing projects proposed for the Birch Bay area could create 250 new single family homes in the south end of the bay.“The reason we chose this...

Gardner, Brandland race too close to call

Three incumbents held their seats after the polls closed Tuesday night but an estimated 15,000 absentee ballots that won’t be counted until November...

Thu, Oct 31, 2002 

 

Winterizing tips

To get your car ready for winter1.Check belts and hoses2.Check antifreeze3.Use a winter windshield washer fluid4.Use a gas line antifreeze as a frozen ...

Election 2002: U.S. Congress

We wrap up election coverage with views from candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives representing Washington’s 2nd Congressional District...

State shuts down Trillium logging

Blaine is asking for more control over land use outside the city limits after finding out after the tree were down that Trillium Corporation had been given...

Skallman Park razed to make way for the airport?

Blaine airport commission efforts to get rolling on expansion met with some grumbling from city council who approved a request to submit a grant application...

Blaine sewers get a mention in federal budget

The city of Blaine got a foot in the federal budget door with three lines in the recommended house appropriations bill. In the version of the Departments...

Thu, Oct 24, 2002 

 

Tryouts and signups!

Blaine Barracuda RegistrationBlaine Barracuda’s registration meeting is slated for 6 p.m., October 28 in the middle school cafeteria. Youths, ages...

Election 2002: State house of representatives

We continue our 2002 election coverage by asking a few questions of candidates for state representative positions..

Bang! And it all goes goodbye

At 4:30 p.m. Monday the gavel rang down for the last time on a marathon auction which cleared the Geographics building of everything from printing presses...

Border agencies increase access hours for NEXUS

Nexus users crossing at Blaine ports of entry now have 13 hours a day of continuous access to the commuter lanes, but with a hitch. If the traffic is backed...

Three wet but happy boaters pulled from water

The Mayday call received by the Coast Guard last Wednesday night ended abruptly. “Oh, my God, here we go. We’re going down right now,” said...


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