Thu, Mar 14, 2002 

 

Gardner pushes for marker removal

Senator Georgia Gardner is quietly working to move the controversial Jefferson Davis marker beside the Peace Arch to the Semiahmoo museum and out of the...

Supersized cell in middle school

Three weeks ago Todd Apple’s seventh grade class didn’t know cells had parts. Today, they know what those parts are, how they work, and they ...

Volunteers needed for math match

You don’t have to be a math whiz to lend a hand at the 2002 Washington State Math Championship, where youngsters from across the state will match ...

Cleaning up their act, or just the facade?

There is no more mention of adult or XXX content on the outside of the Blaine Book Company. To read the building’s signs, it’s just another video...

Council hears somber financials

Despite a year of cuts and belt-tightening, Blaine still is paying out more than it’s taking in. “Our beginning fund balance for 2002 has declined...

Cancer tests

St. Joseph Hospital’s Community Cancer Center is coordinating a free colo-rectal Cancer home-testing kit distribution until March 15. Hemoccult II...

A cel phone is not a marine radio

A recent search and rescue case off the Washington coast highlights the concern of Coast Guard officials over the reliance that boaters place on the use...

Crab feed fuels fastpitch team

The Blaine Force girls’ fast-pitch softball program gets underway this weekend with a benefit crab feed and dance at the Dakota Creek Roadhouse. &...

Local crafters in Lynden show

Five local businesses will participate in the Country Collection spring arts and crafts show at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds in Lynden this weekend...

Birch Bay plan clears population hurdle

The Birch Bay steering committee has learned a potential snag in the utilities chapter of their community plan has disappeared.They heard on March 6 that...

Dip in electric rates due in April

Electric rates in Blaine are going down, at least for a while. At their March 11 meeting, city council members adopted a staff recommendation to pass along...

Transit sales tax hike squeaks by with low turnout

Whatcom County voters gave enough thumbs up to the proposed sales tax hike supporting public transit to pass the measure by 55 percent of the vote. With...

NEXUS to cost fifty dollars for five years

Details continue to trickle out about how, and when, the proposed new NEXUS commuter lane will be in place at local borders. The good news is, it’...

Thu, Mar 7, 2002 

 

The numbers on drinking and driving

Of the 41,821 fatalities in motor-vehicle crashes in the United States in 2000, 40 percent involved the use of alcohol, according to data from the National...

No idle hands here!

Bessie Andrews, Lenore Westman, Mary Onyon, Elaine Murphy and Elinor Blakely of Blaine’s Deborah Rebekah Lodge #321, a charitable society affiliated...

Caregivers seminar planned

Elder Service Providers is hosting its 7th annual Caregiver Conference, Saturday, March 16 at the Best Western Lakeway Inn & Conference Center in Bellingham...

MATURE ADULTS Help with housing decisions

Choosing housing or long term care solutions can be a tricky business for older adults, but two recent publications can give you the information you need...

Math mavens on road to state

In a sea of 132 teams from 30 schools participating in the Whatcom County math championships last Saturday, Blaine students stood out.Sixth grader Patrick...

Local students climbing the scholastic ladder

Isaac P. Gilman, son of Suzanne and Eric Gilman of West 44th Street in Vancouver, formerly of Blaine, has been named to the Merit List at Kenyon College...

No fee for credit card payments at Birch Bay district

Birch Bay Water and Sewer District commissioners have opted for the district to pick up the cost of customers paying their bills by credit card.In his ...

Bill to rename highway dies

The bill to rename highway 99 after black civil war soldier William P. Stewart instead of confederate president Jefferson Davis died in the hands of the...

Borderites are going to state finals

The Trackima...To YakimaThis year will mark the Borderite boys’ 21st appearance at the state basketball tournament.The boys went to State six times...

Lend an earand a hand to a neighbor

According to a survey done by the U.S. Department of Education, one in five adults in Whatcom County is illiterate. And for them, illiteracy becomes a ...

Help out!

Volunteer firefighter Judd Woodell and his family are getting a little help from their friends. Firefighters at fire district 13 have started an account...

Alleged child abuser arrested

Blaine police investigating allegations of child molestation gathered enough evidence last week to arrest 25-year-old Blaine resident Byron Weatherly, ...

Pinoy rock veterans start local band

Four rock musicians with 20 years’ experience and two gold albums between them have gathered together to form a new local band. “Gary’s ...

No sewer without water, district says

While a mid-February lobbying trip to Washington, D.C. may have increased the chances of a federal appropriation for a regional sewer plan, the Birch Bay...


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