Thu, May 30, 2002 

 

Larsen visits Blaine hot spots for fed bucks

U.S. Representative Rick Larsen started his Tuesday afternoon visit to Blaine checking on NEXUS commuter lane progress. He ended it learning about the ...

Thu, May 23, 2002 

 

Some good, some bad in school audit

According to the Washington state auditor, the Blaine school district has cleaned up messy accounting for the Close-Up program but is not adequately monitoring...

Cummings honored

Blaine elementary school principal Deb Cummings has been named Distinguished Principal by the Elementary School Principals Association of Washington. School...

Three years of perfect sewering

For the third year in a row the Birch Bay Water and Sewer District (BBWSD) has come out of a year of treating wastewater smelling like a rose. BBWSD was...

Advisory group presents road maintenance alternatives

“We didn’t come up with any silver bullets for you, but there’s been a lot of thought, effort and insight,” said Blaine city assistant...

NEXUS community meeting set for June 11

Local border users got to see the first on-the-ground signs of the NEXUS commuter lane system as traffic was routed around the east side of the Peace Arch...

Thu, May 16, 2002 

 

In other city council business...

Council unanimously approved a change to city rules about who can request a change in power service. “We want it clarified that there can’t be...

Electric rates will take a dip

Riding the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) roller coaster, Blaine will trim electric rates by four percent this month but are expecting to jack them...

City working with property owners to improve appearance

Along with one of the lienholders of the old SeaVue Theater property on Peace Portal Drive, the city is working on the first of three projects to improve...

After hours social proves fulfilling

An after hours get-together sponsored by the Port of Bellingham and the Blaine Chamber of Commerce held last Thursday was a rousing success, both professionally...

Newell arrested for drunk driving

Blaine high school principal Dan Newell was arrested Sunday morning at 1 a.m. and cited to Blaine municipal court for driving while intoxicated, according...

Local teens in border drug busts

At least half a dozen Blaine kids landed in jail last week for allegedly trying to smuggle B.C. marijuana across the border.Richard Akers Jr., 18, Zachary...

Adult business zoning gets once-over from council

Blaine city council took up the rules for the city’s adult entertainment overlay again after local business owner Jeff Robinson asked for changes ...

Tech team brings experts to local problems

Coming from all over the state and all levels of government, a team of specialists got together with proponents of a regional sewer and a heritage site...

Thu, May 9, 2002 

 

Shuckin on the Spit’

The first Shuckin on the Spit Festival at Resort Semiahmoo attracted over 600 seafood fans and water quality boosters despite a chilly rain that dampened...

New manager at Semiahmoo

“I’ve always loved this place, so much so that in high school I’d skip classes to come down here on nice days and hang out on the spit,&...

Robeson Arch concerts recreated

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Did you know that rhubarb is a native of Asia? And that bell and hot peppers were cultivated by the Aztecs for thousands of years?For many growing seasons...

Blaine brains on honor rolls

Haily Braumberger, Marcie Gienger, Jacqueline Thomas, and Amy Wildermuth, have been named to the Dean’s list at Seattle Pacific University Winter ...

Walcon recognized for fanning the flames of local theater

During the annual Close-Up Community Talent Show held in the Performing Arts Center Saturday, May 4, a local young woman, Erin Walcon, was honored with...

Bike to work to stay healthy, breathe easy

Whatcom County’s fifth annual bike to work day is next Friday, and this year Blaine is joining in.“This is a great place to bike,” said ...

Meetings to explain NEXUS

The U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service will start a series of meetings next month to familiarize people with the NEXUS system and the enrollment...

Skywater canned for fancier 4th

The Blaine Chamber of Commerce has decided to cancel the annual Skywater festival to focus on expanding events on Independence Day. “Rather than try...

How does your county grow?

Port of Bellingham executive director Jim Darling knows a thing or two about economic development. According to him, one of the most important sources ...

More peaceful waters in harbor, more room on pier

The Port of Bellingham will replace the breakwater at the entrance to Blaine Harbor this summer and in the process more than double the area open to the...

Shooting threat lands student out of school, in jail

A high school student has been expelled and jailed after threatening a school shooting.The 17-year-old freshman wrote a message on his desk on Monday afternoon...

Thu, May 2, 2002 

 

New nursery is more than plants

Firewind Farms is more than a nursery. It’s a testament to the power of love and the strength of family.A five minute drive out H Street Road, the...


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