Thu, Oct 18, 2001 

 

Voter info online

Information about candidates is available at the Whatcom County auditor’s office online general election voter’s guide at www.co.whatcom.wa.us...

Crabbing closed, but not quite

The state department of fish and wildlife (DFW) closed the local sport crab season October 15 when preliminary data suggested sport crabbers had already...

Fire district manages risks

Four years ago two volunteer firefighters died attempting a “confined space” rescue in the central Washington town of Zillah. When the legal ...

Planning is job one in 2002

Blaine’s community and economic development department has been awarded a $10,000 Growth Management Act grant to update the city’s comprehensive...

Cuts needed for a healthy budget

Blaine residents were invited but none came as Blaine city council began to plow through the city’s 2002 budget this week. A Monday night budget session...

Anthrax scare hits local phone booths

Blaine is getting caught up in the national anthrax anxiety. In the last week Blaine police have responded to three reports of white powders and suspicious...

More staff at borders could mean shorter lines

Local borders eased up a little this week as ten additional immigration and naturalization service (INS) inspectors were assigned to Washington state ports...

Thu, Oct 11, 2001 

 

Lions look for young artists

This year the Birch Bay Lions Club will submit two entries to the Lions International Peace Poster Contest. Local kids born between November 16, 1987 and...

Businesses marked for cleanup

Two local businesses have been added to the state’s toxic cleanup list, after a site assessment concluded cleanup efforts haven’t finished the...

Matching bigs with littles

Having fun is something Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) take seriously. “She is young, exciting and a joy to be with,” said Gina Ball of her ...

This lady’s not so naughty and sounds very nice.

At first glance, “Naughty Ladies of the Night” would seem to be a bit of an ironic title to show in Blaine following the recent uproar over the...

Talk to the top...

President George W. Bush202/456-1414president@whitehouse.gov

Letters, resolutions, frame Blaine position on border, taxes

The message from Blaine city council to local citizens and businesses is pull together, support each other and keep the pressure on legislators. Two measures...

Watching local water quality

Blaine public works crews replaced a crumbled section of sewer line under Marine Drive last week and volunteers in the Drayton Harbor community oyster ...

Council asks for break at borders

Blaine city council has sent the following letter to the members of the Washington congressional delegation.On September 30, 2001, a large group of business...

Reverse 911 lets police call you

If you get a call from the cops telling you to pull the blinds, chances are it’s not a crank call from the kid down the street.Working with the Whatcom...

Ready to make your mark?

Blaine residents are being asked to change the face of the city in one day. Organizers of the city’s Make a Difference Day are hoping neighborhoods...

Birch Bay Plan

All meetings will be at Bay Horizon Park from 7 – 9:30 p.m.

District 13 mulls future aid plans

Fire district 13 sent an engine to fight fires for the state department of natural resources (DNR) last summer and as a result was paid over $11,000 for...

Tosco, Phillips merger is official

There’s a new sign over the gate but Tosco refinery manager Gary Goodman said that’s the biggest change the Cherry Point facility will see under...

Council gives tepid train support

Blaine city council gave unanimous but lukewarm endorsement to Senator Georgia Gardner’s drive to restore passenger rail service to Blaine. While ...

Fiber optics on the way to Blaine?

Broad band fiber optic internet, data and voice communications capability could arrive in Blaine as soon as next summer, according to Whatcom County Public...

Council OKs hike in lodging tax to build for tourism

“The events of history have kind of run us off the bridge but it’s important we bite the bullet and do it,” said city council member Ken...

Larsen asks INS to reopen tighter PACE

After visiting with Blaine and Point Roberts residents and business owners last week, U.S. Representative Rick Larsen is asking the Immigration and Naturalization...

Thu, Oct 4, 2001 

 

Eyes on the border...

Facing a trip across the big border? These sites may help you pick the best time to try.For southbound wait times at check out, www.customs.gov/news/sept11...

A good cuddle is good to find...

Cheryll Ryan’s annual teddy bear drive is expanding to bring comfort to victims of the recent terrorist attacks. Community members can purchase a ...

Pawn to King 4...

Student chess players of all abilities are invited to get in on the action in the Northwest Washington Scholastic Chess kickoff tournament, a warmup for...


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