Wed, Apr 11, 2012 

 

Blaine’s attorney responds to suit against city

The ball is back in the plaintiff’s court after the city attorney for Blaine filed a response to a lawsuit filed in February against the city. The suit alleges city staff improperly handled a public records request submitted by the plaintiffs.

Birch Bay Shellfish Protection District board to meet April 18

The Birch Bay Shellfish Protection District committee will meet next Wednesday, April 18, at Fire Station 62, 9001 Semiahmoo Parkway in Blaine. The members will meet from 6 to 8 p.m.

On the Water Special Boating Section: Blaine West Marine manager named winner of national chain’s annual award

Every year the West Marine retail boat store chain gathers up its thousand or so store managers from across North America to give them a combination pep talk and training on new marine products. The meeting is known as West Marine University.

State now requires rabies vaccinations for dogs, cats

The Washington State Department of Health is now requiring all dogs, cats and ferrets to be vaccinated against rabies, though risk of being infected in the state is low.

Area Democratic caucuses set for April 15

Registered Democrats in Blaine and Birch Bay will join their counterparts across Whatcom County this Sunday to hold precinct caucuses.

Senior Center rummage sale set for Saturday

The Blaine Senior Center is hosting a rummage sale this weekend with all proceeds supporting activities at the center.

Wed, Apr 4, 2012 

 

Canadian lane changes cause delays on U.S. side

Border crossing improvements on the Canadian side have frazzled more than a few nerves south of the border as Canadian drivers heading home cause backups on the truck route.

Former wine shop, deli in Birch Bay has new owners

The space that once held CJ Wijns in Birch Bay has new owners who are on the hunt for new tenants.

Port of Bellingham director resigns over internal disagreements

Port of Bellingham commissioners have accepted the resignation of port director Charlie Sheldon after months of internal bickering.

Lodging tax revenue could help promote Birch Bay

The money is there, and all the business owners in Birch Bay need is a plan.That was the message Mt. Baker Foothills Chamber of Commerce (MBFCC) president Carole MacDonald sought to convey to Birch Bay business owners and residents at a meeting at the Birch Bay Waterslides the evening of March 29.

Whatcom County officials: Cherry Point permit paperwork now complete

Whatcom County’s planning supervisor has declared the permit applications for the Gateway Pacific Terminal project complete, starting the clock for an extensive environmental review process that will begin this summer.

Nearly $1.4 million in drugs seized at I-5 rest stop

An attempted vehicle stop by U.S. Border Patrol agents ended with the seizure of $1.4 million in drugs but no driver.

Blaine man accused of raping autistic teenager

A 36-year-old Blaine man has been accused of raping a teenager with autism under his care.

Discover Pass now transferable between two vehicles

After signing the Discover Pass program into law less than a year ago, Governor Christine Gregoire has approved legislation making the $30 pass transferable between two vehicles.

Peace Portal Trail improvements slated for completion this summer

Blaine officials have announced the due date for construction bids on a project that will improve a section of trail alongside Peace Portal Drive.

Upfront Theatre to perform in Blaine for band fundraiser

The Blaine Performing Arts Center will host a comedy troupe from Bellingham to raise money for the Blaine High School Wind Ensemble’s 2013 trip to Japan.

Celebrate Easter with community worship service

Come 7 a.m. on Sunday, April 8, the Freedom Fellowship worship team will have been up and at Blaine’s Marine Park for three hours, preparing for the annual Easter Sunrise Service.

Blaine school board selects architect for science, special education upgrade projects

The Blaine school board has approved the selection of John Stewart Architects as the architect for the science building modernization and special education remodel projects.

Let’s Move! Blaine! unveils plans for local community farm shares

The Let’s Move! Blaine! coalition is teaming up with a farm in Ferndale to make fresh fruits and vegetables available to Blaine Elementary School students.

Easter a busy time of year for The C Shop

Got bunnies? More than 100 unique varieties of chocolate rabbits are currently available at Birch Bay’s C Shop. The boutique offers chocolate treats for every budget and palate – starting as low as $3, and available in white, milk and dark chocolate.

Young at Heart: April brings events of all kinds

The Blaine Senior/Activity Center welcomes April, with the long-awaited arrival of Spring and two of the centers annual fundraising events.

Wed, Mar 28, 2012 

 

Rail advocate outlines possible path to Blaine train stop

Blaine city officials need to reach out to partners outside of the immediate community if a train stop in Blaine is to become a reality.

SSA Marine submits permit applications for Cherry Point terminal

The Seattle-based shipping terminal company seeking to build the $655 million Gateway Pacific Terminal has submitted necessary permit applications to Whatcom County regulators, revealing details on the project.

North Whatcom fire district hires new chief

After considering 21 applicants over three months of deliberation, North Whatcom Fire and Rescue (NWFR) commissioners have chosen a new fire chief.

City council approves change order for west Blaine sewer line work

Unstable soil beneath a Marine Drive manhole will cost the city of Blaine approximately $105,000 in extra construction charges as part of a larger wastewater conveyance project.

Birch Bay man pleads guilty to child molestation

A Birch Bay man could serve anywhere from 20 years to life in prison after pleading guilty to molesting a child at his home in Birch Bay.

Runners gearing up for Birch Bay road race

Birch Bay Drive will be filled with runners of all skill levels on Saturday as the Birch Bay International Road Race enters its seventh year.


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