Wed, Oct 5, 2011 

 

Blaine receives clean 2010 audit

The Washington State Auditor’s Office has released its 2010 audit of the city of Blaine’s finances and found no issues with their financial procedures.

U.S. Border Patrol Report

The U.S. Border Patrol Report for September 14 through September 17

Wed, Sep 28, 2011 

 

Parks commissioners host meeting to gather public input ahead of levy

Blaine residents offered numerous suggestions to parks commissioners on how upcoming levy funds, with voter approval, could be spent to improve parks and recreation in Blaine, but all agreed on one point: the importance of the levy needs to be driven home sooner rather than later.

Blaine schools facing difficult financial straits

The first meeting of the Blaine school board began with a work session on a subject that is near, but perhaps not dear to board members’ hearts: money troubles.

Council gives go-ahead to Blaine industrial park

The owners of 45 acres of land in southeast Blaine are one step closer to being able to develop the property after a Blaine City Council vote on Monday night.

County council moves Birch Bay rezone vote to public hearing

The public at large will get another chance to comment on the potential rezone of nearly 500 acres of land just south of Drayton Harbor at the October 11 Whatcom County Council meeting.

Lincoln Road reopens after four-month closure

The stretch of Lincoln Road closed over the summer for improvements reopened Friday after the Lynden-based contractor completed the project ahead of schedule and within budget.

Blaine businesswoman celebrates milestones

During the recent recession, most of the stories we hear are of businesses closing. However, there is at least one Blaine resident who has been in business continuously for the past 50 years.

Home Improvement Special Section: Designing a house for optimal living

What happens when you combine creative thinking with a piece of property that has unrealized view potential? The result was a distinct home built on Salish Road, situated on Kwann Lake, with views of Mt. Baker, the Twin Sisters, a community park and golf course.

Home Improvement Special Section: After the storm: Dealing with exterior mold and mildew

After the winds have subsided, the rain has stopped and flood waters have receded, many homeowners find themselves facing the real challenge of a heavy rainstorm: the clean-up.

Film critic presents free movie remake program

“Let’s Do It Again,” a free public program about movie remakes, will be presented from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, October 5, at the Discovery Theater at Semiahmoo Resort.

Blaine Boys and Girls Club needs volunteer coaches for fall sports

With fall sports in full swing, the Blaine Boys and Girls Club is finding itself in need of coaches for its youth sports teams.

Thu, Sep 22, 2011 

 

Witness the marvel of nature as salmon journey to their natal streams

Salmon are an icon of the Pacific Northwest, emblematic of the cool, clear rivers that flow from the North Cascades.

Wed, Sep 21, 2011 

 

CBP officer separates from agency after harassment plea

A Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agent based in Blaine is no longer with the agency after pleading guilty to felony harassment charges in August.

5 arrested in connection with burglary ring

Whatcom County sheriff’s deputies have arrested five suspects, three from Blaine, who were allegedly involved in a countywide stolen property trafficking ring.

Birch Bay official criticizes county’s water planning

Birch Bay Water and Sewer District (BBWSD) officials are worried an updated water strategy for the lower Nooksack River basin will cut smaller cities and water districts, like Birch Bay’s, out of the water rights conversation.

County may rezone more land in Birch Bay

Nearly 500 acres of land in Birch Bay could be rezoned to allow more homes per acre if the Whatcom County Council approves the changes.

City to hold public hearing on planned land acquisition

Officials with the city of Blaine want to extend utilities to housing developments in east Blaine by acquiring land via condemnation, and they want the public’s input on the matter.

Birch Bay Water Slides has new owner

The watersides in Birch Bay have a new owner after financially beleaguered Lynden-based real estate development company Homestead Northwest sold the property to a Canadian firm.

Alaska Packers Association museum wraps up 2011 season

Blaine’s Alaska Packers Association museum, located in a former APA cannery bunk house at Semiahmoo Park, will be closing for the season at 5 p.m. on Sunday, September 25. Group tours may be arranged by calling 360/371-3558.

Blaine tai chi team takes second place at international tournament

Against teams from all over the world, a group of Blaine residents took second place in an international tai chi competition.

Dodd brothers recognized for work with Blaine schools

Mike and Steve Dodd were honored with awards from the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association District #1 at the district’s fall forum Wednesday, September 21, in Mount Vernon.

Touring Blaine Harbor

Port of Bellingham commissioners, officials and city of Blaine staff take a tour of the Blaine harbor on Tuesday, September 20.

Ferndale woman involved in one-car accident on Blaine Road

A Ferndale woman was forced into a roadside ditch off of Blaine Road after she swerved to avoid a car veering into her lane.

Mount Baker Theatre features its first local production

Blaine’s own Quinn Wiebe has been cast in the Mount Baker Theatre Repertory’s first locally produced production, “Into the Woods” by Stephen Sondheim.

Have your say on parks and rec direction

In advance of the Northwest Park and Recreation District 2 levy that will be on this fall’s ballot, the district is holding two community meetings to gather input from the public on recreational opportunities.

Scarecrow competition starting soon

It’s almost time for the fifth annual scarecrow competition, and Blaine businesses and residents are invited to make Blaine beautiful for the fall season by decorating their windows or storefronts with scarecrows from October 7 through Halloween.


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