Wed, Sep 21, 2011 

 

County approves money for designing Dakota Creek bridge seismic upgrades

Whatcom County Public Works now has the go-ahead to pay for the design of seismic improvements to a bridge spanning Dakota Creek just south of Blaine after a Whatcom County Council vote last Tuesday.

U.S. Border Patrol Report

The U.S. Border Patrol Report for September 6 through September 12

Fri, Sep 16, 2011 

 

One suspect caught, another at large in two Blaine area burglaries

A Blaine resident has been arrested in connection with a burglary that occurred last week while another individual, who was shot after an alleged break-in at a home east of Blaine, remains at large.

Wed, Sep 14, 2011 

 

Finished H Street project riles another resident

While the problems one Blaine couple encountered with the recently completed H Street have been remedied, another Blaine area resident maintains the city unfairly blocked access to his property just off of H Street.

Birch Bay diner off to a roaring start

Before beginning their third week in business on Monday, Mike and Susann Gillern had to turn customers away – their Birch Bay restaurant, Dee’s Country Diner, isn’t open on Mondays.

Blaine schools placed on brief lockdown Monday morning

Reports of a Blaine Middle School student who had threatened to harm himself and was possibly in possession of a weapon forced all four Blaine schools into a brief lockdown early this week.

Blaine neighborhood association working to improve Telescope Beach

With multiple flatbed trucks worth of blackberry bushes and other invasive plants removed, a stretch of beach in Marine Park in Blaine is now ripe for future improvements.

Pedestrian injured in hit and run

A 20-year-old Blaine resident was injured over the weekend after being struck by a car on Drayton Harbor Road north of Birch Bay.

Game drive to support regional Big Brothers Big Sisters school mentoring program

During the month of October, donations of new and gently used games will help support the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Washington’s school-based mentoring program.

Home Improvement Special Section: All mattresses are not created equal

If you’re like most people, you’ll spend one third of your life sleeping. Considering how much time you’re likely to spend horizontal over the course of your life, you’ll want to make sure you put some serious thought and research into your bed. Purchasing a new mattress may seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. Following are some tips to simplify and improve your experience, so you can find the right bed for you.

County sets requirements for Cherry Point site repair

Whatcom County planing staff have laid out a number of requirements that a Seattle-based shipping terminal company and its subcontractor must complete to repair damage done to wetlands and forests at the site proposed for the multimillion-dollar shipping terminal south of Birch Bay.

Donation keeps Plover’s engines running

The historic Plover ferry’s 15-year-old diesel engine injectors will get a little TLC thanks to the Semiahmoo Yacht Club’s donation of $750.

Port commissioners to tour, meet at Blaine harbor

Port of Bellingham commissioners will begin a work-study session at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, September 20, with a tour of the Blaine industrial area. The public is welcome to join in the tour, which will begin at the public parking area just before the Blaine public pier at the end of Marine Drive.

U.S. Border Patrol Report

The U.S. Border Patrol Report for August 29 through September 5

Fri, Sep 9, 2011 

 

Memorial for Sinise Ann Easter

Memorial service will be September 10th, 2011 at noon at Laurel Baptist Church in Bellingham, WA.

Wed, Sep 7, 2011 

 

Scam phone call hits at least one Blaine resident

When Blaine resident Trudy Hall answered her phone early last week and heard a male voice on the other end asking for help from his grandmother, she thought something might actually be wrong.

Parks district to seek voter support for levy

Residents of Blaine and Birch Bay will once again get the chance to vote on the future of the local parks district this November. Northwest Parks and Recreation District 2 commissioners have decided to try again for a levy that will raise about $350,000 over the next six years.

Blaine soup kitchen opens today

With more and more people without food or financial resources, Blaine and Birch Bay community members have found a way to help by offering a free meal every week.

Water’s Edge Church to honor local firefighters

The Water’s Edge Church is moving its weekly services to Bay Horizon Park, and the first service in the new venue will honor firefighters in Blaine and Birch Bay.

Avoid youth equipment accidents: Develop a ‘safety first’ attitude

The change of seasons from the warm summer months to the fall harvest season is one of the most beautiful times on the farm.

Celebrating 90 years since the dedication of the Peace Arch

The history of the Peace Arch reflects more than our past. Its existence gives meaning to our present.

Problems with weight loss may be food allergies

We all know someone – maybe even you – who is overweight despite a healthy diet and plenty of exercise. Sound familiar? It may be an immune system reaction to food.

BBWSD to intervene in county foreclosure on east Birch Bay lots

Whatcom County is in the process of foreclosing on two parcels of land in east Birch Bay, but Birch Bay Water and Sewer District (BBWSD) officials want the county to wait until the parcels are made legal.

Energy program can help reduce your bills

Homeowners in Whatcom County can take advantage of a program to reduce energy use, save money, improve comfort, increase home value and protect our environment.

Tour Whatcom County farms on Saturday

Connect food to farm by touring Whatcom County farms during the fourth annual Whatcom County Farm Tour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 10.

How green are your tomatoes?

They’re green, they’re hard and they’re stuck to the vine. It might sound like a joke, but if you’re one of the many gardeners whose tomatoes won’t ripen, I’m sure you don’t think it’s funny at all.

Wed, Aug 31, 2011 

 

H Street improvements irk one Blaine couple

The recently completed H Street project may have smoothed the stretch just east of the Cost Cutter shopping center and added a center turn lane, but the upgrades have also ruffled the feathers of one Blaine couple.


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