Thu, Dec 8, 2011 

 

BBWARM will not be providing funds for permanent Birch Bay restrooms

Birch Bay residents will have to find another avenue for funding public restrooms after the Birch Bay Watershed and Aquatic Resource Management (BBWARM) district advisory committee made clear funding will not be coming from the district.

New Birch Bay Waterslides owners buy 231 acres in Birch Point area

The new owners of the Birch Bay Waterslides property have closed a multi-million-dollar deal on 231 undeveloped acres in Birch Bay.

Wed, Dec 7, 2011 

 

Local businesses compete in holiday decorating contest

Mon, Dec 5, 2011 

 

Blaine man shot in Golden Nut Company parking lot Sunday evening

A 20-year-old Blaine man was shot in the torso Sunday evening as he was leaving work at the end of his shift at the Golden Nut Company on Odell Road.

Wed, Nov 30, 2011 

 

Councilman Black instrumental in Banner Bank purchase

At Blaine City Council member Alan Black’s last meeting, council voted unanimously to purchase the Banner Bank building for use as the Blaine’s new city hall.

City votes to buy Banner Bank Building

Blaine City Hall could move into two floors of the Banner Bank building as early as next June.

School district presses ahead with levy plan

Blaine school district voters will be asked to approve two tax measures on the special February 14 school election. In a quick 35-second vote, school board directors unanimously approved adding a $3 million capital projects bond initiative alongside the regular maintenance and operations (M&O) levy. The action took place at the board’s regular meeting November 28.

Local state parks feeling the impact of declining state revenue

The Washington State Parks Commission backed the four-month-old pay-for-access passes in the face of the state legislature drastically reducing the parks commission’s share of state general fund revenue over the past few years.

Blaine icon receives Blaine Builder Award

It was only fitting that John Liebert receive a Blaine Builder Award on Youth in Government Day, a program that he established in 1996. Liebert, a Blaine City Council member since 2000, will be retiring at the end of 2011 after serving as both a city council member and mayor of Blaine.

Input sought on Roger’s Slough drainage upgrades

Whatcom County public works wants to upgrade Roger’s Slough in Birch Point, and staff are holding a December 1 public meeting to gather local input on the improvements.

Santa arrives on Saturday

Blaine’s annual Holiday Harbor Lights celebration takes place Saturday, December 3, and a whole boatload of events are planned, not the least of which is Santa arriving by fire truck.

New UCC pastor opening doors

Marsha Williams is a self-described “big-city girl.” So even she seems a little surprised that she has landed in Blaine.

Young at Heart: Senior Center events for December

Welcome to December, the month of wonderful wintry holidays.

New tutoring business goes home

Students struggling in school – or those who just want to get a leg up for college – have an option for learning without ever having to leave home.

Student aid information night set for Wednesday

Parents of seniors are invited to the Blaine High School’s annual Free Application for Federal Student Aid information night on Wednesday, December 7, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the high school library.

Two Birch Bay area committees have vacancies

Whatcom County officials have released a list of countywide committee and board vacancies, and it includes two committees specific to the Birch Bay area.

Giving Thanks

Community Assistance Program director Jerry Williams and volunteers Ann Spooner and Phyllis Williams prepare for distribution Wednesday, November 23, in Blaine.

U.S. Border Patrol Report

The U.S. Border Patrol Report for November 14 through November 20

RV fire on I-5 snarls northbound traffic

An RV that caught fire backed up traffic on northbound I-5 for at least an hour just south of Blaine Wednesday morning.

Tue, Nov 22, 2011 

 

North Whatcom fire district set to OK 2012 budget

North Whatcom Fire and Rescue commissioners are one meeting away from approving the fire district’s budget but must wait until property values from the Whatcom County Assessor come in to move forward.

City council considering increase in sewer rates

Blaine residents could face a 10 percent increase in sewer rates as discussions over the city’s 2012 draft budget among city officials continue.

Fire destroys two-story home in Blaine early Sunday morning

Fire ripped through a two-story home just northeast of the Blaine downtown area early Sunday morning, sending one resident to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

BBWSD will raise rates for 2012

Birch Bay Water and Sewer District customers will see an 8 percent increase in their water and sewer bills after district commissioners approved the change in the face of declining district revenue.

Blaine Holiday Harbor Lights celebration set for December 3

This year’s Blaine Holiday Harbor Lights celebration is set for Saturday, December 3, and events are planned for the whole day.

Extra DUI patrols hit the streets

Law enforcement throughout Whatcom County will be on the streets from November 24 through January 2 in search of impaired drivers.

Make Blaine shine for the holidays

Downtown businesses are invited to participate in the Blaine Chamber of Commerce’s annual holiday decorating contest.

Celebrate Buy Local Week by buying locally

Not only is this Friday “Black Friday,” the day when beleaguered retail employees fend off frenzied bargain shoppers bent on getting the best deals, it’s also the first day of the ninth annual Buy Local Week in Whatcom County.


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