Thu, Mar 17, 2011 

 

Start digging!

City and project officials with Mercer Distribution Services pose for a photo during a groundbreaking ceremony.

Wed, Mar 16, 2011 

 

For a late spring getaway, try Canada

The history of the public bathhouse traces back to ancient Rome and the Indus Valley civilization (in what is now known as Pakistan), where a need for public cleanliness brought people together in large, heated pools.

Blaine youth wins geography bee

Blaine middle school student Chase Loisel, of Blaine, was named a semi-finalist eligible to compete in the 2011 Washington Geographic Bee, sponsored by Google and Plum Creek.

Wed, Mar 9, 2011 

 

SSA agreement could bring 24 million tons of coal

Seattle-based SSA Marine, which operates 125 shipping terminals across the globe, has entered into an agreement with Peabody Energy to export up to 24 million tons of coal annually through the proposed Gateway Pacific terminal just south of BP’s Cherry Point Refinery.

Jerry Gay to speak in Bellingham March 18

At the age of 12, Jerry Gay had already decided he wanted to be either a minister, a photographer, a firefighter and or a football star.

Home Improvement Special Section: Local woman has unique style

Zebra stripe duct tape, hub caps, crab pots and old sardine cans might seem unlikely materials for home decor, but for Chelsea Fischer, of Blaine, they are as good as gold.

City sells 3-acre airport parcel for $750,000

Blaine residents could see three acres of airport land developed into an $1.1 million 11,000-square foot distribution facility within the next few months.

Linville to run for Bellingham mayor

Former state representative Kelli Linville has announced she will run for mayor of Bellingham against incumbent Dan Pike in this year’s election.

T.C. Trading buys Blaine buildings

Blaine-based cold storage company T.C. Trading has closed a $1.5 million purchase on two warehouse buildings at Odell and Pipeline roads.

Ready, set...

A Blaine elementary student gets ready to launch candy with a popsicle-stick catapult he built during a March 2 educational program sponsored by the Whatcom County Library System.

Program offers energy assistance

The Opportunity Council’s Energy Assistance program is still scheduling appointments by phone for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

Renowned penguin expert to speak at WoW festival

If you get a chance to ask Frank Todd, aviculturist, author and world-renowned waterfowl and penguin expert, what his favorite species of bird is at next weekend’s Wings Over Water (WOW) birding festival, chances are you won’t get a straight answer.

Young At Heart: Senior center welcomes spring

What a wonderful time is Spring’s arriving. We had an amazing mild winter after all with plenty of rain, instead of snow.

WoW to feature build-your-own birdhouse workshops

For the first time in the festival’s nine-year history, children of all ages will be able to build their own birdhouses at the Wings Over Water (WOW) birding festival on March 19.

Thu, Mar 3, 2011 

 

Blaine Icelandic group to host film night

The Blaine Icelandic Heritage Society will host a free screening of the Icelandic film, “Seagull’s Laughter” at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 10, at the Blaine public library.

Wed, Mar 2, 2011 

 

Walsh Marine takes over Westman Marine site

A long-time shipyard worker has taken over the former Westman Marine business at the end of Marine Drive in Blaine.

District mulls tough choices

Blaine school administrators have served warning that the 2011-2012 budget will involve painful personnel and program cuts.

Port lowers moorage rates for fishing vessels

Port of Bellingham commissioners have put the cap on a months-long saga regarding moorage rates for commercial fishing vessels by voting 3-0 to reduce rates by $1 per foot for all port-owned marinas.

Wings Over Water festival takes flight March 19

One of the world’s most recognized authorities on waterfowl will visit Blaine this month for the city’s annual Wings Over Water (WOW) birding festival.

On the ball!

Blaine high school girls practice for their upcoming softball season.

Census: Birch Bay grows by 70 percent

Birch Bay had the greatest population growth percentage-wise of any Whatcom County community other than Glacier, according to recently released 2010 census data.

Blaine CORE offers classes

While many folks are interested in putting in fruit, (and it is a great idea!) fear of the unknown keeps them from moving forward with their plans.

Taking a walk...

Blaine residents Ron Synder and Cathy Taggett take a walk with their new horse “Sly,” a registered American Paint and Quarter Horse.

Group to study border wait times

The Border Policy Research Institute (BPRI) at Western Washington University has received $49,000 in funding to conduct field research on wait times and lane reconfiguration at the border.

Meeting discusses school bond issue

Those wanting to know more about the Blaine school district’s capital bond project will want to attend a meeting with superintendent Ron Spanjer next week.

Blaine grads make dean’s list

Two Blaine high school graduates have made the dean’s list at University of Washington.

The state of Blaine schools

Blaine high school principal Scott Ellis points out a patched hole in one of the facility’s ceilings to visitors during a public tour last wee


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