Thu, Apr 28, 2011 

 

Blaine retailers showed strong fourth quarter sales

Border communities such as Blaine and Sumas are faring considerably well in retail trade sales compared to other Whatcom County cities, according to figures recently released by the Washington State Department of Revenue (DOR).

Council to discuss road plan, fireworks

Blaine City Council members have scheduled two public hearings next month to discuss an annual review of the six-year transportation improvement plan and a proposed revision to the city’s fireworks ordinance.

Blaine man injured in I-5 collision

A Blaine man was seriously injured on Saturday, April 23, following a single car collision on Interstate 5.

Former Blaine teacher hosts book signing May 5

A former Blaine high school teacher and author who recently sold movie rights to Disney will speak about his new young adult adventure novel “Aliens on Vacation” next week in Bellingham.

Blaine schools received too much money, audit says

A recently released state audit asserts that the Blaine school district received too much special education funding from state and federal programs for the 2009/2010 school year, but the district says the money will be returned.

School board OKs $1.6 million in budget changes

The Blaine school board took the first decisive step in 2011-2012 budget preparations by approving approximately $1.6 million in budget adjustments on Monday.

Woman opens cat adoption center in Blaine

Those who want to adopt a healthy kitten or cat need to look no further than their backyard.

Spring Gardening Special Section: Follow these laws for a beautiful, healthy garden

Laws are often elusive until you run in to one head on. I have discussed noxious weeds in the past two columns, but I didn’t mention the laws regarding them.

A C Shop Easter

NWFRS mulls consolidation

The North Whatcom Fire and Rescue Service (NWFRS) is entering final negotiations to consolidate services with Fire District 4 and planning on an implementation date of July 1.

Springfest art event May 7-8

Handmade jewelry, knitted hats, stained glass works and decorated functional ceramic ware are just a few of the crafts visitors will find at the Springfest art studio tour in Blaine and Birch Bay next week.

Rummage sale this Saturday

The Blaine senior center will host its “Giant Rummage Sale” on Saturday, April 30.

Volunteers needed for math contest

Organizers for the 2011 Washington state math championship are looking for volunteer proctors for their event on Saturday, May 7, at the Blaine schools campus.

Photos Around Town

Tue, Apr 26, 2011 

 

Blaine school district bond just shy of passage

As of Tuesday evening, roughly 58 percent of Blaine voters said yes to the Blaine school district's $32 million capital projects bond, just about 2 percent short of the necessary super majority.

Trial begins in case of man accused of blinding two CBP pilots

Jurors heard the first testimony on Monday in the federal trial of Wayne Groen, a Lynden man who is accused of interfering with a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) helicopter by shining a high-powered flashlight at it during a nighttime flight.

Fri, Apr 22, 2011 

 

School board to have tough budget choices ahead

Without a state budget to guide them, the school district is forced to assume the worst in preparing their budget for the upcoming school year.

Thu, Apr 21, 2011 

 

Blaine planning commission to discuss building code changes

Meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, April 28

WWU talk focuses on sustainability and community

Forum to feature WWU professor Bill Deitrich and Seattle City Council president Richard Conlin.

Blaine senior center seeks donations for rummage sale

Annual event scheduled for Saturday, April 30

Primary school coffee talk Tuesday, April 26

Parents of Blaine primary school students are invited to participate in a coffee and conversation.

County OKs funds for Birch Bay watershed study

Plans that would eventually improve stormwater management in the Birch Bay watershed are in motion after a Whatcom County Council vote last week.

‘Ready Lane’ aims to expedite border travel

Drivers crossing the border at the Peace Arch port of entry will now have an extra lane to choose from if their travel documents contain radio frequency identification (RFID) chips, border officials announced last week.

Bay Horizon gym opens Saturday

The renovation of the gym at Bay Horizon Park is done, and Northwest Park & Recreation District 2 is hosting an open house this weekend to celebrate.

Bunny love

Blaine resident Monika Kelly and her bunny Twinkie earned a second place ribbon in the Whatcom County Youth Fair.

Almost full!

A nearly full moon rose over Whatcom County last Saturday.

Haute Trash designs celebrate Earth Day

Those interested in trashy fashion trends will want to attend the RE Store’s Trash Fashion Show this Saturday in Bellingham.


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