Thu, May 5, 2011 

 

Groen found guilty in helicopter case

A Seattle jury convicted a Lynden man last week of incapacitating the pilot of a Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) helicopter after pointing a high-powered flashlight at the aircraft during a nighttime flight.

Semiahmoo had largest turnout for bond vote

Of the eight voting precincts that comprise the Blaine school district, half approved the $32 million capital projects bond initiative with 60 percent of the vote or greater.

Blaine bridge builder

Alex Bullock, 17, was awarded the Blaine Builder Award last week after he replaced a foot bridge and restored trails in Lincoln Park earlier this year for an Eagle Scout project.

Top 10 reasons to buy local this Mother’s Day

When Anna Jervis founded Mother’s Day more than 100 years ago, she envisioned a day to honor mothers and motherhood, yet it has turned into one of the most commercially successful holidays in the United States.

Yard of the Week contest begins

Blaine’s annual Yard of the Week contest will begin its fifth season this month.

Marine Drive slated for improvements

Visitors to Marine Drive will have a smoother railroad crossing and better pedestrian access next year following the approval of a joint project between the city of Blaine and the Port of Bellingham.

Meeting to discuss Birch Point stormwater issues

A stormwater improvement project is planned for Charel Terrace, and the Birch Bay Watershed and Aquatic Resource Management District (BBWARM) is holding a public informational meeting about it.

Open gym dates offer low-cost fun

Northwest Park and Recreation Activity Center has scheduled open gym days for the month of May.

A garden guru honors mother in the garden

It’s soon to be Mother’s Day, and in that I am lucky. My mother turns 96 next month and lives an independent life.

A rose by any name ...

Peace Arch State Park volunteers planted a commemorative rose bush named after Blaine resident Dick Clark in the park’s rose bed.

Mature Living Special Section: Workshop helps elderly age with dignity

Whatcom End-of-Life Council will be holding its next Five Wishes workshop on Wednesday, May 18, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Five Wishes was introduced in 1998 and has become America’s most popular living will.

New kids in town

Bunny Joe, a kinder goat belonging to Ron Snyder and Cathy Taggett of 3432 Sweet Road in Blaine, recently gave birth to two kids, Abraham “Abe” and Isaac “Izzy.”

Young At Heart in the spring

Many wonderful things happen during the month of May. More sunshine, right at the top of the list, refreshes the spirit and renews the mind.

Sunny skies and low tides

A young man takes advantage of sunny weather and low tides at Semiahmoo Bay, Sunday, May 1, to fly his kite.

Ferndale Expo Thursday, May 19

The Ferndale Chamber of Commerce will host its annual “Ferndale Expo,” Thursday, May 19, at the Ferndale Events Center.

WWU to host BALLE event

The national Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) annual conference will be in Bellingham this year from June 14 through 17 at Western Washington University.

BBWSD seeks contractor for Lincoln Road improvements

Birch Bay Water and Sewer District (BBWSD) staff would like to replace the water main under Lincoln Road at the same time the county rebuilds the road, but not if it costs the district more than it’s prepared to pay.

Eye in the sky

A man performs repairs on a sailboat mast in Blaine Harbor last Wednesday, April 27.

Grandview gets rumble strips

Grandview Road between Kickerville Road and Vista Drive was reduced to one lane starting May 2 as the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) installed five miles of rumble strips on the side of the road.

Girl Scouts to cross Golden Gate

Blaine’s Girl Scout troup 41655 will join more than 5,400 Girl Scouts from 13 states this weekend to walk across one of the country’s most famous bridges as part of their 30th annual Golden Gate Bridging in San Francisco.

Refinery to begin work on hydrogen plant

Officials from the BP Cherry Point Refinery recently held an open house at nearby Birch Bay Bible Community Church to explain $400 million in improvements set to be made to the refinery in the next year.

U.S. Border Patrol Report

The U.S. Border Patrol Report for May 5 - May 11

Tue, May 3, 2011 

 

Three Blaine school board positions up for election

It’s election season for Whatcom County’s school districts, and the Blaine school district board of directors has three positions going to voters this November.

Semi accident spills watermelons off of I-5 near Grandview

Washington State Patrol responded to an accident involving a semi truck carrying about 20 tons of watermelons in the early morning hours of Tuesday, May 3.

Thu, Apr 28, 2011 

 

Blaine school bond fails by less than 1 percent

The Blaine school district capitial projects bond initiative did not meet the 60 percent requirement and has failed as of Wednesday, April 27.

Blessing of the Fleet remembers those lost at sea

The Blessing of the Fleet is a special ceremony, one that is important to local fishers and their families as well as the neighboring communities. The Blaine ceremony is held the first Sunday in May; this year it’s on May 1 at 1:30 p.m. at Blaine Harbor.

U.S. Border Patrol Report

The Border Patrol report for this week


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