Thu, Jan 13, 2011 

 

2010 In Review: City of Blaine & Public Works Department

2010 has been a memorable year. The highlight was the completion and dedication of the city’s new state of the art Lighthouse Point Water Reclamation Facility.

Bicyclist with Blaine ties starts Tour d’Afrique

A 30-year-old man who started a Guiness Book of World Records attempt in Blaine will join more than 120 other cyclists next week in world’s longest bicycle expedition.

2010 In Review: Best of Blaine Police Reports

January 9: A man came to the police station and explained that he had just crossed the border. He demanded that officers contact the CIA as he needed to be debriefed from his mission in Canada where he had been living deep undercover for some time.

Wed, Jan 5, 2011 

 

School Board Budget Meeting Brief

The Blaine school board will hold a budget work session this Thursday to discuss projected revenue reductions for 2010-2011.

Thank you, Tim!

American Idol star Tim Urban performed in Blaine Tuesday, January 4 to benefit the Blaine high school wind ensemble’s trip to Japan.

Match the Santa with the Business - Answer Key

Match the Santa with the Business - Answer Key

2010: The Year in Review

2010 was quiet a year for the country as well as Blaine and Birch Bay. The economy made slight but not unnoticeable gains, though unemployment was still on the minds of hundreds of thousands of Americans.

Board rules county zoning changes invalid

The Washington state growth board has ruled portions of Whatcom County’s comprehensive plan are invalid because they do not comply with state laws governing growth in rural areas.

Garbage rate increase sought in 2011

Residential garbage and recycling collection rates for Blaine and Birch Bay could increase next month if the state utilities and transportation commission approves.

Birds of winter

Mount Baker Club member Clifford Brown took this photo of a ptarmigan during a snowshoe trip at Mt. Baker.

Afghanistan combat veteran home for the holidays

With his family’s home off A Street in Blaine located just beside the truck crossing into Canada, it is ironic that Airman First Class Mike Starkovich’s profession in the U. S. Air Force is to protect the perimeter of a military installation as part of the security forces at the massive Bagram Airfield near Kabul, Afghanistan.

Young At Heart and kicking off 2011

Happy 2011 everybody! Didn’t the 2010 year pass quickly?

Health & Wellness: Make your resolutions a must

A new cycle starts fresh every year on January 1. We promise ourselves we’ll start eating better, work out, save more money, or otherwise improve upon the way we live our lives.

2011 Annual Birch Bay Polar Bear Plunge

2011 Annual Birch Bay Polar Bear Plunge

Blaine grads aim to help Kenyan orphanage

Ever since Blaine high school graduate Shanelle Freeman traveled to Kenya to help in a rural orphanage in 2008, just a few months after graduating, she has wanted to go back.

Thu, Dec 23, 2010 

 

Semiahmoo Resort, Loomis golf course sold

The Semiahmoo Resort is for sale, and its 300 employees, including those working at the Semiahmoo and Loomis Trail golf courses, could be out of a job come February.

Developer required to pay mitigation fees to fire district

A local developer will have to pay fire mitigation fees if he wants to continue developing his 48-unit project near Bell Road, Blaine City Council recently decided.

Brrrr... Time for the Polar Bear Swim

For the 28th year in a row, those needing a brisk wake-up call will gather with other like-minded residents and visitors to plunge into the icy waters of Birch Bay on January 1 in the Birch Bay Polar Bear Plunge

Some Birch Bay water rates go up, others go down

About one-third of Birch Bay Water and Sewer district customers will see decreases in their water bills under the 2011 water and sewer rates with a further 24 percent seeing increases of 2.4 percent or less.

Briefs

s The Giving Tree will help make the holidays a little merrier for 227 families who will receive more than 2,000 gifts. Organized by Good Samaritan Society Stafholt, volunteers help prepare the packages. From left, LaJoy Luce, Colin Hawkins, Marsha Hawkins and Spencer Riddle.

Be Prepared, Do A Good Deed, Recycle A Christmas Tree

On January 8, the Scouts of Troop 4025 will be having their annual Christmas tree pickup.

The true history of the Westman Marine shipyard

I read with interest the article in The Northern Light about the shipyard in the Blaine harbor closing down at the end of this year.

Wed, Dec 15, 2010 

 

Council sets hearing on accessory dwelling units

Blaine homeowners could have the ability to build accessory dwelling units (ADUs) on their property depending on the outcome of a series of public meetings next month.

Port signs lease for ‘Fisherman’s village’ project

A new project slated for Milhollin Drive could change the face of Blaine’s wharf district if a Salt Lake City-based developer is able to pull through with her plans.

Santa’s helper?

A young deer feeds on grass and foliage near Lincoln Park last week.

Council votes for Medic One change

Whatcom County Council has taken another step in restructuring the county’s emergency medical transport system.

Birch Bay Square faces uncertainty

The owners of Birch Bay Square owe nearly $20 million in unpaid loans, and a court-appointed receiver is now in charge to protect the controlling bank’s investments in the shopping center.


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