Wed, Mar 31, 2010 

 

Council to consider lifting horse ban on Birch Bay Drive

Whatcom County Council members are looking into lifting a ban on horse traffic on Birch Bay Drive after a local resident unveiled a business proposal for horse-drawn carriage rides along the waterfront.

Donate cars, trucks for homes

The Whatcom County chapter of Habitat for Humanity is seeking donations of junk cars to recycle for their ongoing Cars For Homes program.

Easter Sunday a big production for some residents

The Haynie Grange was a beehive of activity on Sundays in March. Though Freedom Fellowship’s services ended hours ago, Gail Riddle is conducting a rehearsal for the Easter Sunrise Service sponsored by the Peace Arch Christian Ministerial Association.

The Borderite Report

Find out what is happening in the Blaine School District

Thu, Mar 25, 2010 

 

Group files lawsuit over DOT roundabouts

The Washington Department of Transportation should compensate a Blaine business owner for obtaining rights-of-way access to his property and do so before the construction of two roundabouts begins, according to a lawsuit filed last week.

City to host angled parking workshop

Wed, Mar 24, 2010 

 

Port outlines steps for depot relocation

Plans to relocate the Blaine train station to a proposed park near the boat launch could move forward if Blaine City Council decides to take ownership of the building.

Tension building as district waits on state legislators

“We’re playing the waiting game,” is how Blaine school district superintendent Ron Spanjer described the state education budget process now being played out in Olympia.

Birch Bay Road Race alters course

Those participating in the annual Birch Bay Road Race this weekend should take note, the 15K and 30K race courses have been changed because of construction along Birch Bay Drive.

Auction to benefit local 4-H chapter

The Whatcom County chapter of 4-H has scheduled a benefit auction for Saturday, March 27 at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds Expo building in Lynden.

New chiropractor joins Blaine practice

Area residents now have more choices when it comes to chiropractic care.

Local resources for appliance recycling, reuse

With new savings and rebates for energy efficient appliances, there are plenty of incentives to invest in new appliances. But the question still remains, what to do with those old machines?

NWPRD2 hires new part-time director

Blaine chamber website gets upgrade

he easy-to-navigate website has a bright and fresh design and features beautiful photos of the area.

Bay Builders - Great kids doing great thing!

Wed, Mar 17, 2010 

 

Port of entry facility aims to earn LEED gold rating

When travelers cross the third busiest northern border crossing into the United States next year, they will no longer see the dilapidated border inspections facility that once was. Instead, they will be greeted by one of the greenest border facilities in the country.

Blaine senior finds passion in horseshoeing

Blaine high school senior Jen Mallahan may be a few months shy of her diploma, but she has something else to make her proud: a business license.

City approves art installations for Lighthouse Point facility

The city of Blaine recently approved contracts with two artists to complete artwork for the city’s new Lighthouse Point Water Reclamation Facility.

Birch Bay interpretive center in the works

Birch Bay residents can expect to see a new interpretive center soon at Birch Bay State Park.

Hearings board to make decision on CAO appeal

The Washington State Growth Management Hearings Board is moving closer to making a final determination on an environmental group’s appeal of the city of Blaine’s wetland buffer.

Brandland steps down from senate

Senator Dale Brandland announced March 10 that he will not run for a third term as state senator this fall. First elected in 2002, Brandland represented the 42nd legislative district, which includes Bellingham, Ferndale and Blaine. His current term ends in January 2011

News Briefs

Residents to receive Census forms soon • Kindergarten registration • City to host angled parking workshop • All-school softball clinic Saturday

Two Birch Bay businesses celebrate expansions

Local Coast Guard flotilla seeks citizen help

The U.S. Coast Guard is looking for local citizens to assist them in protecting the safety and security of our nation’s waterways.

Auction luncheon to benefit local women’s charities

A local non-profit organization has scheduled a luncheon and auction to benefit two local charities next week.

Several Blaine parks to receive upgrades

The Blaine parks and cemetery board is working to improve your parks and informing and updating citizens as to parks happenings.

Olympic center goes far beyond games

The Olympic coordination center, located near Bellingham International Airport, was established by the United States Department of Homeland Security in late 2009


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