Thu, Feb 12, 2009 

 

2009 Peace Arch Park sculpture exhibit unveiled

As travelers cross through the Peace Arch border crossing this spring, wooden whale tails, bronze acrobats and stainless steel dancers will be just some...

Meeting to determine next steps for skate park

Those wanting a say in the future of Blaine’s skate park will want to attend a planning work session of the Blaine Parks and Cemetery Board next ...

Fri, Feb 6, 2009 

 

New DHS chief orders northern border review

Citing a need for increased security, newly appointed Department of Homeland Security (DHS) secretary Janet Napolitano has ordered a comprehensive review of security strategies along the northern border.

Runaway caught

A 17-year-old Birch Bay boy led Whatcom County sheriff’s deputies on a three-hour chase last week but was finally captured and taken into custody in a wooded area near the 4600 block of Anderson Road.

Real estate agent faces theft charges

Local real estate agent Victoria Mallahan and Lynden developer Ross Paterson are facing two counts each of first degree theft in what the Whatcom County Prosecuting Attorney’s office alleges was a plot to defraud four Canadian real estate investors out of $350,000.

BP gives $50,000 to local Red Cross

BP Cherry Point has donated $50,000 to the local Red Cross relief fund. They challenge other businesses to donate as well.

Borderite grapplers do well in seeding tournament

Blaine wrestlers warmed up for the upcoming Mat Classic in a weekend seeding match.

Mathematica

Blaine high school math teacher Mike Dahl opened last Saturday's Northwest Math Championships in front of some of the 400-plus students from all over the state who attended the Conoco Phillips-sponsored event.

On the wild side - Parks offering day and night-time Semiahmoo beach walks

The parks department is offering day and night time tours of Semiahmoo Spit wildlife. Photo by Jack Kintner

Nearly 250,000 ecstasy pills seized

Blaine sector Border Patrol agents seized more than 240,000 tablets of ecstasy last week worth more than $2.6 million in two separate incidents.

Funding limits threaten Plover summer schedule

Restrictions in the city’s grant funding the Plover ferry may shorten or even eliminate the popular ferry’s 2009 season, according to Richard Sturgill, founding director of Drayton Harbor Maritime (DHM), the local non-profit agency that operates the boat on contract with the city of Blaine.

Thu, Jan 29, 2009 

 

Blaine couple recounts trip to Obama inauguration

We left home on Tuesday, January 13, and stayed near the Baltimore airport that night. After visiting family, it was off to Washington, D.C. on Sunday,...

Health & Wellness

Class teaches health, living from the heart

12th Annual Arts and Jazz

Saturday, January 31, 2009Benefit Auction, Dance and Community Celebration of the Arts in the Blaine School District7-11 pm in Blaine CafeteriaBeverages...

Obama stimulus plan would help local improvement projects

A shelved project that would widen the quarter mile section of H Street between Ludwick Avenue and Vista Terrace may be back on track if federal funding...

American Life Poetry

This column has had the privilege of publishing a number of poems by young people, but this is the first we’ve published by a young person who is...

Briefs

Blaine theater meeting Monday

Local residents show in support of trails plan

About 30 Blaine and Birch Bayresidents attended a public hearing Monday to voice their approval of a park and recreation plan that would improve trails...

Snowshoeing a slower way to enjoy outdoors

If you can walk, you can snowshoe. And if you can snowshoe, you can open up a whole new world of walking into scenes most people only see on greeting cards...

Planning for a better Birch Bay

What will Birch Bay look like in 2031?

Bank of Pacific closing in Birch Bay

After numerous discussions and endless attempts to find a more desirable location, The Bank of the Pacific will close its Birch Bay Branch, consolidating...

Borderites wrestle crown from Sedro-Woolley

The stars were aligned for Blaine wrestling last Thursday as the Borderites, the smallest 2-A school in the conference, unseated the reigning Northwest...

12th annual Arts & Jazz auction Saturday

The 12th annual Arts & Jazz benefit auction takes place this Saturday evening January 31 at 7 p.m. in the Blaine middle school cafeteria. The annual...

Thu, Jan 22, 2009 

 

American Life Poetry

Here’s a fine poem by Chris Forhan of Indiana, about surviving the loss of a parent, and which celebrates the lives that survive it, that go on. ...

12th Annual Arts and Jazz

Saturday, January 31, 2009Benefit Auction, Dance and Community Celebration of the Arts in the Blaine School District7-11 pm in Blaine CafeteriaBeverages...

City officials, youth, grapple over Blaine skate park’s future

In a meeting where emotions ran high, all sides seemed to agree on one thing: Blaine’s skate park is a valuable asset to youth who may not otherwise...

Agreement allows Blaine couple to keep disputed wall

Worried about their yard eroding into the Zero Avenue ditch, the Leu’s built their four-foot high 85-foot long wall in November of 2006 for $15,000...


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