Thu, Oct 16, 2008 

 

City briefs

City proposes property tax hike

Blaine homeowners can anticipate a slight increase in their property taxes for the year 2009.

Firefighters life one of constant training, preparedness

North Whatcom Fire and Rescue (NWFRS) employs 37 career (paid) firefighters who are responsible, along with about 60 volunteers, for fire protection in...

Initiatives and local measures on ballot

While the race for the President may be creating all the national excitement, there are a number of measures, levy lifts and initiatives that have local...

Thu, Oct 9, 2008 

 

Visioning workshops allow residents to get involved in shaping Whatcom County's future

Whatcom County officials are now planning how and where Whatcom County should grow and develop over the next 20 years. To help ensure growth is inline ...

Blaine woman finds happiness in micro-lending career

Blaine resident Summer Starr’s definition of success doesn’t depend on financial wealth.

Young at Heart

Hopefully everybody had a refreshing pleasant September and is looking forward to a beautiful Autumn. Our Blaine Senior Center has just had a month of ...

BRIEFS

Donated coats keep families warm this winter

Blaine man pleads guilty in web threat

A Blaine man who posted threatening comments on the website of a county newspaper will not face jail time if he is able to follow through on a deferred...

Birch Bay church moving ahead with proposed facility

A church that has become a pillar of community in Birch Bay is moving ahead with its plans for expansion.

Fire district proposal calls for 8-cent hike in levy lid

Blaine and Birch Bay voters will be asked to approve an 8-cent increase in the levy lid for North Whatcom Fire and Rescue (NWFR) on this fall’s ballot...

Thu, Oct 2, 2008 

 

Birch Bay and Blaine citizens here's a chance to make your wishes known.

During the months of August and September, the commissioners of Northwest park and Recreation District 2, along with their consultant Paul Koch, have been...

Eagle researcher to speak at Blaine Library October 8

Well known eagle researcher and naturalist David Hancock of Surrey, B.C., and Blaine will be speaking about his favorite birds Wednesday evening, October...

Local Whatcom County in Bloom winners, 2008

Photos by Jack Kintner

St. Joe’s to host medical lectures

Whatcom County Medical Society and Group Health are sponsoring a series of medical lectures. The following four lectures are scheduled in October: &ldquo...

Blaine artist featured in tour

A Blaine stained glass artist will be one of several artists featured in a county art tour this month.

Monthly meetings

Alanon Meetings: Wednesdays 7:30 – 9 p.m., Free Unitarian Church at 1218 Harrison St. All are welcome.

Boat given to Drayton Harbor Maritime

Drayton Harbor Maritime (DHM) director Richard Sturgill wants to take you sailing on a restored Bristol Bay gillnetter of the type once built and used ...

BRIEFS

Register now for youth basketball

Impact fees proposed for Birch Bay

As development continues to outpace infrastructure improvements in unincorporated areas such as Birch Bay, the Whatcom County planning and development ...

Gregoire, Rossi battle over economy at Semiahmoo

How Washington state should tackle its economy, global warming, education and transportation were leading topics between Washington state gubernatorial...

City, port move ahead with waterfront development

The Port of Bellingham and the city of Blaine are moving ahead with development plans on the Blaine waterfront, calling for proposals this month from private...

Thu, Sep 25, 2008 

 

Home Improvement

Home organization can lead to better head space

BRIEFS

Scarecrow deadline approaching

Blaine man earns presidential award

A Blaine man has been recognized by the President’s Council as well as the city of Blaine for his efforts to keep Drayton Harbor clean.Drayton Harbor...

Council OKs feasibility study for depot renovation

A major piece of Blaine’s railway history could remain intact if the results of a feasibility study approved by Blaine City Council are favorable...

District appoints Susan Holmes to school board

The Blaine school board appointed Birch Bay resident Susan Holmes on Monday to serve out the term of former member Pebble Griffin who resigned last month...


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