Thu, Nov 6, 2008 

 

Democrats claim landslide victory across nation

The Democratic tsunami that began on the east coast and washed across most of America spread through Whatcom County as voters showed an overwhelming preference...

Planning commission approves Gateway plan

Plans for a new mixed-use development at Blaine airport are moving forward after the Blaine Planning Commission approved a preliminary site plan last month...

Thu, Oct 23, 2008 

 

Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce annual meeting

Newly elected Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce board of directors: Marty Stauffer, Molly Ernst, Chandra Dunn, Lisa Guthrie, Mike Kent and Janell Kortlever...

RED program a local source for interest-free business loans

While uncertainty seems to rule international finance, Blaine’s Rural Economic Development (RED) fund still is providing a ready source of interest-free...

Used ski equipment and clothing swap this weekend

Many intrepid locals will find it hard to feel discouraged by the (all too rapid) return of winter weather – after all, cold means snow, and we have...

Kuuskmann performs Chesky’s concerto on CD

Chesky’s CD lasts nearly one and one-half hours. It opens with a “Concerto for Piano and Orchestra” with pianist Love Derwinger rendering...

Blaine graduate completes NASA-designed program

Blaine graduate Evan Piccioni was one of 154 students from across the state to complete a summer program with the Washington Aerospace Scholars (WAS).

Fifteen Blaine high school students earn AP awards

Fifteen Blaine high school students have earned AP scholar awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP exams.

Eagle scout to be presented with award this Friday

Paul Thomas Morell, 18 of Blaine, has earned the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America offers to scouts, the Eagle Scout Award.

Briefs

City unveils $4.8 million budget

Closing the Blaine airport will cost nearly $3 million in lease termination settlements, state grant repayments and reimbursements to the city’s ...

Top U.S. border official arrested on child rape charges

A top official for the U.S. Border Patrol’s Blaine sector was arrested last week on child rape charges.

State to limit shellfish harvest in Birch Bay

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) plans to prohibit shellfish harvesting in a quarter-acre section of beach off the mouth of Terrell Creek...

Thu, Oct 16, 2008 

 

Get your scare on!

Celebrate autumn in downtown Blaine this Saturday, October 18. Stop by the visitor center for hot cider, enter their drawing and take a stroll through ...

Students need parents and community to excel

Blaine parents and community, our children need you! Two times a year the Blaine School District sponsors a Community Math Night, where Dr. Ruth Parker...

State representative, legislative district 42, position two

Name: Kelli LinvilleDemocratCity: Bellingham Family: Husband, Will Roehl; sons Sean, 38, and Chris, 29.

Love almost, but not quite, conquors all

In what has become a Blaine Halloween tradition, local director and actor Christopher Key once again has brought a play to the stage that celebrates the...

Blaine realtor, ‘69-and-holding,’ wins two silver medals at senior tennis event

Joyce Vanderpol’s secret to good living involves healthy competition, positive thinking, and staying busy – even during one’s later years...

Briefs

Fashion show this Saturday to fund scholarships

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


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