Thu, Aug 14, 2008 

 

Striking down the municipal water law a good start

What would it matter if we clean up Puget Sound but the rivers feeding it run dry?

Whatcom Fitness now offering belly dancing classes

The upbeat drums and sensual rhythm of the oud, a Middle Eastern guitar, spark up the room with the surroundings of Middle-Eastern music, while Annyse ...

Reporter finds trial, error and success in BodyBugg

Here's an interesting new health product: The California-based Apex Fitness Group, a subsidiary of 24Fitness, has introduced a biometric armband that accurately...

BRIEFS

Birch Bay State Park hosts events

No alcohol found in fatal crash

No drugs or alcohol were found in the system of a motorist involved in a fatal vehicle-pedestrian accident last May.

Prosecutor admits mistake in local larceny case

Felony theft charges against Charles Green were dismissed without prejudice in superior court last week on the recommendation ofWhatcom County deputy prosecuting...

Free biodegradable crab pot escape cords

The Washington State University Beach Watchers group will distribute biodegradable crab pot escape cords at Blaine Marina and Birch Bay State Park boat...

Birch Bay road projects given priority in six-year road plan

The Whatcom County six-year transportation improvement program (STIP) was approved 6-1 during the August 5 county council meeting despite a long debate...

Detour routes traffic through downtown

In an effort to have motorists utilize services in Blaine while southbound traffic is being detoured at the Peace Arch border crossing, a large sign was...

Dakota Creek Winery’s first juried art show Aug. 23

Nearly 50 artists have signed up to participate in the first-ever Art at the Winery Outdoor Arts Festival to be held from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday...

Sockeye salmon run deemed a ‘disaster’

This year’s Fraser River Sockeye run, never expected to be very large, turned out to be a disaster for local fishermen when a meager run turned out...

Thu, Aug 7, 2008 

 

Young at Heart

August is that marvelous summer month, when summer is to be in full swing, the days are to be warmer and sunnier. Ah, yes, it is always good to enjoy the...

Sometimes protection is the real pits

Over the course of my 78 years, no American presidents have personally impacted my life more than Franklin D. Roosevelt and George W. Bush. You could say...

Blaine man recovers from cancer, shares hope in book

Fifteen minutes before leaving on a fishing trip last week,Brad O’Neill got word from his doctor that he is completely free of cancer three years...

Chada Thai restaurant highlights best of Bangkok

George Probert and his wife, Suchada, of Lynden, were looking to move to Alaska after being forced to close their Thai Steakhouse restaurant in Birch Bay...

BRIEFS

State lifts shellfish harvesting ban

Meeting to discuss county impact fees

The Whatcom County planning commission has scheduled a public hearing next week to propose an amendment to the Whatcom County comprehensive plan.

Osburn submits Lincoln Village plan

Nearly two years after requesting a rezone, Bellingham developer Rick Osburn, along with landowner RAC Enterprises, has submitted a planned unit development...

Peace Arch State Park offers free Asian concert series

The first of four Asian concerts at Peace Arch State Park begins this Sunday, August 10, at 2 p.m. with a performance by the Hu‘óng Viê...

Washington moves to ‘top two’ election system

August 19 is the day Washington State voters can mark on their calendars to vote in the upcoming primary election, albeit the rules have changed.

Thu, Jul 31, 2008 

 

Blaine antique dealer calls himself a 'born treasure hunter'

For Blaine resident Bill Becht, gold comes in many forms. Sure, the 40-something antique dealer and owner of Horseshoe Coins and Collectibles will sell ...

Jerns-McKinney offers green services

For those who spend their lives committed to environmentally friendly practices, preserving green spaces and reducing consumption of fossil fuels, can ...

Blaine Yard of the Week winners

Under the leadership of Debbie Harger, a committee of six local gardening experts meet weekly to review nominees for the Yard of the Week recognition. ...

Blaine Sea Scouts acquire 29-foot Lancer sailboat

The names “May Ham” and “Kay Os” may seem unusual for the name of the Blaine Sea Scouts new 29-foot Lancer sailboat, but if chosen...

School board cuts budget, personnel

Kremen OKs one-tenth of 1 percent mental health tax

After considering a possible veto, Whatcom County executive Pete Kremen signed an ordinance that will increase the county sales tax by one-tenth of 1 percent...

Fajitas a delicious way to use rotisserie chicken

I have a great idea for those familiar nights when you feel too tired to spend hours in the kitchen preparing a gourmet dinner for your family. Don&rsquo...


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