Thu, Oct 5, 2006 

 

Passportrules delayed until 2009

Thecongressional requirement for a passport to enter theU.S. has been pushed back 17 months, but some membersof Congress want it made clear that doesn&...

Aroundthe City

Power outagecaused by wreck

Sewerrate hikes expected in 2007

Blaineresidents can expect their monthly sewer charges to increaseannually beginning in 2007.

Democratslead in state primary election votes

Thesecond primary election to feature voting by party washeld in Washington state last month, and according toWhatcom County Auditor Shirley Forslof, &...

Firedistrict to appeal decision to superior court

Morestaffing and resources are needed if fire district 13is to bring service up to standard levels required bythe state, fire commissioners and residents...

Thu, Sep 28, 2006 

 

Classoffers training in sustainable farming

How do smaller farms identifyand use the advantages of their size? This isa key question in a semester-long course offered this fallin...

Congressmulls different border bills

Thefinal version of the new homeland security spending bill,due to be voted on before Congress ends its regular sessionthis week, includes a reprieve for...

Briefs

Classes teach how to garden by the bayThe Shore Stewards, a volunteer group led by WashingtonState University’s Beach Watchers program, will hosta...

HomeImprovement

Shrubs and trees

Trilliumunveils plans for Point Whitehorn

The Trillium Corporation unveiledplans last Monday for Alden Reach, a major developmentproject to be located on a thousand-plus acre waterfronttract south...

Aroundthe City

Waterpressure improvementsResidents living betweenthe watershed and Sweet Road who experience low waterpressure are scheduled to receive improvements, ...

Growth,infrastructure, are top concerns for Blaine citizens

Managing growthand maintaining infrastructure are top concerns of Blaine residents,according to a series of informal meetings that polled individualsabout...

Councilto vote on airport October 9

BlaineCity Council will vote October 9 on the fate of the city’smunicipal airport, deciding whether to sell the 42 acresof industrial-zoned property...

Borderincident illustrates Canadian arms dilemma

At9 p.m. on Sunday night surprised travelers headed forthe Canadian border were confronted with “roadclosed” signs just north of Ferndale. ...

Firedistrict: No guaranteed service to new homes

TheWhatcom County Fire District 13 board of commissionerslast week ordered their staff to no longer guarantee theirability to serve new construction projects...

Thu, Sep 21, 2006 

 

Countrymusic show to benefit Jake Finkbonner

A localmusician has scheduled a benefit concert to raise moneyfor Jake Finkbonner, a Ferndale boy who previously sufferedfrom a rare flesh-eating bacteria...

CongratulationsAinsley!

On September 7, Ainsley Nix, oneof the salutatorians from Blaine’s 2005 graduatingclass, was indicted into the National Society of CollegiateScholars...

Steepbuilding lot provides Blaine couple their dream view

Terryand Mary Johnston moved into their new Semiahmoo hillsidehouse a couple of weeks ago. “We couldn’tbe happier,” said Mary, &ldquo...

OldDog benefit walk not just for old dogs

BirchBay resident Julie Pruitt is convinced you can teach olddogs new tricks.

Blaineman caught in crab theft

Former Blaine elementary teacherBill Wright has been arrested for allegedly fishing illegallyfor Dungeness crab by a Washington State Department ofFish...

Laugh,cry, think at Vancouver festival

If you love movies and are contemplatinga trip to Vancouver this fall, consider the Vancouver InternationalFilm Festival (VIFF), September 28 – October...

Truckroute update

Northbound and D Street traffic can expect serious disruptionnext month. Crews working on the truck route intend toclose the designated truck lane on state...

Semiahmooto lose shipyard

The Trillium Corporationhas terminated a year-to-year lease agreement it has had with BlaineMarine Services, and according to owner Bob Brooks it means...

Beckerahead in early election results

JudgeMary Kay Becker appears to be headed back to her Courtof Appeals bench based on early returns following Tuesday’sprimary election.

Groupsdebate ‘highest and best’ use of airportland

Intwo meetings this week, airport opponents and supportersweighed alternatives to the development of the Blaine municipalairport.

Countycouncil okays Horizons at Semiahmoo

TheWhatcom County Council voted unanimously last week toapprove plans for the Horizons Village at Semiahmoo developmentproposed by Birch Point Village ...

Thu, Sep 14, 2006 

 

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