Thu, Dec 21, 2006 

 

NEXUSprogram now applies to boaters, pilots

Travelers who usea NEXUS card to speed across local land borders can now use the cardat airports and when traveling between the U.S. and Canada by boat...

CityOKs $40 million budget for 2007

Thecity of Blaine is set to receive one police officer,a new fire marshal, and a new police vehicle, as wellas improvements to city hall, the Blaine public...

Councilvotes to pursue federal funding for airport

Blaine City Council voted 4-3 Monday to set the ballrolling to receive federal funding for improvements tothe Blaine municipal airport, regardless of whether...

Stateliquor board to close Blaine store

JohnRedal, acting director of retail sales for the WashingtonState liquor control board, announced last week thatthe state-run liquor store in Blaine&rsquo...

Thu, Dec 14, 2006 

 

Aroundthe City

Winterizeyour home

Pillar To Post, a Florida-basedhome inspection company has these helpful hints on preparingyour home for the winter months:

Newfire board meets to discuss budget

Meeting for the first time as a combined board, commissioners of North Whatcom Fire and Rescue Services (NWFRS) began deliberations on a proposed $4.4 ...

YoungAt Heart

Our senior and community activity center had a greatNovember and what a Thanksgiving dinner the American Legionspread before us!

Blainewrestlers end battle with awards

Blaine wrestlers finishedin the middle of the pack among the 19 schools at lastweekend’s Battle at the Border, Blaine’s annualtournament that...

Lighthousecenter now open

Joyce Bigelow opened her addiction recovery and substanceabuse treatment center November 21, the day she receivedstate certification. “I wanted to...

What’snew this year at Mt. Baker?

The biggest news at Mt. Baker this year is not the$1.3 million upgrade of chair three from a double chairlift to a quad, or the fiber optic upgrades installed...

Briefs...

Blaineworth $500 million, county says

Blaine’s assessed valuation (AV) will nearlydouble for 2007, according to figures from the WhatcomCounty assessor’s office.

Citycouncil votes to examine airport issue again

Thefate of the Blaine airport is uncertain – again.

Citycontinues to pursue quiet zone designation

“When I heard the train go by the first time Iloved it,” said Karen Yirak, who moved into a newHarborside Avenue house with her husband John...

Thu, Dec 7, 2006 

 

Blainetwins growing strong six months later

Twin girls born prematurely to a Blaine couple lastsummer were given a helping hand by St. Joseph Hospitaland in gratitude the young family has started...

Borderitesclip Birds 71-63

Nate Tewalt and Mike Pianki combinedfor 41 points as the B’s took the measure of a youngbut aggressive Ferndale team 71-63 in overtime at Blaine&...

You,too can host exchange students

NW Services, a non-profit and CSIET-approved program,is seeking caring families in the area to host high schoolstudents from Mongolia, Germany, Colombia...

Studyexamines water quality

The Puget Sound Restoration Fund is partneringwith Whatcom County Public Works and the Trillium Corporationto conduct a microbial source tracking study...

Briefs...

Feeincrease shifts cost to new residents

Water and sewer connection fees for new homes in BirchBay are scheduled to increase slightly beginning January1 to compensate for the increase in demand...

Propertyvalues nearly double for Blaine and Birch Bay

“It was a shocker,” said Semiahmoo propertyowner John Bennitt.Bennitt said when he looked at his 2006 tax assessmentsent out at the end of ...

Planningcommissioner leaves for Iraq

After10 years in Blaine and nearly four years on the Blaineplanning commission, David Baily, 50, will be joiningthe U.S. Army – again.

Thu, Nov 30, 2006 

 

TheBorderite Report

December 2006

Borderboat bust ends in conviction

Kimberley Rouse, 37, of Surrey, B.C., has been convictedin U.S. District Court in Seattle of Possession of Marijuanawith Intent to Distribute. Rouse and...

Localagencies step up DUI patrols

Between December 1 and January 1, extra Washington statelaw enforcement agencies will be enacting extra drivingunder the influence (DUI) enforcement patrols...

Slivers...

Borderite basketball took tothe hardwood in earnest last Saturday. Actually, it wasin Bellingham’s Squalicum high school gym where bothteams each...


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