Thu, Jan 30, 2003 

 

Annual feeding frenzy a week away

Expecting another crush at this year�s Bite of Blaine, organizers have set up advance ticket sales to get an idea of how many will come to sample the cream...

County parks looking for new hostel operators

Whatcom County parks is looking for new operators for the Birch Bay hostel and hoping they can attract more people to use the facility.

Ratings change affects only a handful

Several dozen Semiahmoo residents expressed relief following a meeting with city and fire department officials about their ability to insure their homes...

Thu, Jan 23, 2003 

 

The tax man cometh home

What was initially a way around expensive office space has become a top selling point for Dan Gullickson�s business. Gullickson runs Dan�s Mobile Tax Service...

On the Waterfront

The local crab fishing fleet has had a slow but fairly steady crab season since the first of October. The catch is down, about half of last year�s totals...

Local college students excel

Six local students have been named to the Dean�s List at the University of Washington for autumn quarter: Brian Chang, senior; Kathleen Joy Mclaughlin,...

Oyster feed highlights water quality

�There�s a lot of new stuff to see, oysters to eat and a chance for everyone to get together,� said Geoff Menzies. Putting the finishing touches on plans...

Insurance rates will balloon unless station is manned

Representatives from the city and North Whatcom Fire and Rescue Services (NWFRS) met with state fire insurance raters to work out how to turn back the ...

Another meeting, more questions about cogen

About 40 citizens filled the meeting room at the Blaine public library last Wednesday to learn more about the proposed 720 megawatt power plant to be built...

Thu, Jan 16, 2003 

 

Bomb threats clear out school, bank

Blaine schools and a chunk of Birch Bay Drive were shut down for a few hours Monday night followinf simultaneous bomb threats and a bank robbery.Blaine...

Drayton Harbor makes list of state’s top bird sites

The state Audubon Society has put Blaine on the map as a critical area for birds, one bird watchers shouldn’t miss.Blaine’s Marine Park and Birch...

Semiahmoo insurance rating hits rock bottom

North Whatcom Fire and Rescue Services division chief Jim Rutherford and city manager Gary Tomsic delivered a bolt from the blue to an aghast city council...

Thu, Jan 9, 2003 

 

Gardner on tax appeals board

Former Blaine city council member and now former state Senator Georgia Gardner won’t be out of a job. Governor Gary Locke has selected Gardner, an...

2002 IN REVIEWBlaine Senior Center

 

City tarred with White brush?

Former Blaine City Council member David White is angling for his Warhol-alloted 15 minutes of fame through a campaign to recall Senator Patty Murray. However...

2002 IN REVIEWWashington State Legislature

It just wouldn’t be New Years without some reflections and predictions! I like to think that we can learn from what has happened and use that knowledge...

Water quality regs up for review

The state department of ecology is starting a rewrite of the state’s water quality standards and has scheduled a series of public meeting on the new...

Marina starts work on storm repairs

The Semiahmoo Marina breakwater is being stabilized after it failed to hold in a Christmas storm.“There was some new construction and it failed. We...

Locals oppose Trillium plans for more condos

A newly-formed watchdog group is raising a red flag over Trillium plans for more condominiums on Semiahmoo Spit.“I feel the spit is an ecological ...

School to close as teachers flock to budget rally

Schools will be closed on Tuesday as over half of Blaine’s teachers head to Olympia to tell Governor Gary Locke that his budget proposals undermine...

Fri, Jan 3, 2003 

 

2002 IN REVIEWBlaine fine arts association

Blaine Fine Arts Association (BFAA) is an organization dedicated to promoting and providing enrichment in the fine arts for students enrolled in grades...

2002 IN REVIEWBlaine Airport Commission

It has been a busy year for the airport. The trees at the south end are not down yet, but we are getting close. The council condemned an easement over ...

2002 IN REVIEWBlaine School District

The Blaine school district is celebrating an exciting 2002 and looking forward to wonderful events in 2003.Over the past 12 months we have seen many changes...

2002 IN REVIEWBlaine Chamber of Commerce

2002 was a very successful year for the Blaine Community Chamber of Commerce. In February we held the second annual Bite of Blaine which offered delicious...

2002 IN REVIEWBirch Bay Chamber of Commerce

Your board of directors for the last year has been Ruth Lauman, Julie Gerity, Ted Morris, Pat Palmer, Jana Soloway, Cheryll Ryan, and myself. The board...

Stafholt administrator retires

“I’ll miss turning the corner on a foggy morning and seeing this bright green roof,” said retiring Stafholt Good Samaritan Center administrator...

2002: The Year in Review

Another year flew by and a flock of changes with it. For our first issue of the new year we’re taking a look at the past 12 months and the events ...


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