Thu, Aug 21, 2003 

 

Recreational crab fishing now open

The recreational crab fishery in Blaine and Birch Bay, known as the northern part of Marine Area 7, opened last Saturday, August 16 and will remain open...

School year starts with new superintendent, cuts

Students heading back to school next week will see some changes, including a new superintendent and cuts to numerous programs.

CWAC, city seek public feedback

The Citizens Wastewater Advisory Committee (CWAC) is in the process of evaluating alternatives and plans for Blaine�s wastewater plant, and announced they...

Thu, Aug 14, 2003 

 

Business Bits

New attorney at Law Office of Roger Ellingson Uphar Dhaliwal joined the Law Office of Roger Ellingson last week. Dhaliwal, who also speaks Hindi and Punjabi...

Woman�s flute plays healing music

by Shanna Green

Drayton Harbor improving, 2004 harvest likely

When you ask Geoff Menzies about the status of Drayton Harbor and when the community will see the first shellfish harvest, he smiles and his eyes light...

News in Brief

Banner Bank collects nearly 250 pounds of food Banner Bank�s Whatcom County branches are pleased to announce reaching their goal of collecting nearly 250...

Council votes to raise SEPA threshold

The city of Blaine raised State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) thresholds at the last city council meeting, but not without listening to a few concerned...

Birch Bay fight leads to one arrest

A woman was injured over the weekend in Birch Bay, during an apparent confrontation concerning a recent eviction. According to Sergeant Larry Flynn, of...

Airport proposal draws response, new committee to be created

City officials revealed two developments at Monday�s city council meeting concerning the Blaine Municipal Airport: the land proposal has drawn a response...

Study shows declining water quality

The Department of Health (DoH) recently placed Birch Bay on its list of 20 threatened shellfish areas, and some in the community are wondering how this...

Thu, Aug 7, 2003 

 

Business Bits

Truffles by the Sea leaves Birch Bay location Truffles by the Sea, a new gourmet restaurant scheduled to open the end of July in the Birch Bay area, has...

Birch Bay discusses possible Boys and Girls Club

Parents and community members who are worried that there are no resources for children and teenagers in Birch Bay, are encouraged to voice their concerns...

Downtown boardwalk: Drawings released, funds sought

The City of Blaine community development department has released photo-realistic drawings of the downtown boardwalk and said it is now in the process of...

News In Brief

Another gateway sign up, the first to move The city of Blaine has put up a second gateway sign at the corner of Peace Portal Drive and Bell Road. A third...

School construction to move center

New construction within the Blaine school district is moving the Blaine Family Service Center.

Plover pulls two swimmers from Drayton Harbor

by Jack Kintner

Land proposal on city council agenda

The city of Blaine will discuss the acquisition of 5.43 acres lying near the southern area of the Blaine Municipal Airport, at Monday evening�s city council...

Thu, Jul 31, 2003 

 

Discover historic vessels, dance on the dockBy R. Schwarz Kopf

The 8th annual Plover Days comes to Blaine August 9–10, the same weekend as the 6th annual Dance on the Dock, a fundraiser for the Blaine boys and...

13th annual Custer Days to be held August 8, 9

Whether you’ve always dreamed of revving up the engine of your lawnmower and racing it through town, or eating a humongous salmon dinner, just for...

The Blender: Teen center to offer more

Music blasting, people yelling at the top of their lungs, and the sounds of skateboards rolling across the floor may sound like every parent’s nightmare...

City looks to raise SEPA standards

The city of Blaine is looking to raise State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) thresholds in an effort to develop a better process for better development...

Beach naturalists walking local shores next weekend

Gerald Larson has been walking the shores of Birch Bay for three years now, meeting beach-goers and sharing all kinds of information.As part of the beach...

News In Brief

Blaine woman donates tidelands to cityThe Blaine city council unanimously voted to accept 1.2 acres of donated tidelands. Caroline Larson, 94, donated ...

Authorities nab man wanted for murder

The Blaine police department assisted the New York police department last week in the apprehension of a man wanted on a New York murder charge. William...

Birch Bay water consumption hits record usage

The Birch Bay community has repeatedly set water usage records the last few weeks, forcing the Birch Bay water and sewer district to cut water deliveries...

Public access: Beach debate heats up

The issue of who owns the beach has been a hotbed for debate in Birch Bay and has surfaced several times over the years in the form of James Way, a small...


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