Thu, Feb 27, 2003 

 

Hanging up on telemarketing fraud

We�ve all been there. It�s 5:46 p.m. and you�re sitting down for dinner after a long, hectic day. The phone rings. It�s a telemarketer. Some of us hang...

Counting school lunch calories

Every day up to 1,000 Blaine school district children could be eating what Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) argue is one of the three...

Wag the Dogs: Pet grooming at your home

So the dog needs a bath and clipping, but your schedule won�t allow you to take a trip to the groomer. There�s a simple, affordable solution: call Linda...

Coast Guard sets new security zone

The U.S. Coast Guard is implementing a 100-yard security zone to include passenger vessels operating in the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Puget Sound. This...

Remembering Reg Campin

Last Saturday hundreds gathered at the Blaine performing arts center to remember the rich life and lasting legacy of a man who formed the minds and characters...

Murray Goff: 50 years in business

There is a historic marker on the outside of Goff�s Department Store on Peace Portal Drive, which states the building was built in 1899. While it may not...

Bottomfish numbers declining in local waters

At a February 19 meeting focusing on bottomfish in local waters members of the county�s Marine Resources Committee (MRC) came up against local fishermen...

Community Assistance Program helps during tough times

Local residents who hit a financial rough spot and need some help fast to meet their basic needs have always had a number of programs available to assist...

New signs to welcome visitors

Many people crossing the border into Blaine don�t even know they�re here. But the city of Blaine is going to change that � by putting up signs.

Caught on camera: three men jump border, apprehended by RCMP

The $6 million camera system along the border is earning its keep. Last week border patrol specialists monitoring the cameras spotted three men jumping...

Blaine council bullish on growth

Blaine city council decided to be aggressive when it comes to how fat the city will grow in the next 20 years.

Thu, Feb 20, 2003 

 

Keeping the love life alive in later years

Lust may cool, but passion can be rekindled. Over time, couples may take each other for granted because they feel comfortable together. But feeling comfortable...

NEXUS weekend hours expand

Hours for the U.S. NEXUS dedicated commuter lanes have been adjusted to increase weekend access and make it easier for commuters to remember when lanes...

EMS levy vote planned for fall

In an effort to create a better understanding of the proposed Emergency Medical Services (EMS) levy and the status of EMS services throughout Whatcom County...

Airport commission, city council discuss relationship

Members of city council and the airport commission gathered at city hall Wednesday evening to discuss issues that are negatively impacting their relationship...

Blaine, Lummi get federal funding

Money for the future of Blaine’s wastewater and the site where the city now treats it made the final cut to be included in the 2003 federal budget...

Thu, Feb 13, 2003 

 

Older workers offer experience

Recent large corporate bankruptcies have taken their toll on the federal agency that insures the pensions of some 44 million Americans. At the end of January...

The fine art of chocolate

Later this week a dozen roses will land on the desk of an Arizona business owner, a Valentine’s day gift from one of her suppliers. The supplier might...

Greetings from Japan...

Thirty seven members of the Blaine high school wind ensemble and five adult chaperones are winding up their two-week trip to perform in Japan. Here’...

Meeting targets forgotten fish

Members of the county’s marine resources committee are coming to Blaine to teach the community about the county’s bottomfish and glean a little...

District 3 volunteers don’t want change, they want out

It was a packed house at last week’s North Whatcom Fire Rescue Service (NWFRS) board meeting in Lynden, and many volunteers were in attendance to ...

Biggest Bite honors event’s creative founders

This year’s Bite of Blaine was not only a celebration of Blaine’s culinary riches but of the people whose idea it was to put them all together...

Thu, Feb 6, 2003 

 

Rucker is club's top youth

At the Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County annual dinner, Amber Rucker was awarded the Blaine Youth of the Year, as well as the Whatcom County Youth of...

Volunteers keep local efforts rolling

Volunteering. It's not a term many of us have in our schedules, but local children and wildlife would sure appreciate if it were. The Blaine Boys and Girls...

County approves higher density

Whatcom County Council voted unanimously last Tuesday to change a piece of Birch Bay�s growth area from long term to short term planning. The change simply...

Day use park fees come in quietly

Visitors entering a state park with a vehicle are now required to purchase a $5 daily parking permit.

In the bones of the beholder

Most Americans have no desire to live to 100 and baby boomers are leery about even reaching the age of 65, yet today�s seniors see good things in making...


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