Thu, Dec 12, 2002 

 

Winter wonderlands can be treacherous

With winter upon us, snowmen, ice skating and holiday cheer is often accompanied by blizzards, ice storms and aggravation. Though these disruptions to ...

New fire chief at district 13

North Whatcom County Fire and Rescue Services (NWFRS) firefighters met their new interim chief David Crossen at a fire district 13 commissioners’ ...

Elfo lands county sheriff job

Blaine police chief Bill Elfo will take over as county sheriff in January when Dale Brandland moves on to the state Senate.On December 10 county council...

Blaine budget takes bite out of hours

Blaine’s budget cuts will hit home next week as the police department cuts hours and services.As of December 16, the office hours for the Blaine Police...

No runway expansion without economic expansion

At the heart of the new Blaine airport expansion feasibility study is a chicken and egg story.“If the council were to extend the runway additional...

Fire district lumps years of taxes into one big one

Regardless of Tim Eyman’s Initiative 747, which restricts municipal agencies from increasing their levies by more than one percent without asking ...

Thu, Dec 5, 2002 

 

Home for the Holidays!

Uniquely ours...You could get Dad a new tie, or you could get him the world’s toughest yet softest slippers at Goff’s. Your niece probably wouldn...

Cartridge recycling to help parks

The city of Blaine has teamed up with an online fundraising center to raise money for new play equipment in the city’s parks.Community members can...

Flurry of pot busts at the border

U.S. Customs inspectors working at Pacific Highway truck crossing seized 276 pounds of marijuana during a routine examination November 23. They discovered...

Skate park benefit unveils new BMX vid

An extreme BMX video will hit the silver screen for the first time at Blaine’s performing arts center (PAC) and a raffle will hand out prizes to make...

New park pondered for Birch Bay

The Birch Bay chamber of commerce will be working with Whatcom County Parks and Recreation through the upcoming year to create a small park along Cedar...

Reassessment could mean property tax adjustments

Local property owners are getting revised valuations in the mail from the county auditor’s office. After an error in the first mailing of reassessments...

Homeland security will mean local changes

When President George W. Bush signed the Homeland Security Act of 2002 into law last Monday it spelled big changes for local borders. The bill creates ...

Thu, Nov 28, 2002 

 

Dolman hangs up the sheepskin

After his 32 years of service in education, the Blaine school board approved Dr. Gordon Dolman’s 128-word letter of resignation as superintendent ...

City Council Briefs

Blaine city council members made it clear they want city manager Gary Tomsic to continue his efforts to secure use of the Blaine train station for the ...

Some energy saving tips...

Have you ever gone away on vacation and expected a smaller energy bill on your return, only to find the bill was pretty much the same as when you’...

Will they stay or will they go?

The fishing vessels Liberty and USA continue to sit in a jurisdictional limbo, sinking into the mud on the western shore of Drayton Harbor.The boats have...

Chamber hopes lights draw a crowd

Blaine Chamber of Commerce president Pam Christianson is picturing a bustling downtown when they flick on the Christmas lights along Peace Portal Drive...

Water cleaner where oysters are, but it’s not enough

As water quality in most of Drayton Harbor slowly gets better, hopes of harvesting oysters planted on the east side hinge on whether or not the state bases...

Council uses cuts and hikes to balance budget

Despite pleas from the audience to hold the line on new taxes Blaine city council passed a spartan budget that still needed a three percent utility tax...

Thu, Nov 21, 2002 

 

Watch your car, ‘cause someone else might be too

Since November 11, almost a dozen Blaine residents have had items stolen from their cars. Most of the vehicle prowls and thefts have been reported in the...

Eleven-year-old artist advances

Myriah Collins, a fifth grade student at Blaine elementary school has taken the first step to becoming an internationally-recognized artist, winning a ...

School snow ride program heading to the big hill

The Blaine school district Ski/Snowboard program, now called the BSD Winter Ride Program is looking forward to a great 2003 winter season. The district...

Needy seniors can get ticket to ride

Miracle on Wheels makes available power (electric) wheelchairs to non-ambulatory senior citizens (65 years old and up) usually at no out-of-pocket expense...

Wheels available for stuck seniors

Miracle on Wheels makes available power (electric) wheelchairs to non-ambulatory senior citizens (65 years old and up) usually at no out-of-pocket expense...

Move it or lose it, BNSF tells city

Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad is willing to give Blaine the old rail depot, if the city is willing to move it.“I told her I was really disappointed...

Campbell back on the job, sort of

North Whatcom Fire and Rescue Services (NWFRS) chief Mike Campbell is returning to some of his duties as commissioners struggle to take care of business...


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