Thu, Jul 19, 2001 

 

Impatience be thy name

Maintenance on Interstate-5 began Sunday in Bellingham between Fairhaven Parkway and Bakerview Road. Construction will take place from 7:30 p.m. to 6 a.m...

The Arts:Alive and well and living in Blaine

The Blaine Open Studio held its inaugural celebration on Friday, July 13, as an estimated 600 enthusiastic art lovers jammed the new studio on Martin Street...

OK by us

Blaine city council has approved a $14,000 contract with the consultant firm of Chandler, Brooks and Donahoe, Inc. to provide tourism commercial recruitment...

Police ask for assistance in theft

Blaine police are asking for the public’s help finding the thief who stole specialized fishing equipment from a local web locker.Local fisher Danny...

Expect delays

Drivers may find they have more time to admire the scenery along Grandview Road until mid-August, due to traffic delays caused by construction of a sewer...

"Not suspicious"

“We don’t have any reason to believe there’s anything suspicious about the sinking,” said wharfinger Andy Peterson. “I’m ...

Break a leg!

The Rising Tide Summer Theater program’s performances of The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe will occur on July 27 and 28 at 7 p.m. Donations are...

Council puts two election questions to voters

Blaine city council agreed to have voters decide on funding a new fire station and a resident-led drive to change the city’s form of government although...

City to present stormwater solutions

A permanent solution to Blaine’s sewer overflow problems and a temporary solution to the shortfalls of the city’s old sewer treatment plant are...

Birch Bay’s Discovery Days get underway in big way

Well, it’s here again. The time of year when families dress up clams, wave at people in loud clothes with really big red noses and race yellow rubber...

Rainbows and art and food and entertainment...

“It’s fantastic! There’s art, there’s music, there’s entertainment, there’s food! Walk, take a bike, take a trike – ...

Thu, Jul 12, 2001 

 

Japan world softball champs

Second ranked Australia met their demise as third ranked Japan (Red) grabbed the International women’s softball championship title in a 6-1 defeat...

Rainbow maker opens art fest

The three-day International Arts Festival at Peace Arch Park begins July 20 with something really unusual: Fred Stern, an internationally recognized artist...

Open Studio inauguration

Over 40 painters from Washington and British Columbia will gather at the premiere of the Open Studio in Blaine, Friday, July 13, 7 p.m., in an exhibition...

Stores liven downtown streets

Gretchen Budnick and Chris Olason have moved a little home into their new downtown store, and they’re selling it off a little bit at a time. Olason...

BHS student heads to D.C.

Reilly Vinall, a 16-year-old student at Blaine high school, will travel to the U.S. capital city as a participant in an international conference, the Future...

Local kids looking for mentors

Eight Blaine kids need a special adult to help them grow-up. Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Whatcom County, a division of United Way, is looking for local...

Water negotiations on track

The growing community of Birch Bay wants to ensure its future ability to grow. The area went through a growth moratorium in the early 90s and Birch Bay...

Exchange students need hosts

Sophia Costima and Yumi Nakauchi have recently returned to their homes in Germany and Japan after spending 10 months with Blaine host families, the Nelsons...

Last chance for summer lessons

“We have to establish early in school children (and adults) the belief that music belongs to everyone and is, with a little effort, available to everyone...

Birch Bay planning takes a break

The Birch Bay planning process is moving into its next stage, hanging the flesh on the basic plan developed by the Birch Bay steering committee and neighborhood...

Semiahmoo neighbors supportcity direction

“We’re not there to debate or argue,” said Blaine city manager Gary Tomsic to 25 Blaine residents at the first in the city’s community...

Birch Bay assault suspect shot by deputy

A Whatcom County sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a 55-year-old Birch Bay man suspected of physically assaulting the woman he shared a home with. ...

Thu, Jul 5, 2001 

 

Plenty of fun lined up for Kids Kamp

Semiahmoo Kids Kamp is offering local kids a week or a summer’s worth of fun and learning. Open to children aged 5 to 12, the program concentrates...

Park Programs

BP Cherry Point Refinery and Birch Bay State Park have begun their 2001 Summer Interpretive Programs which are held at the park’s wildlife theater.Call...

It's good to have friends in nice places

Birch Bay State Park has a lot of friends, but park ranger Ted Morris wanted to make it official. Following some initial legwork, the Friends of Birch ...

City adopts transportation goals

Only one member of the public had anything to say about the city’s transportation goals, and council unanimously adopted the staff recommendation ...


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