Wed, Oct 5, 2011 

 

City seeks public input on land acquisition

The Blaine City Council will hold another public hearing on a proposed land acquisition in east Blaine after the landowner involved expressed concern over the city’s process for condemning his land.

‘A’s all around for Birch Bay beaches

All the Birch Bay beaches that were tested over the summer received an “A” grade or better in a beach report card released by a California-based environmental group.

City council declares Blaine a Let’s Move! city

With a nod of approval from the Blaine City Council, Blaine is now part of a nationwide movement supporting healthy communities and battling childhood obesity.

Area resident reports nationwide phone scam

A phone scam that has struck numerous places across the country has recently been reported in Birch Bay.

Public meeting stresses importance of trail linking Blaine, Birch Bay

The proposed walking and biking trail between Blaine and Birch Bay could prove beneficial to both communities if the local parks district has the money to fund it.

Mature Living Special Section: Memory loss not always a sign of Alzheimer's disease

It started, he said, just before their 30th anniversary – he had bought a lovely bracelet for his wife and hidden it so that she wouldn’t find it. Well, he didn’t find it for days after the anniversary came and went. For her, it was right around menopause – forgetting where she had put her keys, the book she was reading, the lunch date with a friend. These are not uncommon stories for me to hear in my office; not told by elderly patients but by baby boomers, some of whom go on to confess fears that they are developing Alzheimer’s or dementia. Sound familiar?

Senior center events

Some really big things are happening this month at the Blaine Senior/Activity Center.

Sliding into Fall

Blaine primary students are enjoying their new playground slide this fall.

A helping hand

Would you change my light bulb, please? A worker from the always vigilant Blaine public works was captured early on the morning of Monday, October 3, opposite the Seascape condos fixing the light.

Border patrol agent receives commendation from RCMP

A Blaine-based U.S. Border Patrol agent was recently commended by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) for his aid to a RCMP member in 2010.

Blaine receives clean 2010 audit

The Washington State Auditor’s Office has released its 2010 audit of the city of Blaine’s finances and found no issues with their financial procedures.

U.S. Border Patrol Report

The U.S. Border Patrol Report for September 14 through September 17

Wed, Sep 28, 2011 

 

Parks commissioners host meeting to gather public input ahead of levy

Blaine residents offered numerous suggestions to parks commissioners on how upcoming levy funds, with voter approval, could be spent to improve parks and recreation in Blaine, but all agreed on one point: the importance of the levy needs to be driven home sooner rather than later.

Blaine schools facing difficult financial straits

The first meeting of the Blaine school board began with a work session on a subject that is near, but perhaps not dear to board members’ hearts: money troubles.

Council gives go-ahead to Blaine industrial park

The owners of 45 acres of land in southeast Blaine are one step closer to being able to develop the property after a Blaine City Council vote on Monday night.

County council moves Birch Bay rezone vote to public hearing

The public at large will get another chance to comment on the potential rezone of nearly 500 acres of land just south of Drayton Harbor at the October 11 Whatcom County Council meeting.

Lincoln Road reopens after four-month closure

The stretch of Lincoln Road closed over the summer for improvements reopened Friday after the Lynden-based contractor completed the project ahead of schedule and within budget.

Blaine businesswoman celebrates milestones

During the recent recession, most of the stories we hear are of businesses closing. However, there is at least one Blaine resident who has been in business continuously for the past 50 years.

Home Improvement Special Section: Designing a house for optimal living

What happens when you combine creative thinking with a piece of property that has unrealized view potential? The result was a distinct home built on Salish Road, situated on Kwann Lake, with views of Mt. Baker, the Twin Sisters, a community park and golf course.

Home Improvement Special Section: After the storm: Dealing with exterior mold and mildew

After the winds have subsided, the rain has stopped and flood waters have receded, many homeowners find themselves facing the real challenge of a heavy rainstorm: the clean-up.

Film critic presents free movie remake program

“Let’s Do It Again,” a free public program about movie remakes, will be presented from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, October 5, at the Discovery Theater at Semiahmoo Resort.

Blaine Boys and Girls Club needs volunteer coaches for fall sports

With fall sports in full swing, the Blaine Boys and Girls Club is finding itself in need of coaches for its youth sports teams.

Thu, Sep 22, 2011 

 

Witness the marvel of nature as salmon journey to their natal streams

Salmon are an icon of the Pacific Northwest, emblematic of the cool, clear rivers that flow from the North Cascades.

Wed, Sep 21, 2011 

 

CBP officer separates from agency after harassment plea

A Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agent based in Blaine is no longer with the agency after pleading guilty to felony harassment charges in August.

5 arrested in connection with burglary ring

Whatcom County sheriff’s deputies have arrested five suspects, three from Blaine, who were allegedly involved in a countywide stolen property trafficking ring.

Birch Bay official criticizes county’s water planning

Birch Bay Water and Sewer District (BBWSD) officials are worried an updated water strategy for the lower Nooksack River basin will cut smaller cities and water districts, like Birch Bay’s, out of the water rights conversation.

County may rezone more land in Birch Bay

Nearly 500 acres of land in Birch Bay could be rezoned to allow more homes per acre if the Whatcom County Council approves the changes.


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