Wed, Jan 11, 2012 

 

Birch Point stormwater upgrades completed

A recently completed stormwater improvement project will hopefully lead to less flooding for residents in an area on Birch Point, on the northern tip of Birch Bay.

2011 Year in Review: Part two

A review of July through December of 2011

Upgrades and improvements for BBWSD in 2011

In 2011, the district raised and upgraded the fire hydrants along Lincoln Road and replaced 60 feet of four-inch plastic pipe with 8-inch ductile iron pipe on Shintaffer Road.

2011 dominated by Gateway Pacific Terminal

Besides the long, drawn-out election cycle, one of the biggest issues for 2011 has been the proposed coal terminal at Cherry Point.

Newest city council members discuss Blaine

The new year brought many changes to countywide government, but the shuffling of elected officials was not limited to the Whatcom County Courthouse.

Health and Wellness Special Section: Ballroom dancing classes begin this week

Starting this week, ballroom dancing lessons will be available in this area. Sisters Megan and Wendy Bloom from Bellingham will be teaching classes in American-style waltz, foxtrot, tango, cha cha, rumba, East Coast swing, West Coast swing, salsa and night club two-step.

Health and Wellness Special Section: Finding a properly fitting bra

How many times have you gone into a department store and spent way too much money, only to buy a bra that doesn’t fit quite right? It might look nice, but it doesn’t offer enough support or it’s just not that comfortable – it rides up, digs, pokes and leaves marks until you’re exasperated.

Volunteers needed for annual math competition

The Blaine school district and the ConocoPhillips Ferndale refinery need volunteers to lend a hand at the 2012 Northwest Washington State High School Math Championship Saturday, February 4, at the Blaine schools’ campus.

Young at Heart: January

Happy 2012, everybody! Last year passed quickly, slipping away into the mist of years gone by. It was not unexpected, and nothing delayed it. A new year appeared with the renewal of hopes, promises and good-intended resolutions.

Wed, Jan 4, 2012 

 

2011: A look back at the year that was

Zoom-zoom. Just like the car commercial, another year has zipped by. While wars, economic upheavals and elections have galvanized the glove, here at home in Birch Bay and Blaine has been somewhat less momentous. Still, before we have a chance to break our 2012 resolutions, here’s a look at what happened in 2011.

County grants SSA Marine permit deadline extensions

The Seattle-based shipping terminal company proposing the $600 million Gateway Pacific Terminal for a site south of Birch Bay now has until mid-March to submit the necessary permits to Whatcom County.

CBP announces schedule for public informational classes

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials plan to hold a seven-week citizens’ academy so residents can learn more about CBP operations.

Massive cylinder successfully recovered from waters off Cherry Point

Crews spent the better part of the afternoon on December 21 hauling a huge cylinder from the sea floor in the waters off Cherry Point, south of Birch Bay.

Blaine students send Christmas cheer to African orphanage

Thanks to several Blaine high school students and families in the community, Santa found his way to the New Destiny Orphanage in Douala, Cameroon (Africa) this year.

Blaine schools stay on track in 2011

The 2011 calendar year has been a very exciting and productive one for the students and staff of the Blaine school district.

City sees hardship and success in 2011

It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. That’s how best to describe this past year in Blaine city government. Like many of our citizens, the city struggled financially.

2011 brought consolidation for NWFR

North Whatcom Fire and Rescue (NWFR) responded to 2,459 calls through November 2011. Almost 77 percent of those calls were for emergency medical assistance; 5.5 percent of the calls were for fires. The remaining 17.5 percent of calls were for false alarms, public assists and hazardous conditions.

Pacific Arts brought the jazz

Last year was highlighted by the Tenth Annual Jazz Camp and Festival. In every way it exceeded expectations. The reviews by students, faculty, and audience members were more enthusiastic than ever before.

The Best of the 2011 Blaine Police Reports: Part 1

A mishandled Volkswagen convertible and a number of local residents intoxicated to varying degrees were just some of the most memorable subjects of the 2011 Blaine Police Reports

Health and Wellness Special Section: Three ways to a sustainably healthy New Year

New Year’s Day has spurred many of us to resolve to follow healthier lifestyles in 2012, but how many will carry through with their pledges? The journey to better health is not as daunting as it may seem. Slight adjustments to your eating, sleeping and exercise habits can have a dramatic impact on your overall health. Focus on these three aspects, and you’ll be well on your way to a healthier you.

New county auditor explains election, ballot procedures

We just completed the general election and witnessed four very close races that drew out the final decision longer than we normally see. Many have wondered why the ballots can’t be counted more quickly than they are.

Blaine Drama Club presents ice-aged musical fantasy

The 40-member Blaine High School Drama Club has scheduled four performances of the musical fantasy, “Umik!”

Thu, Dec 22, 2011 

 

Quick work by police results in a happier holiday

One family has the Blaine police and the Border Patrol to thank this holiday season.

Polar Bear Plunge set for January 1

Join hundreds of other local residents on New Year’s Day for a refreshing dip in Birch Bay during the annual Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce Polar Bear Plunge, co-sponsored by Birch Bay Waterslides.

North Whatcom fire chief to retire

On January 1, 2012, North Whatcom Fire and Rescue fire chief Tom Fields will end a 36-year career in fire service that’s taken him from Seattle to Camano Island and finally to Whatcom County.

Light up New Year’s Eve at Ring of Fire and Hope

Birch Bay will be ringed with fire on New Year’s Eve as local residents light their way into the new year during the annual Ring of Fire and Hope, sponsored by the Birch Bay Waterslides.

Lane shift for NEXUS users at truck crossing

All NEXUS users heading northbound into Canada via the truck crossing will be relocated to a new lane on the west side of the port of entry effective Friday, December 23 at 7 a.m.


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