Thu, Dec 15, 2011 

 

Celebrating the Season

Blaine's Polka Pirates band, also known as the Marketeers, will perform at noon on Tuesday, December 20 at the Blaine Senior Center and at 1:45 p.m. at Good Samaritan-Stafholt.

Wed, Dec 14, 2011 

 

City council tables vote on Martin property condemnation

After initially approving condemnation proceedings on property in east Blaine in October, Blaine City Council has decided to take more time to study the issue after being required to authorize condemnation a second time.

RE Sources sues SSA Marine for Clean Water Act violations

A Bellingham-based environmental group that has been one of the most vocal opponents of the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal has filed suit against the company seeking to build the project.

Domestic violence rates higher in Blaine than county

Over the past six years, domestic violence criminal offenses have been more common in Blaine than in Whatcom County or across the state, according to a recent report.

City council unanimously approves 2012 budget

After weeks of deliberation and two public hearings, Blaine City Council has approved the city’s 2012 budget.

Trillium owner files for bankruptcy

The Bellingham developer whose company was behind most of the Semiahmoo area development and a number of other large projects throughout Whatcom County has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Blaine man sentenced in email scam

A Blaine man has been sentenced to five years in prison after scamming millions of dollars from victims across the country.

11-year-old seeking funds for student ambassador trip

An 11-year-old Blaine HomeConnection student has been selected as a U.S. student ambassador, and he needs the community’s help to begin a journey that will take him to the British Isles.

Tue, Dec 13, 2011 

 

County planning commission mulls Birch Bay wetland mitigation program

Landowners in Birch Bay could have more environmentally friendly options open to them when building on their land, but Whatcom County’s planning commissioners still think the proposed program needs tweaking.

Thu, Dec 8, 2011 

 

City council OKs property tax increase

Beginning next year, the owner of a $200,000 home in Blaine will pay about $12 more in property taxes to the city, breaking a three-year stretch of no property tax increases.

Suspect in December 4 Odell Road shooting taken into custody

Blaine police have arrested a 20-year-old Bellingham man in connection with a shooting that occurred Sunday evening in the Golden Nut Company parking lot on Odell Road.

Blaine man honored as ‘real hero’ at Red Cross event

Daniel DeBruin was on his way home from work as a police officer in Sumas when he heard a call come over the scanner for an unresponsive person.

Birch Bay to benefit from county’s $153,000 for tourism promotions

Birch Bay and the Mt. Baker foothills area will receive $153,000 in lodging tax funds after a unanimous Whatcom County Council vote on Tuesday, December 6, to approve a contract with the Mt. Baker Foothills Chamber of Commerce.

Honoring fallen heroes on attack’s anniversary

December 7, 2011 was the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. President Franklin D. Roosevelt stated that this date will remain in “infamy” to all U.S. citizens. The Japanese ambassador to the U.S. was found to be deceitful about Japanese/American relations.

Residents offer input on Roger’s Slough drainage issues

Roger’s Slough on Birch Point should be filled in if it keeps on clogging and causing neighboring properties to flood.

Developer responsible for large-scale projects in Birch Bay dies at 69

Bill Grant, a Canadian developer who built many of the large-scale resort projects in Birch Bay, has died at the age of 69.

Eight-hour standoff in Birch Bay ends in arrest

A Birch Bay resident who allegedly threatened his stepfather with a shotgun was arrested Sunday night after an eight-hour standoff with Whatcom County sheriff’s deputies.

Winter Ride looking to fill second bus

For the first time, the Blaine Winter Ride program is looking for enough students to fill a second bus for eight weekly trips to the Mt. Baker Ski Area.

BBWARM will not be providing funds for permanent Birch Bay restrooms

Birch Bay residents will have to find another avenue for funding public restrooms after the Birch Bay Watershed and Aquatic Resource Management (BBWARM) district advisory committee made clear funding will not be coming from the district.

New Birch Bay Waterslides owners buy 231 acres in Birch Point area

The new owners of the Birch Bay Waterslides property have closed a multi-million-dollar deal on 231 undeveloped acres in Birch Bay.

Wed, Dec 7, 2011 

 

Local businesses compete in holiday decorating contest

Mon, Dec 5, 2011 

 

Blaine man shot in Golden Nut Company parking lot Sunday evening

A 20-year-old Blaine man was shot in the torso Sunday evening as he was leaving work at the end of his shift at the Golden Nut Company on Odell Road.

Wed, Nov 30, 2011 

 

Councilman Black instrumental in Banner Bank purchase

At Blaine City Council member Alan Black’s last meeting, council voted unanimously to purchase the Banner Bank building for use as the Blaine’s new city hall.

City votes to buy Banner Bank Building

Blaine City Hall could move into two floors of the Banner Bank building as early as next June.

School district presses ahead with levy plan

Blaine school district voters will be asked to approve two tax measures on the special February 14 school election. In a quick 35-second vote, school board directors unanimously approved adding a $3 million capital projects bond initiative alongside the regular maintenance and operations (M&O) levy. The action took place at the board’s regular meeting November 28.

Local state parks feeling the impact of declining state revenue

The Washington State Parks Commission backed the four-month-old pay-for-access passes in the face of the state legislature drastically reducing the parks commission’s share of state general fund revenue over the past few years.

Blaine icon receives Blaine Builder Award

It was only fitting that John Liebert receive a Blaine Builder Award on Youth in Government Day, a program that he established in 1996. Liebert, a Blaine City Council member since 2000, will be retiring at the end of 2011 after serving as both a city council member and mayor of Blaine.


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