Wed, Sep 7, 2011 

 

Scam phone call hits at least one Blaine resident

When Blaine resident Trudy Hall answered her phone early last week and heard a male voice on the other end asking for help from his grandmother, she thought something might actually be wrong.

Parks district to seek voter support for levy

Residents of Blaine and Birch Bay will once again get the chance to vote on the future of the local parks district this November. Northwest Parks and Recreation District 2 commissioners have decided to try again for a levy that will raise about $350,000 over the next six years.

Blaine soup kitchen opens today

With more and more people without food or financial resources, Blaine and Birch Bay community members have found a way to help by offering a free meal every week.

Water’s Edge Church to honor local firefighters

The Water’s Edge Church is moving its weekly services to Bay Horizon Park, and the first service in the new venue will honor firefighters in Blaine and Birch Bay.

Avoid youth equipment accidents: Develop a ‘safety first’ attitude

The change of seasons from the warm summer months to the fall harvest season is one of the most beautiful times on the farm.

Celebrating 90 years since the dedication of the Peace Arch

The history of the Peace Arch reflects more than our past. Its existence gives meaning to our present.

Problems with weight loss may be food allergies

We all know someone – maybe even you – who is overweight despite a healthy diet and plenty of exercise. Sound familiar? It may be an immune system reaction to food.

BBWSD to intervene in county foreclosure on east Birch Bay lots

Whatcom County is in the process of foreclosing on two parcels of land in east Birch Bay, but Birch Bay Water and Sewer District (BBWSD) officials want the county to wait until the parcels are made legal.

Energy program can help reduce your bills

Homeowners in Whatcom County can take advantage of a program to reduce energy use, save money, improve comfort, increase home value and protect our environment.

Tour Whatcom County farms on Saturday

Connect food to farm by touring Whatcom County farms during the fourth annual Whatcom County Farm Tour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 10.

How green are your tomatoes?

They’re green, they’re hard and they’re stuck to the vine. It might sound like a joke, but if you’re one of the many gardeners whose tomatoes won’t ripen, I’m sure you don’t think it’s funny at all.

Wed, Aug 31, 2011 

 

H Street improvements irk one Blaine couple

The recently completed H Street project may have smoothed the stretch just east of the Cost Cutter shopping center and added a center turn lane, but the upgrades have also ruffled the feathers of one Blaine couple.

New H Street sees increased speeding

Blaine police have seen an increase in resident complaints about vehicles speeding on H Street and are stepping up patrols in the area to try to combat the problem.

Trillium Corp. defaults on handful of Semiahmoo-area properties

Bellingham-based Trillium Corp. will hand over control of a handful of properties in west Blaine after defaulting on a multimillion dollar loan.

State test scores show improvement across levels at most Blaine schools

Recently released state test scores paint a generally positive picture of Blaine’s schools, though the Blaine school district as a whole failed to meet federal standards in reading established by the No Child Left Behind Act.

CJ’s Beach House to close September 10

The management of CJ’s Beach House in Birch Bay have announced the restaurant will be closing its doors effective September 10.

Young at Heart: Senior center moves into fall

Here we are, September once again. What a refreshing summer we had at our Blaine Senor Community Center with the Peace Arch and Hovander parks and Blaine center picnics and those very interesting tours of our Blaine community.

A day at the farm

Photographer David Riffle writes: “Our grandsons (Aidan & Kian) were visiting us this weekend from Coquitlam, B.C., and we took them to meet Ron Snyder and Cathy Taggett at their home.

U.S. Border Patrol Report

The U.S. Border Patrol Report for August 12 through August 25

Wed, Aug 24, 2011 

 

County will not stop development at Cherry Point site

The Whatcom County planning department has announced it will not impose a six-year development moratorium against the owners of a site south of Birch Bay for which a multi-million-dollar shipping terminal has been proposed.

School board passes 2011-2012 budget

Capping months of public deliberation and state funding uncertainties, the Blaine school board unanimously approved the budget for the 2011/2012 school year at its monthly meeting August 22.

Federal mandate forces North Whatcom fire district to replace radios

North Whatcom Fire and Rescue (NWFR) officials could end up spending up to $250,000 to comply with federal regulations forcing them to use specific technology in their emergency response radios.

Complaints at Blaine and other schools spark statewide Title IX compliance review

A complaint against the Blaine school district alleging it does not provide the same opportunities for girls competing in high school sports compared to boys has been closed in favor of a statewide review of districts that have had similar complaints filed against them.

Fugitive caught at border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers apprehended a Tacoma man on Wednesday, August 17, who was wanted in Pierce County for alleged failure to appear for a child molestation sexual assault charge.

City explores purchase of Banner Bank building

A little more than a month into the agreement that gives the city of Blaine six months to consider the purchase of the Banner Bank building, city officials are in the process of determining what changes would be necessary to make the building fit the city’s needs.

Alleged sexual assault leads to two arrests

A Blaine man was arrested last Thursday on suspicion of intimidating and harassing a friend of two witnesses to an alleged sexual assault that occurred earlier in the week in Blaine.

Birch Bay, Blaine voters preferred Taylor to Harris in county sheriff’s race

Though he did not make it to the November general election, Whatcom County sheriff’s deputy Bob Taylor drummed up enough support in the voting precincts that comprise Blaine and Birch Bay to place ahead of sheriff’s deputy Steve Harris.


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