Thu, Dec 22, 2011 

 

Birch Bay man arrested after allegedly threatening to blow up train

Whatcom County Sheriff’s Deputies have arrested a Birch Bay man after he allegedly called 911 saying he was going to blow up a train that had delayed his drive home.

Crystal Tricycle celebrates 45 years

It’s 1966, and the British rock ‘n roll invasion is in full swing. While Simon and Garfunkle are listening to the Sounds of Silence and the Mamas and the Papas are dreaming about California, a lot more people are listening to the likes of Englishmen Eric Clapton and John Mayall, and to British bands like Cream and, of course, the Beatles and the Rolling Stones.

U.S./Canada border agreement could improve Amtrak inspection times

Inspections of southbound Amtrak trains on the tracks in Blaine could soon be a thing of the past now that a cross-border security screening agreement has been finalized.

Blaine City Council OKs 2012 BTAC-recommended projects

Funding for eight Blaine tourism-related projects or programs for 2012 has been approved, but five will get less than they had requested.

Christmas shopping rush equals border crush

The strength of the Canadian dollar and bargains south of the border have brought thousands of shoppers to the U.S. and consequently have created lengthy border lineups such as the one here on Monday night.

H Street revitalization designs almost done

Construction crews could start improving the sidewalks along the downtown portion of H Street as soon as next July if the remaining design and bidding process goes according to plan.

High school tech group plans cancer fundraiser

Blaine High School’s Technology Student Association (TSA) today announced plans for its seventh annual American Cancer Society fundraiser the week of January 3 to January 6, 2012.

New technology helps city council member

Something remarkable happened at Clark Cotner’s first Blaine City Council meeting as a council member.

NWFR commissioners OK 2012 budget

North Whatcom Fire and Rescue is expected to receive approximately $5.3 million in property taxes for 2012, a decrease of about $300,000 from last year.

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.


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