Thu, Apr 28, 2011 

 

NWFRS mulls consolidation

The North Whatcom Fire and Rescue Service (NWFRS) is entering final negotiations to consolidate services with Fire District 4 and planning on an implementation date of July 1.

Springfest art event May 7-8

Handmade jewelry, knitted hats, stained glass works and decorated functional ceramic ware are just a few of the crafts visitors will find at the Springfest art studio tour in Blaine and Birch Bay next week.

Rummage sale this Saturday

The Blaine senior center will host its “Giant Rummage Sale” on Saturday, April 30.

Volunteers needed for math contest

Organizers for the 2011 Washington state math championship are looking for volunteer proctors for their event on Saturday, May 7, at the Blaine schools campus.

Photos Around Town

Tue, Apr 26, 2011 

 

Blaine school district bond just shy of passage

As of Tuesday evening, roughly 58 percent of Blaine voters said yes to the Blaine school district's $32 million capital projects bond, just about 2 percent short of the necessary super majority.

Trial begins in case of man accused of blinding two CBP pilots

Jurors heard the first testimony on Monday in the federal trial of Wayne Groen, a Lynden man who is accused of interfering with a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) helicopter by shining a high-powered flashlight at it during a nighttime flight.

Fri, Apr 22, 2011 

 

School board to have tough budget choices ahead

Without a state budget to guide them, the school district is forced to assume the worst in preparing their budget for the upcoming school year.

Thu, Apr 21, 2011 

 

Blaine planning commission to discuss building code changes

Meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, April 28

WWU talk focuses on sustainability and community

Forum to feature WWU professor Bill Deitrich and Seattle City Council president Richard Conlin.

Blaine senior center seeks donations for rummage sale

Annual event scheduled for Saturday, April 30

Primary school coffee talk Tuesday, April 26

Parents of Blaine primary school students are invited to participate in a coffee and conversation.

County OKs funds for Birch Bay watershed study

Plans that would eventually improve stormwater management in the Birch Bay watershed are in motion after a Whatcom County Council vote last week.

‘Ready Lane’ aims to expedite border travel

Drivers crossing the border at the Peace Arch port of entry will now have an extra lane to choose from if their travel documents contain radio frequency identification (RFID) chips, border officials announced last week.

Bay Horizon gym opens Saturday

The renovation of the gym at Bay Horizon Park is done, and Northwest Park & Recreation District 2 is hosting an open house this weekend to celebrate.

Bunny love

Blaine resident Monika Kelly and her bunny Twinkie earned a second place ribbon in the Whatcom County Youth Fair.

Almost full!

A nearly full moon rose over Whatcom County last Saturday.

Haute Trash designs celebrate Earth Day

Those interested in trashy fashion trends will want to attend the RE Store’s Trash Fashion Show this Saturday in Bellingham.

Spring Car Care Section: Tips for springing into car care

Now that winter is just a memory, millions of Americans will take to the roads to enjoy the warmer weather.

Spring Car Care Section: Automobile group offers Earth Day car care tips

When it comes to celebrating Earth Day and helping the environment, vehicle owners and drives should not feel left out.

Spring Gardening Special Section: Earth Day, Arbor Day, great times to plant trees

The Beast of Burden slowly entered the kitchen wearing a woeful expression. “Why are you inside when there are still a few good hours of daylight left for planting?” I asked.

Spring Gardening Special Section: Careful use of pesticides

In my past two columns, I recommended three methods of removing noxious Morning Glory (bindweed) and Himalayan blackberry plants: manual (pulling or digging plants by hand), mechanical (mowing down plants for Himalayan blackberries and hand pulling for bindweed) and, as a last resort, herbicides.

U.S. Border Patrol Report

U.S. Border Patrol Report for 4-21-2011

Birch Bay couple open Lincoln Green Garden Center

A local couple recently opened a new gardening business in the former Birch Bay Garden Center.

Thu, Apr 14, 2011 

 

Blaine artist's works on display in Bellingham

"Flora and Fauna" series features luscious botanical pastels.

Oplinger to run for Ward 1 council seat

A Blaine planning commissioner will run for a seat on Blaine City Council currently occupied by John Liebert.

County council OKs drive-throughs in Birch Bay

Restaurants and coffee shops offering drive-through service are now a possibility in Birch Bay thanks to a Whatcom County Council vote on Tuesday night.


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