Thu, Mar 24, 2011 

 

Auditor retires after 24 years

County auditor Shirley Forslof said she will retire at the end of her term this November.

Woman dies in Custer crash

A 58-year-old woman was killed Sunday after the vehicle she was driving left the roadway.

North Whatcom considers consolidation

Plans to consolidate services between North Whatcom Fire and Rescue (NWFRS) and Fire District 4 are under way as the two districts discuss a consolidated budget and possible employment issues.

Fire damages Blaine sailboat

Firefighters and Blaine police responded to a small fire on a sailboat in Blaine marina on Tuesday.

Wings Over Water festival, March 21, 2011

Wings Over Water festival, March 21, 2011

NW Straits initiative would remove derelict pots

The Northwest Straits initiative announced today that it will remove derelict crab pots from Boundary Bay, British Columbia, with funding from British Columbia’s Ministry of the Environment.

Business of the year

Ken and Jill Peck of Dakota Creek Winery were presented with the Blaine Chamber of Commerce’s business of the year award at the chamber’s annual Bite of Blaine event Monday, March 21.

Border Patrol Report

Incidents at the border.

Thu, Mar 17, 2011 

 

Canine chiropractor helps set dogs straight

When one of Grace Luken’s goats had a crooked neck, she turned to Blaine’s newest medical professional – an animal chiropractor – to set things straight.

Water district strengthens financial controls

The Birch Bay Water and Sewer District has begun tightening up its financial procedures as details emerge on how former treasurer Glenn Golay was allegedly able to embezzle an estimated $469,000 from a district travel expense account over the last seven years.

Catch of the day!

A bald eagle scores a fish from Semiahmoo Bay last week.

Wings Over Water festival this weekend

Those with an affinity for birds will want to attend this weekend’s 9th annual Wings Over Water festival in downtown Blaine and Semiahmoo.

Bite of Blaine samples local flavor

Those who want to take a bite of local flavor will want to attend the Blaine Chamber of Commerce’s annual Bite of Blaine event Monday.

School budget forum Tuesday

This Tuesday, the Blaine school district will host a public forum to discuss the budget challenges the district will face for the 2011/2012 school year.

Volunteers needed for Birch Bay race

Organizers with the 5th Annual Birch Bay Road Race are seeking six to eight volunteers to help monitor aid stations, the finish line and hand out medals next week.

Way to go!

Blaine Youth Basketball recently hosted its annual boys basketball tournament.

Local residents speak out on SSA project

A recent addition to Tuesday’s county council meeting agenda calling for a resolution in support of the proposed Gateway Pacific terminal was abruptly pulled on the advice of the county’s attorney.

Home Improvement Special Section: Local roofer says spring is time to plan for repairs

According to one local roofing expert, spring is the best time to begin considering roof and gutter repairs or start planning for a complete roof replacement.

Start digging!

City and project officials with Mercer Distribution Services pose for a photo during a groundbreaking ceremony.

Wed, Mar 16, 2011 

 

For a late spring getaway, try Canada

The history of the public bathhouse traces back to ancient Rome and the Indus Valley civilization (in what is now known as Pakistan), where a need for public cleanliness brought people together in large, heated pools.

Blaine youth wins geography bee

Blaine middle school student Chase Loisel, of Blaine, was named a semi-finalist eligible to compete in the 2011 Washington Geographic Bee, sponsored by Google and Plum Creek.

Wed, Mar 9, 2011 

 

SSA agreement could bring 24 million tons of coal

Seattle-based SSA Marine, which operates 125 shipping terminals across the globe, has entered into an agreement with Peabody Energy to export up to 24 million tons of coal annually through the proposed Gateway Pacific terminal just south of BP’s Cherry Point Refinery.

Jerry Gay to speak in Bellingham March 18

At the age of 12, Jerry Gay had already decided he wanted to be either a minister, a photographer, a firefighter and or a football star.

Home Improvement Special Section: Local woman has unique style

Zebra stripe duct tape, hub caps, crab pots and old sardine cans might seem unlikely materials for home decor, but for Chelsea Fischer, of Blaine, they are as good as gold.

City sells 3-acre airport parcel for $750,000

Blaine residents could see three acres of airport land developed into an $1.1 million 11,000-square foot distribution facility within the next few months.

Linville to run for Bellingham mayor

Former state representative Kelli Linville has announced she will run for mayor of Bellingham against incumbent Dan Pike in this year’s election.

T.C. Trading buys Blaine buildings

Blaine-based cold storage company T.C. Trading has closed a $1.5 million purchase on two warehouse buildings at Odell and Pipeline roads.


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