Wed, Mar 2, 2011 

 

Port lowers moorage rates for fishing vessels

Port of Bellingham commissioners have put the cap on a months-long saga regarding moorage rates for commercial fishing vessels by voting 3-0 to reduce rates by $1 per foot for all port-owned marinas.

Wings Over Water festival takes flight March 19

One of the world’s most recognized authorities on waterfowl will visit Blaine this month for the city’s annual Wings Over Water (WOW) birding festival.

On the ball!

Blaine high school girls practice for their upcoming softball season.

Census: Birch Bay grows by 70 percent

Birch Bay had the greatest population growth percentage-wise of any Whatcom County community other than Glacier, according to recently released 2010 census data.

Blaine CORE offers classes

While many folks are interested in putting in fruit, (and it is a great idea!) fear of the unknown keeps them from moving forward with their plans.

Taking a walk...

Blaine residents Ron Synder and Cathy Taggett take a walk with their new horse “Sly,” a registered American Paint and Quarter Horse.

Group to study border wait times

The Border Policy Research Institute (BPRI) at Western Washington University has received $49,000 in funding to conduct field research on wait times and lane reconfiguration at the border.

Meeting discusses school bond issue

Those wanting to know more about the Blaine school district’s capital bond project will want to attend a meeting with superintendent Ron Spanjer next week.

Blaine grads make dean’s list

Two Blaine high school graduates have made the dean’s list at University of Washington.

The state of Blaine schools

Blaine high school principal Scott Ellis points out a patched hole in one of the facility’s ceilings to visitors during a public tour last wee

Home Improvement Section: As remodel season begins, start your checklist now

For many homeowners, the return of warm weather signals that time of year to launch the long-awaited home remodeling or backyard patio project.

Home Improvement Section: Home and garden show features live improv, Ciscoe

This year’s annual Whatcom County Home & Garden Show promises to be more than just plumbing and landscaping.

Birch Bay Marathon

Blaine resident Cheryl Fischer, r., was one of nearly 350 runners who participated in the Birch Bay Marathon last weekend, earning participatory medals.

Cherry Point Gateway Pacific Terminal Forum

More than 200 people packed Bellingham’s Norway Hall last Wednesday to listen to a forum on the proposed Cherry Point Gateway Pacific Terminal. The forum was sponsored by the Whatcom Democrats.

Man runs naked through Custer

A Custer man broke into a home east of Birch Bay last week all while under the influence of drugs, covered in mud and nearly naked, a Whatcom County sheriff’s deputy alleged.

NWFR firefighters promoted

North Whatcom Fire and Rescue Service (NWFRS) promoted three firefighters to the position of lieutenant its recent commissioners meeting on Thursday, February 17, at Station 61 in Blaine.

Wed, Feb 23, 2011 

 

Birch Bay water district treasurer arrested for misappropriation of funds

The Whatcom County Sheriff’s office today arrested Glenn Golay, the former treasurer for the Birch Bay Water and Sewer District, on suspicion of illegally transferring district funds to his personal checking and credit card accounts.

Blaine film students win third in local contest

A group of Blaine high school students earned a popular vote in the Pickford Film Center’s Guerilla Film Project competition last weekend.

Nearly 200 attend Border Patrol town hall meeting

Representatives from two branches of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) heard complaints ranging from the annoyance caused by low-flying helicopters to charges that Border Patrol agents are not friendly enough at a public meeting held at Blaine high school’s performing arts center Wednesday, February 16.

Helping hearts

A recent fundraiser for Shyanne Deming, a Blaine girl with a rare blood disease, raised more than $3,800.

Bay Road culvert repairs would help salmon

Whatcom County public works will work with the state department of transportation to replace a culvert along Bay Road this year to make it friendlier to salmon.

Blaine girls win big!

The Blaine Boys & Girls Club Immigration Law fifth and sixth grade division girls basketball team ended their 10-0 season with a championship tournament last week.

CBP arrests armed Burnaby man in Blaine

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers last Wednesday arrested a Canadian man wanted in connection with two robberies and an aggravated assault as he tried to cross into the U.S. via the truck route crossing.

County to add stoplight to Birch Bay intersection

The intersection of Birch Bay-Lynden Road and Portal Way could see a new stoplight within two years thanks to $1.3 million in state transportation funding the county recently received.

Blaine woman opens new store

A Blaine woman has opened a new consignment store on the corner of Peace Portal Drive and Blaine Road in the old windmill building.

Mature Living Special Section: Zumba classes: Fun exercise for all ages

Blaine resident Christina Alexander said she’s always enjoyed fitness and working out but taking regular classes was out of her budget. So she started her own class.

Senior center welcomes new cook

Melody Philips, l., is the newest face at the Blaine senior center.


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