Tue, Nov 23, 2010 

 

Local raptor

A red-tailed hawk soars over Drayton Harbor on the hunt.

Blaine poised to receive state transportation funds

Washington’s Transportation Improvements Board (TIB) has awarded nearly $100 million for traffic improvement projects across Whatcom County, and a portion of that money will come to Blaine.

A cozy critter

Blaine resident Richard Sturgill said his cat “Roger” knows how to keep warm during chilly weather.

American Life in Poetry

Here’s a poem by Edward Hirsch, who lives in New York, that offers our younger readers a look at what’s to come.

Mt. Baker Ski Area opens for 2010-2011 winter season

The Mount Baker Ski Area is now open, and forecasts call for even more snow to blanket the mountain.

Want to support your community? Shop locally this season

November 29 through December 5 is Sustainable Connection’s Eighth Annual Buy Local Week.

Check weather before heading out for the holiday

With ice storms across the state and snow in the Puget Sound area, drivers should prepare for winter driving conditions over the Thanksgiving weekend.

Cherry Point aquatic reserve management plan OK’d

Members of the Birch Bay community and various state environmental agencies and organizations met at Birch Bay State Park on a damp Thursday afternoon for the adoption of a management plan for the Cherry Point Aquatic Reserve.

Legion hosts Thanskgiving dinner

Those in need of a hot meal this holiday will not need to look any farther than the local American Legion Post #86’s annual community Thanksgiving dinner.

DUI patrols stepped up this month

Washington State Patrol will be increasing their DUI patrols throughout Whatcom County during the holiday season as part of their Drive Hammered, Get Nailed.

Blaine students earn AP awards

Eighteen students at Blaine high school have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP exams.

Port approves $52 million budget

Port of Bellingham commissioners have adopted a $52.3 million budget that includes nearly $40 million in capital projects and a 5 percent cut in port property tax revenues.

Ericksen selected as caucus whip

At their biennial reorganization meeting today, state Senate Republicans selected Senator-elect Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, as caucus whip.

School board sends bond intiative to ballot

After months of contemplation and planning the Blaine school board has taken the final step by voting to place a $32 million capital project bond initiative on the ballot next April.

Whatcom County program pairs volunteers with lonely seniors

The Whatcom County Interfaith Coalition’s Friendly Visitors program will offer a training session during April and May for individuals who wish to make a difference in the lives of isolated older adults.

County homeless agency buys Ferndale home

The purchase this month of a single-family home on a lot in Ferndale zoned multifamily is the first step in a plan by Interfaith Coalition of Whatcom County to raise money for development on the property of a duplex.

John Mutchler to host annual piano concert

Pianist Jon Mutchler will present his annual Christmas concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, December 5, at Semiahmoo Resort. The performance is in the hotel’s Seaview Lobby and is free.

Thu, Nov 18, 2010 

 

County unveils low-impact development plan

A draft low impact development plan for Birch Bay met with mixed reviews at a public meeting put on by the county’s planning and development services.

Council considers graduated sewer rate increases

Blaine ratepayers will see their monthly sewer bill increase beginning in 2011 but by how much is still unclear.

Recount likely for Linville-Buys race

The votes in the race for the 42nd district’s second representative will be recounted if tallies in the contest hold until the elections are certified next week.

In flight!

A black cormorant flies over Semiahmoo Bay last week.

Schools honor Blaine, Birch Bay, Custer vets

Schools honor Blaine, Birch Bay, Custer vets

Mount Vernon company buys Blaine Insurance

Employee Benefits Planning recently purchased Blaine Insurance and has brought on Rod Bring, Ray Westfall and Lori Wilson as principals.

Golden Nut company survives roaster fire

North Whatcom Fire and Rescue responded to a call at a Blaine nut factory on Tuesday, November 16 after a peanut roaster caught fire and triggered an automatic alarm.

Local beaches closed to varnish clam harvest

All Whatcom County beaches have been closed to the harvest of varnish clams after health officials found them to contain dangerous levels of paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) biotoxins.

Council seeks to fill vacancy left by Overstreet

Blaine City Council is now accepting applications to fill a vacancy on the city council’s ward 3, position 5 seat after former council member Jason Overstreet resigned last week.

Families in need should sign up now for turkeys

Low-income families in need of a complete Thanksgiving dinner will want to call the Family Services Center at Blaine high school this week in order to get on the list to receive one.


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