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Letters to the Editor -- July 28, 2005


YoungAt Heart

Whatan awesome bunch we have at the senior center! And whata truly great center we have here in Blaine. It is awonderful place to renew – spiritually...


Thefollowing students from Blaine have been named to theDean’s List at the University of Washington forthe spring quarter.

Redtide closure lifted except for Drayton Harbor

DraytonHarbor is the only Whatcom County beach currently closeddue to the potential risk of paralytic shellfish poisoningor “red tide.” Healthdepartment...

Comeone, come all to the Icelandic picnic

TheBlaine city council has declared July 30, as IcelandicHeritage Day. On this date, the Blaine Icelandic HeritageSociety is renewing the annual Icelandic...

Thismilk is f-f-f-fab-b-b-bulous

Graceand Tim Lukens, owners of Grace Harbor Farms, a small55-dairy goat operation in Custer, have a reason to celebrate.This July, they received the first...

Salmonmake small comeback

ANooksack Salmon Enhancement Association (NSEA) employeemade an unexpected discovery earlier this year that couldindicate an improvement in the health ...

Realestate taxes jump sky-high

The mid-yearreport on Blaine’s finances is mostly what city finance staffwas expecting, with a standout exception: the real estate excisetax collected...

Councilrelaxes sign ordinance

JasonOverstreet has won city council approval for the kind ofchanges to the Blaine sign ordinance he says he needs tomake his business thrive.

Housingstarts raising sewer capacity concerns

Record-breakingbuilding starts are of equal parts concern and celebrationwhen they’repaired with a debilitated and outdated sewer plant.

Schoolboard approves 2005-2006 budget

TheBlaine school board voted this past Monday to pass a$17.8 million budget for the 2005-2006 fiscal year.


Police Report -- July 28, 2005


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