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Articles published Wed, Jul 8, 2009

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Letters to the Editor July 9 - 15, 2009


Blaine Fourth of July 2009 celebration slideshow

New CBP director known for his extra efforts

Greg Alvarez, Blaine Port Director for Customs and Border Protection (CBP), likes to get involved. Shortly after moving to his new post in April, an SUV was stopped at the border and inspectors discovered a hidden compartment that contained a load of ecstasy-like BZP pills.

Blaine jazz festival features return of MaD Fusion

The eighth annual Blaine Jazz Festival sponsored by the Pacific Arts Association begins on Saturday, July 11, with a repeat concert by the very popular group MaD Fusion and continues through the following Saturday, July 18, with a street fair and a five hour open-air concert by festival students at both the G Street and H Street plazas.

Library levy would maintain services

When Tim Eyman’s property tax capping initiative 747 was approved by voters in 2001, Whatcom County Library Service (WCLS) officials figured they had enough reserve funding to cushion them for several more years to come.

News in Brief

Website details Birch Bay park events • Long waits ahead for EDL applicants • Birch Bay man opens mobile nail salon • Garden contest open to county residents

Second Haynie Opry performance July 11

Golden landscaping a way to go ‘green’

During the summer, lawns throughout Blaine and Birch Bay reflect varying shades of green, golden or brown colors depending on the type of lawn care.

Stroke clinic offered on July 30

Blaine’s Free Church Unitarian will be hosting a stroke screening clinic on Thursday, July 30 beginning at 9 a.m. The church is located at 1218 Harrison street.

Young at Heart

Find out what's going on at the Blaine Senior Center

New veteran’s clinic opens in Mount Vernon

The grand opening and dedication ceremony for the Mount Vernon Community Based Out Patient Clinic (CBOC) was July 2.

Rebuilding a life and a home in Birch Bay

When the fire gutted her family’s three-bedroom home in Birch Bay last month, Tatiana Kondratyuk watched from the yard in disbelief.

Pizza Factory shines with Silver Platter Award

Nooksack River Casino opens amphitheater

Nooksack River Casino will host a concert series at its new 3,000-seat amphitheater this summer beginning with a free Classic Rock Festival on July 18.


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