Articles published Thu, Aug 5, 2010
Letters to the Editor - August 5 - 11, 2010
Lighthouse Point facility illuminated by artistic sculptures
Sculptures are part of the new treatment facility’s goal to blend in aesthetically to its prominent location in one of Blaine’s most popular parks.
Drayton Harbor Days, raft race, this Saturday
Pirates of all sorts will descend upon Blaine Marina this weekend for the annual Drayton Harbor Days celebration.
$33 million water reclamation facility grand opening Friday
Starting this week the city of Blaine will be operating one of the cleanest sewer treatment plants in the state.
Crews to close southbound I-5
Work to continue until August 20
City celebrates re-opening of skate park
Ribbon cutting ceremony scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday, August 9.
Young At Heart
Officials open new Peace Arch port of entry to traffic
Travelers crossing into the United States at the Peace Arch border crossing will find U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have transitioned their operations into the new port of entry facility, which opened Saturday, July 31.
Report flags three local beaches
The Cottonwood Beach area in Birch Bay has been identified as one of three Whatcom County saltwater beaches that do not meet state clean water standards, according to a Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) report.
Biking Birch Bay
Image of Biking Birch Bay
Meeting to present public input on tourism
Birch Bay area residents are invited to hear results from a facilitated brainstorming session on tourism development.
Explore Whatcom County shorelines
Those who are looking for a way to explore Whatcom County’s shorelines will want to attend an educational event at Birch Bay State Park this Sunday.
Boys & Girls Clubs close for summer
All branches of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County will be closed beginning August 18 as they prepare for the 2010/ 2011 calendar school year.
State primary election set for August 17
As the August 17 primary election approaches, residents of Washington’s 42nd legislative district have a number of candidates from which to choose.
City seeks applicants for planning commission
The city of Blaine is currently accepting applications for a vacant seat on the planning commission.
Image from gardeners market.
Biking for life!
Image of Members of the Texas 4,000 cycling team.
To strengthen your local economy, eat local food
By eating locally sourced foods, we strengthen the bond between local farmers and our communities, stay connected to the seasons in our part of the world, promote crop diversity, and minimize the energy intensive, greenhouse-gas-emitting transportation of food from one part of the world to another.
Tennis tourny to benefit local-based Kenya charity
The Semiahmoo Tennis Association has scheduled a charity tennis tournament and auction on Saturday, August 14 to benefit the local non-profit, Project Education, Inc.
Fecal coliform levels close beaches at Semiahmoo spit
Whatcom County health officials have closed beaches along Semiahmoo spit.
Ribbon cutting August 6
The city of Blaine will celebrate completion of its Lighthouse Point Water Reclamation Facility (LPWRF) with a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. Friday, August 6.