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Letters to the Editor - November 4-10, 2010


2010 Election Results

2010 Election Results

Birch Bay rezone to allow more homes

Whatcom County Council has approved a measure that puts 789 acres near Birch Bay one step closer to being rezoned to allow more houses per acre.

Republicans take control of U.S. House, 42nd district

Election results are in, and Republicans riding a wave of populist support appear to have taken all the seats in Washington state’s 42nd legislative district in addition to taking control of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Council to discuss property tax hike

Those wanting to comment on the city of Blaine’s proposed 2011 budget will want to attend the next council meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, November 8.


Ron Snyder and Allie Ryser perform accordian music at the Good Samaritan Society - Stafholt center during their Octoberfest celebration last month.

Port of Bellingham unveils 2011 budget

The Port of Bellingham board of commissioners will hear a presentation about the port’s 2011 budget during their regular meeting at 3 p.m., Tuesday, in the Harbor Center at 1801 Roeder Avenue.

Free tax workshop offered for businesses

The Bellingham office of the Washington State Department of Revenue is hosting a free workshop for new and small business owners from 1 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, November 9, at the Washington State Patrol/ Washington State Dept. of Transportation Conference Room, located at 3920 Airport Way in Bellingham.

Border agent gets 2 years probation

A former immigration agent based at the Peace Arch border crossing has been sentenced to two years of probation for importing steroids.

Loomis Hall Gallery celebrates fall with art, concerts

Loomis Hall Gallery is celebrating autumn with a solo art exhibit and piano concert featuring Beethoven’s “Archduke” and Dvorak’s “Opus 65.”

City OKs $43,000 for airport cul-de-sac

In its regular meeting October 25, Blaine City Council has approved a $43,000 amendment to a design contract with Reichhardt & Ebe to develop a new street segment on the south side of the former municipal airport.

Author of Ed Sullivan biography to speak in Blaine

Fans of The Ed Sullivan Show will want to attend a special two-hour event featuring New York newspaper columnist Gerald Nachman, author of ”Right Here On Our Stage Tonight! Ed Sullivan’s America,” the biography of Sullivan.

Notes from the Blaine senior center

The Blaine senior center hosts regular free creative writing classes for members.

Coffee of the month

The Woods Coffee in Birch Bay Square will be featuring 100 percent Kenyan coffee as their whole bean coffee of the month for November.

Thrift store has unique business model

Birch Bay resident K.C. Dishon, l., with her sister-in-law, Jayme Jacobs in her Dollar Thrift Store at Grandview Business Park.

Local angel group seeks entrepreneurs

The Bellingham Angels are a local group of investors dedicated to providing equity capital to early and mid-stage entrepreneurial companies in the Pacific Northwest, with an emphasis on Whatcom, Skagit and Island counties.

Chamber elects new directors

The Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce recently elected their new board of directors during their last general meeting, October 19.

NSEA schedules work party Nov. 20

The Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association (NSEA) and the Chums of Terrrell Creek volunteer group have scheduled a work party to restore native trees and shrubs.

Young At Heart: Cold, windy days and warm hearts

Another year grows calmly old What promises new November brings, beyond the cold and windy days, and icy snow which well may fall.


Triumph to tragedy: Sehome stuns Blaine in last half

So fragile is the line between victory and defeat.

Swimmer makes it to districts for third consecutive year

For most of the season, Blaine junior Jaren Walker’s swimming exploits fly under the radar of the larger high school athletic community.

Blaine runners advance to state championship

Blaine sophomore Eddie Fontes will accompany junior Kiersten Sigfusson on her third trip to the 2A state championship cross-country meet in Pasco this weekend.


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