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Letters to the Editor - January 6-12, 2011


School Board Budget Meeting Brief

The Blaine school board will hold a budget work session this Thursday to discuss projected revenue reductions for 2010-2011.

Thank you, Tim!

American Idol star Tim Urban performed in Blaine Tuesday, January 4 to benefit the Blaine high school wind ensemble’s trip to Japan.

Match the Santa with the Business - Answer Key

Match the Santa with the Business - Answer Key

2010: The Year in Review

2010 was quiet a year for the country as well as Blaine and Birch Bay. The economy made slight but not unnoticeable gains, though unemployment was still on the minds of hundreds of thousands of Americans.

Board rules county zoning changes invalid

The Washington state growth board has ruled portions of Whatcom County’s comprehensive plan are invalid because they do not comply with state laws governing growth in rural areas.

Garbage rate increase sought in 2011

Residential garbage and recycling collection rates for Blaine and Birch Bay could increase next month if the state utilities and transportation commission approves.

Birds of winter

Mount Baker Club member Clifford Brown took this photo of a ptarmigan during a snowshoe trip at Mt. Baker.

Afghanistan combat veteran home for the holidays

With his family’s home off A Street in Blaine located just beside the truck crossing into Canada, it is ironic that Airman First Class Mike Starkovich’s profession in the U. S. Air Force is to protect the perimeter of a military installation as part of the security forces at the massive Bagram Airfield near Kabul, Afghanistan.

Young At Heart and kicking off 2011

Happy 2011 everybody! Didn’t the 2010 year pass quickly?

Health & Wellness: Make your resolutions a must

A new cycle starts fresh every year on January 1. We promise ourselves we’ll start eating better, work out, save more money, or otherwise improve upon the way we live our lives.

2011 Annual Birch Bay Polar Bear Plunge

2011 Annual Birch Bay Polar Bear Plunge

Blaine grads aim to help Kenyan orphanage

Ever since Blaine high school graduate Shanelle Freeman traveled to Kenya to help in a rural orphanage in 2008, just a few months after graduating, she has wanted to go back.


Barbara J. Dolph

Barbara J. Dolph, of Semiahmoo, Washington, passed away on December 30, 2010.


Lyncs’ Hommes too much for Borderites

Going into Tuesday night’s game against the undefeated Lynden Christian Lyncs, head girls’ basketball coach Jeremy Hinchey said he knew his team would have a fight on their hands.

College Bound Football Players

Two stars from the Borderite’s state tournament team of 2009 have made identical selections and are off to California to join their new football team.

Burk Takes the Helm of Borderite Softball

An off season of speculation and a two-month search ended December 17, when Blaine athletic director Wayne Vezzetti hired former Borderite assistant coach Alisa Burk to replace the departed Tim Esposito as head coach of girl’s softball at Blaine.

Lynden Christian demolishes Borderites 62-26

Fielding a team that featured nine players at least 6' 2" or taller and holding a 5-1 record that includes quality wins over Mount Baker and Squalicum, Lynden Christian seemed poised for another deep run in the 1A state basketball rankings coming into their Monday, January 3, contest with Blaine.

Borderite football stars honored

Blaine seniors Sean Allen, Todd Bird and Andrew Miller were honored for their football exploits even as they continue to forge through the Borderite basketball season.


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