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Letters to the Editor - March 3-9, 2011


Walsh Marine takes over Westman Marine site

A long-time shipyard worker has taken over the former Westman Marine business at the end of Marine Drive in Blaine.

District mulls tough choices

Blaine school administrators have served warning that the 2011-2012 budget will involve painful personnel and program cuts.

Port lowers moorage rates for fishing vessels

Port of Bellingham commissioners have put the cap on a months-long saga regarding moorage rates for commercial fishing vessels by voting 3-0 to reduce rates by $1 per foot for all port-owned marinas.

Wings Over Water festival takes flight March 19

One of the world’s most recognized authorities on waterfowl will visit Blaine this month for the city’s annual Wings Over Water (WOW) birding festival.

On the ball!

Blaine high school girls practice for their upcoming softball season.

Census: Birch Bay grows by 70 percent

Birch Bay had the greatest population growth percentage-wise of any Whatcom County community other than Glacier, according to recently released 2010 census data.

Blaine CORE offers classes

While many folks are interested in putting in fruit, (and it is a great idea!) fear of the unknown keeps them from moving forward with their plans.

Taking a walk...

Blaine residents Ron Synder and Cathy Taggett take a walk with their new horse “Sly,” a registered American Paint and Quarter Horse.

Group to study border wait times

The Border Policy Research Institute (BPRI) at Western Washington University has received $49,000 in funding to conduct field research on wait times and lane reconfiguration at the border.

Meeting discusses school bond issue

Those wanting to know more about the Blaine school district’s capital bond project will want to attend a meeting with superintendent Ron Spanjer next week.

Blaine grads make dean’s list

Two Blaine high school graduates have made the dean’s list at University of Washington.

The state of Blaine schools

Blaine high school principal Scott Ellis points out a patched hole in one of the facility’s ceilings to visitors during a public tour last wee

Home Improvement Section: As remodel season begins, start your checklist now

For many homeowners, the return of warm weather signals that time of year to launch the long-awaited home remodeling or backyard patio project.

Home Improvement Section: Home and garden show features live improv, Ciscoe

This year’s annual Whatcom County Home & Garden Show promises to be more than just plumbing and landscaping.

Birch Bay Marathon

Blaine resident Cheryl Fischer, r., was one of nearly 350 runners who participated in the Birch Bay Marathon last weekend, earning participatory medals.

Cherry Point Gateway Pacific Terminal Forum

More than 200 people packed Bellingham’s Norway Hall last Wednesday to listen to a forum on the proposed Cherry Point Gateway Pacific Terminal. The forum was sponsored by the Whatcom Democrats.

Man runs naked through Custer

A Custer man broke into a home east of Birch Bay last week all while under the influence of drugs, covered in mud and nearly naked, a Whatcom County sheriff’s deputy alleged.

NWFR firefighters promoted

North Whatcom Fire and Rescue Service (NWFRS) promoted three firefighters to the position of lieutenant its recent commissioners meeting on Thursday, February 17, at Station 61 in Blaine.


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