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Articles published Wed, Mar 9, 2011

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Letters to the Editor - March 10-16, 2011


SSA agreement could bring 24 million tons of coal

Seattle-based SSA Marine, which operates 125 shipping terminals across the globe, has entered into an agreement with Peabody Energy to export up to 24 million tons of coal annually through the proposed Gateway Pacific terminal just south of BP’s Cherry Point Refinery.

Jerry Gay to speak in Bellingham March 18

At the age of 12, Jerry Gay had already decided he wanted to be either a minister, a photographer, a firefighter and or a football star.

Home Improvement Special Section: Local woman has unique style

Zebra stripe duct tape, hub caps, crab pots and old sardine cans might seem unlikely materials for home decor, but for Chelsea Fischer, of Blaine, they are as good as gold.

City sells 3-acre airport parcel for $750,000

Blaine residents could see three acres of airport land developed into an $1.1 million 11,000-square foot distribution facility within the next few months.

Linville to run for Bellingham mayor

Former state representative Kelli Linville has announced she will run for mayor of Bellingham against incumbent Dan Pike in this year’s election.

T.C. Trading buys Blaine buildings

Blaine-based cold storage company T.C. Trading has closed a $1.5 million purchase on two warehouse buildings at Odell and Pipeline roads.

Ready, set...

A Blaine elementary student gets ready to launch candy with a popsicle-stick catapult he built during a March 2 educational program sponsored by the Whatcom County Library System.

Program offers energy assistance

The Opportunity Council’s Energy Assistance program is still scheduling appointments by phone for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

Renowned penguin expert to speak at WoW festival

If you get a chance to ask Frank Todd, aviculturist, author and world-renowned waterfowl and penguin expert, what his favorite species of bird is at next weekend’s Wings Over Water (WOW) birding festival, chances are you won’t get a straight answer.

Young At Heart: Senior center welcomes spring

What a wonderful time is Spring’s arriving. We had an amazing mild winter after all with plenty of rain, instead of snow.

WoW to feature build-your-own birdhouse workshops

For the first time in the festival’s nine-year history, children of all ages will be able to build their own birdhouses at the Wings Over Water (WOW) birding festival on March 19.


New Coach Burk leads fastpitch youth movement

After an off-season of speculation and a two-month search, Blaine high school athletic director Wayne Vezzetti announced on December 17 the hiring of Borderite assistant coach Alisa Burk to replace departed girl’s softball head coach Tim Esposito.

Sophomore Wallen leads Borderites golf team

What a difference a year can make.


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