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Letters to the Editor - March 17-23, 2011


Canine chiropractor helps set dogs straight

When one of Grace Luken’s goats had a crooked neck, she turned to Blaine’s newest medical professional – an animal chiropractor – to set things straight.

Water district strengthens financial controls

The Birch Bay Water and Sewer District has begun tightening up its financial procedures as details emerge on how former treasurer Glenn Golay was allegedly able to embezzle an estimated $469,000 from a district travel expense account over the last seven years.

Catch of the day!

A bald eagle scores a fish from Semiahmoo Bay last week.

Wings Over Water festival this weekend

Those with an affinity for birds will want to attend this weekend’s 9th annual Wings Over Water festival in downtown Blaine and Semiahmoo.

Bite of Blaine samples local flavor

Those who want to take a bite of local flavor will want to attend the Blaine Chamber of Commerce’s annual Bite of Blaine event Monday.

School budget forum Tuesday

This Tuesday, the Blaine school district will host a public forum to discuss the budget challenges the district will face for the 2011/2012 school year.

Volunteers needed for Birch Bay race

Organizers with the 5th Annual Birch Bay Road Race are seeking six to eight volunteers to help monitor aid stations, the finish line and hand out medals next week.

Way to go!

Blaine Youth Basketball recently hosted its annual boys basketball tournament.

Local residents speak out on SSA project

A recent addition to Tuesday’s county council meeting agenda calling for a resolution in support of the proposed Gateway Pacific terminal was abruptly pulled on the advice of the county’s attorney.

Home Improvement Special Section: Local roofer says spring is time to plan for repairs

According to one local roofing expert, spring is the best time to begin considering roof and gutter repairs or start planning for a complete roof replacement.

Start digging!

City and project officials with Mercer Distribution Services pose for a photo during a groundbreaking ceremony.


Baseball season warms up in Blaine

Despite the graduation of Kyle Olason, the team’s star left-handed pitcher, Blaine high school baseball coach Gary Clausen is confident in the crop of three seniors he hopes will make up the core of this season’s team.

Optimism abounds for Blaine track

Spring in Blaine has become synonymous with warming weather, green leaves, flowers and strong finishes at the state 2A track and field meets. Weeks from the first day of spring, the Borderite track and field team began workouts February 28.

Blaine wrestling wraps up for the season

The Blaine High School Wrestling team qualified six wrestlers for the state tournament held in the Tacoma Dome on February 18 and 19.

Lyncs scratch away at Blaine

The Lyncs of Lynden Christian high school kept Blaine goalie Caspar Harezlak busy in Tuesday’s boys soccer game at the Pipeline fields, eventually securing a 2-0 win against the Borderites in their first game of the season.


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