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Letters to the Editor - March 31 - April 6, 2011


Local woman to ‘tweet’ space shuttle launch

A local woman will be one of only a few Americans chosen to be part of a two-day “Tweetup” event hosted by NASA at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida this month.

Plan would enhance Marine Park shoreline

Visitors to Marine Park could see more shoreline access and park enhancements if a proposal by the city’s planning department is approved by Blaine City Council.

Fire district threatens legal action to collect fees

Construction is underway on four storage buildings on Birch Bay-Lynden Road, but the North Whatcom Fire and Rescue Service (NWFRS) could prevent occupation of the buildings if the owner does not pay the necessary fire mitigation fees.

County seeking bids for Lincoln Road

Whatcom County public works has gone out for bid for the Lincoln Road improvement project as the Birch Bay Water and District prepares to do its own work on a waterline running beneath the road.

A walk on the beach

Birch Bay resident Crystal Reimer took this photo of her husband and two children walking at Birch Bay during low tide.

Guide highlights Whatcom County food, farms

Bellingham non-profit Sustainable Connections announced the 2011 release of the free Whatcom Food & Farm Finder, the region’s comprehensive guide and map to local food and agriculture that helps connect eaters hungry for fresh food and good grub.

Port rejects marine proposals

The Port of Bellingham has decided to decline all business proposals for the former Westman Marine site at the end of Marine Drive in Blaine.

An honored visit

Students with the Blaine Theatre Troupe got a visit from Holocaust survivor Noemie Ban in preparation for their upcoming play “The Diary of Anne Frank,” by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett.

Blaine man arrested in alleged burglary, arson

Bellingham police arrested a 21-year-old Blaine man on Tuesday after an alleged crime spree in downtown Bellingham that included attempted burglary and setting a van on fire.

‘Mom and pop’ businesses recognized this week

Six local “mom and pop” businesses were recognized Tuesday along with 90 other businesses county-wide as part of National Mom And Pop Business Day.

Driver unhurt in I-5 semi truck rollover

Washington State Patrol responded to a semi truck accident that closed both northbound lanes of I-5 for about two hours near mile marker 272 last Thursday.

Jerry Gay speaks at Village Books

Former The Northern Light contributor Jerry Gay spoke last week at Village Books. Gay is a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist and the author of the book “Seeing Reality.”

Blaine Builder Award

The Wings Over Water festival committee with Washington Brant Foundation president Maynard Axelson, c., after he received the Blaine Builder Award from Blaine City Council Monday.

Despite cuts, Peace Arch park keeps blooming

More than 25 volunteers and supporters of Peace Arch State Park from both sides of the border attended a pot luck luncheon on Tuesday, March 29, to meet officials with the State of Washington Parks Department during their annual visit.

County OK’s traffic light design work

A traffic light at the intersection of Birch Bay-Lynden Road and Portal Way is one step closer to reality after the county council unanimously voted Tuesday night to pay an Everett-based firm to design and engineer the $2 million project.

Charity in need of hygiene items

The Blaine Family Service Center, which provides families within the Blaine school district with a variety of services, is in need of hygiene and household products such as: toilet paper, deodorant, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, laundry detergent, dish detergent, paper towels, household cleaners and personal hygiene products.

DVD explores shoreline living

The Whatcom County Marine Resources Committee’s Shore Stewards program is offering a free guidebook and DVD on shoreline living to Whatcom County residents when they join.

DOR warns against phone scam

Scammers posing as Washington Department of Revenue (DOR) employees are calling Washington businesses to direct them to a bogus international phone number that charges them for the call.

Adelstein announces bid for county auditor

Debbie Adelstein, the chief deputy auditor, has announced her candidacy for Whatcom County auditor. Adelstein brings six years of senior experience to the office as the chief deputy of the auditor’s office.

U.S. Border Patrol Report

U.S. Border Patrol Report


Late-inning errors push Lyncs ahead of Borderites

The Lynden Christian (LC) Lyncs broke Blaine’s baseball team’s two-game winning streak on Monday with late-inning scores that capitalized on key Borderite errors.

Borderite injuries highlight double-header losses

Blaine head softball coach Alisa Burk got a good look at the youth movement of her Borderites as they faced 3A power Mount Vernon in Blaine’s home opener at Pipeline Fields Tuesday, March 22.

Borderites slam Cubs in 6-1 tennis win

Blaine seniors Katey Conway and Samantha Nault continued their dominant tennis performances in Monday’s 6-1 Northwest Conference victory over the Sedro-Woolley Cubs at Blaine high school.

Borderites shine at Bedlington Invitational

In the stiffest competition they have faced this season, including the girls’ first opportunity to face the team that dethroned them as state champions, the Borderites won significant events at the Dick Bedlington Twilight Invitational at Lynden high school, Friday, March 26.


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