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Articles published Wed, May 11, 2011

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Letters to the Editor - May 12-18, 2011


Blaine woman, 75, killed in I-5 crash

A 75-year-old Blaine woman was killed Tuesday when the vehicle she was traveling in was hit by a semi-trailer truck on I-5 near Snohomish.

International designer hosts solo show at Loomis Hall

Lib Tech, Volcom designer Matt French to show personal and professional works.

Tabletop Shoppe grand opening Friday, May 20

A Blaine store offering local chocolates, gourmet and specialty foods and unique kitchen items will host a grand opening next week.

Supreme court rules in favor of fire district

The Washington State Supreme Court has handed down a 6-3 ruling in favor of North Whatcom Fire and Rescue, ending a five-year dispute between the fire district and Whatcom County over fire emergency coverage for proposed housing developments in Semiahmoo and Birch Bay.

City may lower impact fees for small business

New small businesses in Blaine may not have to pay for street frontage improvements if an amendment to the city’s building regulations is approved by the city council.

City reviews fireworks ordinance

The city of Blaine is more lenient with its fireworks ordinance than the state of Washington allows, a recent review found.

Environmental groups discuss Cherry Point terminal impacts

Roughly 150 people showed up at Bellingham High School last week to hear presentations on the possible negative effects of the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal and learn how the public can influence the project’s permitting process.

Girl scouts go to San Francisco

Blaine’s Girl Scout Troop 41655 joined more than 5,400 scouts from 13 states last weekend to walk across one of the country’s most famous bridges as part of their 30th annual “Golden Gate Bridging” in San Francisco.

Blaine clean-up day May 21

The city of Blaine has scheduled its annual clean-up day from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at C Street between Third and Fourth streets.

Beaches closed to shellfish harvesting

Marine biotoxins that cause paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) have been detected at dangerously high levels in shellfish samples collected from Whatcom County beaches, Whatcom County Health Department officials reported last Friday.

NWPRD seeks class instructors

Northwest Park and Recreation District #2 is looking for qualified instructors to lead activities and teach educational and activity classes. Class and activity proposals are now being accepted for summer 2011 sess

Mature Living Special Section:Kidneys perform less glamorous, yet vital role

While media give plenty of attention to heart disease and cancer, more than 20 million Americans have kidney disease. Although there isn’t much glamour in kidneys, it is imperative that you pay attention to yours.

Mature Living Special Section:Event offers information on Parkinson’s disease

The Adult Day Health Center (ADHC) at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center addresses Parkinson’s Disease as the next topic in its lecture series, “Facing the Challenges of Aging.”

Stormwater improvements slated for Birch Point

The Charel Terrace area of Semiahmoo will receive stormwater improvements that Whatcom County Public Works hopes will reduce flooding and help to clean water as it flows out to Semiahmoo Bay.

Plant sale to benefit local farm program

Cascade Cuts will open its wholesale nursery to the public Saturday, May 21.

U.S. Border Patrol Report

The U.S. Border Patrol Report for May 12-18


Kay Walker

Herbert Carlson

Natalie Margaret Campbell - July 7, 1920 – May 4, 2011

Donna A. Miller - May 31, 1933 – May 6, 2011


Borderites win play-in game, lose in round of districts

Much like last season, the plucky, indomitable will of the Blaine baseball team would not allow themselves to sit out post-season activities in 2011.

Girls track readies for third run at title

With the 2A sub-district meet coming up this week, Blaine’s girls track team seems poised to challenge last year’s 2A state champion and arch-rival, Sehome, as the season winds down.

Borderites’ doubles lead way for girls’ tennis

...and other Borderite sports briefs


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