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Letters to the Editor - June 2 - 8, 2011


City develops plans for I-5 southbound off-ramp

Motorists driving southbound on I-5 through the U.S./Canadian border will have a second chance to access the city if plans for a new interchange are completed.

County council OKs horses on Birch Bay Drive

Horse-drawn carriages could soon become a common sight on Birch Bay Drive now that Whatcom County Council has changed an ordinance allowing their presence year-round.

Birch Bay deputy takes leave of absence

Citing health issues, Birch Bay neighborhood deputy Cliff Langley is going on leave for an extended length of time.

BBWSD could nix Lincoln Road pipe work

After weeks of discussion, Birch Bay Water and Sewer District (BBWSD) officials may not replace the 35-year-old water line under Lincoln Road during road improvements this summer.

Tall ships to visit Blaine this summer

Washington state’s official tall ship, Lady Washington, and her companion ship, Hawaiian Chieftain, will make brief stops in Blaine and Anacortes as they begin their summer tour of Puget Sound waters.

Blaine home wins award for design

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) recently honored two Washington state contractors with national awards.

Gardeners market, Plover kick off summer season

Both the Blaine Saturday Gardeners Market and the Plover Ferry started their seasons within the last week

City of Blaine Yard of the Week winners

Recent winners for the city of Blaine Yard of the Week award

Local groups honor Memorial Day

Local veterans' groups celebrated Memorial Day last weekend

Summer gardening: Plan before planting

Even though I knew better, I did it anyway. It was so easy. I was in a local nursery looking at perennials, even though I wasn’t ready to plant flowers in my garden.

Blaine High School recognition night May 24, 2011

Blaine High School held their student recognition night on May 24.

Drumming up business

Blaine Chamber of Commerce member Pam Baily, c., along with her husband, David, promoted Blaine as a place to do business at a Vancouver Board of Trade event last week in Vancouver.

Blaine woman spearheads post-prison nonprofit group

Blaine resident Kim Burkhardt recently founded a national nonprofit whose goal is to connect grassroots organizations that work with former prisoners to help them become productive members of society.

Feds mistakenly list building for sale

The federal government has announced plans to sell off unused property across the country, but the single federal building listed as unused in Blaine no longer exists.

Fire districts will meet to discuss consolidation

The boards of both North Whatcom Fire and Rescue and Fire District 4 will meet on Thursday to hammer out the details of a contract that would consolidate their services.

U.S. Border Patrol Report

The U.S. Border Patrol Report for May 20 - May 24


Wallen wins 2A state golf championship

When he led the state tournament after the first round last season, then-freshman Ryan Wallen was an unknown commodity around the state. After leading, Wallen slipped in the final round to finish second.

Morrison wins two titles, Blaine girls finish third at state

It wasn’t the march to the award stand she remembered from the previous two seasons, but Blaine junior Cherish Morrison was able to mine satisfaction out of a challenging 2011 state track and field meet.


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