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Letters to the Editor - June 16-22, 2011


Sandcastle contest this Saturday

Grab a shovel and a bucket and get ready for some down and dirty fun this weekend. The Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce’s annual sandcastle contest is set for Saturday, June 18.

Donations sought to make Fourth of July a blast

Organizers for this year’s Fourth of July event are seeking volunteers and donations to help make the holiday a blast.

Matt Adams joins Blaine Chiropractic

When Matt Adams and his wife, Cori Ann, were looking for a place to do business and start a family on the west coast, he said Blaine stuck out above the rest.

Prosecutor could seek plea deal in Birch Bay embezzlement case

The theft case of former Birch Bay Water and Sewer District treasurer Glenn Golay may not go to trial if a plea deal emerges from ongoing negotiations between the prosecution and defense.

Residents want more recreation, better walkability

More recreation, better walkability and maintaining a small-town quality of life were the top criteria expressed by Blaine residents at a recent meeting that focused on downtown development.

Blaine woman injured in accident

A Blaine woman drove her car into a ditch Sunday evening and allegedly assaulted a Washington State trooper who responded to the accident.


Captain Samuel Clemens, the skipper of the Plover ferry, awaits passengers for a trip across Drayton Harbor to Semiahmoo Spit last week.

Wheelchair-bound trip hits snag

James Barnett, r., and his sons Ben and Joel ride south on Portal Way on June 2 as part of a 55-day trip from Blaine to the Mexican border.

Flyin' High

A Caspian tern flies over Semiahmoo Bay last week.

Clothing bank seeks volunteers

Organizers for the St. Martin’s clothing bank said they are in urgent need of volunteers due to an increase in clients.

Town hall-style meetings seek community input

The city of Blaine will host two community meetings to hear comments or questions citizens might have.

Shooting range hosts open house

Those who want to try their hand at shooting will want to visit the Custer Sportsmen’s Club for their open house event this weekend.

Blaine school district reacts to state education cuts

Cuts to education funding from the state legislature were not quite as bad as Blaine school district officials were expecting, but tough choices remain as officials start working out the details of the 2011/2012 budget.

Kids Kamp

The Blaine police department provided a tour for enthralled youngsters from the Semiahmoo Kids Kamp on June 3.

Tickets on sale for Borderite opener at Qwest Field

Tickets for the 2011 Blaine Borderite season opener September 3 at Qwest Field in Seattle are now available.

Ski To Sea

Team “Whatcom Fit Kids” from Blaine participated in the Junior Ski to Sea race on May 21.

Encouraging bicycling, one rider at a time

The rains and overcast skies of winter have almost given way to the lush greens of summer and a sun that stays up long past most toddlers’ bed times. Summers in Whatcom County are spent outside, and one of the best ways to enjoy the outdoors is on a bike.

BBWSD discusses Lincoln Road and Verizon cell tower

The Lincoln Road waterline replacement project is one step closer to approval, now that the Birch Bay Water and Sewer District’s (BBWSD) small projects bidding procedures are back in line with state law.

Program removes derelict gear from local waters

Boaters, divers and others who encounter derelict fishing gear in Washington’s marine waters can report their findings using a new toll-free phone number: 855/542-3935.

Home tour features sustainable design

Those wanting to catch a glimpse of local sustainable homes and landscapes will want to go on Sustainable Connections’ ninth annual “Imagine This!” home and landscape tour next week.

Turn your staycation into a makeover

Big or small, a home improvement project can dramatically improve your living space and potentially lower your energy bills, too.

Hands Across the Border: Sunday, June 12

The 88th Annual Hands Across the Border Celebration

Blaine school bands receive high honors at festival

Blaine’s got music! Two buses, 115 students, 10 chaperones, one teacher and four adjudicators came together at Anacortes High School for the middle school segment of the San Juan Music Educators Large Group Festival last month.

Blaine High School graduation: June 13, 2011

County candidates gearing up for primary elections

The election-filing deadline has come and gone, and those running for office in Whatcom County are now preparing for the primary elections in August.

Council votes to allow electric vehicle stations

Drivers of electric vehicles could soon see charging stations and other amenities in the city of Blaine after an amendment approved by Blaine City Council.

Council OKs 1,013-home project

Blaine City Council unanimously approved plans for the Grandis Pond development, which could substantially increase the number of homes in the city of Blaine.

U.S. Border Patrol Report

Tne U.S. Border Patrol Report for May 29 through June 9


Borderites top New Westminster in spring scrimmage

With the questions about the 2011 edition of Borderite football as numerous as the possibilities, Blaine head football coach Jay Dodd’s biggest one on Thursday, June 9, was who might start at quarterback for the annual spring football scrimmage against New Westminster.


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