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Letters to the Editor: November 17 - November 23, 2011

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Crawford, Kremen win county council seats, parks levy fails despite majority yes vote

Outgoing Whatcom County executive Pete Kremen appears to have won the Whatcom County Council race against incumbent Tony Larson, as has county council member Sam Crawford against opponent Christina Maginnis.

Data: Blaine supported parks levy more than Birch Bay

Signs advertising the Northwest Park and Recreation District #2 levy can still be seen in some places throughout Blaine and Birch Bay, standing on a yard sign or hanging crookedly from a chain-link fence.

City council approves major changes to landscaping regulations

Potential developers in Blaine have a new set of landscaping regulations to follow after a Blaine City Council vote Monday night.

Custer art glass studio is one of a kind

Artist Jenny Reich started working with stained glass decades ago. Then, some six or seven years back, she switched to a “warm” medium – fused glass. She’s never looked back, and in fact, she’s still looking forward.

Blaine, Birch Bay supported Ericksen, Larson over Louws, Kremen

State Senator Dough Ericksen may have conceded the Whatcom County Executive race to former Lynden mayor Jack Louws, but voting precinct numbers show Ericksen would have won if the election had been limited to Blaine and Birch Bay.

Send in your designs for Let’s Move! Blaine! logos

In September, the Blaine City Council unanimously passed a referendum supporting the national initiative Let’s Move! by declaring Blaine a Let’s Move! city.

Observing wildlife in its natural habitat

All manner of creatures inhabit the forests and fields of northwest Washington, and late fall/early winter is a good time to catch a glimpse of the state’s wildlife.

Cherry Point emergency drill set for Friday

BP will conduct an emergency response drill from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, November 18, at the Cherry Point Refinery.

Habitat for Humanity plans benefit concert in Blaine

The Whatcom County branch of Habitat for Humanity will hold its Love in Action benefit concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, November 19, at the Blaine Performing Arts Center.

Bellingham construction company lauded for BP Cherry Point facility

Dawson Construction was presented with a 2011 Distinguished Project Award by the Northwest Construction Consumer Council (NWCCC) on November 2, in the private projects over $10 million category, for its work on the BP Cherry Point maintenance facility relocation in Blaine.

Sights of Fall

Fall colors and a seabird diving for food off of Semiahmoo last week

Silver Reef announces smoke-free additions

The Silver Reef Hotel Casino Spa has added a new space for nonsmoking guests to its gaming area.

U.S. Border Patrol Report

The U.S. Border Patrol Report for October 31 to November 5

obituaries

Leonard (Len) Helton Sr. February 28, 1945 - November 13, 2011

police

Police Reports: November 9 - 15, 2011

Police reports from the Blaine Police Department for November 9 - 15, 2011

sports

Catching up with Super Mario

After facing the Blaine Borderites’ aggressive ground-and-pound offense, there is one name all opposing teams remember: Mario Gobbato. Arguably the face of the Borderites offensive squad, Gobbato rushed for a spectacular 2,669 yards this season. For reference, that is just nine yards shy of the all-time state 2A class season rushing record, set by Ferndale’s Matthias Wilson in 1997.

 

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