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Letters to the Editor: January 12 - January 18, 2012

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Three arrested after Blaine cocaine bust

Three Canadian citizens are being held in Seattle after being arrested while allegedly trying to smuggle cocaine across the U.S./Canadian border in east Blaine.

City of Blaine given permission to access Martin property

After public outcry against outright acquisition of private property in east Blaine, Blaine City Council has voted to approve an agreement that will allow survey crews onto the land.

County starts search for Cherry Point terminal study consultants

Whatcom County planning staff have officially started to search for a private consultant to conduct the extensive environmental review of the $600 million shipping terminal proposed for Cherry Point.

Birch Point stormwater upgrades completed

A recently completed stormwater improvement project will hopefully lead to less flooding for residents in an area on Birch Point, on the northern tip of Birch Bay.

2011 Year in Review: Part two

A review of July through December of 2011

Upgrades and improvements for BBWSD in 2011

In 2011, the district raised and upgraded the fire hydrants along Lincoln Road and replaced 60 feet of four-inch plastic pipe with 8-inch ductile iron pipe on Shintaffer Road.

2011 dominated by Gateway Pacific Terminal

Besides the long, drawn-out election cycle, one of the biggest issues for 2011 has been the proposed coal terminal at Cherry Point.

Newest city council members discuss Blaine

The new year brought many changes to countywide government, but the shuffling of elected officials was not limited to the Whatcom County Courthouse.

Health and Wellness Special Section: Ballroom dancing classes begin this week

Starting this week, ballroom dancing lessons will be available in this area. Sisters Megan and Wendy Bloom from Bellingham will be teaching classes in American-style waltz, foxtrot, tango, cha cha, rumba, East Coast swing, West Coast swing, salsa and night club two-step.

Health and Wellness Special Section: Finding a properly fitting bra

How many times have you gone into a department store and spent way too much money, only to buy a bra that doesn’t fit quite right? It might look nice, but it doesn’t offer enough support or it’s just not that comfortable – it rides up, digs, pokes and leaves marks until you’re exasperated.

Volunteers needed for annual math competition

The Blaine school district and the ConocoPhillips Ferndale refinery need volunteers to lend a hand at the 2012 Northwest Washington State High School Math Championship Saturday, February 4, at the Blaine schools’ campus.

Young at Heart: January

Happy 2012, everybody! Last year passed quickly, slipping away into the mist of years gone by. It was not unexpected, and nothing delayed it. A new year appeared with the renewal of hopes, promises and good-intended resolutions.

obituaries

Heather Nicole Earl: March 10, 1988 – January 4, 2012

Heather Nicole Earl, 23, passed away quietly at home surrounded by family and friends on January 4.

Colonel Richard C. Rich (Retired)

Colonel Richard C. Rich (Retired), 73, formerly of Boise, Idaho, passed away suddenly January 3, 2012, in Bellingham, Washington.

police

Police Reports: January 5 - January 10, 2012

Police reports from the Blaine Police Department for January 5 - January 10, 2012

sports

Blaine wrestling defeats Lynden 51-24; takes fourth at Snohomish Panther Classic

Blaine’s high school wrestling team defeated Lynden 51-24 in a Northwest Conference victory on Wednesday, January 4.

Late surge falls just short for Borderite girls

Burlington-Edison bumped the Blaine girls’ basketball team down from its first place Northwest Conference (NWC) perch following a 56-51 Tigers victory at Burlington-Edison High School on Tuesday, January 10.

Lopsided second half spells trouble for Blaine

Despite holding a 17-12 halftime lead, the Blaine boys’ basketball team lost 48-34 to Burlington-Edison on Tuesday, January 10 at Blaine High School.

the-lighthouse-blog

Blaine school district officials to conduct tour of high school science building

Blaine school district officials will be conducting two tours of the Blaine High School science building in January in order to better inform residents about how the proposed $3 million bond initiative will be spent.

 

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