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Articles published Wed, Feb 1, 2012

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Letters to the Editor: February 2 - February 8, 2012


City officials narrow down candidates for Blaine public works director

After months of reviewing applications and preliminary interviews, Blaine city staff have narrowed the field of potential public works directors down to four.

City lauded for work against domestic violence

The city of Blaine has been recognized as one of the first cities in Whatcom County to implement language specifically addressing domestic violence into its employee policies.

Troubled Birch Bay properties piquing developers’ interest

Many large-scale properties in the Birch Bay area have been sold at a relative steal after Bellingham-based Trillium Corporation defaulted on numerous land development loans.

BBWSD makes district code accessible online

Pages upon pages of Birch Bay Water and Sewer District (BBWSD) code are now available online on a searchable website similar to Wikipedia.

Still no decision on NWFR administrative offices move

North Whatcom Fire and Rescue (NWFR) commissioners want to take a closer look at renovating fire station 63 before deciding to move the fire district’s main offices.

City officials unveil plan for Blaine community center pavilion

A number of local community groups are banding together to raise funds to build a new pavilion to be attached to the Blaine community center.

Blaine Studio Tour puts out final call for artists

Blaine’s annual Art Studio Tour is still months away, but tour organizers have announced their final call for artists who want to participate in the event.

Ballots mailed out last week

The Whatcom County Auditor has mailed ballots for the February 14 election and they are expected to be in all registered voters’ mail boxes by the end of this week.


Josephine Naomi O’Rourk Sewright: September 17, 1918 - January 24, 2012

Mom left us on January 24at Mt. Baker Care Center in Bellingham at age 93 years, 4 months, and 7 days. She was born Sarah Naomi O’Rourk in Gordon, Nebraska, on September 17, 1918 and was named after her grandmother, Sarah, and her mother, Naomi (Yockey).

Esther Bell: July 22, 1918 – January 23, 2012

Esther Bell, age 93, of Blaine, went to be with her Lord on Monday, January 23, 2012.


Police Reports: January 24 - January 28, 2012

Police reports for the Blaine Police Department for January 24 through January 28, 2012


Arts and Jazz Auction raises $11,000 for Blaine arts education

The 15th annual Blaine Arts and Jazz Auction and Dance raised just more than $11,000 for arts education at Blaine High School.

Step Out for Fun!

The Northwest Park and Recreation District 2 hosted a health and fitness fair Saturday at the Birch Bay Activity Center.


Borderites headed to 1A classification

Blaine athletes and fans hungry for more postseason play may have found something to whet their appetites.

Boys basketball team snaps losing streak

Blaine pulled out its first win in 10 games, a 53-45 NWC victory over Bellingham on Friday, January 27, at Bellingham High School.

Girls continue conference success

The Borderites defeated Bellingham soundly in a 63-48 NWC victory on Thursday, January 26.

Blaine wrestlers head to championship

The Blaine wrestling team routed Squalicum 51-15 on Wednesday, January 25.


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