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Articles published Wed, Feb 22, 2012

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Letters to the Editor: February 23 - February 29, 2012


Voters give school bond thumbs-up

Updated vote counts from the February 14 special schools election provided good news for the Blaine school district administration.

Investigators scrutinizing BP Cherry Point refinery fire

State investigators have begun looking into the fire that shut down the BP Cherry Point refinery last week, with final conclusions expected in six months.

New Blaine public works director hired

City of Blaine officials have sifted through a total of 29 applicants and appointed a new public works director.

School district to host parent training classes

The Blaine school district is hosting a series of classes designed to help parents of students with special needs in the Blaine and Birch Bay communities.

Border patrol agents seize $218K north of Lynden

Border Patrol agents arrested four individuals last week suspected of illegally crossing the U.S. border north of Lynden and found one to be carrying about $218,000 in U.S. currency.

Local Republican caucuses set for March 3

Members of the Republican party from Blaine and Birch Bay will soon join counterparts across Whatcom County for the Republican caucuses.

Need for local safety net programs increases

The number of individuals using the Birch Bay Food Pantry has increased 71 percent since 2010, according to recently released statistics.

Home and Garden Special Section: Start planning and researching now to create a perfect outdoor living space

Beat the winter blues by taking the first steps to create a summer backyard oasis. By preparing now, you’ll be ready to install – and enjoy – a dream deck once warmer weather arrives.

Home and Garden Special Section: Easy steps to jump-start spring cleaning

Make outdoor spring cleaning a breeze with these four simple tips to ensure that you’re ready for warm weather fun:

U.S. Border Patrol Report

The U.S. Border Patrol report for February 9 through February 14.


Police Reports: February 15 - February 22, 2012

Police reports for the Blaine Police Department for February 15 through February 22, 2012


Taking a bite out of Blaine and Birch Bay

The 12th annual Bite of Blaine was held on Monday, February 20, at the Semiahmoo Resort

Nearly 500 runners turn out for Birch Bay Marathon, half marathon

Competitors from across the state braved the drizzling weather of Sunday, February 19, to compete in the 44th annual Birch Bay Marathon and half marathon.


Despite loss, Blaine girls' basketball still in contention

The Blaine girls’ basketball team lost to playoff veterans Burlington-Edison 47-38 on February 17, but their playoff dream is still alive.

Borderite wrestlers finish 20th in Tacoma

The Borderites, led by upperclassmen Shaypher Hendricks and Caleb Johnson, took home a 20th place overall finish out of 64 teams at the Mat Classic XXIV on Friday and Saturday, February 17-18, at the Tacoma Dome.


Blaine train depot to be discussed at next Blaine City Council meeting

Representatives from two statewide transportation advocacy groups will attend the next Blaine City Council to discuss the latest developments on the historic Blaine train depot.


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