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Articles published Wed, Feb 29, 2012

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Letters to the Editor: March 1 - March 7, 2012


Speed limit on Drayton Harbor Road will not increase

Residents living along the stretch of Drayton Harbor Road just west of Harborview have spoken – 25 mph is fast enough.

BP releases preliminary cause of refinery fire

A crude vacuum unit failure at the BP Cherry Point Refinery caused a petroleum byproduct to catch fire, sending the entire unit up in flames, a spokesman for the refinery has announced.

Blaine city council OKs additional $42K for wastewater project

The city of Blaine will shell out about $42,000 more for work on a project that has encountered a number of delays since late 2011.

Local author shares Potter publisher

For the first five weeks of his life, Gregory Leigh Lyons lived a predictable American lifestyle in Glendale, California. Then his parents took him to Venezuela and his world became one of contrasts, risks and unparalleled adventures.

County sets tentative date for Cherry Point terminal meeting

Whatcom County planning officials have tentatively scheduled a March 20 meeting to explain to the public how the scoping process for an environmental impact statement (EIS) works.

Park district commissioners approve 2012 budget

In the face of a second failed levy attempt, park district commissioners have passed a 2012 budget that sustains existing programs but has little money for grants and construction projects.

Blaine kindergarten registration set for March 15

The 2012/2013 school year is still months away, but Blaine and Birch Bay parents can register their young children for Blaine Primary School kindergarten in two weeks.

School board gets earful at monthly meeting

In a standing-room-only meeting, the Blaine school board was confronted Monday night at its monthly meeting by a crowd of parents and students unhappy about a middle school teacher who had been recently suspended for six weeks.

Funeral service aims to offer complete care, fair prices

When Scott Meaker first started in the funeral business as a college student, he was a bit taken aback at the tactics some funeral homes used to sell services to clients.

Celebrating a milestone

Norma Kruse celebrated her 105th birthday party at the Good Samaritan Society-Stafholt Assisted Living on Thursday, February 16.

Local community members come together to help trapped fawn

Birch Bay residents came to the aid of this fawn February 20 when they noticed it on the beach near the Thousand Trails Golf Course.

Out and About

A taste of everyday life in the local community

Gas prices skyrocket as oil market heaves

From the Strait of Hormuz to the BP refinery at Cherry Point, the oil market is experiencing an upheaval the likes of which haven’t been seen since 2008.

Local, sustainable focus for 2012 home and garden show

More than 200 exhibitors are gearing up for the 33rd annual Whatcom County Home and Garden Show this weekend.


John Eric Grigsby: February 25, 1956 - February 21, 2012

John Eric Grigsby of Blaine, age 55, passed away in Bellingham on Tuesday, February 21, 2012. He was born Feb. 25, 1956 in Walla Walla, WA to Del and Jo Grigsby.


Police Reports: February 22 - February 28, 2012

Police reports for the Blaine Police Department for February 22 through February 28, 2012


Borderites enter the final eight

Thanks to another solid performance from Blaine’s usual suspects, the Borderite girls’ basketball team is headed to the state 2A quarterfinals – a first for the entire squad.


County public works schedules open house on Portal Way signalization project

Whatcom County Public Works is planning to upgrade the four-way stop at Birch Bay-Lynden Road and Portal Way to a stoplight and has organized an open house to tell the community about it.


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