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Articles published Wed, May 23, 2012

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Letters to the Editor: May 24 - May 30, 2012


New owners, familiar faces for iconic Blaine cafes

Blaine will soon be without two of its most recognizable cafes, but only for a limited time.

Birch Bay Waterslides reopens for season

With new owners fully on board, Birch Bay Waterslides manager Iain Buchanan said he’s ready to focus on helping to promote the Birch Bay community through the water park.

Blaine train depot makes state endangered properties list

A Washington historical preservation organization has chosen the Blaine train depot as one of their most endangered historical properties for 2012.

NEXUS expansion, extended hours coming to northern border crossings

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials have announced two NEXUS-related improvements for the Pacific Highway and Sumas border crossings.

Start-up launches local rental website for Whatcom County

One visit to Evergreen List ( provides access to recreational equipment, household items, construction tools and more, all available within Whatcom County. The website launched on Earth Day, April 22, and offers local person-to-person rentals.

County council clarifies commenting rules on Cherry Point terminal

Members of the public with opinions on the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal should avoid commenting at Whatcom County Council meeting open sessions, the council’s attorney has advised.

Active Seniors Special Section: Senior center honored with food safety award

The Blaine Senior Center kitchen is one of 36 food-serving establishments countywide to receive the Whatcom County health department’s Silver Platter Award.

Active Seniors Special Section: Ten steps to conquering heart disease

You may already know that heart disease is the No. 1 killer in America, and that factors like obesity increase the risk of developing it. But of all the shocking things you know – or believe you know – about heart disease, here’s the statistic that you might find the most eye-opening: 80 percent of all heart disease is preventable.

Get on your bike and ride

The Blaine school district hosted a Celebration Station during Bike to Work and School Day last week

Multi-car pileup on I-5 results in no serious injuries

No one was seriously injured in a three-car accident on I-5 just south of Birch Bay-Lynden Road last week.

U.S. Border Patrol Report

The U.S. Border Patrol report for May 3 through May 14


Walter William Reed: March 12, 1921 – May 13, 2012

Walter William Reed was called home to his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Sunday, May 13, 2012, at the age of 91. He was born March 12, 1921, to William and Zilpah (McCutcheon) Reed in Mount Dennis, Ontario, Canada, where he grew to adulthood.

Rosco Richardson: June 23, 1939 – May 14, 2012

Rosco Richardson passed away on May 14, 2012, at his Birch Bay home.


Borderite softball team has reasons for optimism after 2012 season

One game. That’s all that stood between the Blaine softball team and qualifying for districts. Most teams wouldn’t call it a good season, but this team is different.


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