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Articles published Wed, May 30, 2012

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Letters to the Editor: May 31 - June 6, 2012


Cherry Point refinery back to capacity

After months of repair work and thousands of extra workers, the BP Cherry Point Refinery just south of Birch Bay is back to running at full capacity.

County formalizes upkeep agreement for Sunset Farm

Whatcom County Council has approved an agreement between the county parks department and a local volunteer group for the care of a county horse park in the Birch Bay area.

Bellingham Slam comes to Blaine on Saturday

Blaine’s about to get slammed. The Bellingham Slam is scheduled to play against the Salem Soldiers at Blaine High School on Saturday, June 2, at 7 p.m.

Blaine High School Recognition Night – May 17, 2012

An old interior made new

Lynden-based Fishtrap Creek Interiors recently completed this renovation of a 440-square-foot cottage in Birch Bay.

Flowers, food and slugs at the Gardener’s Market

The Blaine Gardener’s Market at the H Street plaza opens this Saturday, June 2.

Blaine soup kitchen stopping service for now

The Blaine Community Soup Kitchen will serve its last meal at the Blackberry House Cafe on Thursday, May 31.

DOE, county staff begin monitoring saltwater beaches across the state

Volunteers and staff from Washington State Department of Ecology (DOE) and the Whatcom County health department have begun summer-long monitoring of high-use saltwater beaches in Whatcom County, including Birch Bay.

Hands Across the Border celebration coming up

The 90th annual Hands Across the Border celebration will be held on Sunday, June 10, at Peace Arch State Park. The I-5 freeway will be closed at Exit 276 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and a detour will be in place.

NWFR updates commissioners on EMS plans

Few, if any, details have been set in stone, but initial discussions suggest Whatcom County’s new emergency medical system will mean little change for North Whatcom Fire and Rescue (NWFR).

City sends Marine Drive improvement project out to bid

Blaine Public Works officials have sent a construction project set to improve the stretch of Marine Drive crossing the railroad tracks out to bid.


Mark Robert Anderson: Celebration of Life

Celebration Life for Mark Robert Anderson will be held on Saturday, June 9, 2012.

Richard E. Clark: April 16, 1930 – May 26, 2012

Richard E. Clark passed away May 26th after a brief illness.


Police Reports: May 31 - June 6, 2012

Police reports for the Blaine Police Department for May 31 through June 6, 2012


Morrison sets state record for career medals

After the weekend’s Washington State Track and Field Championships, one Blaine sprinter stood above the rest.

Blaine’s standout golfer takes second

Blaine golfer Ryan Wallen can safely say he is one of the best 2A golfers in the state. He earned himself a third top-two finish in the state in as many years.


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