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Articles published Wed, Dec 19, 2012

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Letters to the Editor: December 20 - January 2


Bellingham/Whatcom County Chamber of Commerce honors Ken Hertz as Whatcom's 2012 "Man of the Year"

It's easy to look around and see how former Bellingham mayor Ken Hertz has left his mark on Whatcom County over the past 40 years.

Birch Bay battered by high tide, high winds

A storm front coupled with high winter tides and heavy rains left Birch Bay Drive anything but high and dry on the morning of Monday, December 17, as water inundated the community and left businesses and homes flooded.

Holiday events welcome the New Year

The New Year is almost upon us, and as we come close there will be several opportunities in Birch Bay to reflect on and celebrate the turning of the year.

No fines for kids and teens in new year

Parents who steer clear of the library because they are afraid of fines their children might rack up from overdue books can stop worrying.

Borderites host int'l tournament

The Borderites boys' basketball team will host two Canadian teams and one other American team at the Blaine Holiday Invite Friday, December 28 and Saturday, December 29.

"Bite of Blaine" finds new venue

The Blaine Community Chamber of Commerce will host the 13th annual Bite of Blaine again on Presidents Day, February 18.

Birch Bay stormwater program advisory committee has vacancy

The Birch Bay Watershed and Aquatic Resources Management (BBWARM) District has a vacant position on its Citizen Advisory Committee.

Birch Bay home lost in the morning fire

The cause of the fire that consumed what firefighters estimated to be an 800-square-foot vacation home on the 4700 block of Henley Street in Birch Bay early December 17 is still undetermined.

Away in a manger: Church hosts "Living Nativity"

Northwood Alliance Church's annual living nativity was held on December 13.

Be prepared in case of a serious emergency

Scientists warn us that global warming will be accompanied by unpredictable extreme weather events.

How to survive on "nothing"

My sister's oldest son is a bright lad; he has graduate degrees in law and physics.

Santa visits Blaine

Christmas is for counting the birds

Braving blustery weather, a group of 25 birders from both sides of the border joined members of the North Cascades Audubon Society for their monthly walk at Semiahmoo Spit on December 1.


Deborah Engels


Police Reports: December 7 - December 17


Blaine High's Annual Roman Banquet

The banquet is a longstanding tradition, and is held for sophomores as part of their World History class.


Girls lose two close ones on home court

"If there were two minutes left on the clock, we would have won it," Coach Ryan Pike said after the home game Tuesday night against Lynden Christian.

Blaine wrestlers compete in Tri-State Tournament, gain experience for season

Five Blaine wrestlers traveled to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, for some of the toughest high school wrestling in the west at the Tri-State Tournament.

BHS Sports Recap

December 11 to 18

Upcoming Games

December 19 to 29

Boys basketball falls hard to Lynden Christian, 1-1 record in conference play

The boys basketball team lost to a talented Lynden Christian squad in their Northwest Conference season opener, but recovered with an easy win over Nooksack Valley.


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