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Letters to the editor: April 4 - 10, 2013


Shots fired at U.S. Border Patrol spark manhunt

A man armed with a handgun was arrested by Abbotsford police on April 3, a day after U.S. Border Patrol agents said he shot at them when they tried to detain him east of the Sumas border crossing.

County council funds Baker Birch Bay promotion for four years

Whatcom County Council voted to fund the Baker Birch Bay Tourism Promotion campaign.

Pipeline Road construction project commences

Heavy machinery is moving into the east side of Blaine this week, and construction will begin on Pipeline Road to make some much needed improvements to the public works infrastructure.

Lawsuit looms for BNSF because of coal train impacts on environment

Sierra Club and its partners sent a 60-day notice of intent to sue Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway (BNSF) and several coal companies for violations of the federal Clean Water Act.

Prom's upon us

Manager Jade Danielson adjusts one of the many prom dresses for sale at Birch Bay Square's newest retailer After 5 Fashions on April 1.

A piece of Africa visits Blaine

The Ugandan Orphans Choir, sponsored by Childcare Worldwide, will be coming to Blaine for a performance at Grace Lutheran Church on Wednesday, April 10.

Obama campaigners seek respect for volunteers

Sometimes things go wrong, even when you're passionate about the end goal.

Educational scholarships available for area women

Whatcom Women in Business, a nonprofit organization, will be giving up to $24,000 in scholarships to women who are furthering their education this year.

What's it worth? Antique road show benefits Whatcom seniors

Have you ever wondered what those heirlooms in the attic are really worth?

New business offers clear-span, multipurpose buildings

Kincora Structures, a full-service design-and-build firm that specializes in clear-span fabric-hybrid structures has opened in Bellingham.

Young at Heart: April

What a wonderful thing that April is here!

Helping others is just a way of life for long-time NWFR volunteer

For the past 37 years, the fire scanner has crackled and hissed throughout the night in Dale Rutger's bedroom.

Raised bed gardening: an ideal growing solution for a wet climate

Heavy rains are a fact of life in the Pacific Northwest spring.

Massaging your way to a healthy body

Massage may have developed a reputation for being a luxurious treat on a spa day but research has shown that it holds many more health benefits than just relaxation and stress management.

Everybody Bike

Blaine resident Tom Dorsey tries out one of the bikes brought to the Blaine Senior Center by the Whatcom bicycling resource Everybody Bike March 27.

Easter Egg Hunt

Q & A: The Birch Bay Drive and Pedestrian Facility Project

The Northern Light invited three individuals who are closely involved with the Birch Bay Drive and Pedestrian Facility project to answer questions about the project and what it means for the community of Birch Bay.

Local couple paddles, teaches about boating to preserve native heritage

Since the first multi-tribal canoe journey to Seattle in 1989, Pacific Northwest Native American tribes have revived a major component of their heritage - the ancient art of carving and paddling dugout canoes - by paddling en masse to the land of a hosting tribe each summer.


Border Patrol: March 11 - 20, 2013

Police Reports: March 26 รข March 31, 2013


Softball holds fast against rival Nooksack Valley

The girls softball team has rounded the first corner of the season into conference play with wins over Nooksack Valley and Lynden Christian and a loss against Burlington-Edison.

Baseball racks up losses in first three conference games

In baseball, losing patches are pretty much unavoidable, but in the 20-game high school season a dry spell can mean the difference between playoff contention and better luck next year.

Blaine High School athletics roundup for March 28 to April 3

Blaine's star running back Mario Gobbato has signed a letter of intent to play football for the Montana State University Northern Lights.


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