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Articles published Thu, Jun 13, 2013

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Letters to the editor: June 13-19, 2013


Community Meals of Blaine sees success in first season at new location, breaks for the summer

It's been nearly a year since Community Meals of Blaine reorganized and reinvented themselves, and the change has been for the better.

Birch Bay bear captured over weekend

Residents of Blaine and Birch Bay can sleep easy tonight knowing a black bear that trampled across area lawns and roads for three weeks has been safely relocated to the hills of eastern Whatcom County.

Crews on track to reopen I-5 bridge in mid-June

Washington State Department of Transportation crews worked through the weekend making repairs, pouring concrete bridge supports and finishing construction of the steel framework on the first of two temporary bridge spans designed to bridge the gap in the I-5 Skagit River Bridge.

International art festival to host 60 artists

A new celebration of art, music, wine and food is coming to Peace Arch State Park this summer.

Man who threw baby sentenced to 10 years

Blaine resident Melvin Charles Johnson, 32, pled guilty as charged to first degree assault of a child on June 3 and will serve 10 years in prison for throwing his infant son against the floor last Halloween.

Cassell found not guilty in Birch Bay fire

Kenneth Cassell, who was convicted of running a puppy mill in 2012, was found not guilty of starting a fire that destroyed his house in Birch Bay earlier this year.

Local cyclist heads out on the Big Ride

Martha McCauley is in it for the long haul - literally.

Staying active is the key to aging well

A rolling stone gathers no moss - it's an old adage, but also an adage for the old.

Local program gives seniors a chance to explore, meet new people along the way

Traveling to a foreign country, a different state or even close to home can be a rewarding experience for anyone.

Live chat session offers techniques, advice for at-home Alzheimer's care

Those caring at home for a loved one with Alzheimer's or other memory impairments are invited to participate in a live web chat to learn practical methods for handling difficult dementia-related behaviors.

Young at Heart

June has arrived and oh, how we welcome this special time of year.

BBWARM to present on stormwater runoff

The Birch Bay Watershed and Aquatic Resources Management group (BBWARM) will host a presentation on the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit and program at their monthly meeting on Wednesday, June 19.

Blaine Primary School celebrates the end of the year with field day, ice cream truck

Mr. McKay and Mrs. Fuglestad's second grade class plays "popcorn" with a parachute.


Police Reports: June 5 - 11, 2013


Borderite football camp starts them off young

The Blaine football program hosted a youth camp on June 8, inviting more than 50 kids to learn the fundamentals of the game from coaches and high school players.


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