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Articles published Wed, Jul 10, 2013

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Letters to the editor: July 11 - 17, 2013


Reading Corps program loses federal funding

The Blaine Boys & Girls Club will have to look elsewhere for literacy support this coming school year after state funding cuts have left the Northwest Washington Reading Corps (NWWRC) program without the grant monies needed to continue its work.

Semiahmoo residents unhappy with proposed zoning change

A proposal to change land use zoning in west Semiahmoo has some people waving their pitchforks.

County Council tables EMS scale-back for further discussion

In the weeks since Whatcom County Executive Jack Louws put forth a recommendation to consolidate EMS services in the county and halt county funding for the fire district's dispatch service, fire agencies countywide have repeatedly told him they disagree with his proposal.

Taking a leap

A crowd of kids take turns jumping from the Blaine pier on July 5.

Businesses open in Birch Bay this summer

Birch Bay Pizza is up and running at Birch Bay Waterslides.

DOE suggests changes to Shoreline Master Program

The Blaine Planning Commission is updating the Shoreline Master Program (SMP), and has been incorporating changes suggested by state Department of Ecology (DOE) staff.

Local families dig into summer reading programs

Skid steers - the dirt-moving machines commonly known as Bobcats - are not usually playthings.

Blaine's Old-Fashioned Fourth of July

Blaine's Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Parade

Fireworks over the bay

Discovery Days are ahead

Food, fun and prizes will accompany the 34th annual Birch Bay Discovery Days in Birch Bay Saturday and Sunday, July 20 and 21.


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