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Articles published Wed, Nov 13, 2013

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Letters to the editor: November 14 - November 20, 2013


Sheriff's deputy nearly struck by fleeing vandal

Vandalism will get you nowhere - especially if you try to run down a sheriff's deputy with your car when you're caught.

Council denies realtor's street vacation request

Opinions were split at the Blaine City Council meeting November 12 as council members grappled with a decision that pitted the long-term needs of the city against the immediate request of a resident wishing to make the most of his property.

Environmental review gives green light to new jail

After an extensive environmental review, jail planners have recommended giving the green light to the proposed site of the new Whatcom County Jail and sheriff's facilities.

Washington state has second highest number of health plan enrollees

The federal health insurance marketplace may have gotten off to a rocky start but so far Washington stateĆ¢'s roll out has been pretty successful.

Shellfish ban lifted for northern Whatcom

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has lifted the biotoxin closure on all Whatcom County beaches located north and west of Sandy Point.

Habitat for Humanity recruits volunteers for third annual "Women Build" project

Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County will host an informational meeting on Saturday, November 16 at 9 a.m. at the Cordata Community Food Co-op.

New dropoff locations announced for donations to the Blaine Giving Tree program

Blaine Giving Tree organizer Cheryll Wydur of the Blaine Boys & Girls Club has announced that the program has added two new locations for monetary donation dropoffs.

Young at Heart: November events

October was another colorful month at the Blaine Senior/Activity Center.


Businesses find their niche in Birch Bay and Blaine

Looking for fashion-forward clothes without the hassle of heading down to Bellingham or the mall?

Pumpkin Run

Blaine Elementary School students show off pumpkins after participating in the Pumpkin Run.

LMB works to keep kids healthy and active

The Let's Move, Blaine! (LMB) Coalition has been meeting on a monthly basis to prepare for many upcoming community activities.

Operation Tooth Fairy

Blaine Elementary School students turned in 295 pounds of candy for Operation Tooth Fairy.

Honoring those who served on Veterans Day

A home for the homeless

There will soon be more options available for families who find themselves down on their luck.


Amy Davies Jackson

March 30, 1915 - October 31, 2013

Christopher James Sandell

Margaret Maynard-Falck

January 7, 1925 - November 2, 2013


Police reports November 7 - November 13, 2013


Borderites move on to state playoffs after Tri-District win over Port Townsend

Blaine's win in the Tri-District playoffs against Port Townsend will send the Borderites to state for the first time since 2009.

Parker Morris sets personal record at state

If you're going to run the fastest 5k of your cross-country career so far, it might as well be at the highest level of competition in the state.


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