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Articles published Wed, May 14, 2014

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City name change encounters council resistance

Changing the cityĆ¢s name may not go as smoothly as Blaine city councilmember Clark Cotner had hoped.

City awarded grant to naturalize Telescope Beach

Telescope Beach has come a long way over the past few years, but with broken concrete slabs marring the shoreline and inadequate access to the water, it's still not quite where it needs to be for the public to fully enjoy it.

BBWARM wins award for civil engineering

Birch Bay Watershed and Aquatic Resources Management (BBWARM) is being honored for outstanding achievement in civil engineering.

County to close Birch Bay-Lynden Road

Beginning May 19 and extending until June 8, Birch Bay-Lynden Road at Portal Way will be closed at the railroad tracks.

City, Port discuss what to do with road to pier

The city of Blaine and the Port of Bellingham are seeking input from the community on Marine Drive and will be conducting a community meeting on Thursday, May 22 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Blaine City council chambers.

PAA announces dedication for The Vigil

"The Vigil," the statue of two women, a child and a dog that graces the plaza on H Street in downtown Blaine, has been updated with a commemorative plaque that will be officially unveiled on Sunday, June 8.

Parks commission seeks community input

The Whatcom County Parks and Recreation Commission will meet on Thursday, May 15 to make a final decision on which of two Birch Bay properties would be better suited for a beachside park.

Annual yard of the week contest begins

It's time for Blaine's gardeners to make the most of the summer sunshine.

Take your dog for a walk to help find a cure

Looking for a fun activity for your entire family, including man's (and woman's) best friend?

Renovations at Semiahmoo

The dust is flying at Semiahmoo Resort as crews from Abbott Construction work their way through Phase 1 of construction and move to open the newly remodeled Pierside Kitchen and Packers restaurants this weekend.

ICE deports South Korean convicted for human smuggling scheme

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) deported a South Korean man Monday who was convicted in March of facilitating the illegal entry of South Korean nationals into the U.S.

Exhibit takes a look at fishing in Bristol Bay

Tim Troll and his traveling exhibit titled "Sailing for Salmon" is coming to Blaine.


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Donald Graham

September 28, 1931 - May 7, 2014


Police Reports: May 7 - 14, 2014


Soccer vying for bid to state tournament

With a win over Vashon Island in the first round of the 1A Tri-District tournament, the Blaine boys soccer team is making a run towards state that began with a crowd-pleasing win over Lynden Christian last week.

Saskia Dolk wins district championship

The Blaine girls tennis team played well in the first round of the 1A District tournament.

Softball saves best for last

In their last home game of the season, which was also the senior game, Blaine put on a softball clinic to defeat Sedro-Woolley 11-3.

Meeting the record setters

Steven Crafts, a junior long jumper for the Blaine track team, broke a longstanding school record in April, and last week he got to meet the man whose record he had beaten.


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