Letters to the Editor -- June 17, 2004

Published on Thu, Jun 17, 2004
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Letters to the Editor

The Editor:
I do believe it is a sworn duty to the environmental survival of the area for the freshly logged parcel done by ALRT be replanted in fast grow poplar pulp trees. The boys could log it again and again in one lifetime. You see, my friends, I worked and played billiards with most loggers in Washington who were around in the 1970/80-90 era. Some are mad at me for becoming environmentally minded but it is for the sake of everlasting logging that I choose to be practical and modest about it. I see nothing wrong with logging replant and we are fine! Growing up in Skagit County being a logger by birth right and experience, I have seen the damages logging can cause and the good it can do when done modestly. I see it as a problem created by real estate people more than loggers. We, as in my dad and I, logged for Van Degrift logging in the late 70s. We took out huge maples from the east end of College Way in Mt. Vernon. We in turn created a problem with the deer. The logging left the deer with nowhere to go. These herds were in the open more or less until fast growth poplar was planted nearby. Now I have witnessed the same thing here in Whatcom County with the deer herds moving in to the poplar pulp off of Slater Road. So in retrospect, I believe the cleared land here in Birch Bay must be replanted in concurrence with everlasting harvest codes.
Lewis Armey, Jr.
Blaine

The Editor:
The numbers are in! The Blaine Dollars for Scholars, (Blaine Scholarship Foundation), golf tournament held last month at Semiahmoo Golf & Country Club was a huge success. We want to express our thanks to the many monetary sponsors, prize contributors, volunteers and golfers who made it possible to raise $15,000 for future scholarships for Blaine’s graduating seniors. At this year’s recognition night we were able to provide many young people with scholarships. Our community and surrounding areas are always very supportive of our events and we are grateful for all contributions, whether great or small. It’s the group effort that makes this such a success each year. Thanks again and watch for information on our next tournament in the fall.
Larissa Dhanani
Blaine Scholarship Foundation
Board Member
Blaine

The Editor:
On behalf of the artists of Summer Aire, the art show and fund raiser sponsored by the Semiahmoo Ladies Club which was held at Resort Semiahmoo this past weekend, want to publicly acknowledge the outstanding support of many Blaine and Birch Bay businesses. The posters and flyers they displayed and handed out contributed to the great success of this event. Over 300 people came to see the work of 23 local artists.
Summer Aire is a new player in the Blaine artistic community and is yet another example of the diversity which makes our small city such a joy to live in. By encouraging the arts as they do sports and other activities, Blaine businesses are truly helping to build a well-rounded city which will attract people, both visitors and new residents, from all walks of life. We thank you.
Georgia Donovan and Helen Worley
Blaine

The Editor:
Thanks to all who helped us at the Hands Across the Border event Sunday, June 13. Loomis Trail for the golf cart, Blaine Bay Refuse for the dumpsters, Raspberry Ridge Golf Course, Carroll Solomon from the visitor center, carpenter Knut Vagsuoll for set up, city of Blaine, and all others. You made it happen. Thank you.
Robert Hines
International Vice President, Peace Arch Association

The Editor:
Many thanks for your June 3 – 9 article about bassoonist Martin Kuuskmann’s concert with pianist Mary Ann Unrau at Grace Lutheran Church June 9.
We went. We heard. We were delighted. Happy to have Mr. Kuuskmann’s jazz CD and hope to see more in the future.
It was good to see, hear and learn more about the range of the bassoon instrument, so rarely featured in an orchestra!
This was a real treat to the community.
Charlotte Carpenter
Birch Bay

The Editor:
It is with a humble heart that I thank all of the people sponsoring me for the Whatcom County Volunteer Center Human Race Stafholt Good Samaritan Scholarship Fund.
I would like to express my thanks for your kindness and generosity. I truly appreciate it.
Vivian M. Campin
Blaine

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The Northern Light welcomes letters to the editor; however, the opinions expressed are not those of the editor. Letters must include name, address and daytime telephone number for verification. Letters must not exceed 350 words and may be edited or rejected for reasons of legality, length and good taste. Thank you letters are limited to five individuals or groups. A fresh viewpoint on matters of general interest to local readers will increase the likelihood of publication. Writers should avoid personal invective. Unsigned letters will not be accepted for publication. Requests for withholding names will be considered on an individual basis. Only one letter per month from an individual correspondent will be published.

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