Briefs

Published on Thu, Aug 9, 2007
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Briefs

Sharon Roy dies
Former Whatcom County Councilmember and Blaine-area native Sharon Roy died Tuesday from cancer. She served on the council from 2002 to 2005. Roy graduated from Blaine high school and left the area to pursue her career in education. She returned to Birch Bay after retirement and worked on many civic and environmental issues before her election to the council.


Diver dies at Cherry Point
A diver working at BP Cherry Point Refinery died Tuesday. The diver, whose name was not released, worked for Spokane-based Associated Underwater Services Inc. It appears he was working on some pilings underwater when communication was lost. Another diver located the unconscious diver and brought him up to the surface. Paramedics were unable to revive him. The cause of death is under investigation.

Learn to spot wood ducks
The Tennant Lake Young Naturalists program has scheduled an event this month for youth ages 5 through 11 years of age to learn about wood ducks.

The class is scheduled for August 9 at the Tennant Lake Interpretive Center in Ferndale and includes footage of a live young wood duck inside a special nest box set at Tennant Lake. Youth will also be provided with spotting scopes and binoculars to spot ducks foraging on the lake. Cost is $7. For a complete list of summer events, visit their web site at www.co.whatcom.wa.us/parks/ tennantlake or call 384-3064.


Golf tournament to benefit Hospice Foundation

The Pro-Am Golf Classic golf tournament at the Bellingham Golf and Country Club will benefit St. Joseph Hospital Foundation and the Whatcom County Hospice Foundation.

The event is scheduled for August 22 and 23 and will pair 36 professional golfers with 144 community members for a $13,500.
For more information, call 360/788-6851 or 360/788-6866.

Voters’ pamphlets in the mail

Whatcom County Auditor Shirley Forslof has announced that voters’ pamphlets for the 2007 primary election have been mailed and are also available for viewing at www.whatcomcounty.us/auditor. Forslof said she would like to remind individuals that internet access is available at public libraries.

For more information, please call 360/676-6742.