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New DHS chief orders northern border review

Citing a need for increased security, newly appointed Department of Homeland Security (DHS) secretary Janet Napolitano has ordered a comprehensive review of security strategies along the northern border.

Runaway caught

A 17-year-old Birch Bay boy led Whatcom County sheriff’s deputies on a three-hour chase last week but was finally captured and taken into custody in a wooded area near the 4600 block of Anderson Road.

Real estate agent faces theft charges

Local real estate agent Victoria Mallahan and Lynden developer Ross Paterson are facing two counts each of first degree theft in what the Whatcom County Prosecuting Attorney’s office alleges was a plot to defraud four Canadian real estate investors out of $350,000.

BP gives $50,000 to local Red Cross

BP Cherry Point has donated $50,000 to the local Red Cross relief fund. They challenge other businesses to donate as well.

Borderite grapplers do well in seeding tournament

Blaine wrestlers warmed up for the upcoming Mat Classic in a weekend seeding match.


Blaine high school math teacher Mike Dahl opened last Saturday's Northwest Math Championships in front of some of the 400-plus students from all over the state who attended the Conoco Phillips-sponsored event.

On the wild side - Parks offering day and night-time Semiahmoo beach walks

The parks department is offering day and night time tours of Semiahmoo Spit wildlife. Photo by Jack Kintner

Nearly 250,000 ecstasy pills seized

Blaine sector Border Patrol agents seized more than 240,000 tablets of ecstasy last week worth more than $2.6 million in two separate incidents.

Funding limits threaten Plover summer schedule

Restrictions in the city’s grant funding the Plover ferry may shorten or even eliminate the popular ferry’s 2009 season, according to Richard Sturgill, founding director of Drayton Harbor Maritime (DHM), the local non-profit agency that operates the boat on contract with the city of Blaine.


Borderite Scoreboard

Borderite grapplers do well in seeding tournament

Borderites in Lynden train wreck


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