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Letters to the Editor -- April 30, 2009


No cases of swine flu reported in Washington, officials say

Whatcom County officials are responding to the swine flu outbreak that is now in the international spotlight. There have been no cases of swine flu confirmed...

Blaine woman receives 9/11 Volunteer For Victims award

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder recognized Blaine resident Barbara Skudlarick for her years of efforts on behalf of crime victims at the National Crime...

Produce shares offer fresh produce, local sustainabilityBy Tara Nelson

Long before the first summer harvest of organic fruits and vegetables, Mike and Kim Finger of Cedarville Farm are out in the cool spring air, plowing soil...

Failure to report boat arrivals could result in fine

Boaters getting warning notices for checking in late with the border shouldn’t take it like a slap on the wrist, according to Customs and Border ...

Full sails for local sailing Regattas

Twelve-year-old Aaron Peterson won the Clancy Boat Mini Regatta and Canadians took the West Marine Team Challenge for the second straight year at the big...

Beached whale likely died of trauma

Researchers investigating the death of a young gray whale that washed ashore this week say it likely died of acute trauma.

American Life Poetry

Sometimes I wonder at my wife's forbearance. She's heard me tell the same stories dozens of times, and she still politely laughs when she should. Here's...

News in Brief

Dog park volunteer work party May 16

Expect border delays this week

Travelers can anticipate longer than usual border waits this week as the crews will temporarily close the right northbound lane of the current two-lane...

Blaine boy wins state essay contest

Blaine resident Gene Kovalenso, a sixth-grader at Blaine middle school, has placed in the annual Jacob Friedman Holocaust Writing and Art Contest sponsored...

Ellen Wortendyke turns 100

At a party in the dining room of Good Samaritan Society-Stafholt, Ellen Wortendyke was honored on her 100th birthday. Family, friends, residents and staff...

Volunteers sought for clam survey

The Whatcom County Marine Resources Committee is looking for volunteers to help survey clams along the shoreline of Birch Point from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 ...

Blaine jazz camp seeks volunteers

Blaine’s eighth annual summer Jazz Camp is set for July 11 through 18, and coordinators Larry and Suzanne Conrad are looking for volunteer help.

Former border agent pleads guilty to child rape charges

A top official for the U.S. Border Patrol’s Blaine sector arrested last October on child rape charges pleaded guilty in Whatcom County Superior Court...

Vezzetti appointed to high school vice principal

Blaine athletic director Wayne Vezzetti will also serve as Blaine high school’s vice-principal next year in a move that is expected to save the district...


Police Report -- April 30, 2009


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