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Articles published Wed, Jun 10, 2009

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Letters to the editor - June 11 - 17, 2009


Blaine High School Class of 2009

Congratulations graduates!

Blaine gardener’s market kicks off Saturday

Those wishing to support local farmers will soon be able to do so on a whole new level.

Council delays critical areas ordinance

Following heated testimony from landowners, developers and environmental groups on Monday, Blaine City Council voted down a critical areas ordinance (CAO) 4-3 that would increase buffer zones around wetlands, and scheduled a work session to amend the ordinance in what some councilors called an attempt to balance environmental protections with property rights.

City unveils proposal for UGA cuts

Following requirements by the Washington State Growth Management Act (GMA) Blaine community development director Terry Galvin unveiled a proposal that would cut the city’s urban growth area (UGA) by two-thirds.

BHS recognition night, 2009

Teacher awards and scholarships

News in Brief

City offers walk-in passport appointments • Voluntary watering begins June 15 • Candidates file for Blaine City Council • Need help? Hire a football player • Officers arrest murder suspect at border • Pancake breakfast scheduled June 20 • Boys & Girls Club seeks auction items

American Life Poetry

Opry kicks off season June 13 at Haynie Grange

A group of Custer musicians have scheduled this year’s Haynie Opry series with a beginning performance on June 13 at the Haynie Grange.

Blaine ordinance may allow chickens

Some Blaine residents could raise chickens in city limits if Blaine City Council adopts a staff proposal later this month.

Don’t touch that seal pup!

Father’s Day concert to benefit Peace Arch park playground

Piano for a cause... A Father’s Day piano concert will help raise money to replace aging playground equipment at Peace Arch State Park. 

Blaine graduate recounts time at Kenyan orphanage

Helping hands. Blaine high school graduate Shanelle Freeman recounts her experience at a Kenyan orphanage.

NWFR chief Fields wins award

North Whatcom Fire and Rescue (NWFR) Chief Tom Fields was named fire chief of the year by the Washington Fire Chief’s Association (WFCA) at their annual meeting in Spokane last month.


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