Articles published Wed, Mar 31, 2010
Letters to the Editor - April 1 - 7, 2010
Family says goodbye to a legacy of business
For employee Tracy Todd, it was difficult to comment on the closing of Wolten’s True Value hardware store, the business where she worked for more than 14 years. Wolten’s, which has been open for 26 years, is one of Blaine’s oldest small business operations but will close its doors April 3.
Venue hosts free gardening events
Those working to develop their green thumb will want to attend a free series of gardening instructional workshops beginning this month in Bellingham.
Volunteers needed to plant oysters
The Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife is seeking volunteers to help distribute seeded oyster shells at Birch Bay State Park from noon to 1:30 p.m. this Saturday, April 3.
Blaine businessman sues DOT
The Washington Department of Transportation should compensate a Blaine business owner for obtaining rights-of-way access to his property and do so before the construction of two roundabouts begins, according to a lawsuit filed last week.
Board denies RE Sources’ critical areas appeal
Blaine’s recently-adopted critical areas ordinance (CAO) falls within the state’s guidelines for wetland protection, according to a decision made Monday by the Washington State Growth Management Hearings Board.
WOW event offers fun for all ages
News in Brief
Census officials answer questions • Volunteers needed for math event • Local grad earns scholarship
This week in photos
50-day street closure begins April 5
Drivers should anticipate detours beginning next week as crews close a section of D Street.
Meeting to discuss community orchard
Blaine residents are invited to attend a public meeting to discuss the city’s community orchard project.
Council to consider lifting horse ban on Birch Bay Drive
Whatcom County Council members are looking into lifting a ban on horse traffic on Birch Bay Drive after a local resident unveiled a business proposal for horse-drawn carriage rides along the waterfront.
Donate cars, trucks for homes
The Whatcom County chapter of Habitat for Humanity is seeking donations of junk cars to recycle for their ongoing Cars For Homes program.
Easter Sunday a big production for some residents
The Haynie Grange was a beehive of activity on Sundays in March. Though Freedom Fellowship’s services ended hours ago, Gail Riddle is conducting a rehearsal for the Easter Sunrise Service sponsored by the Peace Arch Christian Ministerial Association.
The Borderite Report
Find out what is happening in the Blaine School District
Borderite bats take a game off and return
After manhandling Mt. Baker in the opener, the Borderites got after the Mounties again in the second game of a home-and-home series in Deming.
Morrison and Borderites dominate Meridian
Borderite opponents in girls track are well versed on Cherish Morrison and how tough she is to beat.
Blaine soccer coaches looking for silver lining
It would be easy to lump Blaine’s lopsided 7-1 loss at Anacortes on March 23 in with the 0-5 slide the Borderite boys have started the season with.
Girls rebound against B-ham
Still stinging from the stunning last pitch loss to Lynden in the season opener, the Borderites girls took their frustration out on Bellingham.
Dahl, Hesketh shine in tennis
Sedro-Woolley swept all of the singles matches as the Cubs sent the Blaine girl’s tennis team to its third consecutive team loss, 6-1, at Sedro-Woolley on March 24.