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Letters to the Editor - April 29 - May 5, 2010


County approves horse traffic on Birch Bay Drive

The Whatcom County Council lifted the ban on horses along Birch Bay Drive by a unanimous vote Tuesday, paying the way for local resident Roger Edmonds to start a business giving tours of Birch Bay from his horse-drawn surrey.

Port to fund Birch Bay tourism study

The Port of Bellingham announced last week it will be accepting bids from consulting firms to conduct a study of tourism in Birch Bay.

Judge denies request for roundabout injunction

The Washington state Department of Transportation will be able to continue with the construction of two planned roundabouts at Peace Portal Drive and D Street despite allegations of the project’s possible environmental impacts, a judge ruled Friday, April 23.

Project Education Inc: How local enthusiasm and determination is changing the lives of Kenyan students

When Birch Bay resident Jeana King told her friend Debra Akre about a possible job for her, little did she know that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single sentence, to paraphrase Lao-tzu. Nor did she know that she would also end up on the journey.

Photos in this week's issue April 29 - May 5, 2010

Peace Portal Subway closes during road work

Citing a significant drop in sales and lack of customer parking, Blaine Subway owner Dale Schrader said Wednesday he would be closing his store at 429 Peace Portal Drive until work crews complete construction of two roundabouts.

Got a tough job? Hire a football player

Volunteers needed to plant oyster seeds Saturday

Kids safety fair aims to prevent accidental deaths

Whatcom County will host a Safe Kids Safety Fair from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday May 1 at the Bellis Fair Mall in the Sears parking lot.

PAA to host Whatcom Symphony Orchestra

Steelquist named teacher of the year

Blaine primary school kindergarten teacher Sue Steelquist was named 2010 teacher of the year by the Blaine school district at the school board meeting on April 26.

Rummage sale to help senior center

The Blaine Senior center is sponsoring their “Giant Rummage Sale” on Saturday, May 1 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Blaine grads earn honors at UW

Four Blaine high school graduates have earned honors from the University of Washington for the winter quarter, 2010.

Blaine student wins in Special Olympics

Katie Barthlow has been participating in North Whatcom Special Olympics since her 8th grade year; she is currently a senior.

Freeman remembered as “cornerstone” of Blaine business

For many who live in Blaine, there is a good chance their home or property was, at one time, sold by Doug Freeman.

City launches fourth annual Yard of the Week awards

As Blaine gardens become abundant with spring blossoms, the Blaine is Beautiful Committee is on the lookout for outstanding yards and gardens to recognize with a Yard of the Week Award.

Farmers market seeks vendors

Curler arrested in Blaine for smuggling fake Viagra

A Canadian Paralympic athlete was arrested in Blaine last week after allegedly trying to smuggle thousands of fake Viagra pills into Canada.

On the Waterfront

It’s quiet down at the harbor now, the fishers are getting ready for their next season, which should be salmon in Southeast Alaska sometime in May.

Bay Builders - Great kids doing great thing!


Blaine girls fall short in Ferndale, Lynden games

Borderites take third, sixth at NWC championship

Blaine boys baseball loses five consecutive games

Undermanned Blaine blanked by Lynden Christian and MV


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