Articles published Fri, May 21, 2010
Letters to the Editor - May 20 - 26, 2010
Roundabouts open five days ahead of schedule
Blaine drivers can say goodbye to waits and detours at the Peace Portal and Marine Drive intersection as crews will be wrapping up major construction this week.
Donations sought for animal relief
Bay Cafe in Birch Bay is collecting door prize donations for a musical concert benefitting the Grey Muzzle Organization and the Whatcom and Alternative Humane societies as well as all animals rescued from the Sumas bestiality farm.
Bay Horizon Park meeting May 26
Those wanting to have a say in the development of a new playground at Bay Horizon park will want to attend a planning meeting at 7 p.m. May 26 at the Bay Horizon conference building.
Blaine gardener’s market opens Saturday
Local residents can celebrate the season at the opening day of Blaine Gardener’s Market on Saturday, May 22 at H Street Plaza in downtown Blaine.
Blaine woman cited in multi-car crash
A Blaine woman was arrested Friday after hitting six vehicles while she tried to evade police officers.
District to interview principal candidates
Blaine school district officials will host a public interview process for six candidates for elementary school principal position which will be open next year after Kathy Newport announced her retirement.
Get ready to Run For The Border
In conjunction with Blaine’s summer event of Drayton Harbor Days, the Run to the Border will be Saturday, August 7.
NWPRD2 seeks summer volunteers
NW Park & Recreation District 2 is looking for individuals to help with summer events and classes. Volunteers are sought for “All-Comers” track meets, youth field trips, family fun nights, and historical walks.
Annual Blaine clean-up day Saturday
The city of Blaine has scheduled its annual clean-up day from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at C Street between Third and Fourth streets.
Event discusses farmed salmon
Several local environmental groups have scheduled an evening of consumer education and actions about the possible environmental threats of some salmon farming practices.
Silver Reef ad auditions for actors
Those wanting a shot at acting may want to try out for an ad contest hosted by Silver Reef Casino.
Retirement Lifestyles: Revocable living trusts have benefits, disadvantages
Revocable living trusts are a hot topic today among people considering estate planning.
Dorothy Delores Fayette
Dorothy Delores Fayette, Feb. 15, 1938 -
Feb. 20, 2010.
Willard “Bill” L. Wilder
Willard “Bill” L. Wilder, age 73 of Blaine went peacefully to heaven on Thursday, May 13, 2010, to be reunited with family members who have passed before him.
Heartbreak and hope at sub-district track meet
The midseason expectations that Blaine would dominate the 2A state track and field meet in the pole vault events for both boys and girls, took a bitter blow at the sub-district meet May 14.
Archbishop Murphy makes short work of Borderites
Gone was the memory of Nathan Trueblood’s sparkling victory over Northwest Conference leader Sehome as well as Kyle Olason’s masterful gems against Granite Falls and Anacortes.
Conway gets lone win at 2A tourney
Blaine singles ace Katey Conway was also the only Borderite to make it to the second round as the remaining Blaine representatives were swept in the opening round May 15. Conway defeated Lakewood’s Talli Caldwell 6-1, 6-2 to advance against Bellingham’s Rose Hopper losing 6-2, 6-4.
Fastpitch girls back on track
The Blaine fastpitch team had been down a brief gopher hole of poor play, no hitting and roughed up pitching of late. Coming off lopsided losses to 3A power Sedro-Woolley and Anacortes, the Borderites faced the defending 2A state champion Burlington-Edison May 13 at Pipeline Fields.