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Letters to the Editor - June 10 - 16, 2010


Birch Bay boy helps organize children’s fundraiser

A benefit concert organized by a 9-year-old Birch Bay boy who underwent a kidney transplant in 2006 will raise money to help other children with health issues.

Hands Across The Border festival this Sunday

After a two-year hiatus, the annual Hands Across the Border celebration will reconvene this weekend, closing both northbound and southbound I-5 lanes at the Peace Arch border crossing from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Roundabout project postponed because of rain

Construction of a single-lane roundabout at Blaine and Grandview roads has been postponed until July because of wet weather, according to officials from BP Cherry Point Refinery, the company that is funding the project.

Travelers can expect changes at border

Travelers entering the United States at the Peace Arch port of entry over the next several months will find reconfigured lanes and additional inspection booths in place to ease normal increases in cross-border traffic resulting from summer travel and construction activities.

Meeting to discuss six-year road plan

The city of Blaine has scheduled a public hearing to decide on its $2.2 million six-year transportation plan for 2011-2016.

Take a walk on the wild side

Those wanting to explore the life, geology and beauty of Semiahmoo spit under a rising full moon will want to attend a full moon walk hosted by the Wild Whatcom Walks outdoor exploration organization.

District to host retirement party

Four Blaine school district employees have announced their plans to retire as the school year ends.

New cell phone, texting laws in effect beginning Thursday

On Thursday, June 10, police agencies around the state begin enforcing Washington’s newly-revised law restricting the use of wireless devices by drivers.

Biotoxins close county beaches to shellfish harvest

Marine biotoxins that cause paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) have been detected at high levels in shellfish samples collected from Squalicum Harbor, Birch Bay and Semiahmoo Spit.

County considers tightened rules on home businesses

Whatcom County Council will take another look at proposed regulations impacting home-based business, after voting unanimously to send proposed changes back to the council's planning committee.

Blaine high school Evening of the Arts, June 3, 2010

Awards Night

NOAA finds orcas eat specific salmon

New advances in genetic testing have allowed scientists to determine the specific origin of Chinook salmon that were consumed by killer whales in the inland waters of Washington and British Columbia, according to new research by NOAA scientists and others.

Young At Heart

The Blaine senior center welcomes you are as the flowers that bloom in the wonderful month of June.

Long-time ballet dancer opens school at Loomis Hall

Blaine resident Tiiu Kuuskmann said she’s gone through many changes in life but she always came back to ballet.

Haynie Opry kicks off season June 12 in Custer

The annual Haynie Opry festival of country, gospel and bluegrass music, is scheduled this Saturday, June 12 at the Haynie Grange in Custer.

Whatcom In Bloom starts now

The Whatcom County in Bloom Competition is now entering its 25th year.

Local wine tour company donates to MS Society

In celebration of its first anniversary, Whatcom Wine Tours will donate a portion of sales to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.


Arlyn “Lynn” Mariotto

Arlyn “Lynn” Mariotto died on June 1, 2010 in Bellingham.


Borderite spring football rebuilding, reloading

Blaine head football coach, Jay Dodd is optimistic about the Borderites’ chances next season.

Skagit Valley College taps three Borderite stars

On more than one occasion this season, Skagit Valley College coaches and players were seen at Borderite softball games, scouting the senior heavy team that just finished their second consecutive trip to the 2A state tournament.


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