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Forecast calls for sand, music and fun Saturday

Those looking for a fun way to spend their weekend will want to grab a shovel and a bucket and head to Birch Bay for the annual Sandcastle contest and a live music benefit concert later that evening.

County pushes for closure of Spooner Creek complex

Whatcom County officials have once again turned up the pressure on Bill Beckett to close Spooner Creek Park, a baseball complex built without permits in 1999 on his property.

WTA seeks public comment on cuts

Those wanting a say in a proposed bus service reduction to Blaine should attend a public hearing at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 30 at the Whatcom County Courthouse council chambers.

Free classes focus on challenges of aging

The Adult Day Health Center (ADHC) at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center presents the next topics in its recently launched lecture series, “Facing the Challenges of Aging.”

Blaine one of top U.S. high schools

Blaine high school is one of three Whatcom County high schools to be named by Newsweek Magazine as being in the top 6 percent of schools in the United States.

Local author publishes children’s book, goes global

Volunteers needed for clam survey

School district honors employee Jen Wheeler

Special education associate Jennifer Wheeler has been named as the 2009/10 classified employee of the year in the Blaine school district.

Ferndale veterinarian opens mobile practice in Blaine

Dean, a long-time Ferndale veterinarian and Blaine resident, recently opened Dean’s Veterinary Service, a mobile operation that offers house call service for dogs and cats, including exams, medical care, lab work, parasite control, vaccinations and minor surgery.

Port hires Beckwith Consulting for Birch Bay study

The Port of Bellingham approved a contract with Beckwith Consulting Group, a La Conner-based design firm, to identify key issues involved with tourism as part of their recent Birch Bay study.

Morrison earns athlete of the year, Hall rolls with Bulldogs

Cherish Morrison, Blaine’s scintillating sprinter, was selected by The Bellingham Herald as the girls track and field athlete of the year.

Council approves critical areas revisions 5-2

Following a directive from the state Growth Management Hearings board, Blaine City Council approved revisions to its critical areas ordinance 5-2.

Tips to help celebrate Fourth of July safe and legally

Local law and fire officials are advising consumers to exercise caution when using fireworks this Fourth of July.

Northwest Park & Recreation District 2’s All Comers Track Meet

Northwest Park and Recreation District 2 has organized the all ages track and field competition “All Comers Track and Field 2010” at the Blaine high school track on Thursday evenings.


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