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Letters to the Editor - August 5 - 11, 2010


Lighthouse Point facility illuminated by artistic sculptures

Sculptures are part of the new treatment facility’s goal to blend in aesthetically to its prominent location in one of Blaine’s most popular parks.

Drayton Harbor Days, raft race, this Saturday

Pirates of all sorts will descend upon Blaine Marina this weekend for the annual Drayton Harbor Days celebration.

$33 million water reclamation facility grand opening Friday

Starting this week the city of Blaine will be operating one of the cleanest sewer treatment plants in the state.

Crews to close southbound I-5

Work to continue until August 20

City celebrates re-opening of skate park

Ribbon cutting ceremony scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday, August 9.

Young At Heart

Officials open new Peace Arch port of entry to traffic

Travelers crossing into the United States at the Peace Arch border crossing will find U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have transitioned their operations into the new port of entry facility, which opened Saturday, July 31.

Report flags three local beaches

The Cottonwood Beach area in Birch Bay has been identified as one of three Whatcom County saltwater beaches that do not meet state clean water standards, according to a Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) report.

Biking Birch Bay

Image of Biking Birch Bay

Meeting to present public input on tourism

Birch Bay area residents are invited to hear results from a facilitated brainstorming session on tourism development.

Explore Whatcom County shorelines

Those who are looking for a way to explore Whatcom County’s shorelines will want to attend an educational event at Birch Bay State Park this Sunday.

Boys & Girls Clubs close for summer

All branches of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County will be closed beginning August 18 as they prepare for the 2010/ 2011 calendar school year.

State primary election set for August 17

As the August 17 primary election approaches, residents of Washington’s 42nd legislative district have a number of candidates from which to choose.

City seeks applicants for planning commission

The city of Blaine is currently accepting applications for a vacant seat on the planning commission.

Blaine fresh

Image from gardeners market.

Biking for life!

Image of Members of the Texas 4,000 cycling team.

To strengthen your local economy, eat local food

By eating locally sourced foods, we strengthen the bond between local farmers and our communities, stay connected to the seasons in our part of the world, promote crop diversity, and minimize the energy intensive, greenhouse-gas-emitting transportation of food from one part of the world to another.

Tennis tourny to benefit local-based Kenya charity

The Semiahmoo Tennis Association has scheduled a charity tennis tournament and auction on Saturday, August 14 to benefit the local non-profit, Project Education, Inc.

Fecal coliform levels close beaches at Semiahmoo spit

Whatcom County health officials have closed beaches along Semiahmoo spit.

Ribbon cutting August 6

The city of Blaine will celebrate completion of its Lighthouse Point Water Reclamation Facility (LPWRF) with a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. Friday, August 6.


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