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Letters to the Editor - August 12-18, 2010


School district schedules budget hearing for August 12

Members of the public invited to voice their concerns.

Turn of the century street lighting put on hold

Plans for decorative lighting near the entrance of Peace Arch State Park have been put on hold after cost estimates show they could be nearly three times as the city originally budgeted.

County to alter emergency management contract

Whatcom County Council has decided they’re not happy with Whatcom Medic One, the county’s emergency medical service provider, and they’re not going to take it anymore.

Semiahmoo spit re-opens

The Whatcom County Health Department has re-opened Semiahmoo spit after a high fecal coliform count last week.

Study shows decline in border traffic

A year after the final implementation of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) and nearly two years after the economic meltdown of 2008, cross border travel – especially from Canada – has declined overall, according to a recent study by Western Washington University’s Border Policy Research Institute (BPRI).

Open for business

Images of Lighthouse Point facility opening.

Blaine skate park re-opens

Images of new skate park.

A thank you...

Image of Plover donation.

Annual check-up finds Plover in ship-shape

Image of Plover's annual check-up

BP begins roundabout construction

Image of roundabout construction

Small business center hosts ThinkBiz 2010 conference

Western Washington University’s Small Business Development Center (SDBC), Whatcom Community College, along with sponsor Whidbey Island Bank, will host ThinkBiz 2010 – Small Business Conference September 9 and 10 at Whatcom Community College’s Heiner Center.

Free and low-cost spaying available

Take advantage of a free and low-cost spay and neutering event in Blaine next week.

Birch Bay residents discuss community tourism options

Members of the Birch Bay community met last week to brainstorm ways of increasing tourism to their unique corner of Washington.


Ridnour helps jump start new basketball camp

A memorable opening day of the first Jumpstart Hoop Fest at the Bellingham Boys and Girls Club July 30.


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