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Letters to the Editor - October 28-November 3, 2010


North Cascades band to perform at PAC

Music lovers who want to support the Blaine high school wind ensemble will want to attend “Gershwin and Friends,” part of a concert series by the North Cascades Concert Band later this month.

Blaine proposes $11 sewer rate hike in 2011

Blaine residents can anticipate a large increase in sewer rates next year, but how much is still uncertain.

Teen injured after falling out of car

Blaine police responded to an accident involving an 18-year-old who had fallen out of a moving car on Friday evening near the Blaine primary school on Boblett Street.

Art for the seasons

The Loomis Hall Gallery will host several festivities this holiday season.

Birch Bay Water and Sewer wins award

The Washington state department of ecology (DOE) presented The Birch Bay Water and Sewer District with a 2009 outstanding wastewater treatment plant award on Tuesday, October 19.

Blaine man killed in single-car crash

A Blaine man was killed Friday, October 22, when the truck he was driving rolled over on Interstate 5.

Meeting to discuss watershed issues

The Birch Bay Watershed and Aquatic Resources (BBWARM) district will be hosting a free event to help citizens and managers save money, protect water quality, and reduce flooding through the proper maintenance of privately owned storm water systems.

WeSNIP event to raise cash for pets

The Whatcom County WeSNIP organization has scheduled a garage sale this weekend to help provide free and low-cost spay and neutering to dogs and cats of low-income residents.

Ghouls and goblins make Halloween driving spooky

For motorists, the spooky part about Halloween is that little ghouls and goblins often dress in dark colors and in costumes that cover their eyes, and some get so excited they simply forget road safety rules.

Olympic curler pleads guilty to smuggling

A Canadian curling gold medalist arrested in Blaine in April pled guilty to counterfeit drug charges in a Seattle courtroom last week.

‘Dead Prom Date’ party this Saturday

The Blaine Library will be hosting a “Dead Prom Date Party” on Saturday, October 30, 6:15 to 9:00pm.

At 85, local developer keeps on truckin’

In a time where small businesses are failing across the country, Bellingham’s Fairhaven district is bursting at the seams, and the man behind it all now has set his eyes on Blaine.

Picture perfect

Artist Point was a perfect picture of autumn on October 14. When photographer David Riffle, of Blaine, returned the following week, however, the ground was covered in snow.

Amtrack ridership up in 2010

The Amtrak route between Eugene, Oregon, and Vancouver, B.C. has set records for ridership in the first nine months of 2010, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation.

Former band student recalls Japan trip

One chilly February morning back in 2003, I woke up to prepare for my day – just another groggy rise before heading off to my morning high school classes.


James William Buchanan

James William Buchanan, “Papa Buck”, originally from Calhoun, GA passed way peacefully on October 23, 2010 at home surrounded by his family.

Marion "Al" Piete

Marion "Al" Piete passed away suddenly at 90 years young.


Bulldogs maul Borderites, end playoff hopes

Two things had to happen for the Lady Borderites soccer team to make it into the Northwest Conference playoffs this year: they had to win Tuesday evening’s game at Mount Vernon, and Lynden had to beat Squalicum.

Borderites rally to keep playoff hopes alive

The aftermath of Blaine’s game with ninth ranked Anacortes left the playoff outlook as clear as mud with one week remaining.


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