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Letters to the Editor - February 3-9, 2011

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Library series to discuss border issues

A series of upcoming events at Blaine library will explore life on the border.

Camp Horizon to host free meditation workshop

Series of four meditations open to public

School board makes $400,000 in cuts for 2011

The Blaine school board made official nearly $400,000 in cuts for the remainder of the 2010/2011 school year at its regular meeting Monday.

Developer buys out 101-lot Birch Bay project

The Malibu Estates subdivision just south of Birch Bay State Park has been purchasted by a developer who hopes to begin building homes by next summer.

Birds of a feather

A mallard duck stretches its wings during a dip in Drayton Harbor.

Crews to bolster Drayton Harbor

Whatcom County public works has set in motion plans to repair a section of shoreline along Drayton Harbor later this year.

Pruning: A mid-winter activity for fruit gardeners

While our vegetables gardens are sodden with cold soil awaiting drier days and our mailboxes are filled with seed catalogs, the lure the stay indoors where it is warm is tempting.

Gail Kruk joins Larson Gross

Gail Kruk has joined the ownership group at Larson Gross PLLC as a full partner at their Blaine office.

A job well done

Jan Hansen received both a Blaine Service award for eight years on the parks and cemetery board and a Blaine Builder award for serving Blaine on the parks board and the city council.

Big week ahead for Knowledge Bowl and Chess Club

Two high school Knowledge Bowl teams from Blaine will be in the district 2A playoffs this Monday.

Port to host coffee with public series

Those with questions or concerns about the Port of Bellingham or who want to know more about port projects can meet with commissioners this month over a cup of coffee.

Rick Steves to speak about travels in Europe

Nationally-known travel guide writer and TV personality will visit Bellingham this Sunday to discuss the newest edition of his book “Europe Through The Back Door.”

Mature Living Special Section: At 74, local woman is still blazing trails

For a woman afraid of heights, Marjan Eicher has done a lot of climbing.

Ski To Sea volunteers sought

Organizers for this year’s Ski to Sea Festival are looking for about 600 volunteers to help at the Ski to Sea “Big Race” this year.

Blaine man advances in U.S. Navy

Alex Bresnan, 20, of Blaine, recently completed training at Naval Nuclear Power Training Unit of Saratoga Springs, New York.

obituaries

Gerald Andrew Larson

Gerald Andrew Larson of Birch Bay, Washington passed away at home on January 27, 2011 after a long battle with cancer.

sports

Blaine sinks in Storm’s rain of threes

Blaine’s boy’s basketball teams has won two games this year. Squalicum’s team has won two consecutive state championships. While the fab five that brought those trophies to Whatcom county has moved on, the program continues.

Borderites fall in thriller to Red Raiders

The sequence won’t go down in sports history but it did mark the loss of an enormous opportunity for the Blaine boys basketball team.

Mountaineers climb over Borderites 47-27

The Borderites were unable to hold onto a 21-5 opening lead halfway into last Wednesday’s wrestling meet at Mt. Baker high school and succumbed to the Mountaineers’ pin-happy middle and heavyweights, losing the Northwest Conference (NWC) regular season wrestling title 47-2

Squalicum Storm shakes Borderites in 49-39 loss

Despite committing 13 fewer turnovers and coming to within three points in the fourth period, Blaine’s girls’ basketball team saw the Squalicum Storm widen their lead by 10 through mostly free throws to hand the Borderites a 49-39 loss Monday night.

 

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