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Articles published Thu, Apr 21, 2011

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Letters to the Editor - April 21-27, 2011


Blaine planning commission to discuss building code changes

Meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, April 28

WWU talk focuses on sustainability and community

Forum to feature WWU professor Bill Deitrich and Seattle City Council president Richard Conlin.

Blaine senior center seeks donations for rummage sale

Annual event scheduled for Saturday, April 30

Primary school coffee talk Tuesday, April 26

Parents of Blaine primary school students are invited to participate in a coffee and conversation.

County OKs funds for Birch Bay watershed study

Plans that would eventually improve stormwater management in the Birch Bay watershed are in motion after a Whatcom County Council vote last week.

‘Ready Lane’ aims to expedite border travel

Drivers crossing the border at the Peace Arch port of entry will now have an extra lane to choose from if their travel documents contain radio frequency identification (RFID) chips, border officials announced last week.

Bay Horizon gym opens Saturday

The renovation of the gym at Bay Horizon Park is done, and Northwest Park & Recreation District 2 is hosting an open house this weekend to celebrate.

Bunny love

Blaine resident Monika Kelly and her bunny Twinkie earned a second place ribbon in the Whatcom County Youth Fair.

Almost full!

A nearly full moon rose over Whatcom County last Saturday.

Haute Trash designs celebrate Earth Day

Those interested in trashy fashion trends will want to attend the RE Store’s Trash Fashion Show this Saturday in Bellingham.

Spring Car Care Section: Tips for springing into car care

Now that winter is just a memory, millions of Americans will take to the roads to enjoy the warmer weather.

Spring Car Care Section: Automobile group offers Earth Day car care tips

When it comes to celebrating Earth Day and helping the environment, vehicle owners and drives should not feel left out.

Spring Gardening Special Section: Earth Day, Arbor Day, great times to plant trees

The Beast of Burden slowly entered the kitchen wearing a woeful expression. “Why are you inside when there are still a few good hours of daylight left for planting?” I asked.

Spring Gardening Special Section: Careful use of pesticides

In my past two columns, I recommended three methods of removing noxious Morning Glory (bindweed) and Himalayan blackberry plants: manual (pulling or digging plants by hand), mechanical (mowing down plants for Himalayan blackberries and hand pulling for bindweed) and, as a last resort, herbicides.

U.S. Border Patrol Report

U.S. Border Patrol Report for 4-21-2011

Birch Bay couple open Lincoln Green Garden Center

A local couple recently opened a new gardening business in the former Birch Bay Garden Center.


Leonard K. Breidford

Leonard Kristjan Breidford, age 94, passed away April 14, 2011.


Borderites rally twice on Freeman final at bats

Blaine head baseball coach Gary Clausen has witnessed a stomach-churning number of one-run games for his Borderites this season, many of which had gone the wrong way for his team.

Borderite sports briefs

Sports Briefs for 4-21-2011


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