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Letters to the Editor April 28 - May 4, 2011


Blaine school bond fails by less than 1 percent

The Blaine school district capitial projects bond initiative did not meet the 60 percent requirement and has failed as of Wednesday, April 27.

Blessing of the Fleet remembers those lost at sea

The Blessing of the Fleet is a special ceremony, one that is important to local fishers and their families as well as the neighboring communities. The Blaine ceremony is held the first Sunday in May; this year it’s on May 1 at 1:30 p.m. at Blaine Harbor.

U.S. Border Patrol Report

The Border Patrol report for this week

Fundraiser to help 6-year-old Blaine girl

A family-style fundraising dinner and silent auction next week will benefit a 6-year-old girl with leukemia.

Blaine retailers showed strong fourth quarter sales

Border communities such as Blaine and Sumas are faring considerably well in retail trade sales compared to other Whatcom County cities, according to figures recently released by the Washington State Department of Revenue (DOR).

Council to discuss road plan, fireworks

Blaine City Council members have scheduled two public hearings next month to discuss an annual review of the six-year transportation improvement plan and a proposed revision to the city’s fireworks ordinance.

Blaine man injured in I-5 collision

A Blaine man was seriously injured on Saturday, April 23, following a single car collision on Interstate 5.

Former Blaine teacher hosts book signing May 5

A former Blaine high school teacher and author who recently sold movie rights to Disney will speak about his new young adult adventure novel “Aliens on Vacation” next week in Bellingham.

Blaine schools received too much money, audit says

A recently released state audit asserts that the Blaine school district received too much special education funding from state and federal programs for the 2009/2010 school year, but the district says the money will be returned.

School board OKs $1.6 million in budget changes

The Blaine school board took the first decisive step in 2011-2012 budget preparations by approving approximately $1.6 million in budget adjustments on Monday.

Woman opens cat adoption center in Blaine

Those who want to adopt a healthy kitten or cat need to look no further than their backyard.

Spring Gardening Special Section: Follow these laws for a beautiful, healthy garden

Laws are often elusive until you run in to one head on. I have discussed noxious weeds in the past two columns, but I didn’t mention the laws regarding them.

A C Shop Easter

NWFRS mulls consolidation

The North Whatcom Fire and Rescue Service (NWFRS) is entering final negotiations to consolidate services with Fire District 4 and planning on an implementation date of July 1.

Springfest art event May 7-8

Handmade jewelry, knitted hats, stained glass works and decorated functional ceramic ware are just a few of the crafts visitors will find at the Springfest art studio tour in Blaine and Birch Bay next week.

Rummage sale this Saturday

The Blaine senior center will host its “Giant Rummage Sale” on Saturday, April 30.

Volunteers needed for math contest

Organizers for the 2011 Washington state math championship are looking for volunteer proctors for their event on Saturday, May 7, at the Blaine schools campus.

Photos Around Town


Jack T. Washburn: January 5, 1928 – April 24, 2011

Jack T. Washburn passed away on Sunday, April 24, 2011. He was 83, born in Blaine to Merritt and Dottie (Seargent) Washburn.

Elmer J. Roose: June 24, 1925 – April 3, 2011

Elmer J. Roose passed away in Bellingham. He was 84, born in Bellingham to Ernest and Helen (Kubbermus) Roose.


Blaine track teams finish sixth at NWC tourney

Both the girls and boys Borderite track and field teams showed marked improvement at the Northwest Conference Championships at a sunny Civic Field, Friday, April 22.

Borderite girls show improvement in losses

One of the great maladies of the Borderite softball team has been an avalanche of errors that are inherent in a young team. The Blaine girls buckled down in their game with Sehome at Geri Fields, Wednesday, April 20, but there was the simple matter of controlling Sehome’s hitters.

Borderite sports in brief ...

Sports Briefs for April 28 to May 4


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