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Articles published Wed, May 25, 2011

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Letters to the Editor May 26 - June 1, 2011


County executive Kremen will not seek re-election

Whatcom County executive Pete Kremen announced Tuesday evening that he will not seek re-election in the 2011 county elections.

13 Blaine, Birch Bay seats up for election

The filing deadline for Whatcom County’s elected positions is approaching, and some of the county’s most influential positions will be up for election in November.

City bans New Year’s Eve fireworks

Blaine residents will have a quieter New Year’s Eve next year after Blaine city council voted 5-2 to ban the use of fireworks on that day.

Blaine gardeners market kicks off Saturday

The Blaine Gardeners Market will kick off its third season Saturday, May 28, at the H Street plaza beginning at 10 a.m.

Auction to benefit Blaine high school grad

Two Blaine women are auctioning off Worldmark vacation packages to help pay for the medical bills of a family member who was recently diagnosed with two brain tumors.

Grain on the horizon

Skip Sahlin, pointing, an SSA Marine project manager, leads a group of grain growers, shippers and public officials on a tour of Cherry Point, just south of the site of the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal, Thursday, May 19.

Water and sewer district to annex Loomis Trail development

Residents of the Loomis Trail housing development on the south shore of Drayton Harbor will see a reduction in their water bills if the Birch Bay Water and Sewer District (BBWSD) board of commissioners approves annexation of the area.

Lincoln Road construction starts May 31

On May 31, crews from Lynden-based Stremler Gravel will start work on a $2.2 million project to improve Lincoln Road and will eventually close the road for the summer as the project progresses.

Pure, golden sweetness

Blaine residents Alla Rudoy and her aunt Irina build a new beehive at their home on California Trail last week. The women use the honey for cooking and as gifts for friends and family.

Plover ferry, APA museum open for season

Blaine’s historic Plover ferry will start its season at noon on Friday, May 27.

School board votes to increase athletic fees

It will cost more for athletes to play sports at the middle or high school level after the Blaine school board unanimously approved athletic fee increases at its May 23 meeting.

Brent Brentnall retires after 10 years of service

For a man who spent much of his life unsure of what he wanted to do when he grew up, Brent Brentnall has accomplished quite a bit.

Christensen Grove dedication

Participants in the Christensen Grove dedication ceremony celebrate with a ribbon cutting on Thursday, May 19.

Bike To Work And School Day

Blaine student Julian Gonzalez takes a break at Blaine’s “celebration station” as part of the county-wide Bike To Work And School Day event last Friday, May 20.

U.S. Border Patrol Report

The U.S. Border Patrol Report for May 15 - 19


Joanne Claudia Slivinski - February 13, 1950 – May 19, 2011

Joanne Claudia Slivinski, age 61, passed into her heavenly rest on May 19. Jo was raised in Santa Monica, CA. Her parents, Stan and Skippy Slivinski, preceded her in death.


Morrison cruises, boys barge into state meet

For the Blaine track teams there was no shortage of drama and surprises on the first day of the 2A Northwest district track meet at Civic Field in Bellingham, on Wednesday, May 18.

Wallen, Andes move on to state tournament

Blaine’s super sophomore made a resounding statement that he will be the favorite to win the 2A state golf championship after crushing his competition at the 2A Northwest district golf tournament at Snohomish Golf Course, Tuesday, May 17.

Blaine’s winningest girls tennis team season ends

Blaine junior Aubrie Hagen had never reached the third round of the 2A Northwest district tennis tournament before.


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