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Letters to the Editor - June 30 - July 6, 2011


Forecast calls for full day of Fourth of July fun

Participants in the city of Blaine’s Old Fashioned Fourth of July event this year will be treated to a full day of live music, including Bellingham funk jam band Flowmotion, as well as an antique car show, community parade, salmon barbecue and pancake breakfast.

Harbor Shores development agreement reached

Whatcom County Council has approved an agreement that could expedite the growth of the Harbor Shores development just southeast of Blaine.

Peace Portal trail nears approval

Bicyclists and pedestrians who travel along Peace Portal Drive will have a safer path to follow if Blaine City Council approves a construction contract for a paved walkway next month.

Bay Cafe adds wine, beer and courtyard

Bay Cafe recently added a fenced-in courtyard and beer and wine selections to their shop at Birch Bay Drive. Owners Tammy Pearce and Dave Bucknell will celebrate the addition with a grand opening party from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 2.

Keep on drummin’

The Birch Bay Hostel will host a special drum circle and bonfire from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 30, while the Lions Club International films the event to share with their 1.35 million members.

State audit finds treasurer stole $470,000

Over the course of seven years, former Birch Bay Water and Sewer District treasurer Glenn Golay transferred hundreds of thousands of dollars of district money into his own accounts, according to a state audit.

County rejects SSA Marine permit revisions

Whatcom County officials have decided SSA Marine, the developer of the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal, needs a new shoreline development permit for the $655 million terminal slated for Cherry Point.

BBWSD scraps Lincoln Road project

After nearly a month of discussion about the project, Birch Bay Water and Sewer District (BBWSD) officials have decided not to replace the 35-year-old waterline running beneath Lincoln Road.

Boys & Girls Club offers free lunch program

The Blaine Boys & Girls Club will offer free meals for children and youths attending its programs this summer.

Alaska Packers Association museum opens

The Alaska Packers Association (APA) Museum at Semiahmoo Park is now open for the season from 1 to 5 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Labor Day weekend.

Murder suspect arrested after applying for NEXUS

A Burnaby, B.C., man wanted on a murder charge in Oklahoma was arrested Friday, June 24, at the Pacific Highway border crossing after he tried to apply for a NEXUS pass.

Celebrate local this week

Whatcom County residents can celebrate Buy Local Day this year by participating in a text messaging scavenger hunt as part of Sustainable Connection’s Independents Week program.

Blaine PD: Be safe on July 4

A message from Blaine Police Department: We want to offer everyone a friendly reminder to use fireworks safely and legally this holiday season.

U.S. Border Patrol Report

The U.S. Border Patrol Report for June 19 to June 22

Fourth of July beach cleanup July 5

Event seeks volunteers to remove celebration debris.


Police Reports: June 22 - June 28, 2011

Police reports from the Blaine Police Department for June 22 through June 28, 2011


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