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Articles published Thu, Jul 14, 2011

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Letters to the Editor: July 14 - July 20, 2011


Discovery Days festival this weekend in Birch Bay

Birch Bay Drive will come alive this weekend as the 32nd annual Discovery Days celebration brings a parade, an arts and crafts festival and the Ducky Derby race.

Council approves bid for Semiahmoo wastewater contract

The city of Blaine will begin treating Semiahmoo’s wastewater now that officials have approved a $1.46 million construction bid.

Forum to host executive candidates

If you have questions for candidates vying for the Whatcom County Executive position, you are invited to submit them for consideration in a public forum.

Blaine meeting discusses height limits

Some Blaine residents and business owners want to see views of the marina and Semiahmoo Spit rather than encourage development on the west side of Peace Portal Drive that would block their views.

City unveils improvements for H Street

Blaine public works staff are planning major improvements for H Street between Peace Portal and the I-5 overpass that, if all goes according to plan, will not cost the city a dime.

Open for business!

Blaine mayor Bonnie Onyon cuts a ribbon during an opening ceremony for Jack Niemann’s Black Forest Steak House at 638 Peace Portal Drive.

Gun accident sends 11-year-old to hospital

A gun accident east of Birch Bay over the weekend sent an 11-year-old to the hospital with a gunshot wound.

Whatcom In Bloom entry deadline is July 29

Whatcom County Parks’ 26th annual Whatcom in Bloom competition is accepting applicants until July 29.

Discover Passes on sale this weekend for $30

Peace Arch State Park volunteers will sell Discover Passes with no processing fee from noon to 2 p.m. this Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 14 through 17, at Peace Arch State Park.

District to present school budget July 25

The Blaine school district is two weeks away from unveiling its 2011/2012 budget to the school board as discussions continue over how roughly $200,000 less salary money from the state will affect the district’s employees.

Young At Heart: Senior center celebrates July

Happy birthday month, America, from the Blaine Senior Center. Let us always be mindful of our wonderful American heritage. We are thankful for our freedom, but we must remember the responsibility it requires.

U.S. Border Patrol Report

The U.S. Border Patrol report for July 1 through July 3

Mature Living Special Section: Aging in place: Staying in your own home

My grandpa used to say, “I remember when bread cost a nickel,” and I couldn’t believe he was in his right mind. When I found myself saying something similar to my daughter about the cost of gas, I realized I was following my grandpa on the path of nostalgia.


Police Reports: July 6 - July 13, 2011

Police reports from the Blaine Police Department for July 6 through July 13, 2011


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