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Articles published Wed, Aug 10, 2011

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Letters to the Editor: August 11 - August 17, 2011


Gear Heads band together for ‘Duke of Earl’ project

A Blaine family dealing with a daughter’s serious illness got a surprise recently when the Gear Heads of Whatcom County presented them with their own car – running again and spotless.

County fines SSA Marine for Cherry Point work

Seattle-based shipping terminal company SSA Marine has been fined for clearing trees and grading dirt roads through environmentally sensitive areas at the Cherry Point site.

Blaine City Council approves ward redistricting plan

Capping nearly four months of deliberation, Blaine City Council has approved a ward redistricting plan that will take effect in time for the November general election.

Border resident gets two months in prison

A Lynden man convicted of incapacitating the pilot of a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) helicopter with a handheld spotlight was sentenced on August 4.

School supplies needed for Blaine students

The Blaine Family Services Center will distribute school supplies to students and families in need of assistance again this year, and donations are still needed to ensure enough supplies for all.

Fire rips through Birch Bay RV, manufactured home

Fire crews responded to a fire that had heavily damaged an RV and nearby manufactured home in Birch Bay late last week.

County plans minor road maintenance for Thursday, Friday

Whatcom County road maintenance crews will be out this Thursday and Friday chipsealing several roads in the Blaine area.

Find Your Fashion celebrates anniversary

Find Your Fashion owner Barb Scoggins shows off some of the clothing for sale at her Ferndale store.

Tommy Overstreet to perform

The Haynie Opry is wrapping up its season with a bang this weekend with its last three shows.

Research ship anchored off Birch Bay collecting data for nautical charts

One of the world’s most technologically advanced floating nautical survey platforms has been anchored off Birch Bay for the past few weeks collecting data to update national nautical charts.

County council approves funds for Birch Point drainage improvements

Relief from long-standing flooding and drainage issues is within sight for the residents of the Charel Terrace area of Birch Point after a Whatcom County Council vote this week.


Joe Barber: September 4, 1924 – August 3, 2011


Police Reports: August 3 - August 10, 2011

Police reports from the Blaine Police Department for July 27 through August 3, 2011


Birch Bay Music Festival Benefits WeSNIP

Dozens turned out for SnipFest, a benefit music festival for WeSNIP, the Whatcom Education, Spay and Neuter Program. The event garnered $4,000 for WeSNIP.

Celebrating Drayton Harbor Days in Blaine

Pirates and other seafarers turned out in droves for Drayton Harbor Days over the weekend.


New Birch Bay housing development in the works

A California-based landowner has submitted an application to Whatcom County Planning and Development Services (PDS) to subdivide a parcel of land in east Birch Bay to make room for a 97-lot, single-family residential development called Birch Bay Meadows.


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