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Articles published Wed, Sep 14, 2011

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Letters to the Editor: September 15 - 21, 2011


Finished H Street project riles another resident

While the problems one Blaine couple encountered with the recently completed H Street have been remedied, another Blaine area resident maintains the city unfairly blocked access to his property just off of H Street.

Birch Bay diner off to a roaring start

Before beginning their third week in business on Monday, Mike and Susann Gillern had to turn customers away – their Birch Bay restaurant, Dee’s Country Diner, isn’t open on Mondays.

Blaine schools placed on brief lockdown Monday morning

Reports of a Blaine Middle School student who had threatened to harm himself and was possibly in possession of a weapon forced all four Blaine schools into a brief lockdown early this week.

Blaine neighborhood association working to improve Telescope Beach

With multiple flatbed trucks worth of blackberry bushes and other invasive plants removed, a stretch of beach in Marine Park in Blaine is now ripe for future improvements.

Pedestrian injured in hit and run

A 20-year-old Blaine resident was injured over the weekend after being struck by a car on Drayton Harbor Road north of Birch Bay.

Game drive to support regional Big Brothers Big Sisters school mentoring program

During the month of October, donations of new and gently used games will help support the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Washington’s school-based mentoring program.

Home Improvement Special Section: All mattresses are not created equal

If you’re like most people, you’ll spend one third of your life sleeping. Considering how much time you’re likely to spend horizontal over the course of your life, you’ll want to make sure you put some serious thought and research into your bed. Purchasing a new mattress may seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. Following are some tips to simplify and improve your experience, so you can find the right bed for you.

County sets requirements for Cherry Point site repair

Whatcom County planing staff have laid out a number of requirements that a Seattle-based shipping terminal company and its subcontractor must complete to repair damage done to wetlands and forests at the site proposed for the multimillion-dollar shipping terminal south of Birch Bay.

Donation keeps Plover’s engines running

The historic Plover ferry’s 15-year-old diesel engine injectors will get a little TLC thanks to the Semiahmoo Yacht Club’s donation of $750.

Port commissioners to tour, meet at Blaine harbor

Port of Bellingham commissioners will begin a work-study session at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, September 20, with a tour of the Blaine industrial area. The public is welcome to join in the tour, which will begin at the public parking area just before the Blaine public pier at the end of Marine Drive.

U.S. Border Patrol Report

The U.S. Border Patrol Report for August 29 through September 5


Vivian Marjorie Campin: February 2, 1916 – August 29, 2011


Police Reports: September 5 - 13, 2011

Police reports from the Blaine Police Department for September 5 - 13, 2011


Blaine rallies to trample Squalicum

Domo arigato, Mario Gobbato. That was the collective sentiment of the fans and his teammates after the junior tailback helped to shake off the doldrums of a horrific first quarter, as Blaine came from behind for a 41-23 Northwest conference (NWC) victory over Squalicum in the Borderites’ home opener Friday, September 9.

Borderite Sports in Brief

A brief rundown of Borderite cross country and girls' soccer action from last week


County council will consider rezoning more land in Birch Bay

Nearly 500 acres of land in Birch Bay could be rezoned to allow more homes per acre if the Whatcom County Council approves the changes at its next meeting.


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