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Letters to the Editor: September 29 - October 5, 2011

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Parks commissioners host meeting to gather public input ahead of levy

Blaine residents offered numerous suggestions to parks commissioners on how upcoming levy funds, with voter approval, could be spent to improve parks and recreation in Blaine, but all agreed on one point: the importance of the levy needs to be driven home sooner rather than later.

Blaine schools facing difficult financial straits

The first meeting of the Blaine school board began with a work session on a subject that is near, but perhaps not dear to board members’ hearts: money troubles.

Council gives go-ahead to Blaine industrial park

The owners of 45 acres of land in southeast Blaine are one step closer to being able to develop the property after a Blaine City Council vote on Monday night.

County council moves Birch Bay rezone vote to public hearing

The public at large will get another chance to comment on the potential rezone of nearly 500 acres of land just south of Drayton Harbor at the October 11 Whatcom County Council meeting.

Lincoln Road reopens after four-month closure

The stretch of Lincoln Road closed over the summer for improvements reopened Friday after the Lynden-based contractor completed the project ahead of schedule and within budget.

Blaine businesswoman celebrates milestones

During the recent recession, most of the stories we hear are of businesses closing. However, there is at least one Blaine resident who has been in business continuously for the past 50 years.

Home Improvement Special Section: Designing a house for optimal living

What happens when you combine creative thinking with a piece of property that has unrealized view potential? The result was a distinct home built on Salish Road, situated on Kwann Lake, with views of Mt. Baker, the Twin Sisters, a community park and golf course.

Home Improvement Special Section: After the storm: Dealing with exterior mold and mildew

After the winds have subsided, the rain has stopped and flood waters have receded, many homeowners find themselves facing the real challenge of a heavy rainstorm: the clean-up.

Film critic presents free movie remake program

“Let’s Do It Again,” a free public program about movie remakes, will be presented from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, October 5, at the Discovery Theater at Semiahmoo Resort.

Blaine Boys and Girls Club needs volunteer coaches for fall sports

With fall sports in full swing, the Blaine Boys and Girls Club is finding itself in need of coaches for its youth sports teams.

police

Police Reports: September 21 - 27, 2011

Police reports from the Blaine Police Department for September 21 - 27, 2011

slideshows

Blaine is Beautiful!

The Yard of the Week ended its fifth season this week after awarding 19 yards in Blaine with a Yard of the Week award from May 12 through September 15.

sports

Ferndale grinds out win over Borderites

For Borderite fans it had to be like watching an iceberg move or waiting for the leaves to change color. Yet, inexorably, powerful 3A Ferndale managed to finally shake free of Blaine to post a 34-7 Northwest conference victory at Memorial Field on Friday, September 23.

Borderite sports in brief

Volleyball sees some close matches while girls' soccer still looks for their first win

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BNSF seeks demolition of Blaine train depot

Officials with Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) railway want to demolish the 100-year-old Blaine Train Depot because it "no longer provides a viable function."

County council moves Birch Bay rezone vote to public hearing

The public at large will get another chance to comment on the potential rezone of nearly 500 acres of land just south of Drayton Harbor at a future Whatcom County Council meeting.

 

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