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Articles published Wed, Oct 5, 2011

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Letters to the Editor: October 6 - October 12, 2011


RE Sources files notice to sue SSA Marine for water violations

The Bellingham-based environmental group that has been one of the strongest opponents of the Gateway Pacific Terminal has filed a 60-day notice of intent to sue the Seattle-based shipping terminal company proposing the project.

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.”

City seeks public input on land acquisition

The Blaine City Council will hold another public hearing on a proposed land acquisition in east Blaine after the landowner involved expressed concern over the city’s process for condemning his land.

‘A’s all around for Birch Bay beaches

All the Birch Bay beaches that were tested over the summer received an “A” grade or better in a beach report card released by a California-based environmental group.

City council declares Blaine a Let’s Move! city

With a nod of approval from the Blaine City Council, Blaine is now part of a nationwide movement supporting healthy communities and battling childhood obesity.

Area resident reports nationwide phone scam

A phone scam that has struck numerous places across the country has recently been reported in Birch Bay.

Public meeting stresses importance of trail linking Blaine, Birch Bay

The proposed walking and biking trail between Blaine and Birch Bay could prove beneficial to both communities if the local parks district has the money to fund it.

Mature Living Special Section: Memory loss not always a sign of Alzheimer's disease

It started, he said, just before their 30th anniversary – he had bought a lovely bracelet for his wife and hidden it so that she wouldn’t find it. Well, he didn’t find it for days after the anniversary came and went. For her, it was right around menopause – forgetting where she had put her keys, the book she was reading, the lunch date with a friend. These are not uncommon stories for me to hear in my office; not told by elderly patients but by baby boomers, some of whom go on to confess fears that they are developing Alzheimer’s or dementia. Sound familiar?

Senior center events

Some really big things are happening this month at the Blaine Senior/Activity Center.

Sliding into Fall

Blaine primary students are enjoying their new playground slide this fall.

A helping hand

Would you change my light bulb, please? A worker from the always vigilant Blaine public works was captured early on the morning of Monday, October 3, opposite the Seascape condos fixing the light.

Border patrol agent receives commendation from RCMP

A Blaine-based U.S. Border Patrol agent was recently commended by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) for his aid to a RCMP member in 2010.

Blaine receives clean 2010 audit

The Washington State Auditor’s Office has released its 2010 audit of the city of Blaine’s finances and found no issues with their financial procedures.

U.S. Border Patrol Report

The U.S. Border Patrol Report for September 14 through September 17


Borderites drop heartbreaker at Mount Baker

While the renewal of the oldest rivalry in Whatcom County didn’t receive the notice of some of the other week-five matchups, it will be remembered long after this season has passed. The 102nd meeting between Blaine and Mount Baker was a frenetic affair that saw huge emotional swings, big players making big plays and even a touch of controversy over a missed pass interference call.

Borderite sports in brief

Both volleyball and girls' soccer still looking for first wins as seasom nears halfway mark


Department of archeology says SSA Marine needed archeology permit for Cherry Point work

The Seattle-based shipping terminal company that performed unpermitted surveying work at the site proposed for the $600 million Gateway Pacific Terminal also needed permission from the state department of archeology.


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