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Articles published Wed, Oct 12, 2011

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Letters to the Editor: October 13 - October 19, 2011


Council asks for delay of depot demolition

Blaine city officials want Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway to wait on the planned demolition of the Blaine train depot until the future of rail service in Blaine is clearer.

City council OKs acquisition of east Blaine property

The city of Blaine is one step closer to extending utilities to east Blaine after a city council vote Monday night gave the go ahead to acquire two parcels of private property.

County council gives thumbs-up to two Birch Bay rezones

A total of 568 acres in the Birch Bay area have new zoning designations after a Whatcom County Council vote Tuesday evening.

Mature Living Special Section: Reduce the risk of breast cancer

The annual explosion of pink has become one of the most visible reminders of the importance of early detection and breast cancer awareness.

Fall Car Care Special Section: Fall into a vehicle maintenance program

October is Fall Car Care Month, the perfect time to fall into a vehicle maintenance program and get your car ready for winter.

Fall Car Care Special Section: Teach teens to drive safely – and save their lives

In 2009, 3,466 teenagers died in the United States from automobile crash injuries, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Fall Car Care Special Section: Steering clear of deer

Vehicles and deer can be a lethal combination on Washington roads. As the weather gets colder, drivers face a greater risk of collisions as deer and other wildlife migrate from the mountains and dart across roads and highways.

Upcoming senior events

The week's events at the Blaine Senior Center

Blaine dentistry practice expanding

Dr. Patrick Rooney of Blaine Harbor Dental has expanded his practice with the addition of Dr. Mark Fleming of Friday Harbor. Fleming works in the office one day a week and sometimes stays overnight to see patients in the early morning.

Vitamins for good health

Do we require vitamins for good health? The answer is “of course.” Vitamins are essential for good health but only in tiny amounts.


Blaine Gardeners Market Pumpkin Carving Contest

Children of all ages turned out for the Blaine Gardeners Market pumpkin carving contest on Saturday, October 8.

2011 Blaine High School Homecoming Coronation

The 2011 Blaine High School homecoming court was named October 6 at the performing arts center.


Blaine loses 2-point nail-biter to B-E Tigers

Fresh off the heels of a three-point loss to Mount Baker, the Borderites found themselves pulling out a nail-biting fourth-quarter drive against the Burlington-Edison Tigers.

Borderite sports in brief

Recapping the week's cross country, volleyball and girls' soccer action


Birch Bay candidates forum format announced

I just got an email from Kathy Berg, one of the organizers of the upcoming 2011 general election candidates forum in Birch Bay. She explained the format for the forum, which is set for 7 p.m. tomorrow, Thursday, October 13, at Birch Bay Bible Community Church.


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