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Articles published Wed, Oct 26, 2011

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Letters to the Editor: October 27 - November 2, 2011


Residents have their say on liquor sales

Initiative 1183, set to appear on the November 8 ballot, would close state-run liquor stores and license private companies to sell and distribute hard liquor. Currently, the Washington State Liquor Control Board operates state liquor stores and sets prices, while private companies can only sell and distribute wine and beer.

Blaine public works director leaving for Lynden

City of Blaine officials will start the search for a new public works director after Steve Banham leaves for a job in Lynden.

Blaine train depot demolition will go through SEPA process

Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway will have to prepare detailed information on the Blaine train depot and the land it sits on if the railroad wants to move forward with plans to demolish it.

Installation of Birch Bay boat launch begins

Birch Bay tourists and residents will have a new place to set sail once the improved boat launch at the south end of Birch Bay State Park is completed.

NWPRD2 hires new activity center manager

Rachel Ely found her perfect match. The energetic fitness enthusiast was recently named activity center manager for Northwest Park and Recreation District 2 (NWPRD2).

County council OKs 2012 road construction program

The Whatcom County Council has approved the county’s 2012 road construction program, and four projects in the Birch Bay area have topped the list.

Mature Living Special Section: Tips for preventing dehydration

Drinking lots of fresh water may seem like the most natural thing in the world, but as you age, the thirst urge diminishes.

Park district wins Blaine Builder Award

The district’s commissioners and staff were recognized for the improvements the district has made to recreational facilities throughout Blaine.

Fire board faults decision to move administration

North Whatcom Fire and Rescue (NWFR) officials want to move the fire district’s administrative offices closer to Bellingham after a service consolidation with Fire District 4, but NWFR’s fire commissioners have issues with the plan.

U.S. Border Patrol Report

The U.S. Border Patrol Report for October 13 through October 15


Joseph A. Gallagher: October 28, 1942 - October 17, 2011

Ruth I. Teela: May 17, 1925 - October 23, 2011

Kathy Anne Hurd: March 4, 1949 – October 20, 2011

Wilbur O. Clausen: June 30, 1912 – October 22, 2011


Police Reports: October 19 - 25, 2011

Police reports from the Blaine Police Department for October 19 - 25, 2011


Gobbato rushes for season-high 332 yards in win over Anacortes

Blaine headed to Anacortes on Friday, October 21, to teach the Seahawks a lesson in effective border crossing. Staying true to their namesake, the Borderites occupied Anacortes’ gridiron border as if they lived there, crossing the goal line five times on their way to a 36-16 victory.

Blaine cross country sends 4 to district competition

Blaine cross country coach Carey Bacon is doing things a bit unconventionally this year, opting to take just two boys and two girls to the Northwest Conference 2A District meet this Saturday, Oct. 29 at South Whidbey High School.

Borderite sports in brief

Girls' soccer ends season 2-11; volleyball has one game left


Kidney failure killed Steller sea lion found dead in Point Roberts

An older male Steller sea lion that seemed to have taken up residence at Lighthouse Marine Park in Point Roberts was found dead earlier this month, reportedly due to kidney failure.


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