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Letters to the Editor: January 26 - February 2, 2012

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Program encourages energy-efficient home improvements

Blaine and Birch Bay residents can take part in a countywide energy efficiency program that has helped county residents save hundreds of dollars per year on energy bills.

Arts and Jazz auction set for Saturday

The Blaine Fine Arts Association will be hosting its 15th annual Arts and Jazz auction and dance to raise money for music, art and drama education in the Blaine school district.

Homestead Northwest files for bankruptcy

After encountering deep financial trouble over the past few years, Lynden-based real estate developer Homestead Northwest has declared bankruptcy.

Blaine City Council OKs Martin properties survey contract

The city of Blaine could end up spending more than $70,000 to find out if running a proposed utility corridor through two parcels of private property in east Blaine is the most feasible route.

Blaine man arrested on drug charges

A Blaine resident was arrested in Ferndale last week on suspicion of possessing approximately 27 pounds of cocaine.

BBWSD manager calls for local solution to tribal water rights issue

With two local native tribes seeking a federal determination on possession of local water rights, the general manager of the Birch Bay Water and Sewer District (BBWSD) is calling for a solution from within Whatcom County.

Durable, bright and easy to get started: Blaine artist offers classes in feltmaking

A high-tech Bernina sewing machine sits in the corner of fiber artist Donna Hunter’s cozy studio, tucked away in the woods just east of Blaine, next to the log house she built with her husband Graham 28 years ago.

School board reacts to new graduation requirements

Washington state might be getting tighter with its education funding, but that hasn’t stopped state officials from dictating changes at local school districts across the state. The Washington state board of education has approved revised high school graduation requirements effective for the class of 2016.

Opportunity Council extends energy assistance scheduling hours

Due to overwhelming demand for appointments, the Opportunity Council is expanding its energy assistance hotline hours to this Saturday.

City council schedules public hearing for D Street rezone

Blaine city officials will hold another public hearing on a rezone slated for the area just east of the truck route, between 14th and D streets.

WUEM wants damage reports from county residents

If the recent ice and snowstorms caused any property damage in Whatcom County, Whatcom Unified Emergency Management (WUEM) officials want to know about it.

Health and Wellness Special Section: Stretch it out during and after exercising

Stretching, or flexibility exercises, can give you more freedom of movement for everyday activities – bending over to tie your shoes, getting dressed, reaching for items on a shelf or looking over your shoulder as you back up your car.

Essence Salon and Spa opens in Birch Bay

Essence, a new Aveda salon and spa located in the heart of Birch Bay, is opening its doors for business.

U.S. Border Patrol Report

The U.S. Border Patrol report for January 2 through January 16

police

Police Reports: January 18 - January 25, 2012

Police reports for the Blaine Police Department for January 18 through January 25, 2012

sports

Borderites trounce Meridian Trojans in 46-27 win

The Blaine girls’ basketball team secured another win on Tuesday, January 24, defeating the Trojans of Meridian High School 46-27 at the Blaine High School gym.

Free throw trouble spells defeat for Blaine

As the Blaine boys’ basketball team learned on Tuesday, January 24, at Meridian High School, sometimes it’s the fundamentals that cause the most trouble.

Way to Go!

The Blaine fifth-grade AAU basketball team took first place in a tournament held over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend.

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Meeting Location Change: County planning commissioners to discuss Birch Bay watershed plan

Whatcom County planning commissioners will once again discuss a proposed voluntary program that county planning staff say will lead to more environmentally friendly development in Birch Bay.

 

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