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Articles published Wed, Feb 8, 2012

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Letters to the Editor: February 9 - February 15, 2012


Court documents show how much Homestead Northwest owes to investors

Lynden-based real estate firm Homestead Northwest owes more than four times as much as the company has in assets, recently filed court documents show.

Birding festival essay contest offers cash prizes to students

Wings Over Water NW Birding Festival (WOW) along with the Tutor Doctor and Semiahmoo Ladies Club are sponsoring an essay contest as part of the 10th annual festival to be held on Saturday, March 17, at the Blaine Middle School and Performing Arts Center.

Fire commissioners narrow field of applicants for NWFR fire chief spot

North Whatcom Fire and Rescue (NWFR) commissioners are hoping to choose a candidate as fire chief before summer arrives.

Birch Bay low-impact development plan moves on to county council

Whatcom County Council will soon decide the fate of a plan designed to encourage environmentally friendly development in the Birch Bay area, in the face of continuing opposition from local environmental groups.

Local photographer discusses life, photography in Blaine

Local photographer David Riffle has been a consistent provider of wildlife and landscape photography for The Northern Light for these past few years, but has recently left this area to travel Europe with his wife.

Active Seniors Special Section: Volunteers needed at Stafholt center

Blaine’s Good Samaritan Society - Stafholt is looking for volunteers to spend time with residents.

Young at Heart: February 2012

February may be short in days, but it is long in greatness of heart and rich in the many occasions for celebrations.

Two firefighters injured in ambulance accident in south Birch Bay

An accident in south Birch Bay last week sent three people, two of them from Blaine, to the hospital and totaled a North Whatcom Fire and Rescue (NWFR) ambulance.

U. S. Border Patrol Report

The U.S. Border Patrol report for January 23 through January 27


Vera Dolores (Carter) Williams: January 30, 1927 - January 28, 2012

Vera Dolores Williams passed away Saturday evening, January 30, 2012, at Oak Valley Hospital in Oakdale, CA where she had been living the past three years.


Police Reports: February 1 - February 6, 2012

Police reports for the Blaine Police Department for February 1 through February 6, 2012


Borderites end postseason drought

The Blaine girls’ basketball team is headed to the postseason for the first time in five years, and thanks to two crucial victories this week, they will enjoy an advantageous second-place seeding.

Blaine wrestlers nab second at tourney

Blaine scored 249.5 points to take home a second-place team finish at the Class 2A Sub Regional Tournament at Squalicum High School on February 3-4.

Boys end season with two losses

The boys’ basketball squad ended their season with a pair of losses, falling 56-44 against top-ranked Lynden on Thursday, February 2, and losing 52-58 against Nooksack Valley on Monday, February 6.


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