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Articles published Wed, Mar 28, 2012

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Letters to the Editor: March 29 - April 4, 2012


Rail advocate outlines possible path to Blaine train stop

Blaine city officials need to reach out to partners outside of the immediate community if a train stop in Blaine is to become a reality.

SSA Marine submits permit applications for Cherry Point terminal

The Seattle-based shipping terminal company seeking to build the $655 million Gateway Pacific Terminal has submitted necessary permit applications to Whatcom County regulators, revealing details on the project.

North Whatcom fire district hires new chief

After considering 21 applicants over three months of deliberation, North Whatcom Fire and Rescue (NWFR) commissioners have chosen a new fire chief.

City council approves change order for west Blaine sewer line work

Unstable soil beneath a Marine Drive manhole will cost the city of Blaine approximately $105,000 in extra construction charges as part of a larger wastewater conveyance project.

Birch Bay man pleads guilty to child molestation

A Birch Bay man could serve anywhere from 20 years to life in prison after pleading guilty to molesting a child at his home in Birch Bay.

Runners gearing up for Birch Bay road race

Birch Bay Drive will be filled with runners of all skill levels on Saturday as the Birch Bay International Road Race enters its seventh year.

Blaine steakhouse reviving a ‘lost art’

Downstairs at Blaine’s Black Forest Steakhouse is an increasingly rare sight – prime cuts of meat sitting on a shelf in a refrigerated room, the floor lined with pink Himalayan salt blocks and a UV light flickering overhead.

Marine Drive work delayed until after July 4

Disagreements over bike accessibility have delayed the completion of Marine Drive improvements until after July 4, at the earliest.

Community emergency response classes announced

A countywide emergency response preparedness group has announced two upcoming classes designed to teach skills useful in a disaster situation.

B.C. woman pleads guilty in Blaine smuggling case

One of three Canadian citizens has pleaded guilty to drug smuggling charges after being arrested near the Smuggler’s Inn last December.

Home and Garden Special Section: Get your garden growing with these early-season planting tips

The sunny days are starting to outnumber the gray ones in Whatcom County, which means spring really is just around the corner! Around here that means drifts of pink cherry blossoms, maybe a ham on Easter Sunday, budding maple trees ... and dirt under your fingernails from working in the garden.

Reduced cost for spay/neuter services for cats in April

The Whatcom Humane Society will offer special reduced rates for cat owners looking to spay or neuter their pets during the month of April. Neuter services will cost $20 while spay services will cost $40. Appointments are required to take advantage of the special.

Lynden art center hosts open house

The Jansen Art Center, located at 321 Front Street in Lynden, will open its doors for the first time with an open house on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 30 to April 1.

Going, Going, Gone

A building with more than 100 years of history in Blaine was torn down last week after renovation work revealed serious structural deficiencies.

WSDOT to install new traffic cameras along I-5

The installation of almost two dozen traffic cameras along I-5 will begin this May after the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) awarded a $5.3 million contract to a Mount-Vernon-based electrical contractor.

U.S. Border Patrol Report

The U.S. Border Patrol report for March 15 through March 19


Axl Aron Markusen Nieuwendorp: March 6, 1991 – March 15, 2012

Axl Aron Markusen Nieuwendorp passed away on Thursday, March 15, 2012. He was 21, born March 6, 1991 in Bellingham to Jana Markusen and Monte Nieuwendorp.


Police Reports: March 21 - 28, 2012

Police reports for the Blaine Police Department for March 21 through March 28, 2012


Blaine boys’ soccer team falls to Ferndale

The Blaine boys gave it all they had, but it wasn’t quite enough. The Borderite soccer team lost 4-0 to Ferndale on Thursday, March 20.

Sports Briefs

A round up of Borderite sports action from the week ending March 28.


Runners gearing up for Birch Bay International Road Race

Birch Bay Drive will be filled with runners of all skill levels come Saturday as the Birch Bay International Road Race enters its seventh year.


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