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Articles published Wed, Jun 13, 2012

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Letters to the Editor: June 14 - June 20, 2012


Wastewater project crew uncovers human remains

The discovery of Native American remains has necessitated another contract amendment for the Semiahmoo wastewater project.

County, Bellingham agree on framework for EMS system

Nearly two years after Whatcom County moved to dissolve the existing countywide emergency medical services (EMS) system, county and city of Bellingham officials have agreed on the framework for a new one.

Birch Bay man arrested on suspicion of arson

A Birch Bay woman is without a home after a man allegedly doused her travel trailer in gasoline and set it on fire.

Whatcom County seeks lower speed limit at Birch Bay-Lynden Road, Portal Way intersection

Whatcom County Public Works staff are recommending that the speed limit on two small sections of county roads east of Birch Bay be lowered in preparation for an eventual stoplight.

Annual Birch Bay Sandcastle Contest set for this Saturday

The 29th annual Data-Link West Birch Bay Sandcastle Contest will start at 9 a.m. June 16 at the Birch Bay waterfront in front of the Visitor Information Center. Judging will take place at noon. This event is free of cost.

Young at Heart: June Blaine Senior Center Activities

The Blaine Senior Center welcomes you to come and enjoy the warmth of friendship, fellowship, activities and food.

Electric vehicle charging station opens near Blaine

Electric vehicle owners have two new places to charge up their rides in Whatcom County after the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) installed charging stations in Bellingham and just south of Blaine.

Richard Clark, remembered

Richard E. Clark, writer of definitive histories of Point Roberts and of the Peace Arch and a man who could truly be called the conscience of Blaine, died May 26 at the age of 82.

Local water quality groups reach out to property owners in Terrell Creek watershed

Property owners in Birch Bay’s Terrell Creek area can now take a personal approach to help improve Terrell Creek water quality.

Blaine beautification day set for June 22

The annual Blaine Beautification Day will take place June 22. Volunteers will meet at 9:45 a.m. at Blaine City Hall. Multiple projects will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Pet Care and Health Special Section: How much does your pet really cost?

People who have taken in a kitten found on the street or adopted a puppy from an unplanned litter a friends’ dog had know there is no such thing as a free pet.

Pet Care and Health Special Section: Let your dog run

Summer means more time outside for people and their dogs. Most parks in Whatcom County allow dogs. But for canines who like to run free, there are designated off-leash areas.

Pet Care and Health Special Section: Keeping your pet healthy this summer

Americans love pets. About 62 percent of all households have at least one pet in residence, according to the Humane Society of the United States. Statistics show 72.9 million homes accommodate approximately 78.2 million dogs and 86.4 million cats.

Pet Care and Health Special Section: A timeline of pet health; what to do and when

For pet owners, there are few things more exciting than bringing home a new companion. And while it’s fun to play with that new furry friend during those first months together, there’s also some business to take care of.

Pet Care and Health Special Section: How to travel with your pet

Let your pet expand his horizons this summer!

Stars restaurant reworks menu

Chef Kasey Dubler knew he was in for a challenge when he took over as executive chef at the Stars Restaurant at Semiahmoo Resort last fall. The restaurant’s menu was much the same as the resort’s waterfront bar, and the dinner crowd was leaving dissatisfied.


Police Reports: June 7 - June 11, 2012

Police reports from the Blaine Police Department for June 7 through June 11, 2012


Thousands turn out for Hands Across the Border celebration

Thousands of Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and their Canadian counterparts turned out for the 90th annual Hands Across the Border celebration on Sunday, June 10.

Congratulations BHS graduating class of 2012!

Blaine High School’s 106th Annual Commencement took place on Monday, June 11

Online Exclusive: Blaine Library hosts CBP helicopter meet and greet

Dozens of kids and parents turned out at the Blaine Library for a visit by a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) helicopter on Tuesday, June 12. The visit is one of of 11 scheduled throughout the summer as part of Blaine Library’s “Dream Big, READ!” campaign.


Blaine wind ensemble to sell pies to raise funds for Japan trip

The Blaine High School Wind Ensemble will be selling ice cream pies in an effort to raise funds for a 2013 band trip to Japan.


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