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Letters to the Editor: June 21 - June 27, 2012


Florida development company buys Marin condos

Late last week, Patten Sales and Marketing, a land sales and development company based in Florida, became the new owner of the Marin condominium buildings A and B.

Businesses encouraged to accept Canadian debit cards

Thousands of Canadian dollars flow into Whatcom County every day, and the county’s chamber of commerce wants local businesses to take greater advantage of this source of business.

CBP agents nab car murder suspect

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in Lynden have arrested a Canadian man wanted in connection with an armored-car robbery that left three security guards dead and another critically wounded.

More than 200 attend family health night at Blaine Elementary

The first major event under the Let’s Move! Blaine! banner attracted more than 200 elementary students and parents to the Blaine Elementary School, with organizers promising more events to come.

City approves bid for Marine Drive work

Colacurcio Brothers, Inc., will begin work on improvements to Marine Drive after July 4, following a June 11 Blaine City Council vote.

Birch Point resident accused of assaulting Whatcom County Assessor: “There’ll be ramifications”

An affidavit issued by the county prosecutor in the case of a Whatcom County man accused of assaulting the county assessor has outlined the reasons for the alleged assailant’s arrest.

County council votes to lower speed limit at Portal Way/Birch Bay-Lynden Road intersection

Following a public hearing Tuesday night, Whatcom County Councouncil members voted to decrease the speed limit near the Portal Way/Birch Bay-Lynden Road intersection. There was no input from the public.

County approves bid for Bay Road culvert project

A Blaine construction company has won a contract to replace a fish culvert in Birch Bay.

City to outlaw street parking near H Street Burger King, Shell Station

Citing complaints from local business owners, the city of Blaine will install “no parking” signs along short stretches of G and 14th streets just east of the truck route.

New regulations restrict fireworks sale, use in Blaine

New city fireworks ordinances mean residents will have fewer days to light fireworks within Blaine city limits.

Local pastor retires after 35 years of service in Blaine

Blaine resident Dennis Wildermuth, pastor of Grace Lutheran Church, will retire next week after 35 years of ministry at the church.

Living Green Special Section: Sustainable Connections to host green living expo

The 10th annual Imagine This! Home and Landscape Tour and Expo hosted by Sustainable Connections takes place Friday and Saturday, June 22 and 23.

Semiahmoo Golf Course using reclaimed water

Semiahmoo Resort will partially switch to reclaimed water for its golf course this summer.

Living Green Special Section: Live green by re-using and recycling

One sure way to be green is to re-use and recycle things. Here are some tips about how to update your old household items and find gently used objects to personalize.

Living Green Special Section: Eating locally during berry season

With more than 50 farms,Whatcom County is a great place to eat locally. Sustainable Connection’s Food and Farm Finder is a comprehensive guide to local farms and vendors and is available online.

Volunteers, donations sought for annual Fourth of July festivities

The city of Blaine is looking for volunteers for the annual Fourth of July festivities.

Boating season is here: Remember your lifejacket

The traditional boating season has arrived and, judging by the amount of activity, it’s shaping up as a memorable boating summer. Before you head for the launch ramp or untie from the dock it’s always a good idea to check your boating safety equipment, including life jackets.

Local real estate agents enhance Bay Horizon park

Close to 90 Windermere real estate agents from across Whatcom County gathered at Bay Horizon Park in Birch Bay on June 15 for the company’s annual community service day. Agents volunteered for four hours on the sunny Friday morning to spruce up the Lions Camp Horizon grounds.

Dream Big!

Birch Equipment drivers Don Holt and Bruce Miner paid a visit to the Blaine Library on Tuesday, June 19, with a small excavator as part of the library’s “Dream Big, READ!” summer program.


Police Reports: June 11 - June 20, 2012

Police reports from the Blaine Police Department for June 11 through June 20, 2012


Contestants brave spitting rain to construct sand masterpieces

Braving misty rains and periodic gusts of wind, dozens of contestants and onlookers from all over Birch Bay and Blaine turned out for the 2012 Data-Link West Birch Bay Sand Castle Contest held Saturday, June 16.


BBWARM meeting to discuss Birch Bay national stormwater permit issue

The Birch Bay Watershed and Aquatic Resources Management District (BBWARM) advisory committee will discuss the state’s decision to include Birch Bay in a national stormwater permit at the committee’s June 20 meeting (this evening).


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