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Articles published Wed, Jun 27, 2012

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Letters to the Editor: June 28 - July 4, 2012


Public hearing scheduled for park impact fees

City officials are discussing reinstating park impact fees, and Blaine residents will get a chance to share their thoughts on the issue at a public hearing.

County to oppose national stormwater permit decision

Whatcom County officials are planning to oppose a state Department of Ecology (DOE) decision that could force county staff to spend more resources managing stormwater discharge in Birch Bay.

Fourth of July will be a blast this year

The Blaine Chamber of Commerce is in the final stages of preparation for the city’s Old Fashioned Fourth of July festivities.

City council officially supports Amtrak stop

Blaine City Council members highlighted the importance of an Amtrak stop in the city by passing a formal resolution of support at Monday’s council meeting.

Port comissioner increase question to be on ballot

This November, Whatcom County voters will decide on expanding the Port of Bellingham commission to five members.

WSDOT begins changes to NEXUS lanes

Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) crews have begun converting the D Street on-ramp at the truck route border crossing to a NEXUS-only lane.

Cherish Morrison’s athletic talent moves to New Mexico

Set on the blocks, fighting a deep end-of-meet fatigue, Cherish Morrison, 18, looked down the track and only focused on the next 10 meters. The 400m was her final race at the Class 2A State Track and Field Championships at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma late last month.

Group to organize committee for Cherry Point reserve

A statewide environmental nonprofit is teaming up with two state agencies to establish citizens committees to help protect aquatic reserves across Washington.

Weakened pipe caused February refinery fire

BP Cherry Point refinery officials say a crack in a pipe feeding a crude oil refining unit ignited the petroleum running through and it was likely the cause of the February 17 fire at the refinery that forced the evacuation of the entire facility and shut down operations for months.

Controlling the color of hydrangea blooms in your garden this summer

Many people grow hydrangeas to enjoy the long-lasting flowers in their landscape. As an added bonus, the blooms of these lovely plants can be easily dried for year-round enjoyment, and unlike most other plants, the color of some hydrangea blossoms can be controlled or changed by gardeners.

Home and Garden Special Section: Summer: The perfect time for outdoor improvements to your home

For Bob Christianson, owner of Pacific Building Center and True Value Hardware, this time of year means paint and plants.

Acupuncture business offers services in Blaine for first time

In February, Gentle Acupuncture opened on Marine Drive inside BearHug Massage, marking itself as the only acupuncture practice in Blaine. Acupuncturist Gayla Woodenlegs said she wanted to provide the service to an area that didn’t have acupuncture available.

Second annual Kid’s Day fundraiser coming up

Creating Hope Today’s second annual Kid’s Day, garage sale, and BBQ fundraiser will be held Saturday and Sunday, July 7 and 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Semiahmoo Kids Kamp. The garage sale, with items sold by donation, will continue through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Kara Marie Telgenhoff: February 20, 1977 – June 19, 2012

Robert G. Newby: August 5, 1935 – June 23, 2013

Robert (Bob) Newby of Blaine went to be with his Lord on Saturday evening, June 23, 2012.


Police Reports: June 20 - June 26, 2012

Police reports from the Blaine Police Department for June 20 through June 26, 2012


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