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Articles published Wed, Jul 4, 2012

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Letters to the Editor: July 5 - July 11, 2012


Blaine man to paddle Squaxin in hand-carved canoe

After navigating Pacific Northwest’s network of rivers, bays and open ocean for up to two weeks, more than 100 handcarved canoes will converge on the shores of Squaxin Island near Olympia on July 29.

BTAC now accepting 2013 grant applications

The Blaine Tourism Advisory Committee (BTAC) is now accepting grant applications for 2013 projects that will enhance tourism.

Wastewater treatment plant offers internship program

Last Thursday morning, Kimberley Rose assisted in a full system shutdown at Blaine’s Lighthouse Point Water Reclamation Facility. It was her fifth day as an operator intern.

City council unanimously approves bid for new city hall remodel at Banner Bank building

The city of Blaine will move ahead with renovating two floors of the recently purchased Banner Bank building that is the site for a new city hall.

Sumas-Blaine aquifer is not the source for Blaine, Birch Bay

City of Blaine and Birch Bay Water and Sewer District (BBWSD) officials want to assure local residents that contamination issues in the Sumas-Blaine aquifer will not affect the water supplied to the two communities.

Boat fire at Semiahmoo Marina results in minor injury

A short circuit on a battery ignited some gasoline on a boat in Semiahmoo Marina Monday morning, resulting in a small fire that was quickly extinguished.

H Street revitalization project could have statewide effects

A project slated to spruce up H Street in downtown Blaine could also help small cities save money on electricity costs statewide.

County prosecutors say Blaine man injected teenager with meth

A 21-year-old Blaine man has been charged with distributing methamphetamine (meth) to a minor after allegedly injecting a 16-year-old with the drug last month.

Ronell’s Place features unique treasures

A unique store opened earlier this year on Blaine Road, selling a mixture of merchandise that might not be found anywhere else.

Haynie Opry to feature Johnny Cash tribute

This month’s tribute to the late, great Johnny Cash at the Haynie Opry is an event Opry founder Matt Audette feels is long overdue.

Golf marathon to raise money for Darfur orphans

Dakota Creek Golf & Country Club is partnering with Make Way Partners for a 100-hole golf marathon fundraiser scheduled from July 9 to 12 at the golf course.

Young At Heart: July

The Blaine Community Senior Center is celebrating America’s birthday month. We are anticipating a great July that will bring many interesting opportunities for service and activities.

Blaine School District to update bullying policy

Blaine school district officials spoke extensively on a policy meant to update the district’s bullying policy at the Monday, June 25 Blaine school board meeting.

Border Patrol Report

The Blaine Border Patrol Report for June 9 through June 24


Ronald H. Melton: March 28, 1963 to June 22, 2012

Ronald H. Melton, age 49, passed away at home in Bellingham on June 22, 2012.

Edna Mae Freeman: January 8, 1929 – June 28, 2012

Edna Mae (McNeill) Freeman of Blaine, WA, passed away Thursday, June 28, 2012, at the age of 83.


Police Reports: June 26 - July 2, 2012

Police reports from the Blaine Police Department for June 26 through July 2, 2012


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