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Articles published Wed, Aug 1, 2012

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Letters to the Editor: August 2 - August 8, 2012


Drayton Harbor Days set for this weekend

How much did the pirate charge for ear piercing? A buck an ear, of course!

Health department proposes changes to septic rules

Whatcom County Health Department officials are floating changes to septic system regulations that could mean stiffer enforcement for septic-system owners countywide, but some Whatcom County Council members are skeptical of the new direction.

Candidates prepare for primary election

County, state and federal candidates are crossing their fingers as they wait for the upcoming primary election, which will take place on Tuesday, August 7. The two candidates for each position who receive the most votes will move on to the general election on November 6, regardless of party preference.

Let’s Move Blaine! to give winning child free season pass to Birch Bay Waterslides

Let’s Move Blaine! organizers have announced their first partnership with a local business to promote the Passport to Fun Summer Health Challenge.

Council member reinvigorates council economic development committee

One of Blaine’s newest city council members has taken it upon himself to restart a committee designed to drum up economic development in Blaine.

Peace Arch park concert series begins this weekend

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission has announced the 2012 lineup for the Peace Arch International Concert series.

County auditor to distribute statewide voter pamphlets to all Whatcom libraries, senior centers

The Whatcom County Auditor’s Office will distribute voter pamphlets for state and federal elections to all county senior centers and libraries in time for the primary election.

Planning commission grants drive-in permit

The owner of the Chuck’s Drive-In building took a big step closer to opening a new restaurant after a Blaine Planning Commission vote last Thursday.

Wet summer leads to BBWSD revenue shortfall

A wetter than average summer has meant less water being used in Birch Bay which, in turn, means less revenue for the Birch Bay Water and Sewer District (BBWSD).

Bellingham’s plastic bag ban in effect

The next time you head to Bellingham to shop, remember to BYOB (bring your own bag).

Blaine man competes in PGA Championship

This year, Blaine local Jeff Coston finished sixth out of 312 competitors at the 45th PGA Professional National Championship, qualifying him for the 94th PGA Championship that will be held August 9 to 12 in South Carolina.

APA Museum preserves rich maritime history

The Alaska Packers Association (APA) Museum opened on Semiahmoo Spit in 1985 to preserve a significant chunk of local maritime history, said volunteer coordinator Sunny Brown. The cannery operated from 1876 to the mid-1970s and was a significant part of the local economy.

Prestigious George Raft Race set for Saturday

Bob Knapp and Richard Sturgill proudly consider themselves the world’s leading experts in raft building given their experience with the Drayton Harbor Days’ Prestigious George Raft Race.

Boys & Girls Club to host golf fundraiser

The Boys & Girls Club of Whatcom County is hosting an August 9 charity golf tournament at the Semiahmoo Golf and Country Club.

U. S. Border Patrol Report

The U.S. Border Patrol report for July 19 through July 23


Alvin Leroy Sherman: April 12, 1932 - July 24, 2012

Alvin Leroy Sherman was born on April 12, 1932 in Oak Harbor, WA to Earl and Harriet Moran Sherman. Alvin passed away peacefully at home on July 24, 2012.


Police Reports: July 24 - July 31, 2012

Police reports from the Blaine Police Department for July 24 through July 31, 2012


Tour de Whatcom rides through Blaine, Birch Bay

Hundreds of bicyclists made their way through and Blaine and Birch Bay over the weekend as part of the annual Tour De Whatcom charity ride.


Protest against offshore drilling, coal exportation scheduled for Saturday

Local residents are organizing a protest against coal exportation and offshore drilling for the Cherry Point area this weekend.


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