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Articles published Wed, Aug 8, 2012

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Letters to the Editor: August 9 - August 15, 2012


DelBene, Koster move on to battle for U.S. Congress

Democrat Suzan DelBene and Republican John Koster will go head-to-head in November for the vacant 1st Congressional District U.S. Representative spot after emerging as the top two in a field of seven candidates.

State parks need state support, says report

The Washington State parks system cannot and should not be expected to raise enough money to support itself independent of state general fund revenue, despite the state legislature’s desire to shift state parks in that direction.

Study for Birch Bay shoreline project released

After studying the possible impacts of the proposed Birch Bay shoreline enhancements, five Western Washington University (WWU) students have concluded the most serious effects will come during construction.

Local driving range closes due to golf ball theft

Roughly 380 pounds of missing golf balls later, Britain and Gail Walker are fed up.

Short season for sockeye fishing in Blaine

Mike Dodd, president of Blaine Marina, expects to buy between $15,000 to $20,000 worth of sockeye salmon from the few commercial fishing boats working this year’s two-week long summer fishing season, which began on August 1. Those numbers are quite a drop from what Dodd bought in the peak years in the 1970s.

H Street revitalization and sidewalk projects begin

Construction crews have started work on the H Street revitalization project.

Art at Birch Bay Square to be held August 18

Art at Birch Bay Square is back once again to connect Whatcom County artists with the general community. The artists will be displaying their work in the square’s parking lot from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on August 18.

Selene Homestead hosts fashion show

Whatcom Women in Business (WWIB) held their first fashion show fundraiser Tuesday, July 24. Birch Bay’s Selene Homestead on Kickerville Road hosted the event showcasing fashions from active wear to formal attire. WWIB plans to make this an annual event raising money for their scholarship program.

Jim Jorgensen celebrated, park bench to be built to honor service

Blaine residents held a celebration for Jim Jorgensen to honor the impact he's had on the community and raise funds for a park bench in his honor.

Concert series to feature Joyce Woodson

Award-winning country music artist Joyce Woodson will perform at Backstage @ the Border on Saturday, August 11. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and the singer-songwriter will perform from 7 to 9 p.m.

U.S. Border Patrol Report

The U.S. Border Patrol Report


Drayton Harbor Days celebrate Blaine’s maritime history

Pirates galore turned out for Blaine's annual Drayton Harbor Days, a celebration of all things maritime focused on Blaine Harbor.

Birch Bay Music Festival’s SnipFest 2 raises money for WeSNIP

Visitors to Birch Bay and locals enjoyed a sunny day full of music as part of the Birch Bay Music Festival, a fundraiser for a local pet spay and neutering service.

City council tours new city hall

Blaine city staff lead a July 30 tour of the third and fourth floors of the Banner Bank building, which will house Blaine's city hall starting September 10.


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