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Letters to the Editor: September 27-October 3, 2012


Cherry Point EIS comment period gets underway

Residents can now officially have their say on what should be studied in the Gateway Pacific Terminal site's environmental impact statement (EIS). The public comment period for the scoping process began September 24 and will end January 21, 2013.

East Blaine utility access remains up in the air

It's been nearly one year since the Blaine City Council voted to acquire a right-of-way on an east Blaine property, but the issue must wait until late October before it is put to rest.

Blaine schools post uneven state test scores in 2012

Blaine school board directors got a little bit of not-so-good news leavened with a bit of good news when presented with student results on state-mandated testing at their regular monthly meeting Monday night.

WFC Ace Hardware holds grand opening event

It's been two months since Ace Hardware re-opened its doors to the Blaine community as part of Whatcom Farmers Co-op (WFC), and so far things are going well.

Ambulance returns to NWFR fleet

North Whatcom Fire and Rescue welcomed back one of its own, as the ambulance involved in a February collision in south Birch Bay returned to the fleet.

Blaine man becomes centenarian

Bennie "Poppa" Andrews is a quiet, courteous man.

Home & Garden: Blaine-area interior designer sets up shop

Kathleen Hildebrand has always loved interior design. As a child, her friends were playing with Barbies, while Hildebrand was redecorating Barbie’s house with whatever accessories she could find.

Dakota Creek Winery introduces Italian tours

Free vehicle light checks next weekend

Drivers in Whatcom County can get their vehicles’ lights inspected and replaced free of charge on October 6 as part of the Automotive Service Association’s (ASA) annual Lights On event.

VFW posts honor art contest winners

The Bellingham, Concrete, Custer, Lynden and Oak Harbor posts of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ladies Auxiliary honored winners of the Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest with a ceremony on September 9 in Ferndale.

New mentoring option for county teen moms

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Washington has announced a new mentoring program specifically for teenaged mothers. The program is funded by a grant from the Whatcom County Health Department.

Calling all Scarecrows

Blaine’s sixth annual scarecrow competition and tour is starting soon, and businesses and residents are encouraged to help dress up the town for fall by designing scarecrows for their storefronts or windows from October 13 until after Halloween. Businesses and organizations without a storefront are encouraged to participate and will be provided a location to decorate.

Community forums define vision for future

The first community forum for the Whatcom County Futures: Toward a Sustainable Economy project gave residents a chance to suggest ideas to support the vision for the area’s long term future.


Harry B. Bonallo: June 28, 1923 – September 16, 2012

After a life of service to his country, his community, and those he loved, Harry Bruce “Doc” Bonallo, 89, passed away peacefully at home in Blaine with his wife of 65 years and family members by his side.


Police Reports: September 19 - 25, 2012


Sure-handed Muder hangs onto pigskin to secure Blaine win

Blaine's varsity football team's offense was virtually unstoppable in a game against Bellinghamâs Red Raiders on Friday, September 21, as the Borderites racked up 641 total yards with 590 of them coming on the ground.

Girls' varsity volleyball team shows improvement

Even though the scoreboard did not reflect it, Blaine's young sophomore-loaded team is making great strides in three areas of the game. Our fresh-faced lassies grew up Tuesday, September 18, in their losing game against Nooksack Valley Pioneers in areas of hustle, technical and fundamentals.

BHS Sports Recap

September 17 to 23, 2012

Lady Borderites use second-half surge to beat Nooksack Valley Pioneers: Willet's three goals kick start 5-3 win

Monday, September 17 was another warm, late-summer day as the Lady Borderites prepared for their soccer game against Nooksack Valley Pioneers.


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