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Letters to the editor: March 21 - 27, 2013

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State examines rail plan, advocates lobby for new Amtrak stop in Blaine

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is in the process of updating its rail plan and passenger rail advocates on both sides of the border are working to put Blaine on the Amtrak Cascades map.

Blaine commits $30K to attract businesses and jobs with new economic development study for city

The city of Blaine is ready to grow.

Blaine Visitor Information Center manager Carroll Solomon announces retirement

Carroll Solomon will be retiring on March 31 after 17 years working for the Blaine Visitor Information Center (VIC).

Budget Boot Camp kicks finances into shape

Money may make the world go round, but when spending habits get out of control or bills pile up too high, that go-round can quickly deteriorate into a downward spiral.

Crossman crushes Birch Bay Marathon record

Results for the 2013 Birch Bay Marathon are in and Bellingham native Bronwyn Crossman shattered the women's course record with a time of 2:53:12, taking third place overall.

County moves forward with planning for new jail, assesses incarceration needs

As Whatcom County prepares to replace the jail, it is important to update citizens as to the processes followed, decisions that have been made and plans to proceed.

Drive safely with proper tire maintenance this spring

When the rubber meets the road, drivers need to be confident that it's going to be a sure connection, especially when spring showers fall and the temperatures begin to rise.

The perils of spring potholes are upon us

Hitting a pothole can damage tires, wheels, steering and suspension, wheel alignment and more.

Despite foul weekend weather, hundreds turn out to view the fowl at the 11th annual Wings Over Water Northwest Birding Festival

Photos from around the 2013 Wings Over Water Northwest Birding Festival.

Blaine tennis

Emily Grayston returns a volley against an opponent from Ferndale March 18.

"Savior of the World: His Birth and Resurrection" performance

"Savior of the World: His Birth and Resurrection" this week and next at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Ferndale.

Don't just honk your horn - share your traffic stories

Area residents will have a chance to vent their traffic stories at a presentation on traffic at the Blaine Senior Center Wednesday, March 27.

Birch Bay pedestrian facility update: Rights of way watched closely during project planning

Many of those who live and own property along Birch Bay Drive will be watching closely how the county delineates and uses county rights of way (ROW) as the Birch Bay Drive and Pedestrian Facility project moves forward.

How rights of way work in Whatcom County

I'm going to focus on an aspect of county government about which citizens commonly have questions â public right of way (ROW) roads and how they relate to their adjoining properties.

obituaries

Boyd I. Dingman

? - January 31, 2013

police

Police Reports: March 21 - 27, 2013

sports

Borderites take down Bellingham 13-1

The softball team advanced to 2-0 in non-conference play after defeating Bellingham 13-1 at home March 18.

Blaine holds La Conner at bay, falls to Golden Eagles

The Blaine baseball team won their second shutout in a row by beating La Conner 11-0, then lost a home game against Ferndale 4â1 to bring their season record to two wins, one loss in non-conference play.

Track teams bested by Burlington-Edison

The track meet at Blaine March 14 was unusual because it involved only two schools - Blaine and Burlington-Edison - as opposed to the usual three to five.

 

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