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Articles published Wed, Jun 26, 2013

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Letters to the editor: June 27 - July 4, 2013


Blaine gears up for annual holiday festivities

Blaine is once again hosting its Old-Fashioned Fourth of July celebration and inviting thousands of residents and visitors to come and experience the festivities "Where America Begins."

State parks may face closures

Failure to pass a state budget could leave would-be state park campers without a place to lay their weary heads this holiday weekend.

City manager retires after 13 years of service, leaves lasting legacy for Blaine

It's 11 a.m. and Blaine city manager Gary Tomsic is leaning back in his chair with his fingers laced behind his snowcapped head.

Semiahmoo resort sells for $19.5 million on June 21

Semiahmoo Resort along with its two golf courses, Semiahmoo Golf and Country Club and Loomis Trail Golf Club, was purchased June 21 for $19.5 million by the newly formed partnership, Resort Semiahmoo, LLC.

Join in on a rockin' tribute

The 133rd Army National Guard band, "Full Metal Racket," will kick off this year's Blaine Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration.

Digital photo tips: Catching the rocket's red glare

Most folks love spectacular fireworks displays, unless they're dog owners or curmudgeons.

Gently-used kids' items find new life, homes at Birch Bay consignment store

Katie Montague and Gina Weigum, owners of Katie's Corner consignment shop in Birch Bay, carefully select the items they'll accept for consignment.

Hydrangeas add color and depth to garden

It should be a colorful summer in my cottage garden this year.

Bumblebee populations continue to decline

Bee lovers everywhere celebrated around the country as National Pollinator Week (June 17 - 23) was highlighted with educational events.

Salmon fishing derby begins July 12

Local anglers will compete to land the biggest salmon - and the $5,000 that comes with it - at this year's Bellingham Salmon Derby, hosted by the Bellingham chapter of Puget Sound Anglers.

Volunteers needed for study

Volunteers are needed for the second round of bicycle and pedestrian counts.

30th annual Birch Bay Sandcastle competition

Hundreds of spectators and competitors gathered for the sand sculpture competition in Birch Bay on June 22.

Art abounds at international art festival

Off to the market

Birch Bay market on June 22


Troy Wayne Wood

September 18, 1937 - June 15, 2013

Sandra Yvonne (Jorissen) Brown

November 29, 1942 - June 18, 2013


Border Patrol: May 2 - June 3, 2013

Police Reports: June 10 - June 18, 2013


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