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Letters to the editor: July 4 - 10, 2013


Blaine prepares to celebrate the fourth with booming fireworks show

There's something about the night sky exploding with light, colors and sound that ignites universal pleasure during Fourth of July celebrations.

All that jazz

There's music in the air.

County proposes to cut a Medic 1 unit, trim budget

The county's purse strings are tightening and North Whatcom Fire and Rescue (NWFR) is feeling the pinch.

Muds to Suds race seeks help

Whatcom Events, owners and organizers of the world famous Ski to Sea race, has scheduled the second Muds to Suds race.

Eagle Scout project benefits NSEA and community

Blaine high school student David Shapiro has been awarded the Eagle Scout award from the Boy Scouts of America.

Help clean the beaches of Birch Bay

After the celebration comes the clean up. And each year, after the festivities of the Fourth there is a lot of cleaning up to do in Birch Bay.

Tugboat stranded

The Delanco, a 92' tugboat, ran aground in Semiahmoo Bay due to a piloting error on June 28.

Flag etiquette: Handle "Old Glory" with care

The United States flag is considered to be a living symbol of a free country, and represents the many freedoms, rights and responsibilities entrusted to our citizens - many of which are not entrusted to the citizens of other world countries.

Planning continues for new jail, Ferndale city government takes neutral stance on location

After Ferndale City Council had no opinion on the proposed county jail to be built west of LaBounty Road and north of Sunset Road in Ferndale, the planning and permitting process is moving forward smoothly, Sheriff Bill Elfo said.

Fishing sizzles in July for salmon, steelhead, crab, trout, other game fish

Summer fishing seasons are now in full swing, requiring anglers to make some tough decisions about how to spend their time on the water,

Painting by the bay

Sandra Sisson, l., and Maria Monles paint scenes of the Semiahmoo spit on June 28.

Boating safety important over the holiday

As the rockets boom and blare on the Fourth of July, boaters will have the best views for waterfront fireworks shows.

Merry Go Round opening

Customers check out the wares for sale at Merry Go Round's grand opening on June 27.

Fourth of July: Fireworks spark concerns about safety and insurance

The Fourth of July is a day of celebration for millions of Americans.


Border Patrol: June 13 - 22, 2013


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