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Articles published Wed, Feb 19, 2014

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Letters to the editor: February 20 - 26, 2014


Late payers get faster turnoffs for district users

The grace period for Birch Bay Water and Sewer District's (BBWSD) billing has gotten way shorter.

Blaine pier gets new structural supports and decking

As construction workers looked on, a skilled crane operator lowered a 60-foot wooden pole dangling from a 10,000-pound machine called a vibratory hammer into the water below Blaine Public Pier.

City presses feds to make trains safer, approves annexation

While many residents are in favor of the rail traffic that comes from commuter and passenger rail services, there are also many who are wary of increased freight, especially when it comes to railcars carrying hazardous materials.

County imposes emergency moratorium on marijuana business licenses

If you've been chomping at the bit to sell or grow marijuana, you're going to have to cool your heels a little while longer.

Businesses cropping up, changing hands

In perhaps a sign that the local economy has turned around, new businesses have been popping up around Birch Bay and Blaine.

A community that reads together stays connected

Blaine will host a community book discussion from 10:30 a.m. to noon on February 22 at the Blaine Public Library.

Representatives hope to appease concerned fisheries with revamped GMO legislation

Fish farms in Washington are still not happy with an updated bill that would require labeling of transgenic fish.

Blaine couple finds strength through dance

Semiahmoo residents Jonathan and Carolyn Huggett can attest to the power of dance.

Honoring 50 years of flight for "Steady Ed"

Fifty years were put into context for Semiahmoo pilot Ed Brown last October when he was awarded the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award for safe and honest flight by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Celebrating the 14th annual Bite of Blaine

Crowds gathered in the Semiahmoo Resort grand ballroom on February 17 to get a taste of what Blaine had to offer at the 14th annual Bite of Blaine.

Veterans groups partner with city to renovate Blaine veterans memorial

Local veterans groups have their sights set on spiffing up Blaine Memorial Park, and they are looking for a little help from the community to make it happen.

Save Birch Bay creates binder to educate community on GPT project

As the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal (GPT) project moves into the state-mandated, year-long environmental impact study (EIS) stage of the review process, many in the area are still wondering exactly what the project entails and what it means for surrounding communities if approved.


Kathleen (Allison) Prince

September 3, 1957 - January 17, 2014

Ernest Wilfred Mac Murray II

May 11, 1937 - February 8, 2014

H.D. "Dutch" Muller

December 22, 1938 - January 14, 2014

Sarah Alma Kerkow

October 24, 1926 - January 29, 2014

Captain David Ernest Benton

December 5, 1939 - February 13, 2014


Police Reports: February 12 - 19, 2014


Blaine wins regional tournament, sends 15 hopefuls to compete at Mat Classic in Tacoma

The home crowd advantage was in full effect at the Class 1A Regional Boys Wrestling Tournament at Blaine High School February 15, where the Borderites won the day and sent more athletes to the state tournament than ever before.

Comeback win advances girls in tri districts

The girls basketball team trailed Bellevue Christian for three quarters of a loser-out game in the first round of the tri-district tournament, but in the final few minutes the Borderites made it clear they weren't ready to end their season.


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