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Letters to the editor: March 27 - April 3, 2014


Road to pier damaged during upgrades, now closed

A project to stabilize and improve the Blaine Harbor pier for public use has left access to it on shaky ground.

BP pushes back against county's tax assessment

Whatcom County's two oil refineries are disputing their 2014 property tax assessments and putting millions of dollars in limbo while the county and the refineries sort out the numbers in what looks to be a lengthy appeals process.

Increased vehicle registration fee goes to governor

Some Washington drivers could see a new fee added to their vehicle-tab transactions starting next year.

Apple Barn opens in Blane

Apple Barn owner Jas Dhillon sets out fruits and vegetables at his new storefront at 862 Peace Portal Drive on March 24.

Find out what your collectibles are worth

Curious what your heirlooms, collections and knick-knacks are worth?

Camp Horizon acquires former hostel site

The former home of Birch Bay Hostel will soon be a dormitory for volunteers during the Lions Camp Horizon summer camp.

Cougar sightings are no cause for alarm

Seeing a cougar may be a rare and unexpected treat for many outdoor enthusiasts who travel the backcountry, but seeing one in your backyard is a whole different story.

Free rain barrel workshops in April

Water is a precious resource, and rain barrels allow people to conserve water by using the rain that falls on their roof to water their yards and gardens.

School days will be longer

With a new legislative mandate to increase instructional hours, the Blaine school district may need to look at reducing some programs to pay for it.

Helpful advice for choosing the right mechanic

Studies from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) show vehicles that receive regular maintenance and service retain more of their value, get better gasoline mileage and pollute less than cars that are neglected.

Save money with Community Energy Challenge

Spring is a time for taking stock and making fresh starts.

App features Washington winemakers

Ken Peck, owner of Dakota Creek Winery, didn√Ęt start inventing mobile apps to get rich.

Skateboarding in the sun


Jennifer Notar Roeben

May 11, 1971 - March 19, 2014


Police Reports: March 18 - 26, 2014


Borderites lose to Golden Eagles 9-3

The Blaine baseball team traveled to 3A Ferndale and put together what would have been a solid performance if not for a second inning in which the defense fell apart.

New uniforms for girls golf

Win or lose, the Blaine girls golf team will be the sharpest dressed team on the links this year.

Softball team flawless against Squalicum

With a freshman on the mound pitching in her first high school game ever, the Blaine softball team opened their season with a gem of a game against Squalicum.

Golf teams looking to improve early on

Blaine golf is on the backswing at this point in the season, with younger players looking to gain varsity experience.


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