Letters to the editor: June 6 - 12, 2013

Published on Wed, Jun 5, 2013
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The Editor:
This year’s flare shoot demonstration at Marine Park was a big success. Thanks go to West Marine manager Randy Freburg for sponsoring the event. More than 50 people attended and got hands on experience shooting various types of flares. Thanks also to volunteers from the Bellingham Sail and Power Squadron, especially Jim and Cheryl West who used their boat for the offshore demo.
BSPS Flare Shoot chairs
Jim and Blair Marcotte

The Editor:
Regarding Linda Clark’s letter from the May 30 – June 5, edition: Ditto! Perfectly and succinctly said. Stop wasting millions of taxpayer money on roundabouts nobody wants and fix the bridges we cannot survive without.
Jeanne Halsey

The Editor:
The Blaine Dollars for Scholars Board would like to thank those who participated in our annual golf tournament, which was held on Saturday May 11. As our only fund raising event, we are glad to say that with support from many generous donors and those who played in the tournament, we raised about $12,000, which will be used as scholarships to graduating seniors from Blaine High School.
This event would not be able to happen if we did not have some special people who continue to support Blaine Dollars for Scholars. Thank you to Cal Payne, Bob Bailey and Ted Leja who sponsored our tournament once again this year. In addition, we want to thank Semiahmoo Golf Course and the volunteers who helped with our tournament.
This year’s top three teams were: 
1st place - Adrian Newell, Casey Granston, Erik Haggelund and Connor Rasmussen
2nd place - Ted Leja, Kyle Mark, Colin Barclay and Jacob Brouwer
3rd place - Jerry Amundson, Jim Dempsey, Stump Lightbody and Ryan Wallen.
We look forward to our tournament next year, which is currently set for Saturday May 3rd, 2014 at Semiahmoo Golf Course.
If you would like to be part of the Blaine Dollars for Scholars, please contact Shannon VanderYacht at 201-2320 or by email at shannonvy@comcast.net.
Todd Berge

The Editor:
Thirty years ago the Washington Department of Ecology cited Lake Whatcom as an impaired water body and placed it on a list for legally required remediation. Lake Whatcom provides almost 50 percent of county residents with drinking water and contains a large amount of pollutants from development and motorized boats, which lower oxygen levels. It is also threatened by invasive species, which can destroy the aquatic ecosystem. It is imperative that the county council establish as designated fund to ensure adequate funding for protecting our water. Clean water is healthy water for all.
Ann Berntsen

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