Watching Government

  August 2018

Port of Bellingham Commission

Action Taken at June 5, 2018 Meeting Shall the commission: 80. Authorize the sale of one vessel for the nonpayment of moorage fees? An auction is scheduled to be held in the Squalicum Harbor office on June 28 for a … Continue reading

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  August 2018

Whatcom County Council

Action Taken at June 5, 2018 Meeting Shall the council: 87. Authorize the executive to award the low bid of $197,549 to Iverson Earth Works of Custer for levee repairs? (Council acting as the flood control district board of supervisors). … Continue reading

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  August 2018

Bellingham City Council

Action Taken at June 4, 2018 Meeting Shall the council: 75. Direct staff to work with the Governors Point owner and move forward with a wholesale water agreement? At the 6/29/2009 meeting, vote #140, the council denied a wholesale/retail water … Continue reading

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  August 2018

Back Door Open to Guided Health Care System Tour

Enter and Look Around — Free and Easy The front entrance to the doctor’s office is typically a patients’-only view of the health care system, but Whatcom offers a back door with a welcome mat inviting you to tour what … Continue reading

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  August 2018

Protecting Blanchard Forest

The chair of the Mount Baker Group of the Sierra Club, Randy Walcott, took up the cause of protecting Blanchard State Forest and Blanchard Mountain from ongoing logging. In December 1998, he formally petitioned the Washington State Department of Natural … Continue reading

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  August 2018

What Is Happening to the Sea Stars?

As a child in the 1980s, I loved clam digging and oyster picking with Dad and Grandpa. Because Grandpa had a hard time walking the tide flats, we launched a small boat from Blaine Harbor and rowed over to the … Continue reading

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  August 2018

Protecting Blanchard Mountain

“Dad, is it true that Blanchard Mountain might be logged?” It hurt to hear those words from my daughter almost two years ago, reflecting the buzz among her high school friends and so many in Northwest Washington who love and … Continue reading

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  August 2018

Cooperation Key to Salmon Recovery

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson didn’t have to take the culvert case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. Instead of continuing the state’s shameful history of denying tribal treaty-reserved fishing rights, he could have chosen a path of … Continue reading

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  August 2018

Sehome Hill Arboretum

    From July 2000 through April 2002, Whatcom Watch ran a 16-part series on Bellingham parks. Aaron Joy wrote the series based on his self-published book, “A History of Bellingham Parks.” The September 2000 issue contained the article about … Continue reading

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  August 2018

How Cars Affect the Lake Whatcom Watershed

Since January 2014, Whatcom Watch, has been rerunning articles from issues printed 20 years ago. The below article appeared in the August 1998 issue of Whatcom Watch. Recently, a concerned citizen wrote Whatcom Watch requesting an article on the environmental … Continue reading

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