Conservation District Election

  March 2021

Whatcom Conservation District Election

An election for one seat on the Whatcom Conservation District board will be held on Tuesday, March 23, 2021. The deadline for requesting a ballot has passed; it was Monday, February 8, 2021, by 4 p.m. Ballots Mailed Ballots are … Continue reading

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  March 2021

Whatcom County Council

Action Taken at January 12, 2021 Meeting Shall the council: 1. Authorize the executive to sign a $572,717 contract (amendment #5) with Compass Health of Everett for behavioral health services? At the 12/6/2016 meeting, vote #237, the council voted provide … Continue reading

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  March 2021

Bellingham City Council

Action Taken at January 4, 2021 Meeting Shall the council: 1. Authorize the mayor to allow the temporary use of private facilities to provide emergency Covid-19 responses? Current city code authorizes the mayor to “make and issue orders which shall … Continue reading

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  March 2021

A New Baby in L Pod

The Center for Whale Research (CWR) is thrilled to confirm that a new calf, L125, has been born into the southern resident killer whale (SRKW) community. Following word that J, K, and L pod were in Haro Strait, CWR dispatched … Continue reading

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  March 2021

Increased Outdoor Recreation Impacting Tribal Treaty Rights

Already robust levels of hiking, camping, boating and every other kind of outdoor recreation in our region has exploded during the Covid-19 pandemic as many try to cure the effects of cabin fever. Increased outdoor recreation has led to unprecedented … Continue reading

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  March 2021

poetrywatch

“When power leads man toward arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man’s concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.” — John F. Kennedy   … Continue reading

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  March 2021

Subscriber-Donors Are the Lifeblood of Whatcom Watch

You might notice Whatcom Watch isn’t covered with ads, like some publications. Whatcom Watch exists thanks to the names on the back page, our subscriber-donors. Last year, subscribers contributed 66 percent of our revenue, advertising was responsible for 34 percent … Continue reading

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  March 2021

Wings Over Water

Wings Over Water Northwest Birding Festival March 19-21 If you recall, last year’s festival was cancelled due to the early onset of the Covid-19 outbreak. Sad to say, the pandemic is still with us and is forcing everyone to be … Continue reading

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  March 2021

Port of Bellingham Commission

Action Taken at January 5, 2021 Meeting Shall the commission: 1. Modify a lease agreement with two food and beverage concessionaires at the Bellingham airport? A three-month rate abatement (July through September 2020) for Scotty Brown’s Restaurant (WGR Airport LLC) … Continue reading

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  March 2021

Whidbey Island

Just a short, relaxing drive from Bellingham is yet another place to check out if you’re interested in seeing birds in similar yet slightly different surroundings. Even if you’re not looking for birds, as some of us always are, there’s … Continue reading

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