Twenty Years Ago

  September 2019

The Environment: A Legacy Each of Us Will Leave for Generations to Come

Since January 2014, Whatcom Watch has been rerunning articles from issues printed 20 years ago. The below article appeared in the August/September 1999 issue of Whatcom Watch. First off, let me say that I firmly believe we must reject any … Continue reading

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  August 2019

Pact Gains Added Cherry Point Protection

Since January 2014, Whatcom Watch, has been rerunning articles from issues printed 20 years ago. The below article appeared in the August/September 1999 issue of Whatcom Watch. Editor’s Note: August/September 1999 was the first issue reporting votes by the Bellingham … Continue reading

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  July 2019

Whatcom Creek Restoration

Editor’s Note: This is an abbreviated version of the article. To read the full article go to: http://www.whatcomwatch.org/old_issues/v8i7.html#story1. The Olympic Pipe Line explosion happened on June 10, 1999, on the afternoon of my daughter´s 7th birthday. We were outside picking … Continue reading

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  June 2019

Infectious Medical Waste Issue to be Decided by Voters

Since January 2014, Whatcom Watch, has been rerunning articles from issues printed 20 years ago. The below article appeared in the June 1999 issue of Whatcom Watch. Editor’s Note: Initiative 1-99 was passed at the November 2, 1999, general election … Continue reading

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  May 2019

Bicycling and Wellness

Since January 2014, Whatcom Watch has been rerunning articles from issues printed 20 years ago. The below article appeared in the May 1999 issue of Whatcom Watch.                           … Continue reading

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  May 2019

San Juan Island Oil Spill on Earth Day

On Earth Day [Thursday, April 22, 1999] we had a small, but significant oil spill reach the west side of the San Juan Islands. The source has yet to be identified. First thing Thursday morning, Earth Day, I received a … Continue reading

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  March 2019

Scudder Pond: The Pond That Almost Wasn’t

Editor’s Note: The pond, located near the corner of Alabama Street and Electric Avenue, is abutted by the city Railroad Trail. In November of 1987, Scudder Pond was donated by Veda Armitage (in memory of her father Mr. Scudder) to … Continue reading

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  February 2019

Lummi Nation Program Restores Salmon Habitat

Since January 2014, Whatcom Watch, has been rerunning articles from issues printed 20 years ago. The below article appeared in the February 1999 issue of Whatcom Watch. During 1998, efforts on multiple fronts were carried out to continue restoration of … Continue reading

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  January 2019

Salmon Recovery Efforts to Be Led by the Lummi Nation and Nooksack Tribe

Since January 2014, Whatcom Watch, has been rerunning articles from issues printed 20 years ago. The below article appeared in the January 1999 issue of Whatcom Watch. In June, 1998, the Lummi Nation, Nooksack Tribe and Whatcom County signed a … Continue reading

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  December 2018

Tribes Reclaim Stolen Lands

Since January 2014, Whatcom Watch has been rerunning articles from issues printed 20 years ago. The below article appeared in the December 1998 issue of Whatcom Watch. Editor’s Note: This story of the transformation of Indian country was written by High … Continue reading

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