Twenty Years Ago

  May 2019

Bicycling and Wellness

by Donna Merlina 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

by Kevin Ranker 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, … Continue reading

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  March 2019

Scudder Pond: The Pond That Almost Wasn’t

by Al Hanners and Vikki Jackson 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 … Continue reading

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  February 2019

Lummi Nation Program Restores Salmon Habitat

by Jim Hansen 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 reading

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  January 2019

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

Compiled by Helen Brandt, Ph.D. 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 … Continue reading

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  December 2018

Tribes Reclaim Stolen Lands

by Greg Hanscom 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 … Continue reading

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  October-November 2018

Voluntary Simplicity Drives New Movement

by John Freeburg Since January 2014, Whatcom Watch, has been rerunning articles from issues printed 20 years ago. The below article appeared in the October/November 1998 issue of Whatcom Watch. While a graduate school student in the early seventies, I … Continue reading

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  October-November 2018

When I Was Young

by Drew Kampion Since January 2014, Whatcom Watch, has been rerunning articles from issues printed 20 years ago. The below article appeared in the October/November 1998 issue of Whatcom Watch. Editor’s Note: If this article were written today, smartphones, the … Continue reading

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  September 2018

Bellingham Citizens Propose Protecting Lake Whatcom

by Tim Paxton Since January 2014, Whatcom Watch, has been rerunning articles from issues printed 20 years ago. The below article appeared in the September 1998 issue of Whatcom Watch. An initiative created by input from a large group of … Continue reading

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  August 2018

How Cars Affect the Lake Whatcom Watershed

by Amy Kenna 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 … Continue reading

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