Beaks and Bills

  February 2020

18th Annual Wings Over Water Northwest Birding Festival

This year’s Wings Over Water Northwest Birding Festival will be March 20-22, 2020. On the first weekend of spring, plan your activities around yet another exciting weekend at the Wings Over Water festival in Blaine. Events include field trips, boat … Continue reading

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  February 2020

Plastic Recycling — The Long Con

Plastic recycling is largely a myth, a huge, decades-long public relations fairy tale, told by plastic producers to foist responsibility for plastic pollution onto individuals and society at large. It has been enormously successful. We dutifully put our plastic containers … Continue reading

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  February 2020

Bellingham City Council

Action Taken at December 9, 2019 Meeting Shall the council: 208. Spend $115,000 to acquire a 0.44-acre of property located in the Lake Whatcom Watershed? The purchase will be made in connection with the city’s Lake Whatcom Watershed Property Acquisition … Continue reading

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  February 2020

Whatcom County Council

Action Taken at December 3, 2019 Meeting Shall the council: 272. Authorize the executive to sign a $213,770 contract (amendment #5) with Lydia Place? At the 12/6/2016 meeting, vote #239, the council initially approved a contract with Lydia place to … Continue reading

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  February 2020

Port of Bellingham Commission

Action Taken at December 10, 2019 Meeting Shall the commission: 148. Set commission meetings dates for 2020? Meetings will be held on the first and third Tuesday of the month with a starting time of 4:00 p.m. Exceptions: the second … Continue reading

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  February 2020

Presidential Primary Ballots Will Be Mailed on February 21

On February 21, ballots will be mailed to every registered voter. This is the only election in which Washington’s voters are required to mark and sign party declarations written by the major political parties. The party declaration must be marked … Continue reading

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  February 2020

Unity Village Will Move in April

Unity Village is a tiny home community of 20 tiny homes, which includes shared kitchen and dining tents, furniture, portable toilet facilities, handwashing stations, welcome tent, shower truck and shipping container storage unit. Bellingham Mayor Seth Fleetwood has directed his … Continue reading

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