Being Frank

  October-November 2015

Hard Work Leads To Recovery of Summer Chum

Hood Canal/Eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca summer chum is the only threatened salmon population in western Washington showing clear signs of recovery. It’s thanks to a 20-year cooperative effort by state and tribal salmon co-managers, conservation groups, local governments … Continue reading

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  October-November 2015

County Ballot Measure: Jail Facilities Sales & Use Tax

Whatcom County Measure Proposition No. 2015-1 Jail Facilities Sales and Use Tax Official Ballot Title The Whatcom County Council passed Resolution 2015-024 concerning a proposition authorizing a sales and use tax for jail facilities. This proposition would impose a sales … Continue reading

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  October-November 2015

Poems

“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 Poetry … Continue reading

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  October-November 2015

Patrick Martin, Dedicated Bike Commuter

Patrick Martin, 49, moved here from the east coast in 1990. He works at A-1 Builders as a project manager. His 20 year old daughter attends Evergreen College. He was responsible for the design and construction of the newly built … Continue reading

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  October-November 2015

Silver Lake Park

I pointed out in last month’s column that our late season push to find suitable sites for Grandkid Camping 2015 led us to an unexplored (by us) local gem at Birch Bay State Park. When I planned for our third … Continue reading

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  October-November 2015

Radio Antennas for Point Roberts Are an International Travesty

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Industry Canada have requirements that mandate the placement of radio antennas a safe distance from populated areas. So it came as a surprise that BBC Broadcasting Inc., holders of the license to broadcast KRPI … Continue reading

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  October-November 2015

Climatefest — Here in Bellingham on October 18

It’s easy to think of climate action in only terms of response to threats. Whether we’re focused on the proposed coal export terminal or the various oil-by-rail proposals in our region, there is always a next threat calling for our … Continue reading

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  October-November 2015

Lummi Island Quarry Site to Be Protected Lummi Island Heritage Trust Strikes a Deal to Purchase the Property

Following two years of intense negotiations with the court-appointed receiver, Lummi Island Heritage Trust has secured a deal to purchase the 105-acre Lummi Island quarry property. The property includes 4,000 feet of shoreline opening onto Smugglers Cove and Hale Passage … Continue reading

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