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Harcourt Timeline

The Puget Sound Pulp and Timber Company operated at the downtown waterfront site from 1926 until 1963, when the Georgia-Pacific Corporation purchased it. The Georgia-Pacific Corporation shut down pulp mill operations in 2001 and tissue plant operations in 2007, closing the plant that year. The Port of Bellingham acquired the [Read More...]

By |2021-12-03T17:39:16-08:00November 30, 2021|Cover Story|

The Mycorrhizal Connection

by Fred Rhoades Fall has arrived in the Pacific Northwest, and many people turn their attentions to searching for certain species of mushrooms that show up this time of year in our woods, fields and gardens. Mushrooms are just the visible indication "fruiting" from an invisible network (mycelium) of tiny [Read More...]

By |2022-03-08T18:10:29-08:00November 30, 2021|Life Before Flowers|

Salish Seed Guild

Group of eager volunteers learning on when to harvest spinach seeds. by Nichole Schmitt Since the dawn of human civilization, seed saving has been critical to the survival of humanity. Seeds were precious heirlooms to pass on to the next generation. In times of crisis when communities fled [Read More...]

By |2022-03-08T18:09:27-08:00November 30, 2021|Gardening|

Port of Bellingham Commission

Compiled by Bill McCallum Action Taken at June 3, 2021 Meeting The meeting scheduled for Monday, June 1 was cancelled. It was rescheduled for Thursday, June 3. Shall the commission 69. Authorize the executive director to sign a one-year extension of the contract with Puget Sound Executive Services of Sequim [Read More...]

By |2022-03-09T10:54:39-08:00September 29, 2021|Watching Government|

Whatcom County Council

Compiled by Barry MacHale Action Taken at June 29, 2021 Meeting Shall the council: 149. Authorize the executive to sign a $106,250 contract (amendment #1) with DH of Spokane to continue funding the Covid-19 campaign to educate young adults? At the 2/23/2021 meeting, vote #58, the council passed the original [Read More...]

By |2022-03-09T10:53:50-08:00September 29, 2021|Watching Government|

Bellingham City Council

Action Taken at July 12, 2021 Meeting Report and Update: As of 7/12/21, Whatcom County has reached a 70 percent vaccination rate. HS 1510 passed the state Legislature this year and will be effective July 25, 2021, which reduces police use-of force-options. The mayor's office and team are working on [Read More...]

By |2021-09-29T08:58:44-07:00September 29, 2021|Watching Government|

Lummi Nation Mourns the Late Lorraine Loomis

The Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission Chair leaves behind a legacy of salmon and treaty protection Lummi Nation joins the Swinomish Tribe in honoring the late Lorraine Loomis, the Northwest Indian Fisheries Chair, a treaty rights protector and salmon defender. The following statement from Lawrence Solomon, Chairman of the Lummi Nation, [Read More...]

By |2021-09-29T08:54:50-07:00September 29, 2021|Being Frank|

NWIFC Chairperson Lorraine Loomis Walks On

Lorraine Loomis, Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission chairperson and Swinomish fisheries manager, passed away August 10 at the age of 81. Loomis became fisheries manager for the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community after the 1974 Boldt decision that reaffirmed tribes’ treaty-protected fishing rights. She began working in fish processing in 1970, and [Read More...]

By |2021-09-29T08:53:38-07:00September 29, 2021|Being Frank|
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