august – 2018

Whatcom County Council

Compiled by Barry MacHale Action Taken at June 5, 2018 Meeting Shall the council: 87. Authorize the executive to award the low bid of $197,549 to Iverson Earth Works of Custer for levee repairs? (Council acting as the flood control district board of supervisors). The engineer’s estimate was $197,078. Four [Read More...]

By |2022-03-23T14:56:38-07:00March 17, 2019|Watching Government|

Bellingham City Council

Compiled by Boris Schleinkofer Action Taken at June 4, 2018 Meeting Shall the council: 75. Direct staff to work with the Governors Point owner and move forward with a wholesale water agreement? At the 6/29/2009 meeting, vote #140, the council denied a wholesale/retail water application to serve a proposed 141-lot [Read More...]

By |2022-03-23T14:57:54-07:00March 17, 2019|Watching Government|

Protecting Blanchard Forest

The chair of the Mount Baker Group of the Sierra Club, Randy Walcott, took up the cause of protecting Blanchard State Forest and Blanchard Mountain from ongoing logging. In December 1998, he formally petitioned the Washington State Department of Natural Resources requesting that Blanchard Mountain be declared a natural resource [Read More...]

By |2018-08-13T07:37:30-07:00August 13, 2018|Cover Story|

What Is Happening to the Sea Stars?

Starfish along the shore in Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary in Washington State. by Nichole Schmitt As a child in the 1980s, I loved clam digging and oyster picking with Dad and Grandpa. Because Grandpa had a hard time walking the tide flats, we launched a small [Read More...]

By |2022-03-14T15:53:43-07:00August 13, 2018|Cover Story|

Protecting Blanchard Mountain

Hikers enjoy the trail to Oyster Dome on Blanchard State Forest.              Photo: Anna Hogenson by Mitch Friedman “Dad, is it true that Blanchard Mountain might be logged?” It hurt to hear those words from my daughter almost two years ago, reflecting the [Read More...]

By |2022-03-14T15:52:35-07:00August 13, 2018|Cover Story|

Cooperation Key to Salmon Recovery

Lorraine Loomis by Lorraine Loomis Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson didn’t have to take the culvert case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. Instead of continuing the state’s shameful history of denying tribal treaty-reserved fishing rights, he could have chosen a path of cooperation that has [Read More...]

By |2022-03-14T15:55:22-07:00August 13, 2018|Being Frank|
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