August 2019

Pact Gains Added Cherry Point Protection

Since January 2014, Whatcom Watch, has been rerunning articles from issues printed 20 years ago. The below article appeared in the August/September 1999 issue of Whatcom Watch. Editor’s Note: August/September 1999 was the first issue reporting votes by the Bellingham City Council and the Whatcom County Council. The first votes [Read More...]

By |2022-03-11T19:01:35-08:00August 5, 2019|Twenty Years Ago|

Thank You, Contributors!

You might notice Whatcom Watch isn’t covered with ads, like some publications. Whatcom Watch exists thanks to the names on the back page, our subscriber-donors. Last year, they contributed 58 percent of our revenue; advertising was responsible for 31 percent of our revenue, and 11 percent of our revenue came [Read More...]

By |2019-08-05T08:52:13-07:00August 5, 2019|Dear Watchers|

Birding by the Seasons

Common Loon, breeding Joe Meche by Joe Meche This is always the toughest column of the year to write, considering that it’s the time I’ve always referred to as the Dog Days of Birding. From mid-July and into late August, people actually complain that there are “no [Read More...]

By |2022-03-11T18:52:27-08:00August 5, 2019|Beaks and Bills|

Field Days

Peter HeffelfingerPhoto: Evelyn Adams by Peter Heffelfinger During the past month I attended two field days at the WSU Agricultural Research Station in Mount Vernon. The first was hosted by the Bread Lab for a tour of their extensive wheat, rye, barley and buckwheat test plots. The second [Read More...]

By |2022-03-11T18:57:11-08:00August 5, 2019|Northwest Gardening|


Boris Schleinkofer, poetrywatch editor “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 Artwork by Hilary Cole Subject [Read More...]

By |2022-03-11T18:58:10-08:00August 5, 2019|poetrywatch|

Port of Bellingham Commission

Compiled by Bill McCallum Action Taken at June 4, 2019 Meeting Shall the commission: 68. Small Works Roster: Contracts under $300,000 fall within the executive director’s spending authority; they only require commission notification. Select tree removal at Bellingham airport, $2,159. (8549/Consent Agenda B) Approved 3-0 69. Authorize the executive director [Read More...]

By |2022-03-11T18:55:07-08:00August 5, 2019|Watching Government|
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