A Threat to Our Neighbors’ Environment

by Bruce Radtke Bellingham Activist Helps Protect Olympic Peninsula, With Mixed Results Olympic National Park, Wash. – Residents, visitors, and wildlife are threatened by the U.S. Navy’s proposal for electromagnetic warfare training over the Olympic peninsula. Noisy “growler jets” likely could cause hearing loss for some people as well as [Read More...]

By |2022-03-19T13:10:03-07:00December 5, 2015|Cover Story|

Winter Is for Waterfowl

by Joe Meche The typical sights and sounds of late October and early November evoked an avalanche of emotions from the past. When I was growing up in southwest Louisiana, the change from hot and humid summer weather gave way to crisp and clear fall days. There was great anticipation [Read More...]

By |2022-03-19T13:12:16-07:00December 5, 2015|Beaks and Bills|

Mary Trask Sends Bicycles to Africa

Mary Trask was born and raised in the Midwest and moved to Washington 20 years ago. This summer, she and her family relocated to Bellingham. She recently organized a local drive to send bikes to Africa. by Katheryn Fentress Kathryn: Have you done other volunteer work before the bicycle project? [Read More...]

By |2022-03-19T13:24:49-07:00December 5, 2015|Unsung Heroes|


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 Poetry has a voice in our community, [Read More...]

By |2022-03-19T13:21:09-07:00December 5, 2015|poetrywatch|

Bellingham City Council

Compiled by Boris Schleinkofer Action Taken at September 28, 2015 Meeting Shall the council: 178. Grant a noise variance to the state of Washington for Interstate 5 paving and guardrail work? Construction work in residentially zoned areas between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. requires a noise variance. The work will [Read More...]

By |2022-03-26T15:02:47-07:00December 5, 2015|Watching Government|
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