Salmon Habitat Restoration Completed in Nooksack River

Nooksack tribal staff rescue fish from an in-water construction area of the Farmhouse Reach. Fish exclusion minimizes construction impacts by isolating and temporarily diverting the channel before the fish are removed, identified, counted and safely released downstream.photo: Lindsie Fratus-Thomas by Kari Neumeyer The last of 127 engineered logjams [Read More...]

By |2022-03-10T08:53:54-08:00January 25, 2021|Salmon Streams and Tributaries|

WWU Emerges as a National Leader in Innovative Car Design

Since January 2014, Whatcom Watch has been rerunning articles from issues printed 20 years ago. The below article appeared in the January 2001 issue of Whatcom Watch. Editor’s Note: For a history on Viking series cars ,go to: https://vri.wwu.edu/viking-series-cars-history.  by Lori Spicher The Vehicle Research Institute at Western Washington University [Read More...]

By |2022-03-10T08:55:03-08:00January 25, 2021|Twenty Years Ago|

Time for Fish-Killing Dam to Go

Lorraine Loomis USEPA Photo by Eric Vance. Public domain image by Lorraine Loomis It’s time to get rid of the Electron Hydroelectric Dam on the Puyallup River that has been killing salmon, steelhead, bull trout and other fish for more than a century. The dam is so old [Read More...]

By |2022-03-10T08:42:45-08:00January 25, 2021|Being Frank|

Bellingham City Council

Action Taken at November 9, 2020 Meeting Mayor's Report: The mayor announced two appointments to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. The board provides recommendations on plans and programs designed to enable the Department of Parks and Recreation to maintain and improve city parks and provide recreation programs for the [Read More...]

By |2021-01-25T07:40:37-08:00January 25, 2021|Watching Government|

Port of Bellingham Commission

Compiled by Bill McCallum Action Taken at November 3, 2020 Meeting Shall the commission: 95. Authorize the executive director to sign an agreement with Sanitary Service Company for a remedial design investigation at the Central Waterfront site? The contract to perform the work was approved at the 1/22/2020 meeting, vote [Read More...]

By |2022-06-21T06:52:12-07:00January 25, 2021|Watching Government|

Whatcom County Council

Compiled by Barry MacHale Action Taken at November 10, 2020 Meeting Shall the council: 210. Authorize the executive to sign a $131,000 contract (amendment #1) to reimburse the Whatcom Family YMCA? The Whatcom Family YMCA operates 22 childcare sites within the county, providing all-day care and synchronized learning in partnership [Read More...]

By |2022-03-10T08:44:39-08:00January 25, 2021|Watching Government|
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