Port of Bellingham Commission

Compiled by Andrew S. McBride Action Taken at May 3, 2016 Meeting Shall the commission: 73. Authorize the executive director to sign a $263,347 contract (amendment #1) with Pacific Security of Bellingham to provide security services? This amendment will provide a 2.3 percent increase in the billing rate. The contract [Read More...]

By |2022-03-19T07:07:46-07:00July 27, 2016|Watching Government|

Bellingham City Council

Compiled by Boris Schleinkofer Action Taken at May 2, 2016 Meeting Shall the council: 65. Authorize the mayor to sign an agreement with the Lake Whatcom Water and Sewer District to finance the 2016 Aquatic Invasive Species Boat Inspection Program? At the 10/24/2011 meeting, vote #210, the City Council directed [Read More...]

By |2022-03-26T14:59:07-07:00July 27, 2016|Watching Government|

Whatcom County Council

Compiled by Barry MacHale Action Taken at May 3, 2016 Meeting Shall the council: 73. Authorize the executive to sign a $99,367 contract with Wilson Engineering of Bellingham to reduce phosphorus loading in the Lake Whatcom Watershed? The Cedar Hills-Euclid stormwater improvements are part of the Lake Whatcom Comprehensive Stormwater [Read More...]

By |2022-03-19T07:09:04-07:00July 27, 2016|Watching Government|


“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 Boris Schleinkofer, poetrywatch editor Poetry has a voice in our community, [Read More...]

By |2016-07-06T10:00:21-07:00July 6, 2016|poetrywatch|

Cooperation Helps Us Survive

Lorraine Loomis by Lorraine Loomi I am glad that the treaty tribes in western Washington were finally able to reach agreement with the state on a package of conservative salmon fisheries for Puget Sound. It took more than a month of overtime negotiations to make it happen, but [Read More...]

By |2022-03-19T07:12:39-07:00July 5, 2016|Being Frank|

Bill Distler, Vietnam Vet and Peace Activist

by Kathryn Fentress Bill Distler at the downtown Community Food Co-op.                                    Photo: Kathryn Fentress   Bill Distler, 69, was born in Brooklyn, New York, and moved to Bellingham in 1980. He is married and has a 16-year-old daughter. He volunteers with the Alternatives to Military Service Program and [Read More...]

By |2022-03-19T07:16:48-07:00July 3, 2016|Unsung Heroes|


by Joe Meche Ring-billed Gull                                             Photo: Joe Meche     Not everyone is particularly fond of gulls, so I guess I’m an exception. While many other birds can be difficult to find, it seems that I can always find gulls to observe and study throughout the year. Gulls [Read More...]

By |2022-03-19T07:18:34-07:00July 3, 2016|Beaks and Bills|
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