Cherry Point Pier Settlement: Additional Protection for Marine Resources

by David M. Schmalz Editor’s Note: In 1993, Whatcom County issued a shoreline substantial development permit to Cherry Point Industrial Park/Joseph Sheckter. The permit allowed the construction of a fourth pier at Cherry Point. Five citizen groups appealed the decision to the state Shoreline Hearings Board. The following article is [Read More...]

By |2016-06-04T11:05:31-07:00June 4, 2016|Twenty Years Ago|

poetry watch

“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 |2016-06-04T10:13:35-07:00June 4, 2016|poetrywatch|

Sun Smiling on Local Solar Industry

by Jennifer Moon It looks like a bright, sunny day for Whatcom County’s solar industry. Solarize Whatcom, a campaign led by Sustainable Connections in partnership with three local solar businesses — Western Solar, Ecotech Solar, and itek Enåergy — recently concluded with impressive results. The goal was 20-30 contracts. The [Read More...]

By |2016-06-02T17:27:20-07:00June 2, 2016|Solar Power|

Julianna Fischer: Student Activist

by Kathryn Fentress Julianna Fischer by the ocean in her home state of Maine.                                                        photo: Tess Johnson Julianna Fischer is a 22-year-old senior at Western Washington University who is graduating with a degree in Environmental Policy and minors in Energy Policy and Economics. She is being honored with [Read More...]

By |2016-06-02T15:50:38-07:00June 2, 2016|Unsung Heroes|

Port of Bellingham Commission

Compiled by Andrew S. McBride Action Taken at April 5, 2016 Meeting Shall the commission: 59. Authorize the executive director to award the only bid of $34,067 to VidTroniX of Shawnee, KS, for the annual paper supply used at the Bellingham airport? Airlines at the Bellingham airport use a shared [Read More...]

By |2022-03-19T08:02:47-07:00June 1, 2016|Watching Government|

Bellingham City Council

Compiled by Boris Schleinkofer Action Taken at April 11, 2016 Meeting Shall the council: 53. Authorize the mayor to award the low bid of $1,771,431 to Ram Construction of Bellingham for the water main replacement program? This annual program targets water mains needing replacements due to age or other factors. [Read More...]

By |2022-03-26T14:58:26-07:00June 1, 2016|Watching Government|

Whatcom County Council

Compiled by Barry MacHale Action Taken at April 5, 2016 Meeting Shall the council: 57. Authorize the executive to award the low bid of $790,787 to Strider Construction Company of Bellingham for the South Pass Road/Saar Creek Bridge No. 212 replacement project? Seven bids were received; the high bid was [Read More...]

By |2022-03-19T08:03:57-07:00June 1, 2016|Watching Government|
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