A Research-Based Approach to Parenting

  Editor’s Note: There are over 100 organizations in Whatcom County working to provide supportive services to those experiencing chronic poverty and its associated effects: addiction, homelessness, incarceration, mental illness, and unemployment. Whatcom Watch believes these organizations often labor unnoticed by citizens — this column is designed to add daylight [Read More...]

By |2022-03-10T07:36:39-08:00March 26, 2021|Community Service Providers|

A Tale of Two Lichens

by Fred Rhoades • It was the best of habitats and there was Lobaria pulmonaria. • It was the worst of habitats and there was Hypogymnia physodes. Wouldn’t you like to easily tell how good the air you breathe is? Knowing your lichens allows you to do this. For this article I’ll [Read More...]

By |2022-03-10T07:37:56-08:00March 26, 2021|Life Before Flowers|

Bringing the Beach Back to Birch Bay

The removal of gravel for construction of this huge building in the 1950s could have helped create shoreline erosion at Birch Bay. See the article, "Blaine Air Force Station" for details about the building.Photo of the BlainePhotographer is unknown. Courtesy of the Whatcom Museum. by Hailee Wickersham After [Read More...]

By |2022-03-10T07:30:53-08:00March 26, 2021|Cover Story|

Blaine Air Force Station

Photo of the Blaine Air Force Station in 1966. The back of the photo is printed with the caption: "SCANNING THE SKIES – This huge radar antenna provides part of the information that the men of the Back Up Interceptor Control Center require to make their air defense decisions. [Read More...]

By |2022-03-10T07:29:49-08:00March 26, 2021|Cover Story|
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