February 2016

Beaks and Bills Index

This is a list of the monthly “Beaks and Bills” columns by Joe Meche. Titles in bold are stand-alone articles written by Joe Meche. Looking Back — February 2016 Cold Weather Birding — January 2016 Winter Is for Waterfowl — December 2015 Silver Lake Park — October/November 2015 Camping and [Read More...]

By |2016-02-05T12:06:55-08:00February 5, 2016|Beaks and Bills|

More Salmon Habitat Protection Needed

by Lorraine Loomis We’ve seen some incredible salmon habitat restoration projects the past few years, but there’s a big difference between restoring habitat and protecting it. We must remember that restoration without protection does not lead us to recovery. The Elwha River on the Olympic Peninsula continues to heal itself [Read More...]

By |2022-03-19T12:39:35-07:00February 5, 2016|Being Frank|

Port of Bellingham Might Export Wood Pellets

by Nicole Brown While international headlines declare that the Paris climate agreements “may signal end of fossil fuel era,” and former U.S. vice-president, Al Gore, joins business leaders in welcoming “a transformation of our global economy,” the Bellingham Business Journal announces that the “Port Could Bring Wood Exports to Bellingham [Read More...]

By |2022-03-19T12:41:09-07:00February 5, 2016|Uncategorized|

Looking Back

by Joe Meche Taking time to reflect on a span of fourteen years has great potential to assess what you might or might not have not accomplished. This exercise has its positive side but can also point to things we’d rather forget. On some occasions the motivation is clear and [Read More...]

By |2022-03-19T12:41:59-07:00February 5, 2016|Beaks and Bills|

Whatcom County Council

Compiled by Barry MacHale Action Taken at December 8, 2015 Meeting Shall the council: 236. Increase by $840,000 the Port of Bellingham’s initial request for Economic Development Investment Board funds? The Port of Bellingham applied for a $1 million grant and a $2 million loan from the Economic Development Investment [Read More...]

By |2022-03-19T12:43:26-07:00February 4, 2016|Watching Government|

Bellingham City Council

Compiled by Boris Schleinkofer Action Taken at December 7, 2015 Meeting Shall the council: 230. Approve the collective bargaining agreement with AFSCME, Local 114F for 2015–2017? Wages will increase by two percent on 1/1/2015, three percent on 1/1/2016, two percent on 1/1/2017 and half a percent 7/1/2017. The premium sharing [Read More...]

By |2022-03-26T14:55:43-07:00February 4, 2016|Watching Government|

Port of Bellingham Commission

Compiled by Andrew S. McBride Action Taken at December 1, 2015 Meeting Shall the commission: 157. Authorize the executive director to sign a renewed lease agreement with Gary W. Rogers and Vicki Ann Rogers, d/b/a Inside Passage Gifts? The gift shop began their tenancy in the Bellingham Cruise Terminal on [Read More...]

By |2022-03-19T12:44:19-07:00February 4, 2016|Watching Government|
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