January 2016

National Geographic Magazine Donation

Whatcom Watch would like to thank the Wilkerson family of Bellingham for their generous donation of 35 years of National Geographic magazines. In November, more Jon Wilkerson and Jennifer Karchmer                                                       Photo: Kate Voorhees than 400 magazines were presented in leather-bound cases. The issues run from January 1980 (Cover [Read More...]

By |2016-02-18T17:03:16-08:00January 19, 2016|Uncategorized|

Whatcom County Council

Compiled by Barry MacHale Action Taken at November 10, 2015 Meeting Shall the council: 205. Authorize the executive to sign a $53,751 contract (amendment #1) with RH2 Engineering of Bothel? (Council acting as the flood control district board of supervisors) Washington State law requires the county to update its Coordinated [Read More...]

By |2022-03-19T12:55:12-07:00January 3, 2016|Watching Government|

Port of Bellingham Commission

Compiled by Andrew S. McBride Action Taken at November 3, 2015 Meeting Shall the Commission: 139. Authorize the sale of one vessel for the nonpayment of moorage fees? An auction will be held on 12/4/2015 for a 17-foot gillnetter with unpaid moorage fees of $1,215. (5513/Consent Agenda B) Approved 3-0 [Read More...]

By |2022-03-19T12:55:58-07:00January 3, 2016|Watching Government|

John Wayne Trail Needs Your Help

by Jennifer Karchmer Folks in eastern Washington are trying to save the John Wayne Trail, the 300-mile rail trail that goes from the western slopes of the Cascades to the Idaho border near Tekoa, Wash. Closed to motorized vehicles, the trail follows the former Milwaukee Road railbed, and is open to walkers, joggers, [Read More...]

By |2022-03-19T12:57:02-07:00January 3, 2016|Recreation|

Bellingham City Council

Compiled by Boris Schleinkofer Action Taken at November 9, 2015 Meeting Shall the council: 211. Ratify the Bellingham Police Guild collective bargaining agreement? Terms for the 2014-2016 contract: general wages will increase by two percent on 1/1/2016, the wages for the officer in charge of hazardous devices/materials will increase by [Read More...]

By |2022-03-26T14:54:51-07:00January 3, 2016|Watching Government|

Nooksack and The People’s Choice

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

By |2022-03-19T12:58:17-07:00January 1, 2016|poetrywatch|

U.S. Should Honor Billy Frank’s Dream

by Lorraine Loomis Billy Frank Jr., longtime chairman of the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission, received many awards during his life and continues to be honored since his passing in 2014. His life was celebrated last month when President Barack Obama posthumously awarded him the Medal of Freedom. It is the [Read More...]

By |2022-03-19T12:59:01-07:00January 1, 2016|Being Frank|
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