July 2017

Port of Bellingham Commission

Compiled by Andrew S. McBride Action Taken at May 2, 2017 Meeting Shall the commission: 56. Authorize the executive director to exercise a purchase option on the property at 801/807 Roeder Avenue? At the 10/16/2012 meeting, vote #159, the commission authorized the executive director to sign an agreement with the [Read More...]

By |2022-03-16T18:08:44-07:00August 3, 2017|Watching Government|

Bellingham City Council

Compiled by Boris Schleinkofer The city of Bellingham and the Lighhouse Mission proposed building a low barrier shelter for homeless individuals at 801/807 Roeder Avenue. At the 4/24/2017 meeting, vote #69, the City Council approved sending a letter to the Port of Bellingham offered $300,000 in exchange for the port [Read More...]

By |2022-03-24T07:10:50-07:00August 3, 2017|Watching Government|

Whatcom County Council

Compiled by Barry MacHale Action Taken at May 2, 2017 Meeting Shall the council: 80. Appoint April Bader to District 3 of the Noxious Weed Control Board? The board educates the public regarding the impacts and management of noxious weeds such as tansy ragwort, knapweed, purple loosestrife, and knotweed. Ms. [Read More...]

By |2022-03-16T18:07:49-07:00August 3, 2017|Watching Government|

Birding the Olympic Coast

Cape Flattery Lighthouse on Tatoosh Island began operating in 1857.       Photo: Joe Meche by Joe Mechej Part II Cape Flattery to Port Townsend After three days on the southwest coast between Tokeland and Ocean Shores, I continued my journey along the loop highway that encircles the Olympic Peninsula, U.S. [Read More...]

By |2022-03-17T06:21:29-07:00July 9, 2017|Beaks and Bills|

Economic and Technological Transition

The following article is being reprinted with the permission of the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis.  It has been edited to fit. by Tom Buckley What’s missing from Donald Trump’s economically ludicrous promise to revive failed Rust Belt industries in the U.S. is an honest discussion of the [Read More...]

By |2022-03-17T06:22:28-07:00July 9, 2017|Dear Watchers|

Gardens Need Summer Heat

Peter HeffelfingerPhoto: Evelyn Adams by Peter Heffelfinger After a long winter of record rain, our Northwest gardens in July will be long overdue for heat and light to ripen our tomatoes and corn. An easily grown garden standby such as zucchini, however, will leap into high volume production [Read More...]

By |2022-03-18T10:30:56-07:00July 9, 2017|Northwest Gardening|

Noxious Fumes Hit Whatcom County

Crude oil tankers docked at the BP piers just north of Cherry Point. In the distance are the Intalco aluminum refinery (top, left) and the Phillips 66 oil refi nery (top, center), each with its own pier. photo: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration by Michael Riordan The smelly [Read More...]

By |2022-03-17T06:19:59-07:00July 9, 2017|Cover Story|
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