Whatcom County Council

Compiled by Barry MacHale Action Taken at January 12, 2021 Meeting Shall the council: 1. Authorize the executive to sign a $572,717 contract (amendment #5) with Compass Health of Everett for behavioral health services? At the 12/6/2016 meeting, vote #237, the council voted provide crisis stabilization, clinical treatment, and referral [Read More...]

By |2022-03-10T07:35:24-08:00March 26, 2021|Watching Government|

Bellingham City Council

Action Taken at January 4, 2021 Meeting Shall the council: 1. Authorize the mayor to allow the temporary use of private facilities to provide emergency Covid-19 responses? Current city code authorizes the mayor to “make and issue orders which shall have the force of law on matters reasonably related to [Read More...]

By |2021-03-26T08:32:23-07:00March 26, 2021|Watching Government|

A New Baby in L Pod

illustrator: Hilary Cole by Center for Whale Research The Center for Whale Research (CWR) is thrilled to confirm that a new calf, L125, has been born into the southern resident killer whale (SRKW) community. Following word that J, K, and L pod were in Haro Strait, CWR dispatched [Read More...]

By |2022-03-10T07:40:27-08:00March 26, 2021|Salish Sea|


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               [Read More...]

By |2022-03-10T07:39:18-08:00March 26, 2021|poetrywatch|

Wings Over Water

Wings Over Water Northwest Birding Festival March 19-21 If you recall, last year’s festival was cancelled due to the early onset of the Covid-19 outbreak. Sad to say, the pandemic is still with us and is forcing everyone to be smart about anything resembling a public gathering. That said, the [Read More...]

By |2021-03-26T08:17:40-07:00March 26, 2021|Beaks and Bills|

Port of Bellingham Commission

Compiled by Bill McCallum Action Taken at January 5, 2021 Meeting Shall the commission: 1. Modify a lease agreement with two food and beverage concessionaires at the Bellingham airport? A three-month rate abatement (July through September 2020) for Scotty Brown’s Restaurant (WGR Airport LLC) and Halibut Henry’s was approved at [Read More...]

By |2022-03-10T07:34:21-08:00March 26, 2021|Watching Government|

Whidbey Island

Pigeon Guillemotphoto: Joe Meche by Joe Meche Just a short, relaxing drive from Bellingham is yet another place to check out if you’re interested in seeing birds in similar yet slightly different surroundings. Even if you’re not looking for birds, as some of us always are, there’s much [Read More...]

By |2022-03-10T07:32:01-08:00March 26, 2021|Beaks and Bills|
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