October and November of 2015

Hard Work Leads To Recovery of Summer Chum

by Lorraine Loomis Hood Canal/Eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca summer chum is the only threatened salmon population in western Washington showing clear signs of recovery. It’s thanks to a 20-year cooperative effort by state and tribal salmon co-managers, conservation groups, local governments and federal agencies that is balancing the [Read More...]

By |2022-03-19T13:43:43-07:00October 17, 2015|Being Frank|


“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, and the Whatcom Watch [Read More...]

By |2015-10-22T18:08:13-07:00October 16, 2015|poetrywatch|

Silver Lake Park

Osprey by Joe Meche I pointed out in last month’s column that our late season push to find suitable sites for Grandkid Camping 2015 led us to an unexplored (by us) local gem at Birch Bay State Park. When I planned for our third and final session this [Read More...]

By |2022-03-19T13:42:16-07:00October 16, 2015|Beaks and Bills|

Lummi Island Quarry Site to Be Protected Lummi Island Heritage Trust Strikes a Deal to Purchase the Property

by Rebecca Rettmer Following two years of intense negotiations with the court-appointed receiver, Lummi Island Heritage Trust has secured a deal to purchase the 105-acre Lummi Island quarry property. The property includes 4,000 feet of shoreline opening onto Smugglers Cove and Hale Passage on the southeastern slope of Lummi Mountain. [Read More...]

By |2022-03-19T13:40:39-07:00October 16, 2015|Cover Story|
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