Port of Bellingham Commission

Compiled by Bill McCallum Action Taken at June 3, 2021 Meeting The meeting scheduled for Monday, June 1 was cancelled. It was rescheduled for Thursday, June 3. Shall the commission 69. Authorize the executive director to sign a one-year extension of the contract with Puget Sound Executive Services of Sequim [Read More...]

By |2022-03-09T10:54:39-08:00September 29, 2021|Watching Government|

Whatcom County Council

Compiled by Barry MacHale Action Taken at June 29, 2021 Meeting Shall the council: 149. Authorize the executive to sign a $106,250 contract (amendment #1) with DH of Spokane to continue funding the Covid-19 campaign to educate young adults? At the 2/23/2021 meeting, vote #58, the council passed the original [Read More...]

By |2022-03-09T10:53:50-08:00September 29, 2021|Watching Government|

Bellingham City Council

Action Taken at July 12, 2021 Meeting Report and Update: As of 7/12/21, Whatcom County has reached a 70 percent vaccination rate. HS 1510 passed the state Legislature this year and will be effective July 25, 2021, which reduces police use-of force-options. The mayor's office and team are working on [Read More...]

By |2021-09-29T08:58:44-07:00September 29, 2021|Watching Government|

Lummi Nation Mourns the Late Lorraine Loomis

The Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission Chair leaves behind a legacy of salmon and treaty protection Lummi Nation joins the Swinomish Tribe in honoring the late Lorraine Loomis, the Northwest Indian Fisheries Chair, a treaty rights protector and salmon defender. The following statement from Lawrence Solomon, Chairman of the Lummi Nation, [Read More...]

By |2021-09-29T08:54:50-07:00September 29, 2021|Being Frank|

NWIFC Chairperson Lorraine Loomis Walks On

Lorraine Loomis, Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission chairperson and Swinomish fisheries manager, passed away August 10 at the age of 81. Loomis became fisheries manager for the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community after the 1974 Boldt decision that reaffirmed tribes’ treaty-protected fishing rights. She began working in fish processing in 1970, and [Read More...]

By |2021-09-29T08:53:38-07:00September 29, 2021|Being Frank|

County Council Protects Cherry Point

Three docks are located within the Cherry Point Aquatic Reserve. In the foreground is the dock built in 1971 by the Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO). The middle ground dock was constructed in 1966 by Intalco Aluminum Corp., and in the background is the dock constructed in 1954 by Mobil [Read More...]

By |2022-03-09T10:50:23-08:00September 29, 2021|Cover Story|

Senior Activity Center Makes a Difference

Editor’s Note: There are over 100 organizations in Whatcom County working to provide supportive ser- vices to those experiencing chronic poverty and its associated effects: ad- diction, homelessness, incarceration, mental illness, and unemployment. Whatcom Watch believes these orga- nizations often labor unnoticed by citizens — this column is designed to [Read More...]

By |2022-03-09T10:55:44-08:00September 29, 2021|Community Service Providers|
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