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Chuckanut Ridge

City bumbles on Chuckanut Ridge extension

By John ServaisOn Aug 04, 2010

Our mayor, Dan Pike, has much to answer for regarding Chuckanut Ridge. He and the Planning Department are playing a cozy game with Greenbriar Northwest Associates (GNA) and their development [...]

Chuckanut Ridge Development Gets Extension

By John ServaisOn Aug 02, 2010

City of Bellingham Planning Director, Jeffrey Thomas, has granted a three month extension of development rights to Greenbriar Northwest Associates (GNA.) The rights - basically time to continue developing the [...]

City working to buy Chuckanut Ridge

By John ServaisOn Jan 11, 2010

We have multiple sources confirming that the city of Bellingham, through the mayor's office, is seeking to buy the Chuckanut Ridge development property in south Bellingham. After three days [...]

Horizon Bank closed by FDIC

By John ServaisOn Jan 08, 2010

As has been expected for some months, this evening the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation - FDIC - closed Horizon Bank of Bellingham. The closing is costing the FDIC 539.1 million dollars [...]

Fairhaven Highlands killed by FDIC?

By Larry HorowitzOn Dec 08, 2009

BREAKING: On Dec 3, the FDIC issued a Supervisory Prompt Corrective Action Directive to Horizon Bank due to the bank’s critically undercapitalized status as of Sep 30. Horizon Bank received [...]

The Elusive Truth About Chuckanut Ridge/Fairhaven Highlands

By Tip JohnsonOn Dec 05, 2009

I always hate public issues that involve decades of history and require integration of multiple points. I refer to it as 'the indignity of explanation.' Public interest advocates gain nothing [...]

City negligence spawns class-action lawsuit

By Larry HorowitzOn Dec 04, 2009

Dateline: Nov 11, 2011Bellingham, WAA series of recent landslides around the perimeter of Chuckanut Ridge, which caused substantial property damage, several injuries and one death, has prompted a multi-million dollar class-action [...]

Know your…friends?

By Tip JohnsonOn Oct 27, 2009

This is probably old news to Responsible Development advocates, but just in case, here’s a little heads up on TIm Stewart. He appears to have experience with developments like [...]

Crosscut publishes article on Fairhaven Highlands

By Larry HorowitzOn Oct 26, 2009

Professional journalist and local resident, Bob Simmons, has published an article entitled Horizon Bank and the fate of Fairhaven Highlands on the Seattle-based Crosscut.com website. See Related Link below.

Thoughts on the Fairhaven Highlands Draft EIS

By Larry HorowitzOn Oct 23, 2009

A public hearing on the Fairhaven Highlands Draft EIS was held on Tuesday, October 20 at the County Council Chambers. Approximately 250 to 300 were in attendance.Channel 10 (BTV) broadcast of public hearingThe [...]

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