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Chuckanut Ridge

Public Hearing tonight on Fairhaven Highlands

By John ServaisOn Oct 20, 2009

Public comment on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Fairhaven Highlands is tonight, Tuesday, October 20 at 6 pm at the Whatcom County Courthouse.You would not know that if [...]

Why the Fairhaven Highlands Draft EIS violates SEPA law

By Larry HorowitzOn Oct 18, 2009

No confidence. That’s right. NO CONFIDENCE! I have no confidence in the Fairhaven Highlands EIS… and neither should you.And it’s not for the obvious reasons. Sure, all [...]

Hope for Chuckanut Ridge

By Larry HorowitzOn Oct 01, 2009

If you are interested in saving Chuckanut Ridge, there is some glimmer of hope for preserving this ecologically-rich and environmentally-sensitive property. If you are willing to make a single phone [...]

Divesting Fairhaven Highlands: An open letter to Tim Stewart, Bellingham Director of Planning

By Larry HorowitzOn Apr 10, 2009

Dear Director Stewart: As I write this letter, I am reminded of a comment by a former planning department staffer who claimed he knew he had done his job well [...]

Opinion for hire: Part 2 - Admission of errors

By Larry HorowitzOn Apr 04, 2009

On February 20th, I wrote a column about the Chuckanut Ridge / Fairhaven Highlands mature forested wetlands and the failure of Horizon Bank’s wetland consultant to properly rate these wetlands [...]

Barbara’s response

By Guest writerOn Mar 01, 2009

Jack Weiss, a member of the Bellingham City Council, has submitted this response to the Feb 27 post.—————Barbara, as the author of this piece, tries to state a history that, [...]

Greenways III: Policy and Practice Disaster

By Guest writerOn Feb 27, 2009

Barbara Ryan, Terry Bornemann and Gene Knutson, all members of the Bellingham City Council, have submitted this guest article.———— Until now, we have chosen to let our record speak for [...]

Opinion for hire: Part 1

By Larry HorowitzOn Feb 20, 2009

Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Jungle, Upton Sinclair observed, “It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his job depends on not understanding it.”If Mr. Sinclair [...]

Top ten list for the next buyer of Chuckanut Ridge / Fairhaven Highlands

By Larry HorowitzOn Feb 07, 2009

If you happen to find yourself in the market for an 82-acre hilly swamp wholly encumbered by critical areas like steep slopes and mature-forested Category 1 wetlands in southwest Bellingham, here [...]

Much ado about nothing … or… Why the Fairhaven Highlands EIS is meaningless

By Larry HorowitzOn Feb 04, 2009

Please don’t misunderstand. I’m not claiming that the Fairhaven Highlands environmental impact statement (EIS) does not have the potential to be meaningful. However, in its present [...]

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