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Action Alert for Tonight: Waterfront Wildlife and Habitat Threatened

By Wendy HarrisOn Apr 21, 2014

Previously, I discussed the problem with the habitat assessment needed for the Waterfront District before waterfront development occurs. http://www.nwcitizen.com/entry/action-alert-for-tonight-waterfront-wildlife-and-habitat-not-being-protecte Prior to the enactment of the [...]

Reid Boiler Works Burns Down

By John ServaisOn Feb 09, 2014

Reid Boiler Works, an old industrial building built of huge old growth fir timbers, burned to the ground late Saturday evening. It was a spectacular fire. And very sad as [...]

Port’s Alternative Marina Analysis a Scam

By Guest writerOn Jan 14, 2014

Doug Karlberg is a local fisherman and has followed port activity for decades. ——- Dear Mr. Stoner, Thank you for leaking your memo analyzing the port's alternative marina site. [...]

Port Memo Addresses Marina Fraud Allegations

By Wendy HarrisOn Dec 20, 2013

A recent Northwest Citizen article by Doug Karlberg, asserting that the port tampered with consultant data to make the ASB facility the least expensive option for a marina, caused quite [...]

On Monday, City Council Votes “third and final” Approval of Waterfront Plan

By Wendy HarrisOn Dec 07, 2013

Bellingham law requires a reconfirmation vote (known as the “third and final”) before a prior vote (considered the “first and second”) is considered final. So the vote to approve the [...]

Video Exposes City Council Dysfunction on Waterfront Plan

By John ServaisOn Dec 05, 2013

With one major exception, there is a masterful montage of video snippets set to music that is posted on Riley Sweeney's Political Junkie. In only three minutes we see [...]

Cascadia Weekly Blasts Waterfront Plan

By John ServaisOn Dec 04, 2013

Tim Johnson, publisher and editor of the Cascadia Weekly, correctly blasts our wimpy Bellingham City Council for politely lying down in the mud to allow the Port of Bellingham to [...]

Boulevard Park Reopens

By John ServaisOn Oct 26, 2013

Boulevard Park on the Bellingham city waterfront is again open to the public. The construction fences are down and the paths are again accessable to all. And the new artificial [...]

Treaty Rights and Public Rights Ignored In Overwater Walkway

By Wendy HarrisOn Oct 08, 2013

I found Council Member Lehman's questions regarding the overwater walkway, during yesterday's COB city council waterfront work session, particularly interesting. The adminstrative staff’s responses reflect a [...]

Wildlife Impacts Missing In COB Waterfront District EIS

By Wendy HarrisOn Sep 28, 2013

I remain concerned that the city is moving forward with waterfront development plans without an updated analysis of plant and wildlife impacts. Unless environmental impacts are identified in the EIS, [...]

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