In October, the Washington Supreme Court entered a decision in Whatcom County v. Hirst, (Hirst) a Growth Management Act (GMA) case. In the opinion, the court states that counties have [...]
Tani Sutley guest writes this fourth post on the unregulated vacation rentals on Lake Whatcom. Her previous articles are linked below this article.
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On December 8th, [...]
Eric Hirst guest writes again on water issues in Whatcom County.
Publisher note: We all use water every single day at home and in commerce and industry. By far, the [...]
Guest writer Eric Hirst is retired to Bellingham and enjoys using his professional abilities to benefit our community. He has a doctorate from Stanford and spent his professional career doing [...]
Tani Sutley guest writes her third article about the lack of county regulations for residental homes being converted to vacation rentals.
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The Whatcom County Council will introduce [...]
Tani Sutley guest writes a second article about unlicensed vacation rentals and presents goals for the county council to consider.
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Whatcom County Planning Commission will hold a [...]
This article is by guest writer Tani Sutley. Tani’s family has owned property on the north shore of Lake Whatcom for over 60 years.
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Home Rentals Take [...]
Kudos to Rome Grange and the local Citizens' Alliance for Property Rights (yes, I am saying kudos) for the excellent Water Forum today at the public library. The panel included [...]
Timing is everything, and no where is this more evident than in Whatcom County’s water supply and demand problems. We have a surplus of water in the winter [...]
Marian Beddill writes this guest article on the saga of water rights in our area. She has studied water resources and our Lake Whatcom water situation for many years.