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A counter to the Eric Hirst inspired decision of the county council to clamp a total moratorium on drilling new water wells in Whatcom County - and thus a home building ban.1 comment, most recent 2 years ago
Tani Sutley writes on the continuing issue of houses in residential zones that are used essentially as hotels and disrupt quiet neighborhoods.
Statement by Whatcom Family Farmers on “Eric Hirst and his water ideas” and Hirst’s Reply1 comment, most recent 3 years ago
Eric Hirst provides us all with a well researched report on Whatcom County water issues - rights, Lake Whatcom, ground water and more.10 comments, most recent 4 years ago
Tani Sutley writes a second article on the increasing number of vacation rentals - and the County Council bill to let them expand dramatically.4 comments, most recent 4 years ago
Tani Sutley guest writes about the vacation rentals situation and presents goals for the county council to consider for improving our rural neighborhoods.1 comment, most recent 4 years ago
Tani Sutley writes of how unregulated vacation rentals are invading the Lake Whatcom watershed. She urges action before the Planning Commission meeting on 11 December.4 comments, most recent 4 years ago
or How Not to Plan for Future Generations’ Water Needs12 comments, most recent 5 years ago
The county will be required to consider water quality and water quantity when planning rural growth.3 comments, most recent 5 years ago
Marian Beddill provides a general guide for the public, with a look at the history of water rights in Washington state.4 comments, most recent 6 years ago
Guest writer Shane Roth writes in favor of the reconveyance of Lake Whatcom land back to the county.1 comment, most recent 6 years ago
Improving ecosystem functions holistically is the best form of protection for the Lake Whatcom.1 comment, most recent 6 years ago
A proposed amendment to the Lake Whatcom watershed moratorium will increase water quality degradation1 comment, most recent 6 years ago
Watch the Whatcom County Council wiggle its way out of the latest round of GMA compliance requirements for Lake Whatcom1 comment, most recent 6 years ago
A City staff memo on the Bloedel dock closure reads more like an advocacy brief
No EIS - no real county planning concern about developing Squalicum Mountain and degrading Lake Whatcom water even further.
Proposed new storm water regulations will increase Lake Whatcom development. Hearing this Thursday.1 comment, most recent 7 years ago
Important events concerning the Lake occurred during the election with little comment from the public, the candidates or the media.16 comments, most recent 7 years ago
Sue Taylor guest writes this perspective on WCV and their alliance with the Dan Pike for mayor campaign.16 comments, most recent 7 years ago
A pro-active, extremely cost effective solution for protecting Lake Whatcom exists!3 comments, most recent 8 years ago
The Political Junkie interviews Christina Maginnis4 comments, most recent 8 years ago
While it went almost unheralded Friday, Kremen & Co temporarily backed away from their earlier position that driving a road into the forest on Squalicum Mountain, to serve new development in t4 comments, most recent 10 years ago
At the risk of displeasing friend and foe alike, may I ask what has been accomplished this past year to fix Lake Whatcom and protect Bellingham’s water supply? The answer, candidly, is little12 comments, most recent 10 years ago
From the outset of discussion of the proposal to reconvey forest lands to the county for a new park I have written that it is necessary to first rezone or amend Whatcom County’s Comprehensive Plan in1 comment, most recent 10 years ago
This past winter, during torrential rains to the South of us, there were some very serious slides on Weyerhaeuser land in Lewis County adjacent to Stillman Creek (a tributary of the Chehalis River) th5 comments, most recent 11 years ago
No matter how one hopes things will change, things remain the same. Bellingham wants the county to curb development in the watershed, but can’t seem to stop allowing the infrastructure that su2 comments, most recent 11 years ago
I received a Notice of Complete Application for the construction of an impervious trail through the center of a parcel of forested land acquired with funds collected for Lake Whatcom Watershed5 comments, most recent 11 years ago
by Wendy Harris |
Wendy is a resident of Silver Beach on the north side of Lake Whatcom. This is her second guest writer article - and follows her first on the geese kill plans posted
While the Lake Whatcom Water & Sewer District races to expand its infrastructure to serve sprawling development on the north shore of the lake, the King County Superior Court, Thursday, struck down th2 comments, most recent 11 years ago
By Wendy Harris
Wendy is a resident of Silver Beach on the north side of Lake Whatcom. She is an active citizen. Today she is our first guest writer.
This week, whil
Why all the hubbub about building moratoria in the Lake Whatcom watershed? You can’t build or subdivide without adequate water, and the entire watershed is closed to new wells.
And the water
Another important step towards dealing with the pollution of Lake Whatcom was taken tonight. The mayor and city council have thrown down the gauntlet to Pete Kremen and the county council. Bellingha14 comments, most recent 11 years ago
3 comments, most recent 10 years ago
In early February, I and several other folks met with Whatcom County Parks director Mike McFarlane to ask some questions about the proposed reconveyance of Forest Board land for pa
The Bellingham Herald editorial today is excellent. It raises the basic questions about the newly proposed Lake Whatcom land reconveyance deal to make a park on the very steep hillsides at the south e
Tom Pratum has some good information on the proposed - and still mostly secret - Lake Whatcom land reconveyance plan. He posted it on the North Cascades Audubon Society website, which he runs. It outl
The October surprise is a week early. Today’s Herald has the carefully managed news of the land swap that John Watts alerted us to on Sep 11 - and which was then denied by the McShanes, Mitch Friedman
Rather than answer several emails individually, this post will clarify a couple things. First, why is yesterday’s post by John Watts that I praised any different from his late July post that I critici
An astounding post by John Watts this afternoon on his HamsterTalk website. He has what amounts to a prediction of an October Surprise - implying strongly that it is intended to affect the election. H
Today the Washington Department of Ecology released a report that says, basically, that mercury in the lake is less now than in the past. “Decreasing” is the operative word.
The initiative is ‘remove motor boats’, not ‘remove boats’ from Lake Whatcom. Our Chamber of Commerce just lies in print to achieve their goal of defeating the initiative.
We see 1/100 of one part per billion or less of benzene to water during most of the year 2000 and into the spring of 2001. Then in the summer we see the amount rise by ten fold to over 1/10 of one par
Motor boats off Lake Whatcom? What was that apology from City Senior Planner Chris Spens at the city council on Monday? El-bull-in-china-shop Chris got the word from el mayor that the motor-boat initi
We have mercury contamination all over our county. That we know. Lake Whatcom and Bellingham Bay. Georgia Pacific’s chlorine plant leaked mercury for about 35 years and neither GP nor our environmenta
of some local developers is plain to see in this photo essay at the Lake Whatcom website. The WA Dept of Ecology has enforcement folks tooling around in their spiffy pickups, but no enforcement for th
telling me they are voting for Brett Bonner for mayor. Some very prominent ones - but they are not going public. Why not? Fear of retaliation.
Why are they against Mark? Two reasons in general.
The two differed strongly on several issues. The differences between them are becoming more apparent and this should continue for the next two weeks.
Brett continues to develop his Lake Whatcom
We need one to follow Asmundson during the next three weeks - and to nudge the Herald to do minimal checking of facts before publishing. I’m referring to Friday’s post below, where it was noted how St
The first of three Bellingham Herald Election Forums is taking place this evening at the County Council chambers.
The forums are being broadcast live on KGMI radio, 790 AM. You can see the vide
Posted here because the Bellingham Herald has now ignored this for two days. Of very high importance to Bellingham - and with significant developments.
On Monday evening, the Bellingham City
St. Joe’s Hospital will probably be facing fines for venting toxic gas into the construction area of their new addition. Our Bellingham Herald has not reported a bit of this. Rumor has it that one or