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Hockey night in Canada may be replaced.
Hockey night in Canada may be replaced.
Hockey night in Canada may be replaced.
Hockey night in Canada may be replaced.
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Ham moved to Bellingham in 1999 and wrote for NW Citizen from 2007 to 2011. He died in October 2022.
Actually, it is Exploitation Day all around.3 comments, most recent 1 month ago
Guest Writer David Donohue explains Sunnyland’s experience with City Hall’s promises, code enforcement, and follow-thru.7 comments, most recent 1 year ago
It is time to get serious about social distancing and public safety in the face of the COVID-19 virus. Half measures will not work.13 comments, most recent 2 years ago
The ban against the sale and possession of consumer fireworks in Bellingham is more than is apparent.
Alex McLean, who has served 6 years on the Greenway Advisory Committee, exposes Mayor Kelli Linville’s disdain for the community elected Greenways program.22 comments, most recent 4 years ago
Why do national literature critics grossly underestimate the creative genius of great writers?1 comment, most recent 5 years ago
The no-brains and no-values folks have spray-painted Clayton Beach sandstone rocks and natural stone formations again. Here are some photos.1 comment, most recent 5 years ago
Belingham School District is installing Crumb Rubber artificial turf fields for high school football and soccer. Made with old car tires. They appear to cause cancer in kids.5 comments, most recent 5 years ago
Short story genius, the Russian writer Anton Chekhov who wrote in the late 1800s, wrote indirectly about what he could not write directly. We have the same challenge today.1 comment, most recent 5 years ago
Our North Carolina literary correspondent provides us with perspectives on our contemporary world from the pages of literature.1 comment, most recent 5 years ago
Elizabeth Soderberg joins us as a writer focused on literature and its place in our contemporary world. She worked at the fine bookstore Bank Books in Fairhaven in the early 1970s.1 comment, most recent 5 years ago
Michael Chiavario writes on unfair employment practices in our Whatcom County government with a specific example and a suggestion for how to fix the system.
Over 2,000 volunteers have just built a new playground in six days. We do a photo story.1 comment, most recent 6 years ago
The planned concrete walkway from Boulevard Park to the Cornwall landfill, using millions in Greenway funds, has been abandoned by Bellingham. We again thank the Lummi.11 comments, most recent 6 years ago
Talib Kweli played the Wild Buffalo a couple evenings ago and Ralph Schwartz was there. He writes a very personal take on the evening.2 comments, most recent 7 years ago
They are less famous than the eagles on the Skagit but closer to Bellingham, fewer people and still lots of eagles. A great January afternoon outing.1 comment, most recent 7 years ago
James King to return to Alaska and take job with U.S. Forest Service. Mayor will appoint a new parks director.1 comment, most recent 7 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 7 years ago
Updated | Ski to Sea race does not need to race through sensitive Chuckanut Community Forest Park for special mountain bike leg. City did not renege.10 comments, most recent 7 years ago
Riley does a local political comedy show1 comment, most recent 8 years ago
Super Bowl … Weed Bowl … This bud’s for you … Bong Bowl … Marijuana Bowl … whatever. It is on!1 comment, most recent 9 years ago
Beach reconstruction is done at Boulevard Park on the Bellingham waterfront. Paths along shore are again open - and it looks good.6 comments, most recent 9 years ago
Bellingham City Council ready to approve $500,000 of trails money for resurfacing plastic grass on Civic Field.15 comments, most recent 9 years ago
Wherein artists have to eat, too!
A digression from politics. Checking with Green Bay relatives turns up an unexpected hope by fans there.
The Tunnel Creek avalanche and three skiers’ deaths last February was a confusing tragedy. Experts killed. How did it happen?
Hoss Unplugged, November 30 will Honk the York Neighborhood’s Tonk
A City staff memo on the Bloedel dock closure reads more like an advocacy brief
Riley discusses his love of board games and some good gift ideas2 comments, most recent 11 years ago
Mitt Romney is darn lucky
Bryna Sweeney gives a brief history of her favorite holiday1 comment, most recent 11 years ago
Actually, not the ski area, but rather on the mountain itself. Bit of local ski adventuring.
My Man Godfrey and the Forgotten Generation4 comments, most recent 11 years ago
Riley attends a flashmob tossing water balloons
Where Paul touches on Police reporting, where to get a good hamburger, and what is wrong with micro brews4 comments, most recent 11 years ago
Riley Sweeney gives a brief history of Comic Books2 comments, most recent 12 years ago
Riley Sweeney expounds upon the changing ways we consume television and movies3 comments, most recent 12 years ago
Wendy Harris writes about a multi million dollar planned city of Bellingham project.9 comments, most recent 12 years ago
Riley Sweeney explains what he does during his downtime between campaigns, and how you can waste time too.2 comments, most recent 12 years ago
Eric Hirst reviews this October 2009 book by Stewart Brand of Whole Earth Catalog fame. Stewart is critical of several mainstream environmental stances.1 comment, most recent 12 years ago
Riley Sweeney discusses the discomfort of religious and cultural differences among friends1 comment, most recent 12 years ago
Riley Sweeney asks for plot ideas for a local radio drama
Riley Sweeney shares his passion for board games and a few of his favorites games4 comments, most recent 12 years ago
Hockey night in Canada may be replaced.2 comments, most recent 13 years ago
Larry Ellison has won the America’s Cup in sailing by playing fair. He is a fine example for us all.
The Olympic games are disruptive to civil rights wherever they are held. This is proving true again in Vancouver.1 comment, most recent 13 years ago
Local concert celebrates Pete Seeger’s 90th birthday–and the efforts of one man to see him awarded the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize.2 comments, most recent 13 years ago
On this day in 1915, Francis Albert Sinatra was born in Hoboken, New Jersey. It was a difficult home birth for Sinatra’s mother, Dolly. The 13 pound Sinatra arrived stillborn. The chil2 comments, most recent 13 years ago
[This is an updated and abridged version of an article published earlier this year in The Wild Cascades, journal of the North Cascades Conservation Council]
Controversy is still stewi
Whatever happened to the building of wooden boats on Bellingham Bay? The tradition and the history are rich here, as people like myself, oblivious to the craft, learned recently at the Whatcom1 comment, most recent 13 years ago
If popular Cascade Pass has been on your to-do list this year, then now’s the time to-do it. This weekend or next would be especially good—because it’s about to get way more
Summer hiking in the American Alps (our fantabulous North Cascades) is at its zenith, and it’s Friday and I’m already dyin’ to get back out there…. so for those who could use a couple tidbits on whe1 comment, most recent 13 years ago
“In a society of free men (and women) the proper aim of education is to prepare an individual to make wise decisions. All else is but contributory.”
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A group of spinners chatted happily while Flip Breskin gave them a brief guitar serenade.1 comment, most recent 13 years ago
A few days ago, our community lost two young people to a tragic accident. A boating accident in Bellingham Bay. Yet we know almost nothing about them and the facts surrounding this accident.3 comments, most recent 13 years ago
The Whatcom County Council will be considering adoption of the recommendations of the Roeder Home Task Force at its evening meeting on Tuesday, June 9, starting at 7 p.m. The Roeder Home issue is the
This is the first installment of a new column by Ken Wilcox on the Northwest outdoors–for active, reactive and proactive people.
Much of interest is brewing these days in the splendifer
The Whatcom County Homemade Music Society (HMS) recently received a Mayor’s Arts Award for its contribution to the local music scene, presented in the Whatcom Museum Rotunda Room on April 22.
Wednesday evening marked the last scheduled concert of the Whatcom County Homemade Music Society (HMS), a group that has held concerts at the Roeder Home for more than 30 years.
Sheri Ward has contributed this guest article. Sheri was the editor of the Whatcom Independent weekly newspaper. She wrote a first article on this Roeder Home issue on Nov 19.
Sheri Ward has contributed this guest article. Sheri was the editor of the Whatcom Independent weekly newspaper.
Use of the Roeder Home by the arts and music community
Alan Rhodes seems to want to be like Emmett Watson, the late writer about Lesser Seattle. However, Alan seems to lack Emmett’s basic charitable view of his fellow humans. Emmett had a sense of humor2 comments, most recent 14 years ago
OK, we are running on the new server. And the design and programming are going well. I have cautious hope the transformed site will be running by early next week. One addition will be comments. I have
A quick check of the below letter to the Herald website shows 76 comments have been posted. Me thinks this partially explains why the Herald prints and posts a letter that endorses murder. The Herald
So Mel Gibson is a racist - and his denials of being anti-Jewish with his film “The Passion of Christ” are quite false. Many claim it provides a very anti-semitic slant - and now we know why. Mel spen
Umpire Bob Davidson, our USA go-to cheater, is behind the plate for today’s game between Cuba and the Dominican Republic. Of course his calls are to help defeat Cuba. Gawd, what an embarrassment to th
We can all feel better as Americans today, as it turns out we did cheat last night in trying to beat the Mexicans. Whew. We did give it the old American best after all. Last night, I missed the early
Somebody forgot to tell the Mexicans that they couldn’t beat the US baseball major league all stars. Take a hint. Clemens pitching? A batting lineup of all stars? Those little fellows south of the bor
when we - Americans in this case - do lose at something despite our cheating, we simply ignore it as best we can. We pretend it didn’t happen. Lose the war to Vietnam? Destroy the city of Fallujah and
of course. Today American baseball umpire Bob Davidson nicely reversed a call in the new Baseball Classic which gave the American team a win over the Japanese - who were threatening to win. No problem
Chuckanut Ridge is a controversy now - and it is deja vu of 1996. On October ‘96, NwCitizen broke new information and posted three reports that helped to stop the development. It also recommended that
Fahrenheit 911, in my opinion. Dan Carpenter of the Indianapolis Star puts the movie into perspective.
Seems most of my conservative friends are avoiding it. But they tell me what they think of Michael Moore and they are not nice comments. They should see the movie first.
Very good documentary. The Democrats do not get off clean. The Democrats are well documented in the movie going along with Bush’s absurd war against Iraq. They are shown as mindless suits without a bi
This from the movie revenue watch website Box Office MoJo: “In terms of raw dollars, Fahrenheit is actually the biggest opening ever for a movie playing at less than 1,000 theaters, topping Roc
No showing of Fahrenheit 9/11 in Bellingham this past week. Why not? Because Regal Cinema booked the rights to show it but waited to see if it was well attended. Regal controls all three movie
CBS said ad too controversial for Americans
Super Bowl is nice family occasion
FCC refused to speak out or monitor CBS
Ad with horse farting in woman’s face is OK
Ad with dog biting man on
Moveon.org has a TV ad about the huge national deficit that George W is giving us. They have raised the million or more dollars to run it during the Super Bowl broadcast this coming Sunday. But - CBS
but too much fun to resist. Local coming - with a bang.
The Dixie Chicks played to their third sellout crowd last night. One person stood outside with a protest sign. One. A search of Google Ne
Fools for Peace: April 1 - Tuesday. Beginning at 4pm in Maritime Heritage Park. General foolishness. Costumes encouraged: Be Bush or a general, or Commander Wrongway Peachfuzz or whatever strik
Our annual holiday greetings to readers
Comments by Readers
John ServaisFeb 24, 2010
That was one incredible game to watch.
Women’s Gold Match is Thursday, 3:30. Will be live on Ch. 21 if you have CTV.
Ham HayesFeb 25, 2010
Two great teams and an exciting game! However, I’m down 0-1 at this point. My wife says that she has a nice recipe for Nanaimo bars..and it’s baking time for me. Congrats to Canada’s Women’s Golden Hockey Team!