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Chuckanut Ridge

How Horizon Bank chose greed over the safety of its community

By Larry HorowitzOn Feb 03, 2009

I really pity Horizon Bank’s CEO Rich Jacobson. His predecessor, Laury Evans, sure left him a bad hand to play. Not only is Mr. Jacobson faced with the same [...]

Chuckanut Ridge in a nutshell

By Larry HorowitzOn Jan 25, 2009

In recent weeks, the Chuckanut Ridge / Greenways 3 mêlée has been blown way out of proportion and has become nothing more than an irritating sideshow. Personally, I am much [...]

Deconstructing Chuckanut Ridge

By John ServaisOn Jan 14, 2009

A back room attempt by city staff to sneak the Greenways Plan through city council failed Monday evening. Tuesday evening the mayor got grilled strongly by south side residents about [...]

Chuckanut Ridge: The real land supply implications

By Larry HorowitzOn Aug 09, 2008

On his personal blog, former City Councilman John Watts has written a column entitled, “Chuckanut Ridge: Land Supply Implications” in which he concludes, “without a reasonable level of build-out on [...]

Neiner, Neiner - The private benefits of avoiding public dialog

By Tip JohnsonOn Apr 13, 2008

The dialog over the proposed Fairhaven Highlands development has deteriorated into a childish “neiner-neiner” squabble. Opponents continuously propose a host of rational objections while a few proponents call them names. [...]

More government waste on the Horizon?

By Larry HorowitzOn Mar 01, 2008

You don’t need to be Nostradamus to make this prediction: Bellingham city officials are about to waste precious staff time and taxpayer resources preparing an environmental impact statement [...]

To vest or not to vest: Chuckanut Ridge & the CAO

By Larry HorowitzOn Feb 15, 2008

After an extended hiatus, the battle over Chuckanut Ridge has begun to heat up again. In one corner: landowners Horizon Bank and David Edelstein. In the other corner: thousands of [...]

Save the Woods?

By Tip JohnsonOn Jan 16, 2008

Or how to mitigate the illegitimacies of Fairhaven Highlands, AKA Chuckanut Ridge and the Hundred Acre Woods.Sorry, I didn’t have time to write something short!Tonight (1/16/2008) at 6:30 in [...]

Candidates and candidon’ts

By John ServaisOn Oct 17, 2007

Podcasts of last night’s forum will be posted online by KGMI about noon tomorrow. I will post links here when they go up. Meanwhile, you might check Sam Taylor’[...]

Deja vu of 1996

By Northwest CitizenOn Jun 12, 2005

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 [...]

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