Tricks And Treats For Mountain Bikers and Farmers /Facebook post, Whatcom Hawk, Wendy Harris

Planning Commission Packet

6 hrs  February 24, 2016  Wendy Harris

The planning department has all kinds of tricks up its Critical Areas Ordinance sleeves. They want to exempt all outdoor recreation but as you know, I have been researching and writing on this issue, explaining that all human activities have impacts. And I have plenty of science to back me up. Continue reading

The County Misleads Public And PC On Critical Aquifer Recharge Areas / Facebook post, Whatcom Hawk, Wendy Harris

critical aquifer

Yesterday at 2:48am  February 22, 2016  Wendy Harris

The County Misleads Public And PC On Critical Aquifer Recharge Areas
(and may impact in stream flows that have implications for the Nooksack)

The planning department asserts that it is having the PC review the “easy” stuff on Thursday, which is rather misleading. Continue reading

The Power of your Voice: Ferndale Donkey Basketball Controversy is Delivered across the Nation / Noisy Waters Northwest

 

February 19, 2016  Dena Jensen

When some Whatcom County citizens discovered it toward the end of the first week in February, people began to speak up in protest about the donkey basketball event scheduled at Ferndale High School in Washington on February 13, 2016 to benefit the local chapter of the Future Farmers of America.  By the ending of the second week, news of Ferndale school officials moving forward with the event despite opposition from animal advocates who were concerned for the welfare of the donkeys, spread from way up north in Washington state, across the continent, and all the way down south to Florida. Continue reading

Anchor-chain activists face hefty fines /Northwest Citizen, Ralph Schwartz

Chiara D’Angelo works from her computer Monday, Feb. 15 at the Community Food Co-op in Bellingham. D’Angelo said she spends about 75 percent of her time working on finishing her degree at Fairhaven College, and 25 percent working on her case challenging a Coast Guard fine. Photo by Ralph Schwartz

Thu, Feb 18, 2016, 4:01 am  Ralph Schwartz

Combined, Chiara D’Angelo and Matt Fuller spent 88 hours last spring on the anchor chain of the Arctic Challenger. Continue reading