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

Building permit problems with the Rojszas: July 29, 2010 Public Record / Facebook post, Walter Haugen

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2 hrs  February 18, 2016  Walter Haugen

Here is a page of notes from Jori Burnett, Community Development Director, City of Ferndale. It is dated July 29, 2010 and comes from a public records request. It concerns a discussion with Richard Langabeer, the general counsel for the City of Ferndale, on the building permit problems with the Rojszas. Continue reading

Ferndale told not to stand in way of Rojszas making needed improvements / Facebook post, Walter Haugen

discover ferndale clocktower9 mins  February 17, 2016  Walter Haugen

I was in the courtroom in support of the Rojszas on Feb. 12th. The article writer here [on Discover Ferndale at this link: https://www.discoverferndale.com/clock-tower-builder-survives-another-round-in-court/ ] makes it seem that the City won a victory against those “damn foreigners.” Continue reading

Letter: After the Feb. 13 Ferndale Donkey Basketball Event / Noisy Waters Northwest

Donkey pulling in three different Ferndale High School donkey basketball games

September 15, 2016  Dena Jensen

Credits for above photos, clockwise from left:  TV screen-shot from KOMO News report on Feb. 13, 2016 donkey basketball event; screen-shot of FHS/FFA donkey basketball event Jan. 2012 YouTube Video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjqCkGLrcLg; screen-shot of FHS/FFA donkey basketball event Jan. 2012 YouTube video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKDBPolLIXM

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Phillips 66, violations put refinery workers at great risk / Facebook Post, Sj Robson

phillips 66 violations dept labor and industries10 hrs  January 16, 2016  Sandy Robson

Excerpt from the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries Jan. 15 press release: “Phillips 66 Refinery has been fined $324,000 for failing to correct serious workplace safety and health violations. A Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) inspection of the Ferndale facility found the violations put refinery workers at great risk in case of a fire or explosion. Continue reading

Rewind to Gary Jensen 2009: Don’t Bankrupt Ferndale / Noisy Waters Northwest

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Excerpt from the Thursday, November 19, 2009 “Rome: Before The Autumn” blog post on Don’t Bankrupt Ferndale

October 16, 2015  Dena Jensen

While the Don’t Bankrupt Ferndale blog site may not have stayed active long, it was just long enough to get a couple posts on record about Mayor Gary Jensen’s involvement in the hugely expensive Ferndale Police Station and Ferndale Library projects that were on the burner in 2009.  Continue reading