Family Farmers call for comprehensive fixes to Flood and water management problems

PO Box 326 | Lynden, WA | 98264 | 360-815-4361 PRESS RELEASE - Contact: Dillon Honcoop, (360) 815-7368, dhoncoop@savefamilyfarming.org Farming community calls for comprehensive fixes to Whatcom flood, water management problems   Whatcom Family Farmers president: “A comprehensive effort to pursue all possible solutions… must begin immediately”   (LYNDEN, Wash.) As wide swaths of north Whatcom County continue to clean up and rebuild after November’s devastating flooding disaster, the local farming community is calling ...

Whatcom farmers call for immediate Nooksack flood, water solutions

Critical projects will protect families, fish and farms – but will require community-wide collaboration By Rich Appel, President, Whatcom Family Farmers Families across Whatcom County devastated by November’s flooding disaster in the Nooksack River Basin need our help with more than just putting their lives back together. It is urgent that we come together as a local community and do everything we can to keep a tragedy like this from ever happening again. As ...

Ten Mile Chapel: A stop in the History of Meridian North of Bellingham

Caring for Whatcom local History Ten Mile The Chapel was built in 1915 on land donated by the Hinote family.  It was stated in the original deed that the building shall "at all times be used and devoted to all purposes which will be for the up-building of the community, including educational speaking, entertainment, and advancement of the community, and for church services to be held by any denomination." For the next ...

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The meeting after the flood: Government officials

The November 24th Meeting at Nooksack High School following the flooding event in North County brings several responses Click Here to help out with current needs   Whatcom County Government Version:A long 3 hour and 20 minute (The Fourth Corner watched the recorded version for this report) meeting on November 24th brought together Government officials and the community. Amidst high emotion the Government officials both elected and those holding various levels of ...

Rural vs Urban The growth management act after COVID

Editor’s Note: Local writer and volunteer contributor to water issues and The Fourth Corner has a take on our current pandemic. Thanks Molly Crocker. Author Molly Crocker I am blessed with what I believe is a sanctified optimism. I wasn’t able to buy non-perishable foods yesterday when I went shopping, but I’m pretty sure I’ll be able to do that soon. Grocery stores are having a great March! -----------------------------------------------------------------Why Rural Dwelling is Essential for ...

Whatcom County Charter Change to be added to the ballot in November 2021

Charter Change would make it as easy to get an ordinance on the ballot as it is in the City of Bellingham alone. Under the proposal it would take about 6500 signatures to get an ordinance on the ballot COUNTYWIDE while it takes 6100 signatures to do the same in the CITY of BELLINGHAM. Whatcom County Council 2021 The County Council garnered enough votes at the June 1st County Council Meeting to ...

Whatcom: John Crawford NWFR Dist 21 Fire commissioner

NWFR Dist 21 Fire commissioner:   John Crawford Candidate Fire District 21 Commissioner As Commission board member, I am asking the district voters to re-elect myself. I have seen the board of commissioners make significant strides in bettering we as a district, which has translated to improving the organization greatly. The District has experienced excellent financial audits. Currently the Commission is implementing a strategic plan so it can keep pace with the ...

Continuing the Moratorium Discussion/ Vote on Cherry Point to occur at County Council Meeting

This Tuesday May 18th 2021 the Council Council agenda includes this agenda item: AB2021-227: Ordinance imposing an interim moratorium on the acceptance and processing of applications and permits for new or expanded facilities in the Cherry Point urban growth area, the primary purpose of which would be the shipment of unrefined fossil fuels not to be processed at Cherry Point Buchanan Campaign Sign This ordinance is a continuation of the liberal majority's  ...

In Olympia The opposition reacts… Gas taxes to double; poor, the low income and farmers will take the hit

New taxes bring no "measurable" effect on environment or build better roads Democrats passed both a cap-and-trade and LCFS bill, the impacts of which will increase the gas tax by 55 cents without any measurable effect on the environment or better roads. Combined with the current rates, total gas tax will eventually grow to $1.23/gallon. Sen. Judy Warnick, the top-ranking Republican on the Senate agriculture committee, said, “I think the high cost is going to ...

Lonely ballot box location is a concern for citizen; Colleges not in session

  When no one is on campus during COVID; Ballot boxes in lonely places. Friday Morning, Oct 23rd a lone election worker is spotted at 8:25AM at the Whatcom Community College Drop box.  When asked by passerby what he was doing he stated he was "checking and locking ballot box". COVID has set up special problems for voters in the City of Bellingham. As a matter of fact there are there are a total of ...

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