Musician inspired Boulevard Park project

Filed on 30. Jun, 2007 in Contents

Colleagues build tribute to friend who suffered fatal heart attack   The Witter Family in a 1995 photo. From left to right: Rachel, 11, Mark, 42, Brian, 6, and Susan, 41. Susan Witter said that of all her late husband’s passions, his biggest passion was his family. Photo courtesy of Susan Witter.   Lance Henderson [...]

More drivers shift away from thirsty trucks

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Dealers overrun with trade-ins as fuel costs rise   Rairdon’s Dodge Chrysler has two long rows of used trucks and SUVs. “A year ago at this time, I would have killed to have one row of used trucks,” said Mitch Roberts, general manager at Rairdon’s Dodge Chrysler.   Lance Henderson In America, bigger has always [...]

Tax Liens

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A tax lien is a legal claim filed in court by a government against a person or business owing taxes. Liens are civil, not criminal claims, and normally seek to attach money and/or property to pay the taxes. A list of liens is kept at the county courthouse showing whom the government is pursuing and [...]

Sales tax change begins, creates headaches

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State predicts revenue loss for bellingham under new rules   Lance Henderson Retail businesses have a lot to keep track of. Bills, benefits, inventory; it’s enough to make anyone’s head spin. As of July 1, businesses owners in Washington state who ship products within state lines will have to keep track of the different sales [...]

High-tech firm moving to Ferndale

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Growing company makes camera-stabilization systems   Lance Henderson Sequoia Technologies, a technology manufacturing and engineering company that pioneered high-definition camera technology now used in popular televised events, is in the process of moving almost its entire operation into Whatcom County. The company will leave one employee in its New Mexico office and the remaining six [...]

Samish Way neighbors envision urban village

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Former gateway to city seeks return to glory days   From left to right, Chris Behee, of the Bellingham Planning and Community Development Department, Ellen Clark and C.J. Conner discuss possible locations and designs for the planning of the Samish Way Urban Village. Attendees were encouraged to draw on aerial maps and brainstorm ideas at [...]

Suit up, tourism is not a spectator sport

Filed on 30. Jun, 2007 in Contents

  If you feel like you’ve been sitting in the stands, quietly observing and occasionally applauding the positive impact and economic momentum of the local visitor industry — it’s time to “suit up and play.” After all, whether you realize it or not, you are an integral part of the team. To achieve success, tourism, [...]

Where do islanders go to get away? Here.

Filed on 30. Jun, 2007 in Contents

  Make no mistake, I added my voice to the chorus of complaints about our “June-uary” weather. The Seattle Times told me that city was literally colder than Siberia this spring. Even as a California transplant (Hey, put down those rotten tomatoes, I’ve been here almost 12 years! That counts for something.), I still maintain [...]

Meetings & Clubs

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  Bellingham Referral Network Meets at 7 a.m. every Thursday at The Bellingham Golf and Country Club. For more information, call Tim Villhauer at 714-8661, or visit www.bellinghamreferral.org.   City Club Noon to 1:30 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month at Northwood Hall, 3240 Northwest Ave. The public is invited to monthly luncheon meetings [...]

Fragrant Fields

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Lavender blooming as a cash crop in Whatcom County   Photo by Paul Moore The fields are starting to bloom at Red Barn Lavender. Along with offering plant sales and services, Lynn and Marvin Fast are starting to host weddings at the farm this summer.   Isaac Bonnell Years ago while traveling in Provence, France, [...]

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