Snow means business along Mt. Baker Highway

Filed on 31. Dec, 2007 in Contents

With more than 5,000 visitors during Christmas alone, businesses in the foothills thrive during winter   photo by Vincent Aiosa Carole MacDonald, president of the Mount Baker Foothills Chamber of Commerce, stands on the porch of her bed and breakfast, The Inn at Mount Baker. MacDonald has helped stoke the tourism industry in the Mount [...]

Top properties

Filed on 31. Dec, 2007 in Contents

The following is a list of recent commercial and high-end residential property sales in Whatcom County. Top properties is compiled by Wendy Darling, with assistance from the county treasurer’s and assessor’s offices.Residences above $700,000   Seller: William and Dorothea ManchaBuyer: Patricia CloseDescription: 1 –and a half story house with 3,597 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 4 [...]

Tax Liens

Filed on 31. Dec, 2007 in Contents

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 [...]

Sustainable Connections on a crusade

Filed on 31. Dec, 2007 in Contents

Organization aims to connect the local economy   Derek and Michelle Long’s Bellingham-based organization, Sustainable Connections, is approaching its sixth year of working to build a local, sustainable economy.   Heidi Schiller Asked whether they take any credit for the New Oxford American Dictionary’s decision to name “locavore” its 2007 word of the year, Derek [...]

Rite Aid may relocate to Champion

Filed on 31. Dec, 2007 in Contents

  Heidi Schiller Rite Aid may relocate one of its Bellingham stores to the Wilson Motors site on the northeast corner of Ellis and E. Champion streets. A representative for Nicholson Investment Properties, the preferred developer for Rite Aid stores, said his company has a purchase-and-sale agreement with Rick Wilson, owner of Wilson Motors, to [...]

Rediscover the hidden treasures found here at home

Filed on 31. Dec, 2007 in Contents

  Have you ever reached into the pocket of a coat you haven’t worn for a while and discovered a forgotten 20-dollar bill? That’s a great moment, worthy of at least a small internal celebration. Now imagine how you would feel to find a hundred dollars or more in that same pocket. I suspect that [...]

Port applied for marina permits in November

Filed on 31. Dec, 2007 in Contents

  Heidi Schiller The Port of Bellingham has applied for permits for its marina on the Waterfront District site, marking the port’s first non-demolition-related application for the site. The shoreline and SEPA permit applications include: Installation of up to 460 moorage slips and approximately 240 marina parking stalls. Creation of approximately 3.2 acres of new [...]

Mayor Pike’s ambitious new reign

Filed on 31. Dec, 2007 in Contents

Plan for first days outlines new leader’s priorities   Newly elected Bellingham Mayor Dan Pike has promised to streamline the city’s permitting process and include the business community in neighborhood planning efforts within his first 100 days in office.   Heidi Schiller No one can argue that newly elected Bellingham Mayor Dan Pike is ambitious. [...]

Keeping up with People

Filed on 31. Dec, 2007 in Contents

  Blue Skies names Guay new executive director Julie Guay is the new executive director for Blue Skies for Children, a local nonprofit that serves homeless, foster, and low-income children in Whatcom County. Guay has a master’s degree in business administration and was previously a board member for the organization.   RE/MAX hires Zemler Real [...]

City to purchase new site for parking garage

Filed on 31. Dec, 2007 in Contents

But city doesn’t have money to build a garage any time soon   Larry Farr, former chair of the parking commission, said the city needs to continue raising parking rates in order to build a new facility. Currently, all city parking facilities are at capacity.   Heidi Schiller A New Year’s resolution for the city [...]

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