Business owners, leaders rate local economy

Filed on 31. Mar, 2008 in Contents

On a scale from one to 10, most give county a 7   Lance Henderson Diagnosing the economy for a possible recession is like testing old milk. You never know if things have gone bad until it’s too late. You can smell it and swirl it around and it will seem fine until it ruins [...]

Get away for a quick trip to White Rock

Filed on 31. Mar, 2008 in Contents

Famous sunsets, fish-and-chips bonanza await U.S. travelers   Photos by Vanessa Blackburn A Salish totem pole overlooks one of White Rock’s famous sunsets and the White Rock Heritage Pier. The totems were first displayed to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and its alliance with the Semiahmoo First Nation.   Lance [...]

11 Whatcom County golf courses

Filed on 31. Mar, 2008 in Contents

    Semiahmoo Golf & Country Club: Loomis Trail 4342 Loomis Trail Road Semi-private 18 holes (non-members can only play the Loomis Trail course on even days of the month) Season: Year-round Tee times: 1-800-231-4425 www.semiahmoo.com   About the course The Loomis Trail course, which Semiahmoo purchased several years ago, has the second-highest slope rating [...]

7 WENATCHEE AREA golf courses

Filed on 31. Mar, 2008 in Contents

  Bear Mountain Ranch Golf Course 1050 Bear Mountain Ranch Road, Chelan Public 18 holes Season: Year-round Tee times: 509-682-8200 www.bearmt.com   About the course Recently named one of six favorite new golf courses in the country by PGA professionals, Bear Mountain sits above the south shore of Lake Chelan and every hole has incredible [...]

Fairhaven’s working waterfront

Filed on 31. Mar, 2008 in Contents

Shipyard has been working on big boats since World War I   photo by Vincent Aiosa Rich McDaneld, general manager of Fairhaven Shipyards, keeps busy with the large vessels repaired year-round at the waterfront facility.   Isaac Bonnell Fairhaven has been many things over the years, from a small, muddy town to the bustling, brick-red [...]

City, county diverge after UGA decision

Filed on 31. Mar, 2008 in Contents

  Lance Henderson and Isaac Bonnell After years of debate, the City of Bellingham and the Whatcom County Council are now in agreement over the expansion of the Urban Growth Area. However, the current peace between the two governing bodies is leading them in different directions. The County Council is now facing a battle with [...]

Top properties

Filed on 31. Mar, 2008 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 $700,000 and up Seller: Michael and Julie McauleyBuyer: Ralph and Dixie Dujardin (Arlington, WA)Description: 2 -story house with 4,666 square feet, [...]

Triple bottom line: The conceptual frontier

Filed on 31. Mar, 2008 in Contents

  Lance Henderson In a conversation about sustainable development, the phrase “triple bottom line” is used several ways, which can make it almost impossible to understand. Is it a policy approach, a management style, or an auditing system? It’s easy to get lost because, in a way, they are all correct. But the true nature [...]

Tax Liens

Filed on 31. Mar, 2008 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 [...]

Anatomy of the golf swing

Filed on 31. Mar, 2008 in Contents

Techniques to help you swing and hit like a pro   Joe Holdridge lines up to take a swing at the simulated driving range at Joe’s Professional Golf Lab. Holdridge is a PGA certified Golf Professional and he started the indoor training facility in August 2006.   Isaac Bonnell As Joe Holdridge steps up to [...]

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