County races to meet growth deadline

Filed on 28. Feb, 2009 in Contents

Population numbers, UGA on the table for discussion   Courtesy of Whatcom County Panning Department   Lance Henderson What will Whatcom County look like in 2031? While the jury is out on flying cars and space-age cities in the sky, the one thing everyone can agree on is that there will be more people. Currently, [...]

Top property sales, February 2009

Filed on 28. Feb, 2009 in Data

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: Guy and Kathy JansenBuyer: William and Mikyn BoundsDescription: 1 -story house with 2,040 square feet, 1,478 square foot [...]

Tax liens, February 2009

Filed on 28. Feb, 2009 in Data

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 [...]

Striking a new path

Filed on 28. Feb, 2009 in Contents

SBDC changes name, keeps focus on businesses   Photo by Vincent Aiosa Cloud Mountain Farm owners Cheryl and Tom Thornton have worked with Tom Dorr and the Center for Economic Vitality, formerly the Small Business Development Center, on and off for 13 years.   Lance Henderson On a sunny February morning in a greenhouse at [...]

To change a village

Filed on 28. Feb, 2009 in Contents

  Photo coutesy of Jeana King A Clay International Secondary student works at his desk. Students go to school from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. — and often much later — as well as on Saturdays.   Amanda Winters In the village of Ngomano, Kenya, population 400, lives a teenage girl named Rebecca. Along with [...]

Keeping Up With People, February 2009

Filed on 28. Feb, 2009 in People On The Move

  Jerns joins Keller Williams Western Realty Pat Jerns has joined Keller Williams Western Realty in Bellingham as team leader/CEO following a move back to the area after nine years as a real estate educator, including doing negotiation training in Arizona. He has more than 30 years experience in the real estate profession and is [...]

Local outsourcing saves time, money

Filed on 28. Feb, 2009 in Contents

Support services allow businesses to work on what they do best By Lance Henderson Not many business owners got into business to hire and fire employees or to shuffle through multiple invoices from different vendors. They got into business because they had a passion, and odds are that passion is not for the thousands of [...]

The Orphan Ride

Filed on 28. Feb, 2009 in Contents

  Local barber Andrew Leese, left, and his younger brother Randall are leaving town at the end of March on a two-year-long bike trip around the world to raise money for an orphanage in India.   Isaac Bonnell For nearly seven years, Andrew Leese has been cutting hair at The Barber Shop at Fairhaven. In [...]

Old Town may get high-end senior facility

Filed on 28. Feb, 2009 in Contents

  Denis Bryant, president and CEO of Living Care, said the exterior of Eldridge Manor will be designed to incorporate the “old grandeur of Bellingham.”   Lance Henderson Living Care, a Seattle-based developer and operator of senior housing facilities, is hoping to bring one of its high-end senior living centers to Bellingham’s Old Town. “We’re [...]

Nonprofit Notebook, February 2009

Filed on 28. Feb, 2009 in Contents

Items for Nonprofit Notebook need to be received by the 15th of the month prior to publication.   Brooks Manufacturing donates $1,250 to Independent Colleges Brooks Manufacturing made a donation of $1,250 to the Independent Colleges of Washington (ICW) for 2008. Since 1996, Brooks has donated more than $11,000 to ICW. ICW is an association [...]

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