Greater Vancouver Zoo offers exotic outing

Filed on 31. May, 2009 in Contents

Walk on the wild side just over the border   photo by Lance Henderson Lemurs frolic on a log at the Greater Vancouver Zoo.   Lance Henderson In a bear market, the human beast can grow weary of trekking through the urban jungle. Stalking a big deal and sniffing out the next business lead can [...]

New wine tour a tasty treat

Filed on 31. May, 2009 in Contents

  photo by Lance Henderson Ken Peck, owner of Dakota Creek Winery, draws wine from a barrel for tasting. Dakota is one of nine wineries that have joined forces to draw more awareness to local vintners.   Lance Henderson Wineries and wine-tasting rooms have a friendly type of competition. “There are already two wineries here [...]

Top Properties, May 2009

Filed on 31. May, 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: Gary and Mary NordquistBuyer: Neil and Manuela RamsbottomDescription: 2 -story house with 3,793 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 4 [...]

Tax Liens, May 2009

Filed on 31. May, 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 [...]

City taskforce indentifies cost savings

Filed on 31. May, 2009 in Contents

  Lance Henderson The city of Bellingham released a new report that identifies internal cost-saving measures, that would total more than $8 million. The Fiscal Alternatives for Stability Taskforce (FAST) report mainly focuses on deficit-reduction ideas, although some of the ideas would increase revenue. The taskforce included city department heads, managers, and City Council members. [...]

Stimulus funds touch down in Whatcom County

Filed on 31. May, 2009 in Contents

Federal funds provide relief for struggling agencies   photo by Lance Henderson Gary Shinpaugh, director of maintenance at the Bellingham/Whatcom County Housing Authorities, points out inefficient siding that will be replaced with vinyl siding afforded by federal stimulus funds.   Lance Henderson On Recovery.gov, the Obama Administration’s Web site designed to track the stimulus funds [...]

The business of the game

Filed on 31. May, 2009 in Contents

Bellingham Bells, Slam and Roller Betties turn sports into business   photo by Jesse Amorratanasuchad Derrel Ebert, Bellingham Bells general manager, poses in front of Joe Martin Stadium. The Bells baseball team plays all their home games at Joe Martin beginning June 5.   Jesse Amorratanasuchad Joe Martin Stadium is centered around a dirt baseball [...]

Keeping up with People, June 2009

Filed on 31. May, 2009 in People On The Move

  Riordan fills two positions in Academic Affairs at Western Catherine Riordan, who has extensive experience in higher education administration, teaching and research, has been appointed as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Western Washington University. Riordan, now the vice provost for academic affairs at Central Michigan University, will begin her new duties [...]

Nooksack River runs cold and fast

Filed on 31. May, 2009 in Contents

River offers Class III rapids, calm sightseeing   Photo courtesy of Wild & Scenic River Tours. Wild and Scenic River Tours, based in Glacier, runs whitewater trips all summer long down the North Fork of the Nooksack River.   Isaac Bonnell The weather may be getting hotter, but the Nooksack River stays cold all year [...]

Nonprofit Notebook

Filed on 31. May, 2009 in Contents

Items for Nonprofit Notebook need to be received by the 15th of the month prior to publication.   Haggen customers raise $10,017 for Whatcom County schools Haggen Food & Pharmacy customers raised $10,017 for Whatcom County schools during the last five months of 2008.   The money was generated through Haggen’s School Bucks program. School [...]

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