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The Whatcom Waterfront and Fishing Industry; is there a Future?

In Common Voices, Farmin, Wake Up Whatcom by Kris HaltermanLeave a Comment

Last Thursday, May 23rd, Common Threads co-sponsored a forum that brought three local leaders together to talk about the issues faced and potential solutions for retaining a working waterfront and viable fishing industry. Panelists: Ken Bell, Port of Bellingham Commissioner (Pres.), Doug Thomas, President and CEO of Bellingham Cold Storage and Chairman for the private-nonprofit – San Juan Area Sea …

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Ecology Agreement Provides Water for Skagit Well Owners

In Common Voices, Hirst Decision, News by CTNW NewsLeave a Comment

Looks like Seattle City Light has agreed to release more water from its 3 dams on the Skagit River in order to give existing homes with wells built between 2000 and 2013 legal access to their water year round.  Of course, there’s always a catch.  That would be as a first step for whatever mitigation plan Ecology has in mind.

Gary Hagland, Skagit CAPR