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2008-08-07 00:00:16

By John Stark, The Bellingham Herald, Wash. Aug. 6--Wild chinook salmon runs in the south fork of the Nooksack River have lingered on the brink of extinction for decades, but Whatcom County Indian tribes are persisting in their efforts to restore a thriving population. This summer, that means spending hundreds of thousands of dollars restoring logjams and accumulations of woody debris that earlier generations worked hard to remove. "We've had a tremendous loss of wood out of all our...

2007-07-20 12:07:25

By Cat Sieh, The Bellingham Herald, Wash. Jul. 20--An inner tubing ban on a portion of the Nooksack River's south fork is in its second year, but area residents say tubers -- and associated annoyances -- continue. Whatcom County Council voted unanimously in December 2005 to enact the annual ban, which runs from June through October, in an effort to protect threatened chinook salmon. Residents of Acme, where many tubers enter the river, say the ban is poorly enforced, leaving defiant...


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glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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