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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...

2008-06-24 12:02:32

By The Bellingham Herald, Wash. Jun. 24--On July 1, Nooksack Valley Disposal will begin accepting used computers and electronic products for a fee at its Lynden transfer station. Nooksack Valley Disposal is contracting with Safe & Easy Recycling of Bellingham, which recycles obsolete electronics. Safe & Easy Recycling accepts computers, keyboards, routers, printers, copiers, stereo systems, speakers, telephones, cell phones, plasma screens and much more. Safe & Easy...

2007-08-16 12:17:19

By Kira Millage, The Bellingham Herald, Wash. Aug. 16--The start of the school year always brings new faces to school buildings -- faces belonging to students moving up to the next school level or students new to the area. But students won't be the only new faces in Whatcom County schools this year. Every school district has at least one new face leading a school or the entire district. Below is a list of new superintendents, assistant superintendents, principals and assistant...

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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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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