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2008-07-23 12:00:48

By John Stark, The Bellingham Herald, Wash. Jul. 23--BELLINGHAM-A 160-foot-tall crane lifted a boat, barge and drill rig into the old Georgia-Pacific Corp. wastewater lagoon Tuesday, starting the first phase of a multi-year cleanup and construction project that will turn the 30-acre impoundment into a marina. The Port of Bellingham took over the lagoon and the rest of G-P's 137 waterfront acres in 2005 after agreeing to shoulder the costs dealing with mercury contamination on the site,...

2008-07-23 00:00:29

By John Stark, The Bellingham Herald, Wash. Jul. 22--BELLINGHAM--A 160-foot-tall crane lifted a boat, barge and drill rig into the old Georgia-Pacific Corp. wastewater lagoon Tuesday, starting the first phase of a multi-year cleanup and construction project that will turn the 30-acre impoundment into a marina. The Port of Bellingham took over the lagoon and the rest of G-P's 137 waterfront acres in 2005 after agreeing to shoulder the costs dealing with mercury contamination on the site,...

2008-07-22 12:00:00

By Isabelle Dills, The Bellingham Herald, Wash. Jul. 22--Each week The Bellingham Herald takes a closer look at a business. This week: Tenaska Ferndale Cogeneration Station. What's new: The state Department of Labor and Industries recently gave a workplace safety award to the Tenaska Ferndale plant as part of the Voluntary Protection Program. The Ferndale plant has been designated as a STAR site, meaning the facility has reached the highest level of workplace safety. The award honors the...

2008-07-20 12:00:39

By The Bellingham Herald, Wash. Jul. 20--"The Extremities" Timothy Kelly Oberlin College Press 68 pages $15 "Meaning a Cloud" J.W. Marshall Oberlin College Press 79 pages $15.95 Is it too much to ask for a contemplative spell during the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer? I've been thumbing through two books of poetry that provide that kind of relief. In its latest batch of releases, Oberlin College Press has brought out volumes from two Northwest poets. "The Extremities"...

2008-07-20 12:00:39

By Dan Radil, The Bellingham Herald, Wash. Jul. 20--We seem to hear the term "sustainability" quite a bit these days, maybe so much so that we've become numb to its meaning and purpose. Simply put, sustainable practices provide assurance that the land we use is turned over to future generations in as good or better condition than it was received. And because the quantity of land we have is finite, it makes perfect sense for agriculturalists, including wineries, to follow sustainable...

2008-07-20 12:00:00

By Dean Kahn, The Bellingham Herald, Wash. Jul. 20--Treatment for tongue and throat cancer left Brad O'Neill a changed man. He can no longer grow a beard and his voice is deeper now, fit for a radio announcer. He lost his thyroid and he no longer has salivary glands, so he always keeps water nearby. But those are minor inconveniences. More important was his chance to experience an outpouring of love and support from friends, many of whom expressed their feelings on paper links...

2008-07-19 12:00:00

By John Stark, The Bellingham Herald, Wash. Jul. 19--The struggling population of Cherry Point herring sagged by about a third this year, erasing much of the modest gains since a low point in 2000. "We had a bit of a downturn here in 2008, which was kind of disappointing," said Kurt Stick, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife biologist who conducts annual studies to determine how many herring spawn along Cherry Point and nearby shorelines. Stick estimated the 2008 spawning...

2008-07-19 00:00:21

By John Stark, The Bellingham Herald, Wash. Jul. 18--"We had a bit of a downturn here in 2008, which was kind of disappointing," said Kurt Stick, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife biologist who conducts annual studies to determine how many herring spawn along Cherry Point and nearby shorelines. Stick estimated the 2008 spawning population at 1,352 tons, down from 2,169 in 2007 and the lowest since 2002 when the estimate was 1,330 tons. Herring are considered an important...

2008-07-18 12:00:45

By Sam Taylor, The Bellingham Herald, Wash. Jul. 18--Whatcom County is very unlikely to get federal help in the upcoming fiscal year to clean up asbestos-laden Swift Creek. But the state Department of Ecology is paying $190,000 for limited channel excavation, stockpiling and bank armoring of the creek. County Council members will be asked Tuesday, July 22, to approve an agreement with the state for the work. The state's money will pay for nearly half of the project. Another $200,000...

2008-07-18 00:00:34

By Peter Jensen, The Bellingham Herald, Wash. Jul. 17--Charity Jacobsen, a nurse in training who just happened to be at the lake, saw the girl was purple, her lips were blue and she wasn't moving. Jacobsen's education kicked in, and she began performing CPR. "My first thought was, this child is dead," Jacobsen said. "My adrenaline just kind of took over. I just had a CPR class last winter. It was only a day class, but I sort of remembered what to do." Jacobsen said the girl started...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.