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2008-07-04 12:00:25

By Dave Gallagher, The Bellingham Herald, Wash. Jul. 4--Across the U.S., sales of new cars have been down sharply, and Whatcom County is no exception. In May, consumers purchased 223 new cars in the county, down 47 percent compared to May 2007, according to Cross-Sell, which compiles its information from the state Department of Licensing. That's also down 39 percent compared to April, when 367 cars were sold. In May, 30 new fleet (or company) cars were sold, down from 60 in April....

2008-07-03 12:00:55

By Robert Mittendorf, The Bellingham Herald, Wash. Jul. 3--Parents of boys, be warned: this week's column is about the American Girl phenomenon, which gets a major boost with the opening of the movie "Kit Kittredge: An American Girl," about a young girl and her adventures during the Great Depression. Wednesday marked the film's first day, and if it weren't for Girl Scout camp, I'd probably have been standing in line for tickets with my daughters, Leah and Emma. Now I'm not normally a...

2008-06-30 12:02:39

By Dean Kahn, The Bellingham Herald, Wash. Jun. 30--A group of Happy Valley residents came up with an interesting name for their plan to promote trees and natural drainage in their neighborhood. They call it a "Green Infrastructure Plan." Not very glamorous for something as poetically beautiful as a tree, but it makes sense. In these days of tight city budgets, a nuts-and-bolts approach is the best way to curry favor for the idea of urban forests. But you'd be going out on a limb...

2008-06-27 00:02:19

By Steve Maynard, The Bellingham Herald, Wash. Jun. 26--The father awoke Saturday night and the baby was gone. He went into the house looking for the infant, then rushed back to the fire pit and found him, court documents state. Rios told police he grabbed his young son out of the fire pit and scraped the cinders off his back, according to the documents. It was too late. Diego Alberto Rios-Santana was dead. Bail was set at $1 million Wednesday for Rios, the day after he was booked...

2008-06-26 12:02:36

By John Stark, The Bellingham Herald, Wash. Jun. 26--BELLINGHAM -- For the past two years, our monthly restaurant reviews have focused on the high-end places, where the price of a dinner starts at around $20 and moves up fast from there. We offered that focus on the theory that when people shell out that kind of money for a meal, they might appreciate some information on whether it's going to be worth it. We found that for the most part, Whatcom County's upscale restaurants don't...

2008-06-26 00:02:21

By Jared Paben, The Bellingham Herald, Wash. Jun. 25--The rupture occurred around 1 a.m. at 22nd Street and Donovan Avenue and sent enough water into Padden Creek to raise the creek level by 8 to 12 inches. The spill from the 82-year-old water main was equal to about one-tenth of what the entire city uses in a day. Early investigations indicate there may not be much environmental damage, said Katie Skipper, spokeswoman at the state Department of Ecology. Investigators haven't found any...

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...

2008-06-22 12:00:22

By Zoe Fraley, The Bellingham Herald, Wash. Jun. 22--In Estonia, music is a measure of freedom. As a nation that spent many decades under the constant watch of Soviet Russia, singing was an expression of a culture that refused to be crushed. It was a bloodless but poignant act of rebellion. Now that Estonia is no longer under Soviet rule, Tim Fitzpatrick wanted to explore the country's rich musical tradition. He's bringing that tradition stateside with the Bellingham Chamber Chorale's...

2008-06-22 12:00:15

By Jared Paben, The Bellingham Herald, Wash. Jun. 22--Here is a roundup of recent development proposals and decisions, and upcoming development-related meetings: BELLINGHAM A meeting will be held on annexing industrial-zoned land in north Bellingham into city limits. The proposal would annex the North Meridian Industrial Planning Area, generally located east of Meridian Street from Horton Road north to past Smith Road, although it also includes land west of Guide Meridian near Kelly...

2008-06-20 12:00:00

By John Stark, The Bellingham Herald, Wash. Jun. 20--BELLINGHAM -- A multimillion- dollar decision on an expanded terminal for Bellingham International Airport may be made in the next few months, despite looming uncertainties about oil prices and the economic future of the airline industry. On Thursday, Port of Bellingham commissioners got an overview of their airport options from John Yarnish, aviation planning manager for URS Corp. of Seattle. URS is studying options for airport...


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