Latest Whatcom County Stories

2010-10-25 07:30:00

BELLINGHAM, Wash., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On October 20th, the Vertically Integrated Partnership (including Annie's Fun, Sodexo, Hirai Farms, National Frozen Foods, etc.) donated 8,000 pounds of sweet corn to the Bellingham Food Bank. Additionally, many students from Western Washington University and volunteers from Sodexo were on hand to help unload the sweet corn. Following the 4-ton delivery of sweet corn in Bellingham, the truck took the remainder (approximately 26 tons of...

2008-09-08 15:00:59

Puget Sound Energy (utility subsidiary of Puget Energy (NYSE:PSD)) is investing approximately $421 million in service-area infrastructure improvements in 2008, of which about $247 million is earmarked for capacity and reliability upgrades, and about $174 million is allocated to meet growing customer needs. "It takes a lot of planning and coordination to do this amount of work in a year," said Bert Valdman, executive vice president and chief operating officer for PSE. "We are proud of the...

2008-08-07 00:00:16

By John Stark, The Bellingham Herald, Wash. Aug. 6--The Washington Department of Ecology has approved Whatcom County's new Shoreline Master Program, and state officials hailed the locally developed set of environmental rules as a model for other counties to follow. Gordon White, Ecology's shorelands and environmental assistance program manager, said Whatcom County started the master program update process promptly in 2003, after the state mandated the updates, and became the first county...

2008-07-26 15:00:27

By Jared Paben, The Bellingham Herald, Wash. Jul. 26--KENDALL -- A controversial project to build 770 homes and a commercial center in the Columbia Valley has been reduced by developers to 289 homes without any shopping. But that's only temporary, they said. They still hope to build what's essentially a full-service community targeted at working- and middle-class residents on 270 acres west of Kendall Road. Developers of Balfour Village have withdrawn three applications that would...

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...

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