Fri, Jan 6, 2012 


Whatcom County starts search for Cherry Point terminal study consultants

Whatcom County planning staff have officially started to search for a private consultant to conduct the extensive environmental review of the $600 million shipping terminal proposed for Cherry Point.

Thu, Jan 5, 2012 


Electric car charging stations could be available countywide

Electric car charging stations could become a common site across Whatcom County if county council members vote to allow stations in the county’s of residential, commercial and industrial areas.

Tue, Jan 3, 2012 


Public record still open on Birch Bay low-impact development plan

Members of the public still have a chance to have their say on a proposed program Whatcom County planning staff say will encourage environmentally friendly development in Birch Bay.

Mon, Jan 2, 2012 


CBP announces schedule for public informational classes

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials have announced plans to hold a seven-week citizens academy at which local residents can learn more about CBP operations.

Thu, Dec 22, 2011 


Massive cylinder successfully recovered from waters off Cherry Point

Crews spent the better part of the afternoon on Wednesday, December 21, hauling a multi-hundred-ton cylinder from the sea floor off the waters of Cherry Point, south of Birch Bay.

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