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Starting this fall there's a new food option for people in need in East Whatcom County.
Food Lifeline's Mobile Food Pantry is a traveling food bank that delivers food once a month directly to hungry people. The Mobile Food Pantry will provide fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy products, meat, proteins, canned and dry goods.
Here's how to get help:
Must live in the Foothills Foood Bank service area
- No appointment or documentation necessary to receive food
- Must be present in order to receive food
- Please bring re-usable bags or boxes for your food
- Held rain or shine ...
KendallWatch Meeting Minutes
The meeting began at 6:34 p.m. with 28 in attendance.
Fire District Chief Jerry DeBruin noted that:
- He is working with Northwest Clean Air and the community regarding the air quality in the Columbia Valley.
They are working on community outreach and coming up with a plan to help educate and assist people with woodstoves.
- If you ever want to drop by the fire department for info or to chat feel free to do so.
- Now is the time of year to check you chimneys and appliances. If you use gas be sure to check ...
Question: Is it legal for people (kids and adults) to ride in the back of a pickup truck?
Answer: This question comes up occasionally. The legality is covered under RCW 46.61.688, Safety belts, use required.
If you are 16 or older and if all of the seat belt positions have occupants, it would be legal to ride in the bed of the pickup truck. You must be in the bed of the truck, not on the rail or on the wheel well. If you are under 16, it is not legal.
The legality of this must also be ...
Question: When getting on northbound Interstate 5 at Sunset Square, there are three lanes of traffic. The far right lane is a turn-only lane. There is also a stoplight with only two lights that appear to be in effect only for the lanes that are traveling straight. I see most drivers do a rolling stop when turning onto the freeway even when the stoplight is red. Is that stoplight for the turn-only lane, too?
Answer: Yes. The right-turn-only lane from Sunset Drive onto the northbound I-5 access ramp is controlled by the stoplight ...
Summer is an outdoor season, so that means when fall comes there can be a lot to put away, clean up and organize in preparation for the coming winter months that are largely spent inside
That's why we've compiled a handy checklist of important tasks you might want to consider taking care of before the cold winds start to blow.
- Clean up and store patio furniture and umbrellas, outdoor summer toys, garden ornaments and anything else in your yard or on your balcony that shouldn't stay outside during the winter.
- Inspect windows and external doors, including your ...
Question: With the introduction of more pedestrian countdown walk signals at Bellingham intersections, I've noticed more pedestrians entering a marked crosswalk after the "Walk" signal has switched to "Don't Walk." Sometimes they make it across before the light changes. Other times they are still in the crosswalk and blocking cross traffic that has a green light. Is it a violation for a pedestrian to enter a crosswalk when the signal has switched from "Walk"? Can they block traffic with a green light because they are still in the crosswalk? Do police ever issue warnings or fines for this ...
A local resident and KendallWatch member received a call yesterday regarding this issue. Please beware!
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Sent from: Bob Jacobson, Community Emergency Response Training (CERT)
I saw this documentary at a friend’s house while on my recent travels. His daughter lives in New Zealand and experienced these earthquakes. It is extraordinary. I would like to buy it and show it as part of my CERT continuing education. This link shows 12 minutes from the movie which is about 100 minutes long. It is entitled WHEN A CITY FALLS.
The Washington State legislature can’t agree on most issues. They did agree to pass over 300 laws/amendments. Most of the laws are obscure and don’t affect the average citizen. There are some laws that you should be aware of. The following laws took effect and/or were amended recently:
RCW 46.20.020 Electronic Proof of Driver’s Insurance:
Drivers in Washington are now able to show proof of insurance via a smart phone or electronic media device.
Rather than carrying a paper copy driver’s can display electronic proof such as a pdf file or photo ...