Candle Light Vigil Planned for Victims in Maple Falls Shootings

Newson January 10th, 2010No Comments
 Candlelight Vigil Planned

A discussion on domestic violence and a candlelight vigil are planned for Wednesday, Jan. 13, at Kendall Elementary School, 7547 Kendall Road, in Maple Falls.

The event begins at 7 p.m. with a presentation by Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services about domestic violence, why it happens, and how to avoid it. Advocates also will be available for anyone who wishes to meet privately with them that evening or later on.

The candlelight vigil will follow outside, weather permitting.

A fund has been set up to help Rebecca Boonstra. Donations may be made to the Rebecca Boonstra Donation Account at the Whatcom Educational Credit Union branches, or can be sent to the Credit Union at: P.O. Box 9750, Bellingham, WA 98277.

Donations may also be dropped off at the Visitor’s Center located at 7802 Silver Lake Road, Maple Falls. Their hours are Wed-Sun 10AM-4PM.

25th Anniversary – Legendary Banked Slalom

Newson November 14th, 2009No Comments

Don’t miss out on the legendary Banked Slalom at Baker in 2010!  February 5, 6 & 7.  Link up to the Mt. Baker Ski Area for all the  details, and up to date mountain info.

Mt. Baker Ski Area set to open Thursday, November 12th, 2009!

Newson November 9th, 2009No Comments

The Mt. Baker Ski Area will be open for the 2009/2010 Winter Season this Thursday, November 12th!  The big storm hit hard last Thursday through Saturday, dumping over 40 inches of new snow, so with a favorable forecast of up to 2 feet of new snow by Thursday, get your gear ready!  For an up to date snow report click here

Warren Miller Movie “Dynasty” at the Mt. Baker Theatre

Recreationon November 6th, 2009No Comments

Playing at the Mt. Baker Theatre Nov 6th, 2009 6:30 PM.  

Celebrating 60 Years of  Warren Miller Films.  Narrated by Jonny Moseley and presented in high definition, Dynasty showcases a blend of fresh cinematography and vintage clips from the past six decades of Warren Miller footage. . . .

Pre-Season Season Pass Rates at Mt. Baker Ends October 31st

Newson October 30th, 2009No Comments

Just a quick reminder that October 31, 2009 is the last day to get your pre-season rates on 2009-10 season passes.  Check the Mt. Baker Ski Area website for details.

Signatures Needed for Broadband in Glacier

Newson October 23rd, 2009No Comments

Here is the format for the letter below and instructions on where to send it:

Dear [insert representative name],

I would like to call your attention to the Washington Rural Broadband Cooperative (WA-RBC) project.  This group recently applied for USDA/RUS BIP funding which will not only bring access to high speed internet to the Mt. Baker Foothills, it will bring very high bandwidth broadband service.

This project will enhance the following critical components of my community:

1)  Public Safety

The WA-RBC project will interconnect police and fire departments in the Foothills. It will also allow cell phone carriers to finally provide service which enables much quicker response to all types of incidents.

2)  Education

Making high speed internet access affordable and available to all the households in the Foothills will help our school district meet upcoming federal mandates to keep schools functioning during a pandemic and increase the availability of enriched curriculum.  In addition, the WA-RBC provides tele-learning through the University of Washington and the Tulalip Tribes of Washington as a fundamental and free service to all members of the Cooperative (which we would be). That is in addition to the numerous distance learning opportunities provided by accredited institutions.

3)  Tele-Medicine

By interconnecting the Foothills with a very high bandwidth not-for-profit network, doctors from metropolitan hospitals can provide very rapid assessment and guidance to first responders via video conference and tele-presence.  This is very important to our community which currently has no physicians at all.  Our only medical services at this point are emergency medical/accident responders.

4)  Economic Development

The Foothills area has a very high percentage of low income households. With the WA-RBC in place the area would at last be able to develop economically by providing fertile ground for small Internet based businesses, access to adult basic and continuing education opportunities, workforce development, and technology and library resources. With this network in place, there even exists opportunities for larger high tech businesses to locate in the area due to the low real estate cost and very high bandwidth that the WA-RBC will provide.

Please review the WA-RBC project as soon as possible and provide your support in informing the USDA/RUS of the positive impact that this proposal will have on Whatcom County.

Thank you,

Send to/Call the following representatives:

Senator Patty Murray

Phone: 202-224-2621

Email: http://murray.senate.gov/email/index.cfm

Choose Technology/Telecommunications as the topic

Senator Maria Cantwell

Phone: 202-224-3441

Email: http://cantwell.senate.gov/contact

Choose Technology/Telecommunications as the topic

Congressman Rick Larsen

Phone: 202-225-2605

Email: http://www.house.gov/larsen/contact/

Choose Technology/Telecommunications as the topic

Best Hikes by Mt. Baker and Highway 542

Recreationon October 8th, 2009No Comments

We are the owner’s of Mt. Baker Vacation Rentals.  We want to hear from you!  Please let us know where and how you hike near Baker from Artist Point to … please comment below!  Thanks!

New Website!

Newson September 28th, 2009No Comments

We are happy to announce the launching of our new website!.  You can brown our Mt. Baker Vacation Rental properties and services at www.mtbakervacationrentals.com.