My Thoughts

ISki to Sea weekend and nothing but gorgeous weather in the forecast. This will be two years in a row with no rain – may the streak continue. I’m looking forward to seeing my friends’ kids march in the parade - such a fun local tradition - thanks to all those who work to make it happen.

I’m excited to be attending a former employee’s wedding this Saturday. Max Freimund worked here back when he was at Bellingham High School – and now he’s all grown up and making his mom (and the echo) proud as a successful water conservation engineer. Congrats Max!

On Sunday I will be glued to the radio (KGMI AM790) listening to how the local favorite “Beavers Tree Service” is pacing in the SKI to SEA race – especially after the canoe leg.

James Holzhauer AKA “Jeopardy James” continues to rack up the wins. There was a two-week hiatus for the Teacher’s Tournament – but he’s back and as quick ever on the buzzer - not to mention going “all in “ on the daily doubles AND having the right answers. Even if you’re not a fan of Jeopardy, this is must see TV – even my kids are watching now!

If you’re looking for a way to get the kids off their phones and a fun way to spend the day with the family (and that includes grandparents) – there’s no better place that the Deming Log Show – a fundraiser for busted up loggers. This is a great way to spend the afternoon – especially for folks from out of town who want a taste of the authentic northwest. I’m mean when was the last time you watched a log rolling competition. Go early and enjoy the pancake breakfast, stroll the grounds and then feast on one of the best salmon/chicken/beef BBQs around. June 8 and 9 – head east on Hwy 542 and make a left just before the Nooksack River / Deming. Don’t forget to wear your flannel shirts and suspenders!



JAN 11 &25| FEB 8 & 22 | MARCH 8 & 22 | APRIL 5 & 19 |
MAY 10 & 24 | JUNE 7 & 21 | JULY 12 &26 | AUGUST 9 & 23 |
SEPT 6& 20 | OCT 4 & 18 | NOV8 & 22 | DEC 6 & 20

Tami Johnson