PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center received a $21,000 fine from the Washington State Department of Ecology for violating the state’s dangerous waste laws. They had 30 days from Oct. 31 to pay the fine or appeal it at the Pollution Control Hearing Board.
This past fall, Bellingham Municipal Court initiated a Community Court, a form of therapeutic court that connects participants with social services as an alternative to incarceration for nonviolent misdemeanors.
Just outside of Fairhaven’s historic district in Bellingham, a group of hardened souls gather at Taylor Dock each evening at 4:30 p.m. to take part in a collective cold plunge.
Celebrating artists’ works from around the country, Bellingham National biennial art show returned to the Whatcom Museum on Nov. 11, 2023 after a hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The program debuted in 2015 and features a new theme for each exhibit.
After discovering many stewards did not have completed background checks, Bellingham Parks and Recreation Director Nicole Oliver shut down Bellingham’s Park Stewardship program on Oct. 18, 2023.
Rite Aid closed its downtown and Telegraph Road locations in September 2023. Three Bellingham locations on Northwest Avenue, Sunset Drive and Sehome Village remain open.
Wednesday Night Lights defies the norms of mountain biking by embarking on rides in complete darkness. Every Wednesday night during winter, weather permitting, members of Bellingham’s mountain biking community gather on Galbraith Mountain for a ride they’ll never forget.
Bellingham’s annual 5k Turkey Trot kicks off this Saturday, Nov. 18 at 9 a.m. in Squalicum Creek Park, with all net proceeds directly benefiting the Bellingham Food Bank. The cost to sign up is $15 per runner, with an option to make an additional donation to the Bellingham Food Bank.
To most, the Ragfinery, a non-profit retail organization in Bellingham, Wash., is known for its affordable upcycled goods, textiles and crafting supplies. However, among the scraps of fabrics, clothing and yarn, Job Skills Training takes place.
On Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2023 Whatcom County voters head to the polls to vote for Whatcom County Executive.