On Oct. 1 the Counseling and Wellness Center at Western Washington University held their first Bellingham Study Spots Tour highlighting various public and private study locations downtown.
Point Roberts has had to face the mounting challenge of navigating its community’s survival over 18 months of border closure. But the U.S. land border reopening for vaccinated Canadians on Nov. 8 still has residents skeptical of the change it will bring.
As beds fill faster than expected, Base Camp expands shelter space; the needs of many unhoused people are still unmetBy Kai Uyehara | November 3
In preparation for an attendance increase with winter nearing, Lighthouse Mission Ministries reopened its drop-in location on 1013 W. Holly St. as an overflow shelter on Oct. 16 in addition to its Base Camp at 1530 Cornwall Ave., but some needs go beyond the extra 40 beds.
On Oct. 9, a normally quiet corner of Bellis Fair mall bustled as more than 500 guests found their way to Bellingham’s first-ever Maker Faire. Hosted by the Bellingham Makerspace in partnership with the international MAKE organization, the Faire showcased the talent and creativity of Bellingham artisans.
Last-minute voter registrations can be made at the Whatcom County Courthouse at 311 Grand Avenue in Bellingham by 8pm where registration updates and replacement ballots can also be obtained. Here is a list of Ballot Drop Off Locations in Whatcom.
Zoe’s Bookside Bagels is coming back, but it might be several months before Western Washington University students can enjoy coffee and bagels in Wilson library again.
Bellingham residents will vote on four initiatives on the upcoming general election ballot due Tuesday, Nov. 2. These initiatives, the first citizen-led ballot initiatives in Bellingham in the last decade, were brought forth by People First Bellingham.
Seattle has taken the first step towards legalizing psychedelic drugs, what does that mean for Bellingham?By Kelton Burns | October 26
Psychedelic mushrooms, among other plant-based psychedelic drugs, might be following cannabis on a road to legalization, thanks to a new resolution sponsored by Seattle City Councilmember Andrew J. Lewis.
On Oct. 16, volunteers across the Puget Sound region gathered in local events for Orca Recovery Day, to help protect the endangered Southern Resident orca population and work towards salmon restoration.
The Port of Bellingham’s future resides in the upcoming Nov. 2 election, as candidates for the District 1 seat are laying their visions for its development.
Grab your ponchos and bolt down your belongings — there’s a storm coming Sunday night.
Another La Niña is expected this winter, but it may not be enough to reverse the damages brought by climate change on Whatcom’s salmon population.
For Washingtonians, craft beer is an ever-growing community. The state is ranked as the fifth-highest nationally in its number of craft breweries, boasting 428 in operation at the end of 2020. The same data showed that per 100,000 adults over the age of 21, there were 7.5 breweries — the ninth-highest nationally — meaning craft beer is nothing new.
Bellingham City Council unanimously passed a resolution on Sept. 27, affirming that racism is a public health crisis, laying its vision for the city’s future and preparing for the creation of a new Racial Equity Commission in the county.
The Bellingham City Council has begun holding sessions for public comment every other Monday through Zoom. These sessions come as a solution for hearing the public’s concerns without interfering with the regular City Council’s broadcasts.
Lights gleam under the trees as venue directors Sam Ashkenazy and Sebastian Hagman set up for another show at the Bluebird House. The Bluebird is an indoor venue with a large wooded outdoor area. Since the middle of June, their team has hosted big names such as CHRVNS, The Rhetorician, Foxy Apollo — which Ashkenazy plays in, Analog Brass and more.
Immigration reform rally in Mt. Vernon pushes for a pathway to citizenship and action from elected DemocratsBy Kai Uyehara | October 15
A crowd of nearly 70 assembled at the intersection of East College Way and North Laventure in Mt. Vernon on Oct. 11, advocating for a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.
On the overcast morning of Sept. 26, Baker Lake Trail was introduced as Whatcom County’s first entrant into the national Old-Growth Forest Network. A small crowd of area residents gathered amid the trees, some estimated to be over 120 years old, to watch the historic ceremony and participate in the dedication hike.
The Harvest festival at Tulip Town farm in Mount Vernon has begun. The annual festival is offering a selection of fun, fall-themed activities every weekend through the end of October. The 2021 Harvest marks the third year Tulip Town has put on the festival.
Lynden Christian High School reopened its doors to students Thursday Oct. 7, one week earlier than originally intended. The conditions that had been laid out Wednesday Sep. 29, when they closed and moved to remote learning, included a 14 day suspension of in-person activities.