Bellingham voters renewed two public school levies in a Feb. 13 special election. The Bellingham School District runs two property tax levies: enrichment levies that fund school staff and other maintenance operations and technology levies that cover student computers and capital projects.
Paws For a Beer and Alternative Humane Society have teamed up to host monthly adoption events. Dogs from AHS will be at Paws, a pet-friendly tavern, allowing them to meet potential adopters through a comfortable environment.
The light burbling sound of water trickles over surrounding shelves of picture books, and inside a glowing tank wriggles hundreds of tiny fish with pink saccule bellies. They gather in clusters amongst the gravel, safe from the curious faces peeking in.
In a joint effort to enhance local ecology and engage the community, the City of Bellingham’s Parks and Recreation Department alongside partners Washington Native Plant Society and Whatcom Million Trees Project has organized a native plant restoration and tree planting event at the Galbraith Trailhead on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024.
With rent prices rising in downtown Bellingham, Endgame Bar & Restaurant is being forced to shut down. Endgame, located at 188 W. Holly St., will have its last day on Feb. 24.
On Jan. 18, 2024, Aslan Depot hosted the first premiere of “Liminal,” a snowboarding film featuring Jake Blauvelt, sharing the journey of his injuries and how he persevered through recovery.
Employees at the Forest Street and Cordata Co-op locations have voted in favor of unionization after workers from both stores said they experience “abysmal” pay, limited benefits, and a lack of respect and accommodation from upper management.
On the third floor of the historic Fairhaven Mason Block building, a small room is filled with art. The oak-colored floors are warm with footsteps as people gather, sharing stories and hugs. Megan Velthuizen, a local Bellingham artist, lost all but one of her original art pieces in the Dec. 16, 2023 fire that ravaged the historic Fairhaven Terminal Building.
Mount Baker’s 36th Annual Legendary Banked Slalom will be postponed to 2025, the website announced Thursday, Feb. 1. The heavy decision came after a disappointing snow condition forecast, said Amy Trowbridge, Mount Baker marketing manager.
State Street Bar has been closed after a fire damaged the building; the closure has elicited attention and concern in the Bellingham community.
Amid freezing temperatures and harsh winds on Jan. 11, 2024, a power line exploded, sparks flying everywhere. The situation worsened when a pipe burst, leaving Elevate Bellingham without water for more than 19 hours and without heat and electricity for 40 hours, according to the emails sent to residents.