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Monday, April 06, 2020
Thankful for the amazing efforts provided by so many during the coronavirus pandemic, Barron Heating & Air Conditioning is providing free HVAC maintenance service through the end of May to medical professionals and first responders in its Northwest Washington service territory.  During this maintenance and precision tune-up service, Barron Heating will closely observe safety-first, contact-free ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Monday, April 06, 2020
Are you looking for a new opportunity to share your expertise and boost your income while still observing social distancing regulations? Consider conducting an online conference, seminar or class for BTC’s Continuing Education Department!  There are many people at home just like you who would welcome the chance to learn skills, explore interests, or develop professionally in anticipation of ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Education, Press Release
Monday, April 06, 2020
April 3, 2020The median sales price of a Whatcom County home rose 9.1% to $420,000 in the first quarter of 2020, but the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the local housing market remains to be seen.  While pricing kept moving higher, the number of Whatcom County home sales inched up only 0.2% in the first quarter in comparison to the same quarter a year ago that was down due to ...read more
Categories: Economic, Community, Press Release
Monday, April 06, 2020
 The third 2020 Cannabis Solutions store in Bellingham reopened Friday, April 3 after implementing protocols to improve the safety of guests and team members.  The store at 2018 Iron St. in downtown Bellingham opened for the first time since closing the evening of March 18 due to coronavirus concerns. The stores at 4770 Pacific Highway (near the Interstate 5/Slater Road interchange), and 5655 ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, April 06, 2020
 Beginning Tuesday, April 7, WTA will limit the number of people that can ride on its fixed route buses to no more than 12 passengers. Up to 15 will be allowed if those riding together are couples or parents with children.  If it appears there are already 12 people on board, the driver will ask anyone waiting at a stop to wait for the next bus. When possible, WTA is running “trailers,” or extra ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Thursday, April 02, 2020
The Shelter in Place order has definitely slowed down what was a very hot Real Estate market in Bellingham and Whatcom County, but there are still those that need to buy and sell. The original mandate prohibited almost all Real Estate activity, but was revised by Governor Inslee on 3/27 to allow for the following: -1 person at a-time-home showings-Home inspections-Appraisals-Escrow signing-Moving ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Thursday, April 02, 2020
Since it’s difficult to keep up with what different businesses are able to offer customers at this time during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have come up with a free feature on our website where businesses can enter their information themselves and list online resources, open hours, specials, pick-up/delivery and much more. Plus, you can update it as often as you want.  Sign up your business for FREE ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Governor Inslee agreed to certain modifications to the Stay Home, Stay Healthy Order for the Real Estate Industry. Several of the original restrictions on in-person activities have been revised, provided that strict protocols for social distancing are implemented. The protocols that must be followed for the permitted in-person activities include: Those two persons must strictly follow social ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Friday, March 27th At this time, we had planned to be tying on some suspicious looking bowling shoes and hoping the strike vs. gutter ball ration was at least even. Life looks a little different now, but that’s not going to stop us. Although we’ve postponed our Bowling for Beds tournament, we are encouraging a little fundraising competition between our kingpin teams and the community in the ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
As much of our regular lives is put on hold during this crisis, many people are looking to engage in meaningful ways. The Volunteer Center of Whatcom County is still functioning, and will be keeping the community appraised of volunteer opportunities. At the Volunteer Center is still working with partners and disaster response officials to determining needs.  If you would like to be added to our ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Thursday, March 26, 2020
PLEASE NOTE: This process has completely changed since yesterday (thus epitomizing the rapid evolution of all things COVID-19). Webpage has been updated, and new details are below. THANK YOU for your valuable support in spreading the word to our community.   https://www.peacehealth.org/bellinghamdonations     Updated March 25, 2020:   As we all know, the COVID-19 crisis is changing ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Thursday, March 26, 2020
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (IP) SHORT COURSE OPEN TO COMMUNITY MEMBERS April 17, April 24, May 1, and May 8 2020 Time: 2:30-4:45 p.m. Location: Online, Synchronous Cost: $99 Early Registration through April 10; $375 after April 10; WWU Alumni - $99 Learn More and Register at oce.wwu.edu/ip Acquire Practical Knowledge of IP • Gain the tools to understand and utilize IP • Learn about IP ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Papers/Research, Education, Human Interest, Press Release
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
In order to preserve capacity to provide bus service throughout the COVID-19 emergency, WTA is moving to a Saturday level of service five days a week (Monday through Friday), and a Sunday level of service on Saturdays and Sundays. This reduction in service will begin on Monday, March 30, and continue until further notice. This will result in weekday service that begins later in the morning—in the ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, March 23, 2020
WTA urges bus riders to ride the bus for essential trips only, and to enter and exit the bus at the rear door, unless they need to use the ramp.    Public Transportation is considered an essential service. While Governor Inslee is asking Washingtonians to limit nearly all trips, there are some—for example those to work (for employees who can’t work from home), to medical appointments, to grocery ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
Monday, March 23, 2020
As much of our regular lives are put on hold during this crisis, many people are looking to engage in meaningful ways. The Volunteer Center of Whatcom County is still functioning and will be keeping the community appraised of volunteer opportunities.We do ask that potential volunteers assess themselves for the risk of working in the community during this time. If you are sick, please stay home for ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Monday, March 23, 2020
Two 2020 Cannabis Solutions stores in Bellingham reopened Monday, March 23 after implementing protocols to improve the safety of guests and team members.  The stores at 4770 Pacific Highway (near the Interstate 5/Slater Road interchange), and 5655 Guide Meridian, several miles north of Bellingham will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. The hour from 10-11 a.m. will be reserved for pre-orders ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Monday, March 23, 2020
Lighthouse Mission Ministries, working with Whatcom Unified Command and Bellingham School District, is temporarily moving its Drop-In Center for people in homelessness to Bellingham High School in response to the coronavirus pandemic.Thanks to much effort from the City of Bellingham, Bellingham School District, Whatcom County Health Department, and Lighthouse Mission Ministries, the Drop-In Center ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, March 19, 2020
In the midst of the current health crisis, many businesses are struggling to keep their doors open and safely provide service to their customers. We know communication is challenging in such a frequently-changing crisis, and we stand ready to help any way that we can.If your business is still open and able to serve – let customers know with outdoor banners, window graphics and sidewalk ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Whatcom County Executive Satpal Sidhu has appointed Erika Lautenbach as Whatcom County Health Department Director, effective March 18. Her appointment follows a multi-phased selection process which included input from Health Department leaders and staff, community stakeholders, other County leaders, and references. The appointment was confirmed by the Whatcom County Council at a special meeting on ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Local credit union to help community through crisis relief loan programs:3/18/20 WECU today announced it will offer two loan programs aimed at helping individuals and businesses affected by the Coronavirus. The consumer loan program, structured to help individuals who may be financially impacted by the coronavirus, offers access to a personal loan of up to $5,000 with terms of 3.90% for up to 24 ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Port of Subs says that there is no higher priority that the heallth and safety of their employees and guests. In consideration of the imnpact of COVID-19 in our communities, Port of Subs will remain open, but the dining room will be temporarily closed to limit person-to-person contact.Takeout Orders: Guests may enter the restaurant to place orders to take out or to pick up orders placed thru the ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
                                For the past year, Unity Care NW, Bellingham Food Bank, Sea Mar Community Health Centers, PeaceHealth, and Community Health Plan of Washington have partnered with Community Food Co-op to pilot the Whatcom Veggie Rx program. Through this pilot, participating health care providers have sought to improve the health outcomes of a group of patients who are low-income ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Veritas Media offers free promotional videos for business hardest hit by COVID-19 Veritas Media and Bellingham Tonight are offering free 1 minute profile videos for businesses that are getting creative with their product offering during the COVID-19 outbreak.    Is your restaurant offering curb side pick up or delivery? What items can people order and how? We want to give local businesses that ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community
Monday, March 16, 2020
Family Care Network has strong measures in place to keep clinics safe during the COVID-19 outbreak. This is so we can continue to see patients who require an in-person visit with their provider.We also need to consider alternative options for office visits, such as video conferencing technology, to support the care of our patients in new ways. Family Care Network can now provide certain types of ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Monday, March 16, 2020
 Andy Jewell of Lynden has been named to the Farmers Insurance President’s Council, recognizing the top 1 percent of the company’s agents and district managers.  Members of President’s Council are leaders in their communities, mentors to other agents and district managers, and exemplary business owners, according to Farmers Insurance. They were selected on the basis of multiple criteria, ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, March 16, 2020
SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Washington Small Businesses Economically Impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19)  SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to Washington small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza announced ...read more
Categories: Economic
Monday, March 09, 2020
“Just because it’s affordable care, doesn’t mean it’s any less quality,” says Natalie Ransom. As a small business owner in Bellingham, she had trouble finding affordable health care.  A staff member in Unity Care NW’s Outreach & Enrollment department helped her enroll in Apple Health through Community Health Plan of Washington. “They really helped me figure things out,” she says, pleased to learn ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, March 09, 2020
Lynden-based Simple Box Storage recently named Peter Larsen its head of operations, tasking him with identifying and implementing process improvement that will make the company more efficient.  Founded by Ross Black when he was a high school senior in 1997, Simple Box Storage rents and sells shipping containers for storage, moving or modification. Today the company is in seven locations across ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, March 09, 2020
Carolyn Gill, a longtime Bellingham resident with extensive experience in hospitality sales and customer service, recently was named Director of Sales for the Best Western Plus Bellingham Airport Hotel and the adjacent Fox Hall Events Center.  Gill, who has worked the past six years in Bellingham’s hospitality industry, now handles corporate accounts, group reservations for teams, weddings and ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, March 02, 2020
Current and potential students are encouraged to apply now to live in Whatcom Community College’s first on-campus student housing complex. Cedar Hall, which broke ground in September 2018, will open for fall quarter 2020. The four-story building is located on Olivine Lane off of Cordata Parkway, adjacent to the Cordata WTA bus station, and directly across the street from the College’s main ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Whatcom County employees looking to further their management education have a new option. Whatcom Community College has been approved by the Northwest Commission on Community Colleges & Universities to offer an online bachelor of applied science (BAS) degree in applied business management beginning fall 2020. This degree—the College’s second BAS offering—addresses the shortfall in bachelor-level ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
The Small Business Liaison Office at the Department of Labor & Industries would like to make you aware of free upcoming workshops in your area dedicated to helping small businesses understand and navigate L&I regulatory requirements in Washington.  With all the changes that happened in 2019 and 2020, even experienced employers, payroll, and HR staff will gain important updates.   We strongly ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Monica Alexander, author of the recent Washington State Patrol Report on Missing and Murdered Native American Women and the only African American woman promoted to any rank in the Washington State Patrol, is the keynote speaker for the YWCA Bellingham Leadership Breakfast, May 1, 2020 at Four Points by Sheraton, 7:30 – 9:30 a.m.Everyday YWCA Bellingham stands up and does the work to eliminate ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Whatcom Community College will host its first-ever golf tournament fundraiser on Monday, May 4, 2020 at the Sudden Valley Golf and Country Club. All proceeds raised at the Orca Golf Classic will support WCC student-athletes and the College’s seven athletic programs.“If it wasn’t for the soccer program, I would have not attended Whatcom Community College or college in general,” said Musab Bwana, a ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, January 24, 2020
2020 Solutions moves Pacific Highwayretail cannabis store into larger building  A much larger building with a greatly expanded array of products await guests of the 2020 Solutions recreational cannabis store at 4770 Pacific Highway, Bellingham, just south of the Interstate 5/Slater Road interchange.  The attractive new building has 1,800 square feet, three times larger than the portable ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Economic, General News Article
Thursday, January 23, 2020
Whatcom Literacy Council will be hosting the 24th annual TRIVIA BEE & Silent Auction from 6 p.m. to 9 pm on Friday, May 1st, 2020 at Bellingham Technical College’s Settlemyer Hall in Campus Center.   Join co-hosts Scotty VanDryver of KAFE Radio and Jeopardy! star Ken Jennings and match wits with other members of the community. 32 teams, sponsored by local businesses, will compete against each ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Friday, December 27, 2019
The Whatcom Museum in Bellingham, Wash., is pleased to announce, “The Global Language of Headwear: Cultural Identity, Rites of Passage, and Spirituality,” on view February 1 through April 26, 2020 at the Lightcatcher building. The show offers the opportunity to learn about and appreciate diverse cultures and their personal, spiritual, and social values throughout the world.“The Global Language of ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Education