Coverage of the community
Navigating a pandemic
From remote learning back to classrooms, what has it been like for K-12 students?
Lively playgrounds once filled with children and laughter stood vacant. Parking lots full of cars and after-school chatter were empty. This description applied to schools across Washington when Gov. Jay Inslee signed his lockdown executive order on March 17, 2020. Read the article . . .
Tattoo artists cope creatively during Covid
X. Tattoo, hidden at 1315 Railroad Ave. in downtown Bellingham, hosted its annual Halloween event, despite the global pandemic that had challenged its business for months. Read the article . . .
HomesNow! builds community with tiny houses
Nathan Gambrell found himself on the Bellingham streets living out of his backpack, seeing a relapse in his near future from an addiction he has steered clear from for more than 20 years. Gambrell was struggling with the hopelessness of homelessness which he thought surely would lead him back into drug addiction. Read the article …
Watershed residents warned of higher risk of wildfires
The city of Bellingham is teaming with the Whatcom Conservation District to help watershed residents prepare for wildfires, with emphasis on those adjacent to city properties that are used by the public. The Lake Whatcom Watershed Fire Risk Reduction Program tracks the times and types of rainfall and temperature changes that are threatening ecosystems, forests and public safety by increasing soil erosion in Lake Whatcom. Read the article . . .