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Bellingham is no longer the state’s 13th largest city. Here’s how its population changed

After it lost people two years ago, only one city within Washington state saw a larger population increase than Bellingham last year, according to new estimates released Wednesday by the Office of Financial Management.

Whatcom County, also, was among the fastest growing in the state.…

Go north for active days and appetizing nights

You can get from Seattle to Bellingham, Wash., by driving 90 miles straight up the interstate, but you shouldn’t. The best route to this small city tucked where the mighty Cascade mountain range meets the sea can be more scenic and pleasurable. Veer off Interstate 5 about 15 miles south of…

Ski to Sea course, weather and road conditions you need to know before Sunday’s event

Memorial Day weekend is expected to be cloudy with some showers in Bellingham, making this year’s Ski to Sea race a chilly one, according to the National Weather Service.

Sunday’s Ski to Sea race is scheduled to begin at 7:30 a.m. sharp, Sunday, May 29, up on Mount Baker with cross…

Race’s history traces back to early 20th century

The seven-leg relay race people know and love today as Ski to Sea was once a one-person race without a relay, craft beer garden at the finish line or advanced safety precautions.

The first official Ski to Sea race was in 1973, but the history of the race can be traced back even further…

Census shows Bellingham back among state’s 12 most-populated cities. Here are the numbers

Bellingham grew by more than 700 people in 2021, according to the latest U.S. Census population estimates, enough to bump it up one spot to the 12th-most populated city within Washington state.

As of July 1, 2021, a total of 92,289 people called the City of Subdued Excitement home,…

See the top 8 award-winning photos that best showed the ‘Essence of Bellingham’ in 2022

A robin on a mossy tree, the Lummi River estuary, a line of sailboats, a pink blossom, a mysterious woman on a bench, fog blanketing a forest, Lake Padden circled by snow and flood water running across an intersection — these are the images that define the essence of Bellingham in 2022.

Rick Steves on Why Northern Washington Is as Alluring as Europe

One of our favorite seasoned travelers, Rick Steves, can usually be found hopping between cafés in Paris or exploring the streets of Lisbon. Most recently, however, he visited somewhere a little…

Bellingham mayor sets budget priorities for next two years

As the COVID-19 pandemic eases but economic uncertainty continues, Bellingham Mayor Seth Fleetwood set his budget priorities for the final two years of his term in a briefing Monday to a City Council committee. His guidance came as City Council members began initial discussions about a timeline…

Here’s when higher parking rates, new hours will apply in downtown Bellingham, Fairhaven

Higher rates and new hours for parking in downtown Bellingham will take effect May 1, along with more expensive parking tickets and paid parking in the Fairhaven shopping district.

In an announcement at its website Wednesday, April 13, the city said:

▪ Paid parking hours will be…

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