Articles & Coverage

Monday, June 10th, 2019
Bellingham and Whatcom County
Kathryn True—Alaska Beyond Magazine

As I step onto the Chanterelle Trail in Lake Whatcom Park, I find it hard to believe I am little more than 10 miles outside the city center of Bellingham. A Pacific wren launches a welcoming trill as we enter a bountiful kingdom of moss-draped bigleaf maples and stout Douglas firs. Read Full Article Here: […]

Sunday, June 2nd, 2019
Flying High on a Bellingham Classic
Katie Lozancich—Teton Gravity Research

Jump lines are always better with your buds. Just look at Hannah Bergemann and Tyler Deschaine out at the Cedar Dust Jumps in Bellingham, WA—they’ve got the party shred dialed. The trail is a classic spot, and it just got a little TLC. It’s perfect timing for bike season. Read Full Article Here: Video: Flying High on […]

Friday, May 31st, 2019
Podcast with Lindsay Slevin of Twin Sisters Creamery
Kiro Radio—Seattle Kitchen

Podcast content includes: Lindsay Slevin of Twin Sisters Creamery – pairing cheese and beer Answering veggie questions on okra, eggplant, veggie broth and more Leslie Kelly – fills us in on all the new foodie movies at the Seattle International Film Festival Sharon Baden of Spanish Table-now Paris Madrid Grocery shares her tips on the […]

Thursday, May 30th, 2019
Evil Bikes’ New Headquarters: A slice of MTB heaven
Mount Baker Experience Magazine

The red hot brand Evil Bikes is known for defying tradition when it comes to developing mountain bikes. The brand’s history is checkered with hang-ups and successes, but its resilience is paying off. Kevin Walsh, owner and designer, has assembled a quiver of award-winning carbon fiber trail bikes that are standard bearers for industry trends in design, […]

Thursday, May 30th, 2019
Fish for free in Washington State. No license needed for 1 weekend
Tri-City Herald Staff—Bellingham Herald

No fishing license will be needed to fish in Washington in the second weekend in June. The annual free fishing weekend is set for June 8-9. The Washington state Department of Fish and Wildlife says options include fishing for shad on the Columbia River and trout in lowland lakes and rivers. Bass, crappie, perch and other warmwater […]

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019
High flying at Birch Bay Kite Festival
Skagit Valley Herald Staff—Go Skagit

The festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 25-26, at Birch Bay Beach Park, 7900 Birch Bay Drive. There will be free kites for kids, kite-building stations, street vendors, music, food and more. Read Full Article Here: High flying at Birch Bay Kite Festival 

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019
Visitors get a charge — safely — out of the SPARK Museum in Bellingham
Alan Berner—Seattle Times

For those who dare to stand in the Cage of Doom and experience the nearly 5 million volts produced by the MegaZapper, the reward is a sticker. “I survived,” it says. And so I did. The sticker also features an electrified skeleton, just a small part of the fun at the SPARK Museum in Bellingham. The […]

Monday, May 13th, 2019
‘It’s all about Bellingham’: How stars Death Cab for Cutie and ODESZA got their starts locally
Michael Rietmulder—The Seattle Times

They’re two of our region’s most prominent acts to find fame in the last 20 years, coincidentally hailing from the same college town. Yet ironically, the first time indie-rock giants Death Cab for Cutie and electronic stars ODESZA crossed paths, it was 1,200 miles away from their mutual Bellingham birthplace. Last summer, the groups that […]

Friday, May 10th, 2019
Plan Your Whatcom County Adventures with Basecamp Bellingham
Matt Benoit—South Sound Talk

From the snowy slopes of Mount Baker to the gentle waves of the Salish Sea, Bellingham and Whatcom County are home to breathtaking natural beauty. And the opportunities to recreate among this beauty are among the most plentiful not just anywhere in the country, but in the world. Visit Bellingham has developed, an easy portal into […]

Friday, May 10th, 2019
A fun escape: Bellingham hotel welcomes dogs and their humans to enjoy the view
Ellen Tailor—Q13 Fox

The first employee you’ll meet when you walk into the Hotel Bellwether is Bella, the canine concierge. She and the staff at the hotel with stunning views pride themselves on hospitality. “We’re proud of our guest loyalty. We’re closing in at about 50% of our return guests, and our occupancy is very high,” says General […]

Friday, May 10th, 2019
Changemaker: Young Bellingham man’s generosity continues, even in death
Matt Lorch—Q13 Fox

Jordan Slagle “lived generously,” according to his family. So after the 26-year-old from Bellingham unexpectedly died July 7, 2016, those who loved him made a commitment to continue Jordan’s legacy. It’s seen in Gina Garding, who now works in special education at Sehome High School thanks to the effort. Read full article here: Changemaker: Young Bellingham […]

Friday, May 10th, 2019
Witness ‘chefs in the wild’ at award winning inn on Lummi Island
Ellen Tailor—Q13 Fox

While Lummi Island is only an 8-minute ferry ride from the shores of Bellingham, it feels like a world away. Escape to The Willows Inn lodge for a 20-course dinner, or enjoy a weekend getaway in one of the several on-site suites. The international award-winning establishment welcomes guests to enjoy a unique farm-to-table experience for breakfast, […]

Thursday, May 9th, 2019
No stars, no scholarships: WWU rowing finds success the old-fashioned way
Bill Wixey—Q13 Fox

Well before the break of dawn, they’re out on the water. The Western Washington women’s crew is out almost every day, putting in more work before 6 a.m. than most of us would dare all day. “It takes a lot of dedication,” says Hannah Bivans, a senior captain for the WWU crew. She describes her […]

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019
The Ground Floor offers shelter for homeless teens in Whatcom County
Q13 News Staff—Q13 Fox

Youngsters facing homelessness have a new option in Whatcom County. The First Congregational Church of Bellingham created a new, 3,500-square-foot space for homeless youth. The center, known as The Ground Floor, opened in February to 13 to 24 olds experiencing homelessness. The Ground Floor offers young adults living on the streets a place to do […]

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019
Most Popular Mountain Bike Trails in the US and Canada, State-by-State
Jeff Barber—Singletracks

Each spring Singletracks takes a look at which mountain bike trails are the most popular in each US State and Canadian Province, and it’s always fun to see what changes
 and what doesn’t. While new mountain bike trail systems tend to get a lot of interest as riders tire of riding the same tracks, some of the […]

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019
Fresher food being made in Bellingham School District
Brian Flores—Q13 Fox

Serving 4,000 meals a day is no easy task. In years past, school lunch just used to be heating up food that was processed and not necessarily good for you. But in Bellingham, the school district is doing something different: making meals from scratch, from food that’s local and fresher. Part of the Bellingham School […]

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019
Breakfast for All program expands in Bellingham school district
Brian Flores—Q13 Fox

Breakfast is considered the most important meal of the day. But for some kids, getting that meal wasn’t always an option. That has changed in the Bellingham School District, where kids are being given breakfast, and it’s helping them in so many ways. In Kelly Morgan’s first grade class at Birchwood Elementary School, as the […]

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019
Northwest Indian College the only tribal college in the PNW
Brian Flores—Q13 Fox

There are 37 tribal colleges in the country, but only one caters to Native Americans in the northwest. It’s located about 20 miles south of the Canadian border, on the Lummi Indian reservation. It’s where students come to learn, but to also know more about themselves. “It’s vital. It’s vital to the future generations that […]

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019
Lynden tradition: A personal welcome to all newcomers
John Hopperstad—Q13 Fox

They arrive in plenty of new neighborhoods in Lynden, but their dress? Old country Dutch, right down to the traditional wooden shoes. “Lynden is really Holland without a passport,” said Ada Voskuilen, who, along with Vigi Diephuis, have been greeting new residents to Lynden for 25 years. They are tipped off by realtors or neighbors, […]

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019
Local fights for new park in Bellingham’s fastest growing area
John Hopperstad—Q13 Fox

For now, it still belongs to the geese. But soon, people will converge on 25 acres of rolling hills in the north end of Bellingham where the new Cordata Park will be built. Director of Bellingham Parks Leslie Bryson says her goal is to have a park or trail within a 10-minute walk of where […]

Monday, May 6th, 2019
Bellingham home to crazy sock fashion brand loved by Presidents and public
Travis Mayfield—Q13 Fox

You know the names Armani, Gucci, Chanel.  But what about Mod? No? Never heard of it? They ship to 300 exclusive stores around the globe. They’ve clad presidents and celebrities, but what is their trade? Crazy socks. ModSock is right in the heart of downtown Bellingham and stocks hundreds and hundreds of pairs of the wildest […]

Friday, May 3rd, 2019
The Soundtrack of Bellingham’s Biggest Hits
Satchel Cronk—Bike Mag

Tannus Armour brings together an eclectic and electric crew in Bellingham: Luca Cometti, the DH racer from the City; Jaxson Riddle, the small-town freerider from the desert; and Kelend Hawks, a backwoods free-duro legend. Each contributes his unique style and soundtrack to the dreamy PNW forest. Jaxson’s section takes place at the Cedar Dust Skills […]

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019
Airline News: New direct flights from Anchorage to Bellingham starting this month
Laura Holman—KTUU News

On May 22, low-cost airline, Allegiant, will begin two weekly round trip flights from Anchorage to Bellingham, Washington. The flight will run on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Read Full Article Here: Airline News: New direct flights from Anchorage to Las Vegas and Bellingham starting this month

Thursday, April 25th, 2019
A pod of orcas is starving to death. A tribe has a radical plan to feed them
Levi Pulkkinen—The Guardian

Bobbing on the gray-green waters west of Washington state’s San Juan Island, Sle-lh’x elten Jeremiah Julius lifted a Chinook salmon from a 200-gallon blue plastic fish box. He carried the gulping fish to the boat’s rail and slid it into the sea, where it lingered a moment, then disappeared in a silver flash. It was […]

Thursday, April 25th, 2019
Lummi tribe releases salmon to endangered orcas in sacred ceremony
Simone Del Rosario—Q13 Fox

This month, Lummi tribal leaders released a single Chinook salmon into the Salish Sea as a spiritual offering to the starving, endangered southern resident orcas. The symbolic feeding was also a message to government leaders that more needs to be done to save them from extinction. There are only 75 southern residents left. Sacred traditional ceremonies […]

Wednesday, April 24th, 2019
Your Seattle Restaurant Questions Answered: The Impossible Burger, Natural Wine and Foodie Vacations
Seattle Magazine

Favorite foodie weekend trips from Seattle? It depends on what you’re looking for
 if you’re just looking to spend a lazy afternoon on a short road trip, go up to Chuckanut Drive off I-5 before Bellingham, and wander through Bow-Edison before ending up at Taylor Shellfish for oysters and wine on the water. Read full article here: Your Seattle […]

Monday, April 22nd, 2019
Taylor Shellfish is an Oyster Oasis right off Chuckanut Drive
Michael King and Dawn Boughton—K5 News

Right of Chuckanut Drive on Samish Bay, you’ll find an oyster oasis like no other, Taylor Shellfish Samish Oyster Bar and Shellfish Market. Walk up to the counter to peruse the menu. Then, place your order for wine or beer and, “your best-shucked oysters,”  Someone will shuck them and plate them right there, hand them […]

Friday, April 19th, 2019
A Beer Travel Guide to Bellingham, Washington
Samurai Artist—The New School

Bellingham Beer Week kicks off today and is a good (but unnecessary) excuse to visit one of the Pacific Northwest’s great beer cities. Bellingham is one of Washington’s most northern cities and just a skip from the Canadian border and Vancouver, BC. Western Washington University calls the city home, and its influence is felt on the […]

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019
Bark for your beer in Bellingham
Michael King—King5 News

It’s no coincidence the first three letters of the word bark are bar. At least not at Paws For a Beer, Bellingham’s dog bar. “No one said I had a bad idea. So I just kinda kept going with it,” says co-founder Rylan Schoen. He and his wife Amy adopted a black lab they named Crosby. […]

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019
Bellingham Beer Week – April 19th thru 27th
Kendall Jones—Washington Beer Blog

As plans for Seattle Beer Week (May 9th thru 19th) are being finalized, Bellingham is on brink of its annual celebration of beer. This year Bellingham Beer Week runs from April 19th thru 27th, with more than 30 breweries and tap houses participating in the festivities. Read full feature article here: Bellingham Beer Week April 19th thru 27th

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019
North Cascades Highway spring clearing has begun
Washington Department of Transportation

Forget about that groundhog. A sure sign of spring in the Pacific Northwest is the announcement that the clearing of 37 miles of State Route 20 connecting the Skagit and Methow valleys began yesterday, Monday, March 25. Washington State Department of Transportation’s west side maintenance crew began clearing the scenic highway from Colonial Creek to […]

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019
How to win Chuckanut 50K in six steps
Tory Scholz—Canadian Trail Running

The trail to victory isn’t linear. There are winding switchbacks full of roots and rocks; big climbs, and gnarly descents. The trail is unpredictable and always dirty. Six years ago, Kathryn Drew ran her second 50K trail race at Chuckanut 50K in the respectable time of 5:34:42. Yesterday, she won the female race in 4:26:54, placing 18th overall. Experience […]

Friday, March 29th, 2019
Bock beer comes in several forms, all of them high in alcohol
Tantri Wija—Seattle Times

Bock, originally a medieval German beer, is a malty, full-bodied brew with a rich, smooth (and never too-sweet) taste. Local Washington state bocks include Elysian Brewing’s Ambrosia Maibock and Pandora’s Bock (ha-ha!). The ever-overachieving Chuckanut Brewery in Bellingham has both a bock and a doppelbock in bottles that have a feisty goat on the label, its long horns prominent and […]

Wednesday, March 27th, 2019
25 Best Places to Visit in Washington State
Ema Kisel—VacationIdea - Dream Vacation Magazine

Surrounded by the waterways of Puget Sound, Bellingham has developed a strong reputation as a Mecca for paddlers, but also offers a diversity of cultural and artistic pursuits. Whatcom Falls Park, where you can swim, fish or picnic close to the Whatcome Creek Gorge and several beautiful waterfalls, is a good place to enjoy a […]

Friday, March 22nd, 2019
Peace Corps gets exceptional amount of volunteers from WWU

Western Washington University is high on the Peace Corps’ list of volunteer-producing schools. The Peace Corps released their 2019 rankings of the top volunteer-producing colleges and universities across the nation. WWU landed at number 5 among medium-sized schools, with more than 30 alumni currently volunteering across the globe in countries like Ethiopia, Thailand and Fiji. […]

Monday, March 18th, 2019
Bellingham Is a Beer Drinker’s Paradise
Matt Benoit—SouthSound Talk

Numerous cities across the United States boast thriving craft beer scenes, and few of them compare to what you’ll find in Bellingham and surrounding Whatcom County. The area is home to more than a dozen craft breweries, including several regarded as the nation’s best and most highly decorated. And all this beer is brewed in […]

Monday, March 18th, 2019
Bellingham Hiker Heather Anderson Named National Geographic 2019 Adventurer of the Year
Doug Schnitzspahn & King Staff—National Geographic & King5News

Heather “Anish” Anderson completed the Triple Crown three times – that’s three trails totaling nearly 8,000 miles. It took Heather Anderson 251 days to complete the Triple Crown – that’s thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, and Continental Divide Trail.

Friday, March 1st, 2019
12 Reasons to Spend the Weekend in Bellingham
Alicia-Rae Olafsson—BC Living

Just 90 minutes south of Vancouver, Bellingham has culture, quirk and everything required for an exciting weekend getaway Many of us fondly remember crossing the American border to visit Bellingham for cheap booze, American brands we couldn’t get in Canada, a quick stop on the way to Seattle or Portland, or to catch a flight with a […]

Thursday, February 28th, 2019
A Non-Alcoholic Surprise
John Holl—

The non-alcoholic beer that Frank Trosset, the head brewer and founder at Aslan Brewing Co. (Bellingham, Washington), makes regularly for his father started off as a mistake. On a brew day a few years back, he had an overflow from his hot liquor tank, and in an attempt to save the water, he transferred it […]

Thursday, February 21st, 2019
Washington’s Mount Baker having a banner year with snowfall
KING Staff—King5News

Mt. Baker Ski Area has more than 36 feet of snow this season, making it one of the snowiest ski area in North America.  Mt. Baker is having a banner year, reaching 437 inches of snow by Feb. 20. That’s more than 36 feet of fresh snowfall.  Baker is well on track to reach the […]

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019
Local Luxury – On the Water
Sheila G Miller—1889 Magazine

Washington is that lucky state with water in all its forms, from thrashing waves to glassy stillness. By extension, the state also has resorts up against many of those great bodies of water. We benefit from the state’s beautiful diversity. Semiahmoo Resort Golf & Spa is a resort in the grandest sense. Read full feature […]

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019
Always On The Run – Krissy Moehl
Lauren Kramer—1889 Magazine

Krissy Moehl travels the world as an ultramarathon runner. Krissy Moehl never takes her running shoes off at work, because for the 41-year old, running is literally what she does for a living. The veteran elite ultramarathon runner is a professional, sponsored athlete who runs around the world competing, directing races, coaching and public speaking. […]

Monday, February 11th, 2019
Travel Washington: Bellingham is Ideal for Lovers of Beer & Adventure!

WAVEJourney visited Bellingham, Washington, USA in summer 2018, an ideal time of year to visit this college town in Whatcom County. With approximately 87,000 residents, Bellingham is the 13th largest city in the state. Historic downtown Bellingham is chock full of quaint and quirky businesses, along with hip, happening breweries and eateries, and features a […]

Friday, February 8th, 2019
Ferry to the last frontier
Bobbie Hasselbring—Trailer Life

Imagine taking a nearly 3,000-mile RV trip yet driving only 800 miles. Picture a journey that allows you to see regions otherwise inaccessible to RVs. Now envision a tour filled with breathtaking scenery, historic towns and captivating wildlife, including seeing whales and eagles up close. Read full feature pdf here: Ferry to the last frontier

Thursday, February 7th, 2019
Tourism CEO Helping Whatcom Find Its Way – Sandy Ward
Kate Galambos—Bellingham Alive

Travel has always been a part of Sandy Ward’s life. In college she got her first job in the travel and tourism industry as a pure coincidence. “I was hired because I had been to Hawaii and could speak German, that’s what qualified me,” she says. Read Full Feature pdf here: Tourism CEO Helping Whatcom […]