Some businesses will close early Tuesday, Dec. 31, while others will stay open late for New Year's Eve parties. Many small businesses will be closed Wednesday, but most larger retailers and restaurants will be open New Year's Day.
Public schools and local colleges remain closed for holiday break.
Here is the status of some common places for Jan. 1; those closing early New Year's Eve are noted. If you're in doubt about the status of a business, call ahead.
Haggen: Regular hours.
The Markets, Cost Cutter, Food Pavilion: Regular hours.
Albertson's: Regular hours.
Fred Meyer: Regular hours.
Safeway: Regular hours.
Winco: Regular hours.
Community Food Co-op: Stores close 8 p.m. New Year's Eve and reopen 10 a.m. New Year's Day.
Trader Joe's: Closes 6 p.m. New Year's Eve. Closed New Year's Day.
Everybody's Store: Regular hours.
Terra Organica: Closing at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Opens at 10 a.m. Wednesday.
Whatcom County offices: Closed Wednesday.
Bellingham city offices: Closed Wednesday.
Bellingham parking meters: Not enforced Wednesday.
Whatcom County Library System and bookmobile: Closes 5 p.m. Tuesday. Closed Wednesday.
Bellingham Public Library: Closes 6 p.m. Tuesday. Closed Wednesday.
Banks: Closed Wednesday, though most online banking will be available.
U.S. Postal Service: Closed, no mail delivery Wednesday.
Garbage: SSC and Nooksack Valley Disposal will pick up trash as scheduled Wednesday; trucks might be earlier than normal so set out trash Tuesday night. SSC office closed Wednesday.
Whatcom Transportation Authority: No buses running Wednesday.
The Bellingham Herald: Customer service available by phone, 360-676-2660, from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday and 6:30 to 9 a.m. Wednesday. Offices close 4 p.m. Tuesday and are closed Wednesday.
Opportunity Council: Closed Wednesday.
Boys & Girls Club: Closed Wednesday.
Bellis Fair: Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Some stores with outside entrances might have longer hours.
Retail stores: Most open, but some smaller stores will be closed. Call ahead to confirm.
Restaurants: Some open late Tuesday. Most open Wednesday. Call ahead.
Casinos: Open; most have New Year's Eve special events.
Movie theaters: Open.
Whatcom Museum: Closed Wednesday.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with additions or changes to this list by noon Tuesday, Dec. 31.