Few places in Whatcom County closed for Columbus Day

City and county offices, schools, most retail stores and services will be operating Monday, Oct. 13, while the post office and most banks will close for Columbus Day. Those planning to travel should expect a lot of closures in Canada in observance of that country's thanksgiving holiday Monday.

Here is a list of local services and their status Monday:


City of Bellingham and Whatcom County government offices: Open.

Bellingham parking meters: Enforced.

Bellingham and Whatcom County library branches: Open.

Public schools, colleges and universities: Open.

Postal service: No delivery Monday, offices closed.


Banks: Most branches are closed; call ahead to check.

Garbage: SSC and Nooksack Valley Disposal will pick up on regular schedule.

Whatcom Transportation Authority: Buses on regular schedule.

The Bellingham Herald: Offices open, regular newspaper delivery.


Bellis Fair: Open regular hours. Some anchor stores may have extra sale hours.

Grocery stores: Open, including Trader Joe's, Community Food Co-op and Everybody's Store.

Movie theaters: Open.