Bellingham business owner missing after fire

Fire officials said the fire caused extensive damage to the historic Harris Avenue structure, destroying the Harris Avenue Café, the former Tony’s Coffee now called Old Independent Coffeehouse, and multiple second floor office spaces.

Two incidents of vandalism at Bellingham Parks will cost thousands to repair

Vandalism at Bellingham parks has become a serious problem and the city is now considering taking extra security measures. The latest incident happened this past weekend, with someone using a vehicle to cause thousands of dollars in damage at Lake Padden Park by tearing up an area near the ball fields. Another incident also happened recently at Boulevard Park near the bay. The repair bills for the two parks alone could cost taxpayers in Bellingham upwards of $8,000 to fix the muddy mess.