Nearly all government offices will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 1, for the New Year's holiday. Schools and colleges are still out of session. Some businesses will close early Monday for New Year's Eve, while some restaurants and celebration places will stay open late to ring in the new year. Many small businesses and services are closed New Year's Day.
Here is the status of some common places on Tuesday; 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 Monday; open 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Tuesday.
Fred Meyer: Regular hours.
Safeway: Regular hours.
Community Food Co-op: Closes at 8 p.m. New Year's Eve. Opens Tuesday at 10 a.m.
Trader Joe's: Closes at 6 p.m. New Year's Eve. Closed New Year's Day.
Everybody's Store: Regular hours.
Whatcom County offices: Closed Tuesday.
Bellingham city offices: Closed Tuesday.
Bellingham parking meters: Not enforced Tuesday.
Whatcom County Library System and bookmobile: Closes at 5 p.m. Monday. Closed Tuesday.
Bellingham Public Library: Closes at 6 p.m. Monday. Closed Tuesday.
Banks: Closed Tuesday.
U.S. Postal Service: Most post offices will close at noon Monday but will have regular mail delivery. Offices closed and no regular mail service on Tuesday.
Garbage: Both SSC and Nooksack Valley Disposal will pick up trash on usual routes Tuesday; make sure to put trash out early in case trucks are earlier than normal.
Whatcom Transportation Authority: No buses running Tuesday.
The Bellingham Herald: Offices closed Tuesday but regular newspaper delivery. Customer service is available by phone for missed papers or other issues from 6:30 to 9 a.m. Tuesday; call 360-676-2660.
Opportunity Council: Closed Tuesday.
Bellis Fair: Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Some anchor stores and restaurants may have longer hours. Movie theater is open.
Retail stores: Most open, but some smaller stores will be closed. Call ahead to confirm.
Restaurants: Some open late Monday. Most open Tuesday. Call ahead.
Movie theaters: Regal Cinemas, The Pickford Film Center and The Limelight are open.
Video stores: Most are open regular hours; call ahead to check.
Casinos: Most have New Year's Eve special events. Open New Year's Day.
Whatcom Museum: Closed Tuesday.
Report additions or changes to this list by noon Monday, Dec. 31, by e-mailing email@example.com.