Nearly all government offices will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 1, for the New Year's holiday. Schools and colleges are still out of session. Many small businesses and services are closed New Year's Day. Here is the status of some common places Tuesday.
Haggen: Regular hours.
The Markets, Cost Cutter, Food Pavilion: Regular hours.
Albertson's: Open 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Fred Meyer: Regular hours.
Safeway: Regular hours.
Community Food Co-op: Opens at 10 a.m.
Trader Joe's: Closed.
Everybody's Store: Regular hours.
Whatcom County offices: Closed.
Bellingham city offices: Closed.
Bellingham parking meters: Not enforced.
Whatcom County Library system and bookmobile: Closed.
Bellingham Public Library: Closed.
U.S. Postal Service: Offices closed; no regular mail service.
Garbage: Both SSC and Nooksack Valley Disposal will pick up trash on usual routes; make sure to put trash out early in case trucks are earlier than normal.
Whatcom Transportation Authority: No buses running.
The Bellingham Herald: Offices closed but regular newspaper delivery. Customer service is available by phone for missed papers or other issues from 6:30 to 9 a.m.; call 360-676-2660.
Opportunity Council: Closed.
Bellis Fair: Open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. 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: 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.
Whatcom Museum: Closed.