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- Allegiant to offer flights between Bellingham and Reno starting in June
BELLINGHAM - Allegiant is offering nonstop jet service between Bellingham and Reno beginning Thursday, June 6.
The company will introduce the new service with fares as low as $69.99 one way. Allegiant plans on offering these flights year round.
"We are pleased to bring another affordable and convenient travel option to the residents of Bellingham," said Andrew C. Levy, Allegiant Travel Company president, in a news release. "We are confident the Bellingham community will appreciate the convenience of flying nonstop to Reno-Tahoe and the value of bundling their air, hotel and car rental reservation together."
- Bellingham ranked in 'best performing' list
The Milken Institute has ranked Bellingham the best performing small city in Washington state in 2012.
Bellingham ranked 35th nationally, up from 104th in 2011.
Logan, Utah, topped the list in 2012, while Bellingham was ranked the highest Washington community in the small city category. The Seattle/Bellevue/Everett area ranked 13th among large cities, with San Jose, Calif., topping that list.
- Bellingham apartment complex sells for nearly $16 million
BELLINGHAM - Brampton Court Apartments, a 171-unit apartment complex at 1470 Birchwood Ave., was recently sold to Coast Equity Partners of Everett.
The apartment complex was purchased for nearly $16 million, according to a filing at the Whatcom County Treasurer's office. It was purchased from Brampton Court Properties LLC, an entity managed by Bellingham-based Hollander Properties.
Coast Equity Partners now owns nearly 400 apartment units in Bellingham, according to a news release from the company. The firm, whose partners are Mike Harmon, Dino Rossi, Shawn Hoban and Josh Jansen, has about 700 units in the Puget Sound region.
- Bellingham seeks comments on Squalicum Creek Park designs
BELLINGHAM - The city of Bellingham is holding an open house Thursday, March 7, to show the designs for the next phase of development for Squalicum Creek Park.
Bellingham Parks and Recreation Department officials also are seeking public comment.
The open house is 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Bellingham Technical College, Building G cafeteria, 3028 Lindbergh Ave.
- Bellingham's Bornstein Seafoods donates $100,000 to BTC fishery program
BELLINGHAM - Seafood processor Bornstein Seafoods has donated $100,000 to the Bellingham Technical College fisheries program building campaign.
As an acknowledgment of the donation, BTC will name the hatchery portion of the new Fisheries and Aquaculture Sciences building The Bornstein Hatchery, dedicated to Myer J. (Jay) Bornstein.
"Naming the hatchery of this building for Bornstein Seafoods honors the Bornstein family and specifically Jay's significant contributions to Bellingham's waterfront and fishing industry, and to the national seafood business," BTC President Patricia McKeown said in a news release.