Gov. Jay Inslee honored Bellingham for its comprehensive planning of downtown. That award joins 13 other honors that our fine city has received recently.

#1 Cleanest City—The American Lung Association ranks cities for ozone air pollution. Guess who leads the list.

#5 Least Obese City—Gallup ranks Bellingham 5th on the list of US cities with the lowest rate of obesity.

#2 Most Fitness-Friendly City—Miles of trails, quality fresh food, and a very bike-friendly street grid make it easy to get fit in Bellingham.

#6 Best Place to Live—Sunset Magazine pointed out there’s more outdoor activities than any of us could ever do in a lifetime.

#11 Best Adventure Town—National Geographic Magazine is equally enthused by our adventure sports options, naming Bellingham its #11 best adventure center.

#1 Best Paddling Town—Prefer a waterbound? Then Bellingham is peerless.

#2 Best Ski Resort Towns for Real Estate Investment—If you like to turn your adventures into real estate investments, Bellingham is a great place to do it.

#18 Most Beautiful Coastal Campus—Western Washington University provides academic rigor in a picturesque setting by the bay.

#1 Beer Snob City—Stop into a Bellingham brewery, and you may find it difficult to return to Miller, Bud, or Coors.

#3 Most Secure City—Farmer’s Insurance thinks that Bellingham is among the most safe and stable mid-sized cities to be found.

#5 Best Place to Retire—Home prices and air quality make Bellingham attractive to retirees hoping for excitement in their third act.

January 3, 2017

Jeff Jewell

December 30, 2016

Matt Mullett

December 26, 2016

Todd Elsworth

December 23, 2016

Corrinne Sande

December 21, 2016

Downtown Improvement Gardens

December 17, 2016

San Juan Airlines

December 15, 2016

Holiday Classic

December 9, 2016

Baker Beacon Rally