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  1. Stage 2 Burn Ban Effective Noon August 18th, 2016

    Fire Marshal Stage 2 Burn Ban Effective Noon, Thursday, August 18th, 2016, a Stage 2 Burn Ban is in effect for unincorporated Whatcom County. Read on...
  2. Portage Bay Shellfish Area Downgraded - August 5, 2016

    On August 5, 2016 an additional 300 acres of the Portage Bay shellfish growing area were downgraded by the Washington State Department of Health from “Approved” to “Conditionally Approved” due to high fecal coliform bacteria levels in marine waters. Additional Info...
  3. Biotoxin Levels Drop--No Biotoxin-related Beach Closures in Whatcom County

    BELLINGHAM—Biotoxin levels have recently decreased in south Whatcom County. As a result, the Washington DOH has lifted the biotoxin closure for the recreational harvest of molluscan shellfish for Sandy Point south to the Skagit County line. Additional Info...
  4. Whatcom County Veteran's Website Launched

    BELLINGHAM—A new “Whatcom County Veteran Community” website launched this week. The goal of the website is to provide a one-stop online resource where veterans can connect through community events and learn about veteran-specific resources. Additional Info...
  5. 2016 Lummi Island Ferry Dry Dock

    Dry dock will begin on Thursday, September 8, 2016. The Whatcom Chief is due to return to its regular schedule on Thursday, September 29, 2016. Additional Info...
  6. Scam Alert!

    Callers posing as government officials are telling citizens that they owe back taxes, missed jury duty, or have a relative in jail. Read on...
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