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Posted on: November 13, 2018

The Whatcom County Canvassing Board Will Meet Nov 16 to Review Challenged Ballots

The Whatcom County Canvassing Board will hold an open public meeting at the County Courthouse as a part of the official canvass of the November 6 General Election.  The meeting will be held to review challenged ballots and determine their disposi...

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Posted on: November 9, 2018

Planned Service Outage for the Lummi Island Ferry Nov. 28, 2018

Whatcom County Public Works would like to inform the public of necessary inspection and maintenance activities to the Lummi Island and Gooseberry Point ferry terminal facilities on November 28. The ferry will be out of service 10:10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Posted on: October 31, 2018

Executive Louws' Recommended 2019-2020 Budget Documents

I am pleased to submit the biennial budget for 2019 and 2020.  The budget reflects the continued success of county leaders to find efficiencies and control costs.  Our collective efforts have helped develop a biennial budget that builds ...

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Posted on: October 29, 2018

New Foot & Bike Trails Now Open at Lookout Mountain Forest Preserve

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Whatcom County Parks & Recreation is pleased to announce, effective immediately, the opening of Rufus Creek Trail at Lookout Mountain Forest Preserve located near Sudden Valley. This trail is 4.3 miles long, with several miles of new trail constructio...

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Posted on: September 28, 2018

N. Cottonwood/Hazel Lane Traffic Limitations beginning October 8, 2018

There will be traffic limitations along Hazel Lane and Maplecrest Avenue beginning October 8, 2018

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Posted on: September 21, 2018

Lummi Island Ferry Punch Card Ticket Sale Dates Announced

The next three Island ferry punch card ticket sale dates are October 3, November 7 and December 5.

Punch card sales will be 12 pm to 3:15 pm at the Lummi Island ferry office. As a reminder, we sell all types of ferry punch cards including current Needs Bas...

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Posted on: July 23, 2018

Whatcom County Health Department Releases Community Health Assessment

From disease rates to graduation rates, the 2018 Whatcom County Community Health Assessment, released today by the Whatcom County Health Department, provides a comprehensive look at the state of the county’s health.

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Posted on: February 14, 2018

Whatcom County Food Inspection Results Now Available Online

A search feature added this week to the Whatcom County Health Department’s website allows users to view summaries of food inspections for the most recent five years.

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Posted on: March 8, 2018

County Auditor Releases 2017 Annual Report

This report provides a glimpse of the highlights that occurred in all three divisions of the Auditor's Office; Elections, Licensing, and Recording.  The report provides a summary of events in 2017 as well as statistical information and fun facts....

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Posted on: November 13, 2018

The Whatcom County Canvassing Board Will Meet to Review Challenged Ballots

The Whatcom County Canvassing Board will hold an open public meeting at the County Courthouse as a part of the official canvass of the November 6 General Election.  The meeting will be held to review challenged ballots and determine their disposi...

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Auditor - Elections
Posted on: September 26, 2018

Notice of November 6, 2018 General Election

Registration Deadlines: Monday, October 8, is the deadline for mail-in registrations or address changes to be eligible to vote in the November 6 General Election.  October 8 also is the deadline for online registrations or address changes at www....

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Posted on: October 9, 2018

Nurse-Family Partnership Program Celebrates Six Successful Years

Six years, 151 babies, 201 families. Since 2012, our Nurse Family Partnership has been investing in the health of the next generation by helping guide first-time parents through the changes of pregnancy, birth, and early stages of childhood.

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Posted on: July 23, 2018

Whatcom County Health Department Releases Community Health Assessment

From disease rates to graduation rates, the 2018 Whatcom County Community Health Assessment, released today by the Whatcom County Health Department, provides a comprehensive look at the state of the county’s health.

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Posted on: April 27, 2018

CDC Warns Consumers About Romaine Lettuce Contaminated with E. Coli

Consumers are being urged to not eat or buy romaine lettuce unless they can confirm it is not from the Yuma, Arizona, growing region. Five cases of E. coli illness linked to romaine lettuce have been identified in WA State.

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Posted on: March 16, 2018

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Kratom, 1 Whatcom County Case

Washington State Department of Health announced today that the Salmonella outbreak linked to kratom has widened. Ten (10) cases have been confirmed in Washington State, including one (1) case in Whatcom County.

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Posted on: March 6, 2018

Free Needle Clean-Up Kits Available

Businesses and community groups who wish to clean up and safely dispose of needles found on private or public property can now do so with free needle clean-up kits provided by the Whatcom County Health Department.

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Posted on: February 14, 2018

Whatcom County Food Inspection Results Now Available Online

A search feature added this week to the Whatcom County Health Department’s website allows users to view summaries of food inspections for the most recent five years.

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Posted on: December 20, 2017

Whatcom Has Hope: Campaign Sheds Light on Opioid Crisis and What You Can Do

The Whatcom County Opioid Response Task Force is launching a new community education campaign, Whatcom Has Hope, designed to provide information about opioid addiction and prevention.

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Posted on: December 6, 2017

Whatcom County Health Board Approves New Secure Medicine Return Program

The Whatcom County Council, in their role as the Health Board, voted unanimously on December 5, 2017 to adopt regulation that creates and funds a secure medicine return program for Whatcom County.

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Posted on: October 29, 2018

New Foot & Bike Trails Now Open at Lookout Mountain Forest Preserve

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Whatcom County Parks & Recreation is pleased to announce, effective immediately, the opening of Rufus Creek Trail at Lookout Mountain Forest Preserve located near Sudden Valley. This trail is 4.3 miles long, with several miles of new trail constructio...

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Posted on: July 12, 2018

Burn Ban Lifted Effective 8:00am, Friday September 14, 2018

Due to the increase in fuel moisture levels and recent rain, the Fire Marshal’s Office will lift the burn ban for outdoor burning. The burn ban will be lifted at 8:00 AM on Friday, September 14th, 2018 for the unincorporated areas of Whatcom County. At th...

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Posted on: October 29, 2018

Hannegan Road Opening 10/30/2018

Whatcom County and Razz Construction are please to announce that Hannegan Road at Ten Mile Creek will be opened to traffic Tuesday morning, October 30.

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Posted on: September 28, 2018

N. Cottonwood/Hazel Lane Traffic Limitations beginning October 8, 2018

There will be traffic limitations along Hazel Lane and Maplecrest Avenue beginning October 8, 2018

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Posted on: September 21, 2018

Lummi Island Ferry Punch Card Sale Dates Announced

The next three Island punch card sales dates are:

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Posted on: August 23, 2018

Passport Acceptance Hours Reduced to 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

The Whatcom County Treasurer’s Office will be reducing passport acceptance hours to 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday, until further notice. Hours for all other services will remain 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday.

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Posted on: April 19, 2018

Exempt Well Water Information

  • Engrossed Senate Substitute Bill (ESSB) 6091 
  • Information related to legislation in response to the Supreme Court decision of Hirst et al v. Whatcom County
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Posted on: April 19, 2018

Incarceration Prevention & Reduction Task Force

The Whatcom County Council has convened the Incarceration Prevention & Reduction Task Force to work on incarceration and jail issues in Whatcom County.

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