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Posted on: January 21, 2020

Phillips 66 and Renewable Energy Group (REG) Announcement

Phillips 66 and Renewable Energy Group (REG) notified the Department of Ecology and Whatcom County on Tuesday, Jan. 21, that they are cancelling the Green Apple Renewable Fuels Facility project. As a result, Ecology and Whatcom County have ended the envir...

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Posted on: January 15, 2020

Vacancies on Stakeholder Committee for Public Health, Safety, and Justice Facility Needs Assessment

Whatcom County Council has eight (8) vacancies on the Stakeholder Advisory Committee for the Public Health, Safety, and Justice Facility Needs Assessment. Submit applications by 10:00 a.m. on February 4, 2020.

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Posted on: January 14, 2020

County Executive Satpal Singh Sidhu Remarks to Council Jan 14, 2020

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County Executive Satpal Singh Sidhu will present remarks to County Council at their regular 7 p.m. meeting on January 14, 2020. The full transcript of his message is available.

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Posted on: January 14, 2020

Sheriff's Office Citizens' Academy Dates Announced

The Citizen’s Academy is a 12 week program designed to provide Whatcom County residents firsthand information about how your sheriff’s office operates. You will find out what it’s like to be a deputy and learn about the dange...

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Posted on: January 13, 2020

Lummi Island Ferry Service Outage planned for Jan 29

Due to the inclement weather, the inspection and maintenance outage that was scheduled for Wednesday, January 15, 2020 has been rescheduled for Wednesday, January 29, 2020.

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Posted on: January 10, 2020

Severe Weather Shelters to Open Sunday, January 12

Severe weather shelters will open beginning Sunday, January 12.

Family Shelter: Garden St. United Methodist Church will be offering space for families with children to stay the night. To check in before 4:00 pm on a weekday, visit the Opportunity Council a...

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Posted on: December 17, 2019

1st Quarter 2020 Punch Card Sale Dates at Lummi Island Ferry Office

The next three Lummi Island punch card sales dates are:

January 8, 2020
February 5, 2020
March 4, 2020

Punch card sales will be 12 pm to 3:15 pm at the Lummi Island ferry office.

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Posted on: January 2, 2019

Whatcom County Emergency Management Incident Information

Information on any Office of Emergency Management incidents can be found here. The page is updated as needed.

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Posted on: November 8, 2019

WCHD Veterans Program Grows to Meet Local Veterans’ Needs

Since its inception in 2011, the Whatcom County Health Department’s (WCHD) Veterans Program has continued to adapt and expand to meet the needs of veterans in Whatcom County, most recently with the addition of two accredited Veterans Service Off...

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Posted on: January 21, 2020

Investigating Confirmed Case of Hepatitis A

Whatcom County Health Department has confirmed a case of hepatitis A in an adult resident of Whatcom County. The individual, who also reported risk factors for hepatitis A, was hospitalized and later released.

The source of the infection is not known, and ...

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Posted on: January 10, 2020

Severe Weather Shelters Are Open Through Friday, January 17

The following severe weather shelters are open for the night of Friday, January 17:

Fountain Community Church Shelter: Serving adult men.

  • Guests must check-in for this shelter by 6:30pm at the “Jubilee Station” located near the ...
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Posted on: January 15, 2020

Health Department Closed Monday, Jan. 20

Our offices will be closed on Monday, January 20 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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Posted on: November 20, 2019

Most Beaches Open for Shellfish Harvest; Check Before You Dig

Most Whatcom County beaches are open to recreational shellfish harvest, but Bellingham Bay, Chuckanut Bay, and Larrabee State Park are stilled closed to butter/varnish clams only. Get more information at www.doh.wa.gov/shellfishsafety.

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Posted on: November 8, 2019

WCHD Veterans Program Grows to Meet Local Veterans’ Needs

Since its inception in 2011, the Whatcom County Health Department’s (WCHD) Veterans Program has continued to adapt and expand to meet the needs of veterans in Whatcom County, most recently with the addition of two accredited Veterans Service Off...

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Posted on: January 21, 2020

Phillips 66 and Renewable Energy Group (REG) Announcement

Phillips 66 and Renewable Energy Group (REG) notified the Department of Ecology and Whatcom County on Tuesday, Jan. 21, that they are cancelling the Green Apple Renewable Fuels Facility project. As a result, Ecology and Whatcom County have ended the envir...

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Posted on: December 12, 2019

New Pilot Project -- Do It Yourself Mitigation Plan

Whatcom County has developed a pilot project to allow single-family homeowners to complete their own mitigation plans. This Do it Yourself (DIY) Single Family Residential mitigation packet is for projects impacting 1,000 square feet or less of critical ar...

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Posted on: January 13, 2020

01/29/20 RESCHEDULED Planned Service Outage for the Lummi Island Ferry

Due to the inclement weather, the inspection and maintenance outage that was scheduled for Wednesday, January 15, 2020 has been rescheduled for Wednesday, January 29, 2020.

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Posted on: December 17, 2019

1st Quarter 2020 Punch Card Sale Dates at Lummi Island Ferry Office

The next three Lummi Island punch card sales dates are:

January 8, 2020

February 5, 2020

March 4, 2020

Punch card sales will be 12 pm to 3:15 pm at the Lummi Island ferry office.

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Posted on: August 22, 2019

Flynn Road/Fishtrap Creek Bridge No. 51 Weight Restriction

During recently completed biennial inspection of this bridge deterioration in the timber girders was discovered. As a result, this bridge will be restricted to 5 tons until temporary repairs can be completed. Effective immediately.

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Posted on: January 13, 2020

01/29/20 RESCHEDULED Planned Service Outage for the Lummi Island Ferry

Due to the inclement weather, the inspection and maintenance outage that was scheduled for Wednesday, January 15, 2020 has been rescheduled for Wednesday, January 29, 2020.

Additional Info... Public Works - Ferry
Posted on: December 17, 2019

1st Quarter 2020 Punch Card Sale Dates at Lummi Island Ferry Office

The next three Lummi Island punch card sales dates are:

January 8, 2020

February 5, 2020

March 4, 2020

Punch card sales will be 12 pm to 3:15 pm at the Lummi Island ferry office.

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Posted on: January 15, 2020

Vacancies on Stakeholder Committee for Public Health, Safety, and Justice Facility Needs Assessment

Whatcom County Council has eight (8) vacancies on the Stakeholder Advisory Committee for the Public Health, Safety, and Justice Facility Needs Assessment. Submit applications by 10:00 a.m. on February 4, 2020.

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Posted on: December 4, 2019

Whatcom County, City of Bellingham Coordinating Winter Homeless Shelters

Whatcom County and the City of Bellingham are coordinating with local organizations to ensure shelter services for people experiencing homelessness are available this winter. Several new resources will be available in addition to year-round shelters.

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