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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: September 19, 2018

Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning Biotoxin at Unsafe Levels in Bellingham Bay

PSP biotoxin rose to the highest levels of the year in samples collected from Bellingham Bay this week. Biotoxin levels are high enough that severe illness or even life-threatening symptoms are likely if mussels are consumed.

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Posted on: September 13, 2018

Burn restrictions reduced effective 8:00 a.m. September 14

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 Cou...

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Posted on: September 10, 2018

Election Observer Training October 23

This will be the final election observer training of the year.  Interested citizens are welcome to attend this informative training.  Learn the various phases of ballot processing with our new ES&S mail ballot verifier and Clear Ball...

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Posted on: September 10, 2018

North Pass Road closure notification for Sept 17-28

The Whatcom County Public Works Department will close North Pass Road between Telegraph Road and Minaker Road beginning Monday, September 17th at 7:00 am and ending on Friday, September 28th at 5:00 pm for a culvert repair project. This closure will be in...

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Posted on: August 30, 2018

Shellfish Closure Update

Recreational harvest of molluscan shellfish has been closed on beaches from Bellingham Bay south to the Skagit County line including all of Larrabee State Park.

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Posted on: August 20, 2018

Annual Lummi Island Ferry Drydock Sept 6 - 27 Details

Dry dock will begin on Thursday, September 6, 2018. The Whatcom Chief is due to return to its regular schedule midday on Thursday, September 27, 2018. As always, the return date is tentative and dependent on the scale of repairs and work required both in ...

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Posted on: August 8, 2018

Bypass Bats to Reduce Rabies Risk

A bat recently submitted from Whatcom County to the state public health lab due to human exposure has tested positive for rabies, and the Whatcom County Health Department (WCHD) is reminding people to take precautions to protect against rabies.

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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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