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Posted on: October 16, 2020

Temporary Closure of Red Mountain Campground

Red Mountain Campground at Silver Lake Park will be temporarily closed to the pubic beginning on Monday October 19, 2020 through Tuesday October 20, 2020. This temporary closure is necessary to perform routine water system maintenance. The campground will...

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Posted on: October 16, 2020

Temporary Closure of Red Mountain Campground

Red Mountain Campground at Silver Lake Park will be temporarily closed to the pubic beginning on Monday October 19, 2020 through Tuesday October 20, 2020. This temporary closure is necessary to perform routine water system maintenance. The campground will...

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Posted on: October 16, 2020

Temporary Closure of Red Mountain Campground

Red Mountain Campground at Silver Lake Park will be temporarily closed to the pubic beginning on Monday October 19, 2020 through Tuesday October 20, 2020. This temporary closure is necessary to perform routine water system maintenance. The campground will...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: September 29, 2020

Joint Proclamation for Community Conflict Resolution Month October 2020

Whatcom County Executive Satpal Singh Sidhu and Bellingham Mayor Seth Fleetwood have proclaimed Community Conflict Resolution Month for October, 2020 and Oct 15 is International Conflict Resolution Day.

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Posted on: September 29, 2020

Whatcom County Parks Opening Day of Reservations

Camping and cabin reservations for Silver Lake Park in 2021 will open to the public on December 1st 2020 at 9am. 

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Posted on: September 29, 2020

Whatcom County Parks Opening Day of Reservations

Camping and cabin reservations for Silver Lake Park in 2021 will open to the public on December 1st 2020 at 9am. 

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Posted on: September 29, 2020

Whatcom County Parks Opening Day of Reservations

Camping and cabin reservations for Silver Lake Park in 2021 will open to the public on December 1st 2020 at 9am. 

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Posted on: September 22, 2020

Second Half Property Tax Deadline Will Not Be Extended

County Treasurer Steve Oliver announced that the second half property tax due date will not be extended. Whatcom County property owners who pay their property taxes themselves, rather than through a mortgage lender, have until Monday, November 2 to pay th...

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Posted on: September 22, 2020

Silver Lake Park Dry Hydrant Construction and Temporary Boat Launch Closure

The boat launch at Silver Lake Park will be closed September 28, 2020 through October 9, 2020 during construction of a new dry hydrant in the vicinity of the boat launch.

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Posted on: September 22, 2020

Silver Lake Park Dry Hydrant Construction and Temporary Boat Launch Closure

The boat launch at Silver Lake Park will be closed September 28, 2020 through October 9, 2020 during construction of a new dry hydrant in the vicinity of the boat launch.

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Posted on: September 22, 2020

Silver Lake Park Dry Hydrant Construction and Temporary Boat Launch Closure

The boat launch at Silver Lake Park will be closed September 28, 2020 through October 9, 2020 during construction of a new dry hydrant in the vicinity of the boat launch.

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Posted on: September 14, 2020

Auditor's Response to USPS Election Mailer

Whatcom County voters may soon receive a postcard from the U.S. Postal Service encouraging voters to “plan ahead” for the November 3 General Election.  Among the recommendations is to request a mail-in or absentee ballot at le...

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Posted on: August 21, 2020

WHATCOM COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE LAUNCHES NEW CRIME STATS DATA DASHBOARD

The Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office has released a new interactive crime-data dashboard where members of the public can view current and historical information about criminal activity in unincorporated Whatcom County. The Crime Stats dashboard s...

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Posted on: August 5, 2020

Funding to Support Rent and Mortgage Payments Available Now

The Whatcom County Health Department is working with local partners to implement two new housing assistance programs funded by the CARES Act that will provide over $3,300,000 for Whatcom County households that have been financially impacted by COVID-19. T...

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Posted on: July 30, 2020

Testing is just one tool in our toolbox

Using the right tool for a task is more efficient and usually gets better results. Testing is an essential tool to help control the spread of COVID-19, but it’s not the only tool in our toolbox. Some of the tools we have can be used by each of u...

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Posted on: July 29, 2020

New guidance for face coverings: when and where you should wear them

On July 25th, Washington State updated the requirements for wearing face coverings. Face coverings are now required in any common spaces where you can’t socially distance. This includes places such as:

  • Elevators.
  • Hallways, courtyards,  an...
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Posted on: July 24, 2020

The most important COVID number for you to watch

Since the pandemic began, many of us have been closely following data about COVID-19 to track numbers about infections both near and far. It turns out that the most important COVID-19 number to watch is the number of people you gather with. And good news:...

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Posted on: July 18, 2020

Share Compassion, Not COVID

Share Compassion, not COVID-19

We’re all weary of the ongoing effort to protect our community from the impact of COVID-19. At times, we may feel angry, fearful, anxious, or overwhelmed. It can make it all the more challenging to practice empathy ...

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Posted on: July 12, 2020

Show You Care, Wear A Mask

Until we have a vaccine or cure for COVID-19, wearing face coverings, along with physical distancing, are the most effective ways to stop the spread of COVID-19. Wearing a face covering on a regular basis is a new experience for most of us. It can feel aw...

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Posted on: July 10, 2020

New Resources Website for Whatcom County Providers

Our local care providers work hard for our safety, from managing their daily duties to keeping up with the rapid influx of new information received daily. To support this critical work, the Whatcom County Health Department launched a new website tailored ...

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

Limited In-Office County Services Available by Appointment

Starting Monday, June 15, citizens may begin making appointments for certain limited in-office services provided by the Whatcom County Auditor, Treasurer, and Assessor’s offices. Appointments will be available starting Wednesday, June 17. In ord...

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

Phase II Appointments

Bellingham, WA, June 10, 2020:  Starting Monday, June 15th citizens may begin making appointments for certain limited in-office services announced the Whatcom County Auditor, Diana Bradrick, Whatcom County Treasurer, Steve Oliver, and Whatcom Cou...

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Posted on: June 11, 2020

County Council Webpage Guides Citizens on How to Speak to Council at Virtual Meetings

The Whatcom County Council will resume its Open Session during remote-only regular evening meetings. Open Session is an opportunity for people to speak to the Council. The next regular evening meeting is scheduled at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 16, 2020. F...

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Whatcom County Council
Posted on: June 11, 2020

County Council Webpage Guides Citizens on How to Speak to Council at Virtual Meetings

The Whatcom County Council will resume its Open Session during remote-only regular evening meetings. Open Session is an opportunity for people to speak to the Council. The next regular evening meeting is scheduled at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 16, 2020. F...

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Posted on: May 11, 2020

Masks and Social Distancing Mandatory at County Courthouse

Presiding Superior Court Judge Garrett has issued an administrative order on public health measures to protect the safety and security of all people in the County Courthouse effective Monday May 11, 2020. This order requires that all employees, vendors, a...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Point Whitehorn Marine Reserve Stairway Closed

The Point Whitehorn Marine Reserve stairway is closed to the public due to structural damage caused by winter storms. The stairway structure was declared unsafe and closed to the public in February of 2020.

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Point Whitehorn Marine Reserve Stairway Closed

The Point Whitehorn Marine Reserve stairway is closed to the public due to structural damage caused by winter storms. The stairway structure was declared unsafe and closed to the public in February of 2020.

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Point Whitehorn Marine Reserve Stairway Closed

The Point Whitehorn Marine Reserve stairway is closed to the public due to structural damage caused by winter storms. The stairway structure was declared unsafe and closed to the public in February of 2020.

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