Whatcom County was notified on Tuesday January 21 that Phillips 66 and Renewable Energy Group (REG) were not going to be moving forward with the large-scale build of a renewable fuels plant in Ferndale. The applicant has sited permitting delays ...
On January 21, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Washington State Department of Health (DOH) announced the first U.S. case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in a resident of Snohomish County.
Outbreaks of new diseases among...
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...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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...
The next three Lummi Island punch card sales dates are:
January 8, 2020February 5, 2020March 4, 2020
Punch card sales will be 12 pm to 3:15 pm at the Lummi Island ferry office.
Information on any Office of Emergency Management incidents can be found here. The page is updated as needed.
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...
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 ...
The following severe weather shelters are open for the night of Friday, January 17:
Fountain Community Church Shelter: Serving adult men.
Our offices will be closed on Monday, January 20 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
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.
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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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.
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.