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Posted on: September 9, 2019

Burn Ban Lifted Effective 8:00am, Wednesday September 11, 2019

At that time, verbal burn permits will be available via the Outdoor Burning Information Line. Written burn permits for fires larger than 4’ X 4’ will be available at the Planning & Development Services Office located at 5280 Northwest Dr. All outdoor ...

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Posted on: September 6, 2019

Please Join Us: Whatcom County Justice Updates, Sept. 23rd - 7-8:30 pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Barry Buchanan, Whatcom County Councilmember 

Phone: 360-224-4330 

Email: BBuchana@co.whatcom.wa.us

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Posted on: September 11, 2019

Lodging Tax Advisory Committee Meeting Scheduled for October 1, 2019

The Whatcom County Lodging Tax Advisory Committee will hold a meeting on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. in the Garden Level Conference Room, located at 322 N. Commercial Street, Bellingham, Washington. The public is welcome to attend. For more info...

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Posted on: August 28, 2019

Celebrate Whatcom Water Week September 14-22, 2019

Join the Whatcom Watersheds Information Network (WWIN) and celebrate Whatcom Water Week 2019 through a series of free events held throughout Whatcom County from September 14 to 22.  Local businesses, non-profit organizations, agencies, and commun...

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Posted on: August 28, 2019

Recreational Shellfish Harvest Closed for All Whatcom County

All Whatcom County beaches are closed to recreational shellfish harvest due to high biotoxin levels. Always check the Washington State Shellfish Safety map for the latest closure information.

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Posted on: August 12, 2019

Lummi Island Ferry Dry Dock starts Sat., Sept 7

The Whatcom Chief (Lummi Island Ferrry) will depart for dry dock mid morning on Saturday, September 7, 2019. The ferry is scheduled to return to its regular service mid day Tuesday, September 24, 2019.

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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: September 16, 2019

UPDATE: Advisory for Lake Whatcom Households with Direct-Draw Drinking Water

UPDATE as of 9/18:

There is no longer a health risk due to this incident.

As of Wednesday morning, September 18, the Department of Ecology has reported there is “no recoverable product” at the site of the recent diesel spill in Agate Bay...

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Posted on: September 11, 2019

First WA Case of Lung Illness Linked to Vaping

On Wednesday, September 11 the Washington State Department of Health and Public Health Seattle-King County announced the first Washington State case of severe lung illness linked to vaping. The case is one of more than 450 cases throughout the U.S. that a...

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Posted on: August 28, 2019

Recreational Shellfish Harvest Closed for All Whatcom County

All Whatcom County beaches are closed to recreational shellfish harvest due to high biotoxin levels. Always check the Washington State Shellfish Safety map for the latest closure information.

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Posted on: July 31, 2019

Win Prizes! Health Contests for Kids & Youth

We’re offering kids & youth in Whatcom County the chance to win prizes while learning about how vaccines affect our lives. Kids in grades 6-12 are invited to participate.

MAURICE R. HILLEMAN ESSAY CONTEST

Dr. Maurice R. Hilleman was a virologi...

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Posted on: August 12, 2019

Washington State Hepatitis A Outbreak

Washington State is experiencing a hepatitis A outbreak in multiple counties. There are 14 cases in King, Pend Oreille, Snohomish, and Spokane counties among people living homeless or using drugs. Currently there are no cases in Whatcom County.

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Posted on: June 19, 2019

2019 Point In Time Count Shows Largest Decrease in Homelessness Since 2012

The Opportunity Council and the Whatcom County Health Department recently published results of the 2019 Point-In-Time (PIT) Count, an annual snapshot of homelessness in our community. This year’s results show the largest decrease in homelessness...

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Posted on: August 30, 2019

Silver Lake Maple Creek Campground Open

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Whatcom County Parks & Recreation’s Maple Creek Campground at Silver Lake Park reopens to the public today, August 30th 2019, after being closed since January 2019 for park improvements. The Silver Lake Maple Creek Campground Improvement Pro...

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Posted on: September 9, 2019

Burn Ban Lifted Effective 8:00am, Wednesday September 11, 2019

At that time, verbal burn permits will be available via the Outdoor Burning Information Line. Written burn permits for fires larger than 4’ X 4’ will be available at the Planning & Development Services Office located at 5280 Northw...

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Posted on: September 17, 2019

Rescheduled Prelevel for Ferndale Area 9/23-9/27/19

September 17, 2019

Due to the last two weeks of inclement weather, Whatcom County has rescheduled the following roads for prelevel beginning Monday, September 23, 2019 and running through Friday, September 27, 2019 between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 p...

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Posted on: September 12, 2019

Birch Bay Drive/Pt. Whitehorn Road Drainage Improvements-Begins 9/16/19

Iverson Earth Works, LLC will construct stormwater improvements along Birch Bay Drive between Holeman Ave and Pt. Whitehorn Road. This work will begin Monday, September 16, 2019 and will continue for approximately 9 weeks, weather dependent.

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Posted on: September 11, 2019

ROAD WORK UPDATE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 11, 2019

Whatcom County has scheduled the following roads for Prelevel beginning Monday, September 16, 2019 and running through Friday, September 20, 2019 between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

• Elder Road

• Mountain View R...

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Posted on: August 28, 2019

Celebrate Whatcom Water Week September 14-22, 2019

Join the Whatcom Watersheds Information Network (WWIN) and celebrate Whatcom Water Week 2019 through a series of free events held throughout Whatcom County from September 14 to 22.  Local businesses, non-profit organizations, agencies, and commun...

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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: August 21, 2019

2019 Whatcom Chief Dry Dock Maps with Explanations

Attached please find the parking map (first map) for the area adjacent to the
Gooseberry Point terminal.
We would like to thank Lummi Commercial Company for their gracious offer to
allow lsland residents to utilize this area for dry dock.

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Posted on: August 14, 2019

Agate Bay Stormwater Improvements Phase 2 Update 8-14-19

Traffic disruptions will continue for the next six weeks on Northshore Rd between Y Rd and Lakeshore Rd. Flaggers will be in place.

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Posted on: August 14, 2019

2019 Whatcom Chief Dry Dock Passenger Only Schedule

We anticipate the first departure with the contracted passenger-only ferry to be approximately 4:00 p.m. from Lummi Island on Saturday, September 7, 2019.

See the Annual Ferry Dry Dock press release dated 08/12/19 for more dry dock details.

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Posted on: June 19, 2019

West Badger Road Closure

West Badger Road will be closed approximately 1-mile west of Guide Meridian (SR 539) beginning Monday, June 24 for the W. Badger Rd/Bertrand Creek Bridge No. 50 Replacement Project.

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Posted on: April 25, 2019

Roberts Road Closure 4/25/19

Roberts Road will be closed beginning Monday, April 29, 2019, north of Goshen Road for the Roberts Road/Anderson Creek Bridge No. 249 Replacement Project. A signed detour route will be in in place

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Posted on: August 21, 2019

2019 Whatcom Chief Dry Dock Maps with Explanations

Attached please find the parking map (first map) for the area adjacent to the
Gooseberry Point terminal.
We would like to thank Lummi Commercial Company for their gracious offer to
allow lsland residents to utilize this area for dry dock.

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Posted on: August 14, 2019

2019 Whatcom Chief Dry Dock Passenger Only Schedule

We anticipate the first departure with the contracted passenger-only ferry to be approximately 4:00 p.m. from Lummi Island on Saturday, September 7, 2019.

See the Annual Ferry Dry Dock press release dated 08/12/19 for more dry dock details.

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Posted on: August 12, 2019

2019 Whatcom County Ferry Annual Dry Dock Activities

The Whatcom Chief shall depart for dry dock midmorning on Saturday, September 7, 2019. The Whatcom Chief is due to return to its regular schedule midday on Tuesday, September 24, 2019.

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Posted on: April 30, 2019

04/30/19 Revised Long Overhang Notice for the Lummi Island Ferry

If you are transporting a trailer or driving a vehicle with a long overhang past the rear axles, we strongly suggest you travel aboard the Whatcom County ferry at a tide no lower than 4 feet.

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Posted on: September 6, 2019

Event: Whatcom County Justice Updates, Sept. 23rd from 7-8:30pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Barry Buchanan, Whatcom County Councilmember 

Phone: 360-224-4330 

Email: BBuchana@co.whatcom.wa.us

WHATCOM COUNTY JUSTICE UPDATES

Whatcom County Council Member Barry Buchanan and Whatcom County Prosecutor Eric ...

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