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Posted on: June 19, 2019

West Badger Road Closure Commencing June 24

West Badger Road will be closed approximately 1-mile west of Guide Meridian (SR 539) beginning Monday, June 24 for the West Badger Road/Bertrand Creek Bridge No. 50 Replacement Project. Signed detour routes for local traffic and trucks will be in place. I...

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Posted on: June 17, 2019

The Lodging Tax Advisory Committee is now accepting applications for 2020 Grant Funding

The Whatcom County Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC) is now accepting applications from agencies and groups actively engaged in the promotion and enhancement of tourism in Whatcom County. 

Application period: Opens Monday, June 17, 2019 and Cl...

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Posted on: June 12, 2019

Public Works List of 2019 Prelevel and Chip Seal Roadworks

It is anticipated that prelevel work will start late June in the Point Roberts area and move to other areas within Whatcom County after that.

Chip Seal work will start the middle of July in the Point Roberts area and move to other areas after that.

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Posted on: June 6, 2019

Northern Whatcom County Beaches Closed to Recreational Shellfish Harvest

Unsafe levels of paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) biotoxin have been detected in molluscan shellfish on beaches in Whatcom County. Most Whatcom County beaches are closed to recreational shellfish harvesting.

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Posted on: May 13, 2019

Recording fees to increase July 1, 2019 and July 28, 2019

Document recording fees will increase July 1, 2019 and July 28, 2019.  The fee increases will be added to all documents that are not exempt under state law. 

Effective July 1, 2019: Document recording fees will increase an additional $2.5...

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Posted on: May 29, 2019

Open Houses Scheduled for Shoreline Management Program Periodic Update

Whatcom County is beginning the process of updating the County’s Shoreline Management Program (SMP). The County uses the SMP to regulate activities along our shorelines. The State of Washington requires Whatcom County to periodically update thei...

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Posted on: May 19, 2019

Notice of Vehicle/Vessel Licensing Subagency Opening

The Whatcom County Auditor is accepting applications to open a new vehicle/vessel subagency in the central/south Bellingham area of Whatcom County.  The new agency will replace Bellingham Auto Licensing on Lakeway Drive in Bellingham that is expe...

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Posted on: April 30, 2019

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: April 25, 2019

Roberts Road Closure Commencing April 29

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 place.

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Posted on: March 19, 2019

Latest Youth Health Survey Data Released - 3/19/19

Results of the 2018 Healthy Youth Survey (HYS) were released yesterday. Washington State students in grades 6, 8, 10, and 12 take the HYS every two years, voluntarily answering a wide variety of questions about health behaviors and other factors that affe...

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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: May 24, 2019

Special 3-Day Candidate Filing Period

There will be a special 3-day filing period August 14 - August 16 for offices up for election in which no candidate filed during official candidate filing week.

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Posted on: June 11, 2019

Questions Received for the Proposal for the Subagency Replacement

Questions regarding the Request for Proposal for the Subagency Replacement of Bellingham Auto Licensing were due by 4:30 pm on June 7, 2019. No questions were received

Proposals must be received by the Auditor’s Office no later than 4:30 pm, Jun...

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Posted on: May 17, 2019

Notice of Vehicle/Vessel Licensing Subagency Opening

The Whatcom County Auditor is accepting applications to open a new vehicle/vessel subagency in the central/south Bellingham area of Whatcom County.  The new agency will replace Bellingham Auto Licensing on Lakeway Drive in Bellingham that is expe...

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Posted on: May 13, 2019

Recording fees to increase July 1, 2019 and July 28, 2019

Document recording fees will increase July 1, 2019 and July 28, 2019.  The fee increases will be added to all documents that are not exempt under state law. 

Effective July 1, 2019: Document recording fees will increase an additional $2.5...

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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: June 6, 2019

Northern Whatcom County Beaches Closed to Recreational Shellfish Harvest

Unsafe levels of paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) biotoxin have been detected in molluscan shellfish on beaches in Whatcom County. Most Whatcom County beaches are closed to recreational shellfish harvesting.

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Posted on: May 16, 2019

New Measles Cases in Washington State

Check your immunization status to make sure your family is up-to-date on your measles (MMR) vaccinations.

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Posted on: May 1, 2019

Mental Health Data for Youth Shows Concerning Trend

New data on the health of Whatcom County youth show a high and increased number of students reporting feelings of anxiety and depression and seriously considering suicide. There are also significant disparities between certain groups of students, with fem...

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Posted on: March 19, 2019

Latest Youth Health Survey Data Released - 3/19/19

Results of the 2018 Healthy Youth Survey (HYS) were released yesterday. Washington State students in grades 6, 8, 10, and 12 take the HYS every two years, voluntarily answering a wide variety of questions about health behaviors and other factors that affe...

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Posted on: January 25, 2019

Recreational Shellfish Harvest Upgraded in Southern Whatcom County

BELLINGHAM, WA — Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) and Diarrhetic Shellfish Poisoning (DSP) biotoxin levels have dropped in most species of molluscan shellfish in southern Whatcom County. As a result, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has

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Posted on: January 18, 2019

Community Health Snapshots Explore Health Across Whatcom County - Jan. 9, 2019

Executive Summary of 2018 Community Health Snapshots, Whatcom County

After completing the 2018 Community Health Assessment (CHA) for Whatcom County, Whatcom County Heatlh Department began to further explore how health is experienced across Whatcom County. To this end, we reviewed public health data for geographic ...

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Posted on: November 21, 2018

Construction Notice – Silver Lake Park

Silver Lake Park Construction Map

Starting January 2019 Whatcom County Parks & Recreation will begin reconstruction of the Maple Creek Campground at Silver Lake Park. The campground improvement project will include reconstruction and widening of campground roads and shoulders, install...

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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: June 18, 2019

Whatcom County Public Works Notification - Prelevel Road List for the week of June 24, 2019

Whatcom County has scheduled the Point Roberts roads for Prelevel work beginning Monday, June 24th and running through Friday, June 28, 2019 between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

It is requested that the public use alternate routes when possible as ...

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Posted on: June 13, 2019

06/13/19 Whatcom Chief Summer Fuel Truck Schedule Change

To maximize service, we will be limiting propane and fuel deliveries during the months of July and August. During these months, we will welcome propane and fuel trucks on Thursdays only. This change is in effect July 8, 2019 thru Sept 2, 2019.

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Posted on: June 13, 2019

Small Area Paving Press Release 6.13.19

Whatcom County Public Works proposed to repair Birch Bay Drive storm damage, Truck Road flood damage, and several railroad and bridge approaches starting late June 2019.

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Posted on: June 11, 2019

06/26/19 Planned Service Outage for the Lummi Island Ferry

Whatcom Co Public Works would like to inform the public of necessary inspection and maintenance activities to the ferry terminal facilities. On Wednesday, June 26, 2019 from 10:10 am to approximately 3:00 pm the Whatcom Chief will not be in service.

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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: June 13, 2019

06/13/19 Whatcom Chief Summer Fuel Truck Schedule Change

To maximize service, we will be limiting propane and fuel deliveries during the months of July and August. During these months, we will welcome propane and fuel trucks on Thursdays only. This change is in effect July 8, 2019 thru Sept 2, 2019.

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Posted on: June 11, 2019

06/26/19 Planned Service Outage for the Lummi Island Ferry

Whatcom Co Public Works would like to inform the public of necessary inspection and maintenance activities to the ferry terminal facilities. On Wednesday, June 26, 2019 from 10:10 am to approximately 3:00 pm the Whatcom Chief will not be in service.

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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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