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Posted on: February 20, 2018

Parks Department Announces Closure of Hertz Trail effective immediately

A minor landslide occurred at Lake Whatcom Park over the past weekend and is affecting use of the Hertz Trail. The Hertz Trail is closed to all users near the 0.5 mile trail marker. Crews are assessing the damage and will begin cleaning up the debris in c...

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Posted on: February 21, 2018

Whatcom County Ethics Commission Annual Meeting

The Whatcom County Ethics Commission will hold its annual administrative meeting on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. in the County Courthouse - in the County Executive Conference Room, Suite 108.

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Posted on: February 15, 2018

Truck Road Emergency Closure Commences Friday, Feb. 16

An emergency bank stabilization project will begin on Friday, February 16th to protect a portion of Truck Road currently at risk from erosion by the North Fork Nooksack River. It is expected this work will take approximately 3 weeks to complete. Truck Roa...

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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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Posted on: February 20, 2018

Whatcom County Canvassing Board Will Meet Feb 23 to Certify Feb 13 Special Election

The Whatcom County Canvassing Board will hold an open public meeting to certify the results of the February 13, 2018 Special Election.  The agenda follows:

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Posted on: February 2, 2018

Free Small Farm Expo, February 24 at Lynden Fairgrounds

WHATCOM COUNTY — The third annual FREE Small Farm Expo will be held on Saturday, February 24th at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds in Lynden from 9am to 2pm. Whether you are trying to grow your own food, making the transition from hobby to b...

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Posted on: January 29, 2018

Across Whatcom County Flu is Taking a Toll on People and Medical Facilities

Local health care facilities, including PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center, are experiencing full waiting rooms and a high demand for treatment for flu and other circulating illnesses. To help ease the crowding at local clinics and the hospital, Whatco...

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Posted on: December 6, 2017

Whatcom County Health Board Approves New Secure Medicine Return Program

The Whatcom County Council, in their role as the Health Board, voted unanimously on December 5, 2017 to adopt regulation that creates and funds a secure medicine return program for Whatcom County.

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Posted on: June 6, 2017

New Road Maintenance Service Request Process Announced

Public Works has a new way for the public to report ROUTINE road maintenance issues through submission of a form. If your request is an emergency or to report a down or missing STOP, STOP AHEAD, CURVE, or YIELD sign call 9-1-1 immediately!

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Posted on: February 20, 2018

2018 Candidate Filing Guide

The new updated filing guide for 2018 is available now!

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Posted on: February 20, 2018

Whatcom County Canvassing Board Will Meet to Certify February 13 Special Election

The Whatcom County Canvassing Board will hold an open public meeting to certify the results of the February 13, 2018 Special Election.  The agenda follows:

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Posted on: January 3, 2018

Notice of February 13, 2018 Special Election

Registration Deadlines: Monday, January 15, is the deadline for mail-in registrations or address changes to be eligible to vote in the February 13, 2018 Special Election.  January 15 also is the deadline for online registrations or address change...

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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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Posted on: January 17, 2018

Local Pharmacies Help Combat Opioid Epidemic

Beginning January 22, 2017 several local pharmacies will be offering medicine lock bags to anyone filling or refilling opioid prescriptions. The bags are provided at no cost to the public thanks to funding from the Chuckanut Health Foundation.

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Posted on: December 20, 2017

Whatcom Has Hope: Campaign Sheds Light on Opioid Crisis and What You Can Do

The Whatcom County Opioid Response Task Force is launching a new community education campaign, Whatcom Has Hope, designed to provide information about opioid addiction and prevention.

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Posted on: December 6, 2017

Whatcom County Health Board Approves New Secure Medicine Return Program

The Whatcom County Council, in their role as the Health Board, voted unanimously on December 5, 2017 to adopt regulation that creates and funds a secure medicine return program for Whatcom County.

Additional Info... Health - Public Health News

Posted on: February 20, 2018

Parks Department Announces Closure of Hertz Trail effective immediately

A minor landslide occurred at Lake Whatcom Park over the past weekend and is affecting use of the Hertz Trail. The Hertz Trail is closed to all users near the 0.5 mile trail marker. Crews are assessing the damage and will begin cleaning up the debris in c...

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Posted on: February 15, 2018

Truck Road Emergency Closure 2/16/18

An emergency bank stabilization project will begin on Friday, February 16th to protect a portion of Truck Road currently at risk from erosion by the North Fork Nooksack River.

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Posted on: February 2, 2018

Free Small Farm Expo

WHATCOM COUNTY — The third annual FREE Small Farm Expo will be held on Saturday, February 24th at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds in Lynden from 9am to 2pm. Whether you are trying to grow your own food, making the transition from hobby to b...

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Posted on: January 26, 2018

West Badger Road/Bertrand Crk Bridge No. 50 Weight Restriction Removal

Whatcom County Public Works wishes to inform the public that repair work to the bridge has been completed and the 10-ton restriction has been removed.

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Posted on: February 6, 2018

Passport fee increase on April 2, 2018

The Passport Execution Fee will increase from $25 to $35 on April 2, 2018. This increase only applies to passport applicants using the DS-11 form, such as first-time applicants over 16, children under 16, and re-apply if lost or stolen.

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