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Posted on: August 14, 2018

Point Roberts Fire Dept Open House August 18!

The Point Roberts Fire Dept invites the public to come to their open house on Saturday August 18 at 11 a.m. They are located at 2030 Benson Rd., Point Roberts.

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Posted on: August 8, 2018

Bypass Bats to Reduce Rabies Risk

A bat recently submitted from Whatcom County to the state public health lab due to human exposure has tested positive for rabies, and the Whatcom County Health Department (WCHD) is reminding people to take precautions to protect against rabies.

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Posted on: July 31, 2018

Lummi Island Ferry Planned Service Outage 8/22/18

Please note that the usual outage ending time has been changed from approximately 3:00 pm to approximately 4:00 pm as the Whatcom County crews need a higher tide to move equipment to Lummi Island.

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Posted on: July 30, 2018

All Vehicle and Vessel Licensing Offices Will be Closed Aug 31 - Sept 3

Vehicle and vessel licensing subagent offices, including the Licensing Division at the Whatcom County Auditor’s Office, will be closed Friday, August 31 through Monday, September 3.  All licensing offices will resume regular business hours on Tue...

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Posted on: July 23, 2018

Whatcom County Health Department Releases Community Health Assessment

From disease rates to graduation rates, the 2018 Whatcom County Community Health Assessment, released today by the Whatcom County Health Department, provides a comprehensive look at the state of the county’s health.

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Posted on: July 12, 2018

Recreation Shellfish Harvest Closures Updated July 12

Biotoxin levels have once again changed, and recreational harvest of molluscan shellfish has been closed on beaches from Bellingham Bay south to the Skagit County line due to increased levels of the diarrhetic shellfish poisoning (DSP) biotoxin.

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Posted on: July 11, 2018

Burn Ban Restrictions Effective 8:00am, Friday July 13, 2018

All land clearing and yard debris burning must be discontinued at that time and all issued burn permits are suspended. Recreational Fires will still be allowed with landowner's permission. Recreational fires must meet certain criteria available on our web...

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Posted on: July 6, 2018

Agate Bay Stormwater Improvements - Phase I starts July 9

This project involves upgrades to stormwater conveyance systems, installation of stormwater treatment facilities, and associated utility work. The purpose of this project is to better manage flow volumes during storm events and provide treatment to stormw...

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Posted on: June 29, 2018

Lummi Ferry Truck Weight/Length Rules in Effect at Low Tide

Public Works would like truck drivers to know the restrictions that apply to weight and length of trailers when traveling on the Lummi Island Ferry, particularly at tides levels under four feet.

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Posted on: June 8, 2018

Sheriff's Office Accepting Applications for Citizens Academy 2018

Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office is now accepting applications for the Citizens Academy that will take place fall, 2018.

The Citizens Academy is a 12 week program designed to provide Whatcom County residents firsthand information about how their s...

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Posted on: April 12, 2018

Document Recording Fees are Increasing in June

Document recording fees will increase by $25 effective June 7, 2018.

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Posted on: March 9, 2018

2018 Herbicide Program Notification

The Whatcom County Public Works Department is beginning the year 2018 Road Shoulder Herbicide Program. Approximately 250 miles of roads are scheduled for treatment. Lawns and yard areas may have a minimum 12” wide strip treated to aid drainage and minimiz...

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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: 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: July 30, 2018

All Vehicle and Vessel Licensing Offices Will be Closed August 31 - September 3

Vehicle and vessel licensing subagent offices, including the Licensing Division at the Whatcom County Auditor’s Office, will be closed Friday, August 31 through Monday, September 3.  All licensing offices will resume regular business ho...

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Posted on: April 12, 2018

Document Recording Fees are Increasing in June

Document recording fees will increase by $25 effective June 7, 2018.

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Posted on: March 8, 2018

County Auditor Releases 2017 Annual Report

This report provides a glimpse of the highlights that occurred in all three divisions of the Auditor's Office; Elections, Licensing, and Recording.  The report provides a summary of events in 2017 as well as statistical information and fun facts....

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Posted on: July 2, 2018

"County Elections Employee of the Year" Awarded to Diana Bradrick

At the recent state Elections Conference held in Spokane, Washington, Secretary of State Kim Wyman announced the recipient of the “County Elections Employee of the Year Award.”  Diana Bradrick, Whatcom County Chief Deputy Auditor, was the honoree...

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Posted on: July 1, 2018

Notice of August 7, 2018 Primary Election

Registration Deadlines: Monday, July 9, is the deadline for mail-in registrations or address changes to be eligible to vote in the August 7 Primary Election.  July 9 also is the deadline for online registrations or address changes at www...

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Posted on: July 30, 2018

All Vehicle and Vessel Licensing Offices Will be Closed August 31 - September 3

Vehicle and vessel licensing subagent offices, including the Licensing Division at the Whatcom County Auditor’s Office, will be closed Friday, August 31 through Monday, September 3.  All licensing offices will resume regular business ho...

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Posted on: August 8, 2018

Bypass Bats to Reduce Rabies Risk

A bat recently submitted from Whatcom County to the state public health lab due to human exposure has tested positive for rabies, and the Whatcom County Health Department (WCHD) is reminding people to take precautions to protect against rabies.

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Posted on: July 23, 2018

Whatcom County Health Department Releases Community Health Assessment

From disease rates to graduation rates, the 2018 Whatcom County Community Health Assessment, released today by the Whatcom County Health Department, provides a comprehensive look at the state of the county’s health.

Learn more: Health - Public Health News
Posted on: July 12, 2018

Recreation Shellfish Harvest Closures Updated

Biotoxin levels have once again changed, and recreational harvest of molluscan shellfish has been closed on beaches from Bellingham Bay south to the Skagit County line due to increased levels of the diarrhetic shellfish poisoning (DSP) biotoxin.

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Posted on: July 6, 2018

Recreational Shellfish Harvest Open in Most of Whatcom County

The Washington State Department of Health has lifted the biotoxin closure on recreational shellfish harvesting for all of Whatcom County except Point Roberts.

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Posted on: June 6, 2018

Recreational Shellfish Harvest Closed for All Whatcom County Beaches

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has closed recreational harvest for all species of molluscan shellfish on all beaches in Whatcom County.

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Posted on: May 31, 2018

BIOTOXIN LEVELS DROP IN DRAYTON HARBOR

Biotoxin levels in molluscan shellfish in Drayton harbor have dropped in recent weeks. As a result, the Washington State Department of Health has lifted the biotoxin closure for Drayton Harbor only.

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Posted on: May 16, 2018

Biotoxin Levels Rise - Shellfish Harvest Closures Expand in Northern Whatcom County

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has closed recreational harvest for all species of molluscan shellfish on beaches from Sandy Point north to the Canadian border including Point Roberts.

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Posted on: May 2, 2018

Biotoxin Causes Shellfish Harvest Closure for North Whatcom County Beaches

Unsafe levels of paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) biotoxin have been detected in molluscan shellfish on beaches in Drayton Harbor. Beaches from Birch Point north to the Canadian border are closed to recreational harvest for shellfish.

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Posted on: April 27, 2018

CDC Warns Consumers About Romaine Lettuce Contaminated with E. Coli

Consumers are being urged to not eat or buy romaine lettuce unless they can confirm it is not from the Yuma, Arizona, growing region. Five cases of E. coli illness linked to romaine lettuce have been identified in WA State.

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Posted on: March 16, 2018

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Kratom, 1 Whatcom County Case

Washington State Department of Health announced today that the Salmonella outbreak linked to kratom has widened. Ten (10) cases have been confirmed in Washington State, including one (1) case in Whatcom County.

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Posted on: March 6, 2018

Free Needle Clean-Up Kits Available

Businesses and community groups who wish to clean up and safely dispose of needles found on private or public property can now do so with free needle clean-up kits provided by the Whatcom County Health Department.

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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: 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.

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Posted on: August 1, 2018

New Maple Creek Park Bridge Opens!

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We're excited to announce the new Maple Creek Park bridge is now open to pedestrians and bicyclists. The 60 foot bridge replaces one severely damaged by a falling tree in 2015.

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Posted on: July 11, 2018

Burn Ban Restrictions Effective 8:00am, Friday July 13, 2018

All land clearing and yard debris burning must be discontinued at that time and all issued burn permits are suspended. Recreational Fires will still be allowed with landowner's permission. Recreational fires must meet certain criteria available on our web...

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Posted on: August 15, 2018

2018 Lummi Island Ferry Dry Dock Shuttle Van Schedules

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Posted on: August 15, 2018

2018 Lummi Island Ferry Dry Dock Van Information

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Posted on: August 13, 2018

Whatcom County Public Works Notification - Fog Seal road list for the week of August 20, 2018

Whatcom County has scheduled the following roads for Fog Sealing beginning Monday, August 20th and running through Thursday, August 23rd between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

  • Aldergrove Road
  • Alderson Road
  • Bay Road
  • Brown Road
  • Gadwa Road
  • Grandview Place
  • Gra...
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Posted on: July 31, 2018

Lummi Island Ferry Planned Service Outage 8/22/18

Please note that the usual outage ending time has been changed from approximately 3:00 pm to approximately 4:00 pm as the Whatcom County crews need a higher tide to move equipment to Lummi Island.

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Posted on: July 6, 2018

Agate Bay Stormwater Improvements - Phase I

Agate Heights Rd and Northshore Rd Traffic Limitations

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Posted on: March 9, 2018

2018 Herbicide Program Notification

The Whatcom County Public Works Department is beginning the year 2018 Road Shoulder Herbicide Program. Approximately 250 miles of roads are scheduled for treatment. Lawns and yard areas may have a minimum 12” wide strip treated to aid drainage a...

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Posted on: August 15, 2018

2018 Lummi Island Ferry Dry Dock Shuttle Van Schedules

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Posted on: August 15, 2018

2018 Lummi Island Ferry Dry Dock Van Information

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Posted on: July 31, 2018

Lummi Island Ferry Planned Service Outage 8/22/18

Please note that the usual outage ending time has been changed from approximately 3:00 pm to approximately 4:00 pm as the Whatcom County crews need a higher tide to move equipment to Lummi Island.

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Posted on: April 19, 2018

Exempt Well Water Information

  • Engrossed Senate Substitute Bill (ESSB) 6091 
  • Information related to legislation in response to the Supreme Court decision of Hirst et al v. Whatcom County
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Posted on: April 19, 2018

Incarceration Prevention & Reduction Task Force

The Whatcom County Council has convened the Incarceration Prevention & Reduction Task Force to work on incarceration and jail issues in Whatcom County.

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