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Posted on: October 15, 2019

Notice of November 5, 2019 General Election

Individuals can now register to vote or update their registration information until 8:00 pm on Election Day by appearing in person at the Whatcom County Auditor’s Office.

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Posted on: October 4, 2019

County Health Dept Urges Extra Care Warning for those using Illicit Drugs

Due to recent overdose deaths in northwest Washington, Whatcom County health officials are strongly encouraging people who use illicit drugs to understand the risk for fatal overdoses, especially overdoses from fentanyl.

While overdoses can happen from mis...

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Posted on: October 3, 2019

Prosecuting Attorney's Office Awarded $900,000 Grant

The Whatcom County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office received a $900,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice through the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site- based Program.“We are excited to announce that through this grant, the Whatcom ...

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Posted on: October 2, 2019

Community Conflict Resolution Month Proclaimed for October

Bellingham Mayor Kelli Linville and County Executive Jack Louws have jointly proclaimed that October is Community Conflict Resolution Month in Whatcom County.

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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: 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: 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: October 16, 2019

General Election Ballots will be Mailed October 16th

Get ready to vote in the General Election.  Ballots are being mailed tomorrow, October 16th and the Local Voters’ Pamphlets should arrive shortly, Auditor Debbie Adelstein said. 

Ballots can be returned in an official ballot dro...

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Posted on: October 16, 2019

Accessible Voting Units Available Beginning October 16

Registered voters may cast their General Election ballot on an accessible voting unit (AVU).  An AVU is equipped with visual and audio technology that allows a voter with impaired or no vision to vote independently.  The AVU will be avai...

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Posted on: October 15, 2019

Notice of November 5, 2019 General Election

Individuals can now register to vote or update their registration information until 8:00 pm on Election Day by appearing in person at the Whatcom County Auditor’s Office.

Registration Deadlines: If registering to vote online or by mail – or – if changing y...

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Posted on: October 4, 2019

County Health Dept Urges Extra Care Warning for those using Illicit Drugs

Due to recent overdose deaths in northwest Washington, Whatcom County health officials are strongly encouraging people who use illicit drugs to understand the risk for fatal overdoses, especially overdoses from fentanyl.

While overdoses can happen from mis...

More info on preventing opioid misuse

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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: 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: 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: October 16, 2019

Pt Whitehorn Road Restrictions - 10/21/19

As part of the Birch Bay Dr./Pt. Whitehorn Road Drainage Improvements Project, Iverson Earth Works, LLC will install a cross culvert on Pt. Whitehorn Rd., between Birch Bay Dr. and Helweg Lane on October 21, 2019.

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Posted on: October 1, 2019

Roberts Road Opening 10.1.19

Whatcom County and Strider Construction, Inc. are pleased to announce that Roberts Road at Anderson Creek is now open.

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Posted on: September 26, 2019

4th Quarter 2019 Punch Card Sale Dates at Lummi Island Ferry Office

The next three Lummi Island punch card sales dates are:

October 2, 2019

November 6, 2019

December 4, 2019

Punch card sales will be 12 pm to 3:15 pm at the Lummi Island ferry office.

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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: 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: 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: September 26, 2019

4th Quarter 2019 Punch Card Sale Dates at Lummi Island Ferry Office

The next three Lummi Island punch card sales dates are:

October 2, 2019

November 6, 2019

December 4, 2019

Punch card sales will be 12 pm to 3:15 pm at the Lummi Island ferry office.

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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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