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Posted on: February 14, 2019

Update on Sheltering the Homeless as of Feb 14, 2019

The Executive's Office has been coordinating with the Sheriff’s Office Division of Emergency Management, Whatcom County Health Department, and EMS administration on acting upon the Council resolution from last Tuesday.

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Posted on: February 14, 2019

Update on Cold Weather Shelter Capacity - 2/14/19

We’re working closely with partners to connect those in our community who are unsheltered to shelter facilities during this cold weather period. There is currently still capacity at Lighthouse Mission Drop-In Center and additional space for women at the F...

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Posted on: February 14, 2019

E. Smith/Hannegan Geotechnical Work on Thursday 2/21/19

Thursday, February 21, 2019, some geotechnical exploration (borings) work will require a partial closure of the intersection from approximately 8 AM to 4 PM. Public Works recommends using alternate routes.

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Posted on: February 14, 2019

Special Council Meeting on Friday, February 15, 2019

SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING NOTICE

The meeting will be held at 1 P.M. FRIDAY, JANUARY 15, 2019

in the COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 311 GRAND AVENUE.

DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION

1. Discussion regarding the possible opening of an emergency shelter (AB2019-142)

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Posted on: February 13, 2019

Winter shelters are open and Additional beds have been activated

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Posted on: February 7, 2019

Lodging Tax Advisory Committee Meeting February 20

The Whatcom County Lodging Tax Advisory Committee will hold a meeting on Wednesday, February 20 at 9:00 a.m. in Conference Room 514, located on the 5th floor of the Whatcom County Courthouse, 311 Grand Avenue, Bellingham, WA. The public is welcome to atte...

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Posted on: January 30, 2019

Measles - Prevention and FAQs

With dozens of cases of measles confirmed in Washington State, we are reminding individuals about the importance of making sure you are up to date on the MMR vaccine (measles, mumps, rubella vaccine). 

Most people have immunity to measles because ...

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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: January 18, 2019

Community Health Reports Spotlight Whatcom County

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: December 19, 2018

New Legislative Information Center Online is Now Live

The first meeting of 2019 is January 15, but now might be a good time to look over the User Guide and to familiarize yourself with the new web page. You can set up custom alerts so that you can be notified when an agenda is published, or when a certain to...

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Posted on: February 14, 2019

The Whatcom County Canvassing Board Will Hold an Open Public Meeting

The Whatcom County Canvassing Board will hold an open public meeting as a part of the official canvass of the February 12 Special Election.  The meeting will be held to review challenged ballots and determine their disposition.  The agen...

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Posted on: January 6, 2019

Notice of February 12, 2019 Special Election

Registration Deadlines: Monday, January 14, is the deadline for mail-in registrations or address changes to be eligible to vote in the February 12 Special Election. January 14 also is the deadline for online registrations or address changes at ww...

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Posted on: February 14, 2019

Update on Cold Weather Shelter Capacity - 2/14/19

We’re working closely with partners to connect those in our community who are unsheltered to shelter facilities during this cold weather period. There is currently still capacity at Lighthouse Mission Drop-In Center and additional space for wome...

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Health - Public Health News
Posted on: February 11, 2019

Preparing for Winter Weather

Snowstorms can knock out power, create unsafe road conditions, and make it risky to be outside for long periods. We have resources to help you prepare to stay healthy during winter storms.

Power Outages – Carbon Monoxide

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a ...

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Health - Public Health News
Posted on: February 8, 2019

Winter shelters are open and additional beds have been activated

The Whatcom County Health Department has continued coordination with Whatcom Homeless Service Center, the Lighthouse Mission and the Opportunity Council , to discuss the plan for those who are unsheltered during this cold weather. The Homeless Outreach Te...

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Posted on: January 30, 2019

Measles - Prevention and FAQs

With dozens of cases of measles confirmed in Washington State, we are reminding individuals about the importance of making sure you are up to date on the MMR vaccine (measles, mumps, rubella vaccine). 

Most people have immunity to measles because ...

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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: February 14, 2019

E. Smith/Hannegan Geotechnical Work on Thursday 2/21/19

Thursday, February 21, 2019, some geotechnical exploration (borings) work will require a partial closure of the intersection from approximately 8 AM to 4 PM. Public Works recommends using alternate routes.

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Posted on: February 7, 2019

FREE - Small Farm Expo

Small Farm Expo 2019

WHATCOM COUNTY — The fourth annual FREE Small Farm Expo will be held on Saturday, March 9th at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds in Lynden from 9am to 2pm. Whether you already operate a small farm and are looking for new ideas or markets, gro...

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Posted on: February 14, 2019

Special Council Meeting on Friday, February 15, 2019

SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING NOTICE

The meeting will be held at 1 P.M. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2019

in the COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 311 GRAND AVENUE.

DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION

1. Discussion regarding the possible opening of an emergency shelter (AB2019-142)

See The Legi...

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