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Posted on: August 12, 2019

Lummi Island Ferry Dry Dock starts Sat., Sept 7

The Whatcom Chief (Lummi Island Ferrry) will depart for dry dock mid morning on Saturday, September 7, 2019. The ferry is scheduled to return to its regular service mid day Tuesday, September 24, 2019.

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Posted on: August 7, 2019

Survey seeking input on ADA Transition Plan

Whatcom County seeks to create an inclusive and welcoming environment accessible to all. Whatcom County is beginning the process to address the accessibility of pedestrian facilities in the public right of way including sidewalks, curb ramps, and pedestri...

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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: July 1, 2019

Health Dept Tips on Preparing for Unhealthy, Smoky Air

Breathing smoke from wildfires isn’t healthy for anyone, but some people are more likely to have health problems when the air quality isn’t good. People at risk for problems include children younger than 18 and adults older than 65, people with heart and ...

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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: 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: 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 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: August 14, 2019

Benefit Sign-up Event for Blue Water Navy Vets August 31

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Connecting Vietnam Vets to Benefits

Some Vietnam-era veterans are now eligible for new or expanded disability benefits as a result of the Blue Water Navy Veterans Act passed earlier in 2019. Together with Whatcom County Veteran Navigator Program, we are ho...

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Posted on: July 11, 2019

Check Shellfish Safety Before You Dig!

Many Whatcom County beaches are closed to recreational shellfish harvest due to high biotoxin levels. Check the Washington State Shellfish Safety map for the latest closure information.

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Posted on: July 31, 2019

Win Prizes! Health Contests for Kids & Youth

We’re offering kids & youth in Whatcom County the chance to win prizes while learning about how vaccines affect our lives. Kids in grades 2-12 are invited to participate in one of two contests.

MY VACCINE ACTIVITY BOOK

This coloring and activi...

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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: July 1, 2019

Prepare Now for Unhealthy, Smoky Air

Breathing smoke from wildfires isn’t healthy for anyone, but some people are more likely to have health problems when the air quality isn’t good. People at risk for problems include children younger than 18 and adults older than 65, pe...

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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 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: 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: August 22, 2019

08/27/19 thru 08/30/19 Lummi Island Supplemental Parking Lot Maintenance Closure

The supplemental Lummi Island parking lot will be closed for maintenance Tuesday, August 27, 2019 through Friday, August 30, 2019. Please read the attached press release for additional important information about this closure.

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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: August 21, 2019

REVISED ROAD WORK UPDATE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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August 21, 2019

Whatcom County has scheduled the following roads for Fog Sealing beginning Monday, August 26th and running through Thursday, August 29th, 2019 between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Please note that Gulf Road has been adde...

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Posted on: August 21, 2019

2019 Whatcom Chief Dry Dock Maps with Explanations

Attached please find the parking map (first map) for the area adjacent to the
Gooseberry Point terminal.
We would like to thank Lummi Commercial Company for their gracious offer to
allow lsland residents to utilize this area for dry dock.

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Posted on: August 20, 2019

ROAD WORK ANNOUNCEMENT - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 20, 2019

Whatcom County has scheduled the following roads in Point Roberts for Fog Seal Application beginning Monday, August 26th and running through Thursday, August 29th, 2019 between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.

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• Bo...

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Posted on: August 14, 2019

Agate Bay Stormwater Improvements Phase 2 Update 8-14-19

Traffic disruptions will continue for the next six weeks on Northshore Rd between Y Rd and Lakeshore Rd. Flaggers will be in place.

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Posted on: August 14, 2019

2019 Whatcom Chief Dry Dock Passenger Only Schedule

We anticipate the first departure with the contracted passenger-only ferry to be approximately 4:00 p.m. from Lummi Island on Saturday, September 7, 2019.

See the Annual Ferry Dry Dock press release dated 08/12/19 for more dry dock details.

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Posted on: August 6, 2019

Whatcom County ADA Transition Plan Survey

Please take the survey at this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WhatcomCo. This survey will help us develop an ADA Transition Plan that will assist Whatcom County in achieving "Mobility for All".

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Posted on: July 31, 2019

Massey Rd. Closure Beginning August 5, 2019

Massey Rd. will be closed beginning Monday, August 5 for the Massey Rd/Sumas River Bridge No. 291 Rehabilitation Project. Signed detour will be in place.

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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 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: 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: August 22, 2019

08/27/19 thru 08/30/19 Lummi Island Supplemental Parking Lot Maintenance Closure

The supplemental Lummi Island parking lot will be closed for maintenance Tuesday, August 27, 2019 through Friday, August 30, 2019. Please read the attached press release for additional important information about this closure.

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Posted on: August 21, 2019

2019 Whatcom Chief Dry Dock Maps with Explanations

Attached please find the parking map (first map) for the area adjacent to the
Gooseberry Point terminal.
We would like to thank Lummi Commercial Company for their gracious offer to
allow lsland residents to utilize this area for dry dock.

Additional Info... Public Works - Ferry
Posted on: August 14, 2019

2019 Whatcom Chief Dry Dock Passenger Only Schedule

We anticipate the first departure with the contracted passenger-only ferry to be approximately 4:00 p.m. from Lummi Island on Saturday, September 7, 2019.

See the Annual Ferry Dry Dock press release dated 08/12/19 for more dry dock details.

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Posted on: August 12, 2019

2019 Whatcom County Ferry Annual Dry Dock Activities

The Whatcom Chief shall depart for dry dock midmorning on Saturday, September 7, 2019. The Whatcom Chief is due to return to its regular schedule midday on Tuesday, September 24, 2019.

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Posted on: June 24, 2019

06/24/19 3rd Qtr Punch Card Sales at the Lummi Island Ferry

The next three Lummi Island punch card sales dates are:
July 3, 2019
August 7, 2019
September 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: 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: 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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