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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 7, 2019

Road Closure Henley Street at Forsberg 10/15-10/17/19

The Whatcom County Public Works Department will close Henley Street at Forsberg Road, starting on Tuesday, October 15th at 8:00 a.m. through Thursday, October 17th 4:00 p.m., for a cross tile installation project. The closed section is about 200 Feet to d...

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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 30, 2019

Planned Service Outage for the Lummi Island Ferry October 16

There will be necessary inspection and maintenance activities to the Lummi Island and Gooseberry Point terminal facilities on Wednesday, October 16, 2019.

Accordingly the Whatcom Chief will not be in service from 10:10 a.m. to approximately 3:00.

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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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