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Posted on: January 25, 2023

Council seeks applicants for Laurel Watershed Improvement Dist.

County Council Seeks Applicants to Fill Vacancy on Laurel Watershed Improvement District (Irrigation District)

BELLINGHAM, Washington, January 25, 2023 - The Whatcom County Council seeks applicants to fill a vacancy on the Laurel Watershed Improvement Dist...

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General County News
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Whatcom County Salary Commission to Meet

The Whatcom County Commission on Salaries for Elected Officials will be conducting a series of meetings between January and April of 2023 to review and establish salaries for county elected officials in 2024-25. Meetings are held virtually with the first ...

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Salary Commission background General County News
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Northwest Washington Disaster Grants Program

In partnership with FORWARD, the Washington State Department of Commerce is awarding and distributing individual grants to eligible businesses (including non-profits) in Northwest Washington that have sustained physical damage or economic loss due to the ...

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Posted on: January 18, 2023

New Program to Address Bellingham 911 Calls for Mental Health, Social Welfare

Bellingham has a new program that will send a behavioral health specialist and a public health nurse to respond to specific non-violent behavioral health 911 calls. The Alternative Response Team (ART) is an innovative program based out of the Whatcom Coun...

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General County News
Posted on: January 10, 2023

Southern Whatcom County Beaches Open for Harvest EXCEPT for butter and varnish clams

Biotoxin levels have dropped in molluscan shellfish in southern Whatcom County.  In response, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has upgraded the closure to Butter and Varnish clams Only on recreational harvest from Sandy Point south...

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General County News
Posted on: October 28, 2022

Preparing for Weather Events - Information!

Winter season is approaching and we are already seeing a change in weather. Here is information on how to prepare for weather emergencies. In the event of an emergency declaration we would redirect you to resources that provide specifics of the event.

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Posted on: September 7, 2022

Variant-specific COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Available in Whatcom County

Anyone 12 and older can now get the new Moderna and Pfizer booster shot that helps to protect against the COVID-19 Omicron variants. These new booster shots are coming to local pharmacies soon and will be offered at our pop-up clinic this Friday, Sept. 9,...

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General County News
Posted on: March 4, 2022

Joint Proclamation for the People of Ukraine

Executive Sidhu and Mayor Fleetwood have jointly proclaimed solidarity to the people of Ukraine on behalf of Whatcom County and the City of Bellingham.

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