News Flash

Posted on: September 12, 2022

September 28 Service Outage Planned for Lummi Island Ferry

The Whatcom Chief will be out of service from 10:10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Wednesday, September 28 for inspection and maintenance of the ferry terminal facilities at both Lummi Island and Gooseberry Point. 

  • The last morning run from the Gooseberry Point...
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General County News
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: September 2, 2022

Seasonal Closure Notice for Lake Samish, Whatcom and Padden Watersheds

PARCELS WITHIN THE LAKE WHATCOM, LAKE SAMISH, AND LAKE PADDEN WATERSHEDS

Please note that due to the seasonal watershed closure from October 1st through May 31st, WCC 20.51.410(3) and WCC 20.80.735(2) prohibit Whatcom County from issuing permits w...

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General County News
Posted on: August 19, 2022

Changes Coming to Whatcom County's COVID-19 Data Dashboard

We will soon make changes to the COVID-19 data dashboard on our website. A lot has changed since the pandemic started more than two years ago, and some aspects of the dashboard are not useful anymore. Other information is now easily avai...

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General County News
Posted on: August 18, 2022

North Whatcom County Beaches Reopened for Shellfish Harvesting

Recent testing shows that paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) biotoxin levels are now low enough to reopen north Whatcom County areas from Sandy Point to Point Roberts for shellfish harvesting. Areas south of Sandy Point remain at toxic levels and harvest...

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General County News
Posted on: August 18, 2022

Flood Response Update

Nooksack River flood Lynden

Are you curious about what’s been happening in response to the November 2021 floods and what’s being done to prepare for future floods? We have been working with numerous partners to repair flood damage and take action to prepare for future floods. Visit ...

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General County News
Posted on: July 25, 2022

County Accepting Lodging Tax Tourism Grant Applications

Whatcom County is accepting applications for tourism promotion grants to promote eligible tourism and cultural activities during 2023. Grants are awarded through a competitive process. The deadline is August 25 at 4:30 p.m.

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Posted on: April 8, 2022

Whatcom County Health Department Launches New Response Division

On Friday, April 1st, the Whatcom County Health Department officially launched its Response Systems Division, a new division focused on serving people in mental or behavioral health crises and building infrastructure to provide coordinated services. The d...

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Health - Public Health 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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