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Posted on: September 14, 2016

Fire Marshal Stage 1 Burn Ban In Effect

Due to the continued warm weather conditions and increase in wildland fire incidents, the Whatcom County Fire Marshal’s Office has again enacted restrictions on open burning in unincorporated Whatcom County effective immediately. The recent rain did not ...Read on...

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Posted on: September 1, 2016

Election Workers Needed!

Workers will be needed to assist the County Auditor’s staff in the upcoming November election. This is a paid position as a temporary worker.

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Posted on: August 23, 2016

Notice of Seasonal Closure for Permits for County Watersheds starting Oct 1

The seasonal closure in Lake Whatcom, Samish & Padden watersheds begins October 1, 2016. It is prohibited to issue permits within two weeks of the seasonal closure per WCC 20.51.410 (3) & 20.80.735(2) therefore no permits will be issued after Sept. 16th.

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Posted on: August 3, 2016

2016 Lummi Island Ferry Dry Dock

Dry dock will begin on Thursday, September 8, 2016. The Whatcom Chief is due to return to its regular schedule on Thursday, September 29, 2016.

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Posted on: August 10, 2016

Whatcom County Veteran's Website Launched

BELLINGHAM—A new “Whatcom County Veteran Community” website launched this week. The goal of the website is to provide a one-stop online resource where veterans can connect through community events and learn about veteran-specific resources.

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Posted on: September 1, 2016

Election Workers Needed

Workers will be needed to assist the County Auditor’s staff in the upcoming November election. This is a paid position as a temporary worker.

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Posted on: August 11, 2016

Biotoxin Levels Drop--No Biotoxin-related Beach Closures in Whatcom County

BELLINGHAM—Biotoxin levels have recently decreased in south Whatcom County. As a result, the Washington DOH has lifted the biotoxin closure for the recreational harvest of molluscan shellfish for Sandy Point south to the Skagit County line.

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Posted on: August 10, 2016

Whatcom County Veteran's Website Launched

BELLINGHAM—A new “Whatcom County Veteran Community” website launched this week. The goal of the website is to provide a one-stop online resource where veterans can connect through community events and learn about veteran-specific resources.

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Posted on: July 12, 2016

What You Should Know About Bed Bugs

Summer is prime travel season, and in addition to souvenirs, you may unwittingly bring home an unwelcome vacation memento--bed bugs.

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Posted on: June 10, 2016

Bellingham Bay, Portage Bay, and South Whatcom Closed to Shellfish Harvest

BELLINGHAM—Diarrhetic Shellfish Poisoning (DSP) biotoxin levels have recently increased in Bellingham Bay and now exceed the limit for safe harvest.

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Posted on: June 3, 2016

Birch Bay Opens to Recreational Shellfish Harvest

Biotoxin levels have recently decreased in Birch Bay. As a result, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has lifted the biotoxin closure for the recreational harvest of molluscan shellfish for Birch Bay. Molluscan shellfish include

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Posted on: March 17, 2016

County Health Rankings Provide Catalyst for Community Action

BELLINGHAM—On March 16, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) released county health rankings for Whatcom and all other counties in the United States.

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Posted on: August 23, 2016

PDS Watershed Closure

The *seasonal closure in Lake Whatcom, Samish & Padden watersheds begins October 1, 2016. It is prohibited to issue permits within two weeks of the seasonal closure per WCC 20.51.410 (3) & 20.80.735(2) therefore no permits will be issued after Sept. 16th.

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Posted on: September 14, 2016

Fire Marshal Stage 1 Burn Ban In Effect

Due to the continued warm weather conditions and increased wildland fire incidents, the Whatcom County Fire Marshal's Office has again enacted restrictions on open burning in unincorporated Whatcom County effective immediately.Read on...

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Posted on: July 8, 2016

South Pass Rd/Saar Creek Bridge No. 212 Replacement

This project involves replacing the existing structurally deficient bridge with a new reinforced concrete bridge structure. Beginning Wednesday, July 13th the bridge will be closed to ALL traffic. A signed detour route will be in place.

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Posted on: June 27, 2016

So. Pass Rd/Saar Creek Bridge No. 212 Replacement

Upcoming Construction Project Notification for June 24, 2016

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Posted on: August 3, 2016

2016 Lummi Island Ferry Dry Dock

Dry dock will begin on Thursday, September 8, 2016. The Whatcom Chief is due to return to its regular schedule on Thursday, September 29, 2016.

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Posted on: August 26, 2016

Scam Alert!

We have been receiving numerous reports of scammers calling citizens and claiming to be Whatcom County deputy sheriffs, records bureau personnel, local police officers, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) employees and members of other government agencies.
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