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Posted on: September 20, 2019

Lummi Island Ferry Return to Service on Sept 24

The Lummi Island Ferry, the Whatcom Chief, is scheduled to return to service on Tuesday, Sept 24, 2019 at approx. 3:00 pm. This scheduled return to service date is contingent upon successful completion of the remaining shipyard repairs and sea trials.

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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: September 6, 2019

Please Join Us: Whatcom County Justice Updates, Sept. 23rd - 7-8:30 pm


Contact: Barry Buchanan, Whatcom County Councilmember 

Phone: 360-224-4330 



Whatcom County Council Member Barry Buchanan and Whatcom County Prosecutor Eric ...

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Posted on: September 11, 2019

Lodging Tax Advisory Committee Meeting Scheduled for October 1, 2019

The Whatcom County Lodging Tax Advisory Committee will hold a meeting on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. in the Garden Level Conference Room, located at 322 N. Commercial Street, Bellingham, Washington. The public is welcome to attend. For more info...

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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: 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: 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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