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Posted on: January 2, 2019

Whatcom County Emergency Management Incident Information

Information on Office of Emergency Management incidents can be found here as well as how to subscribe and receive the updates.

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Posted on: January 24, 2020

Whatcom County Issues Statement on Halt of REG/Phillips 66 Project

Whatcom County was notified on Tuesday January 21 that Phillips 66 and Renewable Energy Group (REG) were not going to be moving forward with the large-scale build of a renewable fuels plant in Ferndale.  The applicant has sited permitting delays ...

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Posted on: January 24, 2020

Novel Coronavirus Q&A

On January 21, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Washington State Department of Health (DOH) announced the first U.S. case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in a resident of Snohomish County.

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Posted on: January 21, 2020

Phillips 66 and Renewable Energy Group (REG) Announcement

Phillips 66 and Renewable Energy Group (REG) notified the Department of Ecology and Whatcom County on Tuesday, Jan. 21, that they are cancelling the Green Apple Renewable Fuels Facility project. As a result, Ecology and Whatcom County have ended the envir...

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Posted on: January 15, 2020

Vacancies on Stakeholder Committee for Public Health, Safety, and Justice Facility Needs Assessment

Whatcom County Council has eight (8) vacancies on the Stakeholder Advisory Committee for the Public Health, Safety, and Justice Facility Needs Assessment. Submit applications by 10:00 a.m. on February 4, 2020.

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Posted on: January 14, 2020

County Executive Satpal Singh Sidhu Remarks to Council Jan 14, 2020

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County Executive Satpal Singh Sidhu will present remarks to County Council at their regular 7 p.m. meeting on January 14, 2020. The full transcript of his message is available.

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Posted on: January 14, 2020

Sheriff's Office Citizens' Academy Dates Announced

The Citizen’s Academy is a 12 week program designed to provide Whatcom County residents firsthand information about how your sheriff’s office operates. You will find out what it’s like to be a deputy and learn about the dange...

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Posted on: January 13, 2020

Lummi Island Ferry Service Outage planned for Jan 29

Due to the inclement weather, the inspection and maintenance outage that was scheduled for Wednesday, January 15, 2020 has been rescheduled for Wednesday, January 29, 2020.

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Posted on: January 10, 2020

Severe Weather Shelters to Open Sunday, January 12

Severe weather shelters will open beginning Sunday, January 12.

Family Shelter: Garden St. United Methodist Church will be offering space for families with children to stay the night. To check in before 4:00 pm on a weekday, visit the Opportunity Council a...

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Posted on: December 17, 2019

1st Quarter 2020 Punch Card Sale Dates at Lummi Island Ferry Office

The next three Lummi Island punch card sales dates are:

January 8, 2020
February 5, 2020
March 4, 2020

Punch card sales will be 12 pm to 3:15 pm at the Lummi Island ferry office.

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Posted on: November 8, 2019

WCHD Veterans Program Grows to Meet Local Veterans’ Needs

Since its inception in 2011, the Whatcom County Health Department’s (WCHD) Veterans Program has continued to adapt and expand to meet the needs of veterans in Whatcom County, most recently with the addition of two accredited Veterans Service Off...

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