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Posted on: August 20, 2018

Annual Lummi Island Ferry Drydock Sept 6 - 27 Details

Dry dock will begin on Thursday, September 6, 2018. The Whatcom Chief is due to return to its regular schedule midday on Thursday, September 27, 2018. As always, the return date is tentative and dependent on the scale of repairs and work required both in ...

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Posted on: August 20, 2018

Air Quality Burn Ban Effective 8:00am, Monday, August 20, 2018

The ban starts at 8 a.m. Monday August 20th and will remain in effect until further notice. This air quality burn ban is separate from, and in addition to, fire safety burn bans already in effect because of increased fire danger in the three coun...

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Posted on: August 8, 2018

Bypass Bats to Reduce Rabies Risk

A bat recently submitted from Whatcom County to the state public health lab due to human exposure has tested positive for rabies, and the Whatcom County Health Department (WCHD) is reminding people to take precautions to protect against rabies.

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Posted on: July 31, 2018

Lummi Island Ferry Planned Service Outage 8/22/18

Please note that the usual outage ending time has been changed from approximately 3:00 pm to approximately 4:00 pm as the Whatcom County crews need a higher tide to move equipment to Lummi Island.

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Posted on: July 30, 2018

All Vehicle and Vessel Licensing Offices Will be Closed Aug 31 - Sept 3

Vehicle and vessel licensing subagent offices, including the Licensing Division at the Whatcom County Auditor’s Office, will be closed Friday, August 31 through Monday, September 3.  All licensing offices will resume regular business hours on Tue...

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Posted on: July 23, 2018

Whatcom County Health Department Releases Community Health Assessment

From disease rates to graduation rates, the 2018 Whatcom County Community Health Assessment, released today by the Whatcom County Health Department, provides a comprehensive look at the state of the county’s health.

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Posted on: July 12, 2018

Recreation Shellfish Harvest Closures Updated July 12

Biotoxin levels have once again changed, and recreational harvest of molluscan shellfish has been closed on beaches from Bellingham Bay south to the Skagit County line due to increased levels of the diarrhetic shellfish poisoning (DSP) biotoxin.

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Posted on: July 11, 2018

Burn Ban Restrictions Effective 8:00am, Friday July 13, 2018

All land clearing and yard debris burning must be discontinued at that time and all issued burn permits are suspended. Recreational Fires will still be allowed with landowner's permission. Recreational fires must meet certain criteria available on our web...

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Posted on: July 6, 2018

Agate Bay Stormwater Improvements - Phase I starts July 9

This project involves upgrades to stormwater conveyance systems, installation of stormwater treatment facilities, and associated utility work. The purpose of this project is to better manage flow volumes during storm events and provide treatment to stormw...

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Posted on: June 29, 2018

Lummi Ferry Truck Weight/Length Rules in Effect at Low Tide

Public Works would like truck drivers to know the restrictions that apply to weight and length of trailers when traveling on the Lummi Island Ferry, particularly at tides levels under four feet.

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Posted on: April 12, 2018

Document Recording Fees are Increasing in June

Document recording fees will increase by $25 effective June 7, 2018.

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Posted on: March 9, 2018

2018 Herbicide Program Notification

The Whatcom County Public Works Department is beginning the year 2018 Road Shoulder Herbicide Program. Approximately 250 miles of roads are scheduled for treatment. Lawns and yard areas may have a minimum 12” wide strip treated to aid drainage and minimiz...

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Posted on: February 14, 2018

Whatcom County Food Inspection Results Now Available Online

A search feature added this week to the Whatcom County Health Department’s website allows users to view summaries of food inspections for the most recent five years.

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Posted on: December 6, 2017

Whatcom County Health Board Approves New Secure Medicine Return Program

The Whatcom County Council, in their role as the Health Board, voted unanimously on December 5, 2017 to adopt regulation that creates and funds a secure medicine return program for Whatcom County.

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