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Several of signs located at the end of the ferry terminal on Lummi Island (September 21, 2019). Photo courtesy of Jackie Granger of Lummi Island Concierge.

Lummi Island Washington news feed

Lummi Island Washington news feed

Below are the latest Whatcom News stories that affect people who live and/or work in and around Lummi Island Washington.

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Washington state reports first confirmed case of monkeypox

“Despite the news of multiple cases nationwide, monkeypox is a very rare disease in the United States and the Washington resident who tested positive does not pose a public health risk.”

Photo of the seized 18' Bayliner containing duffel bags filled with methamphetamine (May 25, 2022). Photo courtesy of US Attorney's Office
Photo of the seized 18′ Bayliner containing duffel bags reportedly filled with methamphetamine crystals (May 25, 2022). Photo courtesy of US Attorney’s Office

Nearly 1,500 pounds of meth seized aboard boat by Bellingham CBP Air and Marine Operations

The man operating the boat said he was moving it for a friend and heading back to Canada.

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Lummi Island fire danger level sign (May 2022). Photo courtesy of Whatcom County Fire District 11

Lummi Island fire district resumes LOW fire danger restrictions with resumption of vehicle ferry service

Outdoor burning restrictions were in place while the passenger-only ferry replaced the Whatcom Chief.

Power outage map (January 13, 2021). Source: Puget Sound Energy
Power outage map (January 13, 2021). Source: Puget Sound Energy

Blackout risk in Washington state low but ‘not trivial’

The public is invited to submit recommendations on preventing blackouts, as well as any regulatory or statutory changes and utility actions to improve resource adequacy.

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Ballot drop box located in the Ferndale City Hall parking lot (February 2016). Photo: Whatcom News

Here is who filed for political positions open for election this year

Candidate filing week was last week and the withdrawal deadline was 4:30pm today, Monday, May 23rd.

Localized weather system heading into Whatcom County from BC this evening could bring rain, maybe thunder

The weather system is expected to bring rain and possibly thunder by the time it arrives in Whatcom County.

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Some Ford vehicle owners warned to park outside due to fire risk

Owners of 2021 Ford Expeditions and Lincoln Navigators are advised to park outside and away from structures due to the risk of fire.


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