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The Mission of KendallWatch is to promote a clean, safe and strong community and to bring factual information to residents regarding topics or events that impact our area. KendallWatch is a not for profit Community Action Organization and Block Watch.

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NEIGHBORHOOD DEPUTY J. LOREEN

Posted on : April 9, 2016 Updated on : April 9, 2016 in: Website .

Please call 911 for Emergencies

Neighborhood Deputy J. Loreen can be reached at 360-778-6753
E-mail address: jloreen@co.whatcom.wa.us

Please note that Deputy Loreen covers the Columbia Valley. 
(Kendall, the Paradise Lakes Community, the Peaceful Valley Community and Campers Paradise) and including Maple Falls.

You will find the contact numbers under Important Numbers

 

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Air Quality/Importance of burning dry wood

Posted on : Feb. 4, 2015 Updated on : March 11, 2015 in: Community .

Please scroll to the bottom of their site page for other agencies in different areas of Washington State

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Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms and Detectors

Posted on : Sept. 22, 2014 Updated on : Dec. 9, 2014 in: Tips .

Fall is a good time to check the batteries of your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms and detectors.

Every year 1,800 people die from carbon monoxide poisoning.

This odorless, tasteless and colorless gas produces symptoms that are similar to the flu, but without a fever and include:

  1. Dizziness
  2. Fatigue
  3. Headache
  4. Nausea
  5. and Irregular breathing

If you have any of these symptoms, go outside for a while. If your symptoms disappear while you are out, and then reappear when you go inside, you may have carbon monoxide poisoning.

Open doors and windows immediately, leave your home as quickly as possible ...

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Northwest Regional Council

Posted on : May 29, 2014 Updated on : May 29, 2014 in: Web Links .

The Northwest Regional Council is an association of county governments, serving Island, San Juan, Skagit and Whatcom Counties.

Serving people who are older or who need long-term care by providing supportive services as listed by going to the web site link http://www.nwrcwa.org/

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Sex Offender Information

Posted on : May 18, 2014 Updated on : May 18, 2014 in: Deputy's Page .

The topic of Sex Offender registration continually arises during community meetings. Recently several questions were asked about the legal requirements regarding registered sex offenders.
All county Sheriffs have a responsibility. The Revised Code of Washington (RCW) states:

The county sheriff with whom an offender classified as risk level III is registered shall cause to be published by legal notice, advertising, or news release a sex offender community notification that conforms to the guidelines established under RCW 4.24.5501 in at least one legal newspaper with general circulation in the area of the sex offender's registered address or location ...

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Question: How long does it take to secure your load?

Posted on : May 18, 2014 Updated on : Sept. 4, 2016 in: Tips, Website .

Answer: A few seconds more than it takes to destroy someone's life.

WHY SHOULD YOU SECURE YOUR LOAD?

  1. IT SAVES LIVES:  Across North America, road litter, either dumped on purpose by motorists or accidental fall-outs from unsecured loads, causes 25,000 accidents every year, nearly 100 of them fatal. Road litter poses a serious hazard here in Washington too. On average, there are 350 accidents involving road debris on state highways each year.  Source: The Washington State Deparment of Transportation.
  2. IT IS THE LAW:  No vehicle shall be driven or moved on any public highway unless such vehicle is ...

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When to call 9-1-1

Posted on : May 18, 2014 Updated on : Dec. 1, 2015 in: Tips, Website .

If you need immediate police, fire or medical response, call 9-1-1.

If you have witnessed suspicious/illegal activity, are concerned for the well being of yourself or another, or need to report a crime, call 9-1-1

9-1-1 Operators are not law enforcement officers, they are trained to:

  1. Determine the priority of the call.
  2. Obtain the information necessary to assure that responding officers are prepared.

Remember, there is no charge for 9-1-1.

If an incident you report is part of an on-going problem, and the activity keeps on occurring, keep on reporting it. If the pattern changes, report that change. Any ...

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Important tips for: Home Safety

Posted on : Jan. 24, 2014 Updated on : May 7, 2014 in: Deputy's Page .

Every year several thousand people are killed in their own homes due to accidents. A majority of those accidents are preventable. As the temperature continues to drop the use of heating sources increases. The National Fire Protection Association statistics show an average of 366,600 house fires each year. Seven people die each day in U.S. home fires, on average. The most vulnerable group is older adults. 25 percent of the home fire deaths resulted from fires that originated in the bedroom, another 24 percent from fires in the family room, living room, or den, and 16 percent from ...

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Rules of the Road:

Posted on : Jan. 5, 2014 Updated on : Jan. 5, 2014 in: Tips .

Which lanes do you use turning from Chestnut onto Ellis?

Question: At the stoplight on the corner of Chestnut and Ellis streets in downtown Bellingham, there are two left-turn lanes on Chestnut Street for cars turning north onto Ellis Street. However, there are three lanes on Ellis Street, so which are the appropriate two lanes for cars to turn onto? Is it the left and middle lanes, or the middle and right lanes?

I would assume you turn into the left and middle lanes, as it should be assumed that "extra" lanes on a road would always be added from ...

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Rules of the Road: Going over the Speed Limit

Posted on : Dec. 23, 2013 Updated on : Dec. 23, 2013 in: Tips .

Question: How fast do I have to be going over the posted speed limit for an officer to be able to pull me over?

Answer: You may be stopped for any speed over the posted limit. Generally officers allow some leeway due to the inconsistencies of vehicle speedometers.

Q: I am a regular driver on Sunset Drive. At the traffic signal on Woburn Street as well as at Orleans Street it is quite common for vehicles who are way far back in the line to use that lane for what seems like a long distance up to the light. I ...

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QUOTE:

Good advice to follow when making a purchase: Don’t let anyone talk faster than you can think.