July 2014

Free hugs at the Community Market

The Community Market on Gulf Road got off to a welcome start on Saturday, June 21.... read more

Artist Point open for the summer

For the second straight year, State Route 542 to Artist Point opened July 1.

NEXUS enrollment center relocating

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are relocating their NEXUS enrollment center to Birch Bay Square.

Hot weather causes burn bans statewide

With a heat wave rapidly increasing fire danger throughout the state, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has expanded the burn ban from DNR-protected lands in eastern Washington to include those west of the Cascades.

Locals, DelBene, lobby for longer NEXUS hours and get them!

Congresswoman Susan DelBene is asking the department of homeland security to take steps to cut back wait times at Whatcom County ports of entry, especially Point Roberts.

UPS Store proposed for Point Roberts

A new franchise of The UPS Store is scheduled to open across from the post office in time for this year's Christmas rush.

Arts and Music Festival still on, so far

Arts and Music Festival organizers and county parks staff are scrambling for another plan, with the poor condition of the boardwalk at Lighthouse Marine Park threatening to shut down this year's festival.

Point Roberts scenic loop approved

Whatcom County Council has enthusiastically approved a proposed scenic loop for Point Roberts.

Lighthouse Marine Park pier delayed

The fishing pier at Lighthouse Marine Park, originally scheduled to be replaced for this year's summer season, will have to wait another year.

Living it up on Canada Day

Celebrate Independence Day on the Point

July 4 celebrations in Point Roberts will kick off with a pancake breakfast at the community center from 8 to 11 a.m. hosted by the Point Roberts Emergency Preparedness committee.

Free hugs at the Community Market

The Community Market on Gulf Road got off to a welcome start on Saturday, June 21.

Get ready for a great 4th of July!

With greater involvement from local groups and businesses, this year's Fourth of July promises to be a doozy.

Fed up residents petition for longer NEXUS hours

A local resident's frustration with border lineups occurring after the U.S. NEXUS lane closes has apparently struck a nerve with other border crossers.

Easy living at The Reef

Summertime and the living is easy on the deck at The Reef tavern on Gulf Road.

Lotze appointed school board director

The Blaine school district board of directors has named Joan Lotze to fill the open position representing director district 3, the seat left vacant by Susan Holmes' departure in April.

Battling backups at the border

Tuesday, June 24: With the NEXUS lane into Point Roberts closed, a vehicle that joined the lineup at 8:12 p.m. didn't clear customs until 8:47; it took 35 minutes to go one block on a mid-week evening in June.

Parks board commits to funding

The local parks district, the county library system and the Friends of the Point Roberts Library (FOPRL) are renegotiating their mutual agreement to give the parks district a potential financial role in transforming Julius Fire Station into a new library for the Point.

Scholarships offered for popular Camp Demigod summer camps

Up to eight students may have the opportunity for a scholarship to Digivations' Camp Demigod.

Clean-up volunteers rewarded with a barbecue

Volunteers who helped out with the Point Roberts Registered Voters Association street cleanup were treated to a BBQ afterwards.

Point Roberts Homegrown Co-op looking forward with confidence

Before I moved to Point Roberts in June of 2013 to help a few college friends on their new farm, I was about as useful in a vegetable garden as a screen door on a submarine.

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