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Thu, Aug 21, 2014 


Newest version of Valero sign is a no go

Whatcom County denied an application for a 25-foot internally lit sign at the Valero station on Gulf Road, which sent indignant owner Fred Pakzad back to the character plan committee.

County and city police officers step up DUI patrols

Police forces throughout Whatcom and San Juan counties are intent on stopping and discouraging driving under the influence.

Shellfish harvesters: know before you dig

Joshua Leinbach, an environmental health specialist with the Whatcom County Health Department (WCHD), knows why it's critical that recreational shellfish harvesters are aware that a beach has been closed to harvesting.

Campfires now allowed in Western Washington

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced August 15 that it is adjusting the statewide burn ban initiated on August 11.

Thu, Aug 14, 2014 


DelBene brings good news to the Point

A well-attended community forum on Monday, August 11, sponsored by the Point Roberts Taxpayers' Association welcomed U.S. Representative Suzan DelBene.

Thu, Aug 7, 2014 


Paint the Point's fire hydrants

Starting Friday, August 8, find your hydrant and paint it up.

Arts & Music Festival, August 2-3, 2014

Wildlife smuggled through Point Roberts

A Richmond antiques dealer has been smuggling rhinoceros horns through Point Roberts.

The Letter Carrier to close

Citing rats and leaks in a building they describe as in "horrendous condition," Les and Nancy Lomedico are shutting down The Letter Carrier.

Thu, Jul 31, 2014 


Art commissioned for Baker Field restrooms

The Point Roberts parks district is looking for local artists to spruce up the restrooms at Baker Field.

Pick a bushel of blackberries

Blackberry season is off to an early and especially bountiful start this year.

Hearing set for radio towers

Whatcom County has set the date for the proposed radio tower array at the corner of Tyee Drive and Mackenzie Way to be before the county hearing examiner.

Tsunami awareness important for Point Roberts dwellers

The thought that the Northwest is free from substantial earthquake activity is no longer an acceptable mindset.

Suzan DelBene to meet the public in Point Roberts

Congresswoman Suzan DelBene will be visiting Point Roberts on Monday, August 11.

CBP advises early travel for B.C. Day holiday weekend

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is reminding travelers planning trips across the border this holiday weekend into the United States to plan ahead and to anticipate increased traffic volumes during the celebration of British Columbia's B.C. Day holiday weekend.

CBP hiring 2,000 new employees nationwide

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will be adding an additional 2,000 officer positions to their land, air and seaports around the country.

Fri, Jul 25, 2014 


Arts & music festival set for August 2-3

The Point Roberts Arts and Music Festival will go ahead this year, reconfigured to accommodate the failing southeastern portion of the Lighthouse Marine Park boardwalk, which the county parks department has closed off due to safety concerns.

County council approves scenic loop for Point

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

The summer of '56: Three months of hard work, beautiful weather and a little adventure

Graduation day for me was June 1, 1956.

Character plan committee to expand

The Point Roberts Community Advisory Committee (PRCAC) will continue to accept applications to fill a vacant spot on the board in a bid to get wider community involvement.

DelBene gets results at border

Congresswoman Suzan DelBene has asked the Department of Homeland Security to take steps to cut back wait times at Whatcom County ports of entry, especially Point Roberts.

Food bank looking for space

On Wednesday mornings at 6 a.m., Henry Rosenthal is in Tsawwassen, picking up bread from one of the local supermarkets that donates to the Point Roberts Food Bank.

Too hot to hurry

Slow down and enjoy summer.

Local writer publishes first novel

Long time resident Margot Griffiths has recently had her first novel "Angel Hair" published.

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