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Fri, Aug 29, 2014 

 

Anchors aweigh!

Crews prepare to set sail in Kiniski's Reef Tavern's first-ever Cardboard and Duct Tape Boat race held Saturday, August 22.

Denied NEXUS, people want to know why

Carly Roberts had her NEXUS privileges revoked.

Hearing examiner date on radio towers set

Whatcom County has set the hearing date for the proposed radio tower array at the corner of Tyee Drive and McKenzie Way that will be heard by county hearing examiner Michael Bobbink.

Board approves putting bond measure on ballot

A $45 million bond to fund capital improvements at the Blaine school district is headed to voters after the school board unanimously approved the final version at their regular meeting August 25.

Ha Ha Cup winner

Jim McMurtry was the winner of the 2014 Ha Ha Cup.

Rats, leaks and lease force departure of The Letter Carrier

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

County nixes proposed sign

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

Baker Field beautification

B.C. artist Blake Wydeman has been coming to Point Roberts every summer it seems for ever: a favorite memory is of his grandpa's freshly baked berry pies.

DelBene wants border lines cut

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

Horn and ivory smuggler indicted

A Richmond antiques dealer has been caught smuggling rhinoceros horns and other illegal items from Point Roberts into Canada.

Belly dancing at the Arts & Music Festival

As always, the zoftig Rahma Mediterranean Dancers were a big hit at this year's Arts & Music Festival held August 2 and 3.

Recipes from Point Roberts Homegrown Co-op

Hongshao Qiezi (Chinese Red Eggplant)

Clearing exceeds county requirements

Two acreages being cleared off Mill Road have some residents wondering how this fits with tree retention rules, but Tom Bradbury, owner of the larger property, said their tree retention plan goes beyond county requirements.

Fun at the fire district open house

The annual fire district open house once again attracted a huge crowd of all ages on August 23.

A murky question on who owns water hookups

After consulting with their lawyer, Point Roberts water district commissioners have put the question of who owns the Stanton Northwest water connections back to the current developers of the former Point Roberts Beach Club, The Cottages at Seabright Farms.

Trinity kids music camp group performs

The Trinity Church kid√Ęs music camp group performed at the Arts & Music Festival.

Irish dancers

These young Irish dancers were well-received by the audience at the 2014 Arts & Music Festival.

Community center gets new address

At the county's request, in order to have property address numbers along Gulf Road follow in sequence, the Point Roberts Park and Recreation District has changed the community center's physical address from 1487 to 1437 Gulf Road.

Spring Night, Spring Moon

Judy Ross' Spring Night, Spring Moon quilt, one of many seen at her retrospective exhibit held August 16.

Thu, Aug 28, 2014 

 

Fireside Chat with Fire Chief Christopher Carleton

Where has the time gone? Summer is almost over and the days are getting shorter.

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.


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