Fri, Jun 29, 2012
Fire district steps up coverage
Fire district commissioner Stan Riffle overcame initial resistance from fellow commissioners to gain unanimous approval of a pilot program to increase coverage on weekdays.
They came, they saw, they said, ‘No money’
Leading a small crew of county officials, a relatively new county executive Jack Louws came to Point Roberts to introduce himself and to hear what local residents had to say. This being Point Roberts, he got an earful.
Open for Business!
The Point Roberts Visitor Center, located at the Gulf Road community center, is now open, and Martha Tobiya's smiling face will be there to help people discover the Point every weekend until Labor Day.
The Point Roberts Primary School held its graduation ceremony on June 7
The Blue Door Interiors opens
Jana Walker of Ladner and Point Roberts has recently opened The Blue Door Interiors in Ladner Village.
Parks rolls out kayak, kids camp
Recreational opportunities for local youths appear to be looking up these days. Point Roberts park commissioners reviewed local initiatives at their regular meeting on June 18.
Bigger port board on ballot
This November, Whatcom County voters will decide on expanding the Port of Bellingham Commission to five members.
Water: The chains that binds us
With rising water costs prompting some property owners to ask to have their connections to the system terminated, water district commissioners are re-examining their policies.
Another of the Point’s more notable residents, a great blue heron takes off from the tideflats.
Getting from Point A to Point B
The Point Roberts Community Advisory Committee (PRCAC) got some expert advice on the kinds of improvements, big and small, that would make roads friendlier for non-motorized transportation.
The bugs have come out to eat
A recurring epidemic on the Point, tent caterpillars are once again defoliating local trees this year. The infestation at Lily Point is so severe in areas that some park users have taken to wearing hoods to prevent the orange and black caterpillars, and their rain of feces, from falling onto hair and clothes.
Presenting the 2012 graduates
The Point Roberts graduates of the 2012 Blaine High School graduating class
Richard Clark: An appreciation
Richard E. Clark, writer of definitive histories of Point Roberts and of the Peace Arch and a man who could truly be called the conscience of Blaine, died May 26 at the age of 82.
Local scholars cash in on dollars
“Award’s Night,” held June 7, was a happy event as Dollars for Scholars awarded 17 scholarships to assist with the cost of college tuition. Graduating high school seniors Silvija Grossman, Kaylen Hebert, Lake Hughes, Shae Perritt, Parker Wallace, and Monty Pruss each received $1,000 scholarships.
Tony Barton: Portrait of a singer
Tony Barton has a beautiful baritenor voice – dark and rich in the lower range, bright and free on the top. But voice is only part of a great performance. When talking to Barton, I heard a refreshing perspective.
The last wave?
The tsunami warning siren at the corner of APA Road and Tyee Drive will sound the first Monday of every month at noon to test the system’s loudspeaker.
Auntie Pam is coming to town
Pamala Sheppard is opening her own store where the McFrugals store now stands on Gulf Road.
Tell the 911 dispatch where you are
Canadian cellular telephone users need to know where they are and be clear with 911 dispatchers about their location or response could be delayed in an emergency, according to Lieutenant Bill Slodysko, deputy director of What-Comm 911, the agency responsible for handling emergency calls in Whatcom County.
Reading books for fun and prizes
Local readers are winning prizes for reading books through the local library’s summer reading program.
Thu, Jun 21, 2012
Businesses encouraged to accept Canadian debit cards
Thousands of Canadian dollars flow into Whatcom County every day, and the county’s chamber of commerce wants local businesses to take greater advantage of this source of business.
Thu, Jun 14, 2012
County, Bellingham agree on framework for EMS system
Nearly two years after Whatcom County moved to dissolve the existing countywide emergency medical services (EMS) system, county and city of Bellingham officials have agreed on the framework for a new one.
Thu, Jun 7, 2012
Point Roberts Visitor Center opens for business
The Point Roberts Visitor Center, located at the Gulf Road community center, is now open, and Martha Tobiya’s smiling face will be there to help people discover the Point every weekend until Labor Day.
County chooses Cherry Point terminal study consultant
Whatcom County Council has approved a contract with a Colorado-based environmental consulting firm to produce the massive environmental review of the Gateway Pacific Terminal (GPT).
Whatcom County to host living with the coast workshop in Birch Bay
Residents of land adjacent to coastlines will get the chance to learn more about how to safely and effectively manage their properties at a free workshop this Saturday.
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