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Fri, Sep 27, 2013 


Fishing boat goes to the bottom

Bellingham fisherman Steve Christensen and his crew are safe after their boat sank in more than 200 feet of water off Point Roberts in early September.


Point Roberts Homegrown Co-op directors spoke after the screening of GMO OMG at the fire hall on Friday, September 6.

Sign up now for the Art and Craft Fair

The Point Roberts Artisan Guild is putting out the call for local crafters and artists to participate in this year's Art and Craft Fair at the community center.

School board discusses problematic student test scores

At a busy school board meeting September 23, board members heard some bad news regarding student math test results.

Friends of the Library

It's been a busy four months that have just past, with lots of events and lots of contributions.

Travel insurance tips for Canadians

Canadians know to buy health insurance when traveling outside Canada.

Fire and water districts agree to agree

In a show of cooperation, the Point Roberts fire district and water district boards have agreed to jointly pay for a new septic system at the Benson Road fire hall.

Poirier featured in fall exhibit

Local artist Nancy Poirier will be featured in the new fall exhibit at the community center.

Join the Ghost Crew

The fire department is getting ready for their second annual Halloween haunted house.

The hydrants of Point Roberts

And, we have a winner!

The winning fire hydrants, chosen by an eight judge panel that was comprised of five community members and three members from the fire department, are as follows.

Thu, Sep 19, 2013 


Fight the Towers coalition to raise funds

A newly formed cross-border coalition has started raising funds to cover the cost of fighting to stop a proposed five-tower AM radio array at the corner of Tyee Drive and Mackenzie Way.

Thu, Sep 12, 2013 


Ship will stay sunk off Point Roberts

Bellingham fisherman Steve Christensen and his crew are safe after their boat sank in more than 200 feet of water off Point Roberts last week.

Icelandic volcano documentary to be shown at Blaine Public Library

Be thankful our local volcano, Mt. Baker, is relatively stable.

Skagit River bridge to be installed this Saturday

Southbound travel on Interstate 5 is about to experience another minor hiccup as workers move to place the newly built replacement span across the Skagit River this weekend.

Thu, Sep 5, 2013 


State announces new pot rules

Just a few months before the application period to end, the state has issued long-awaited rules on the growing, processing and sale of marijuana

Feds to go easy on new state pot laws

In a memo from U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, Washington and Colorado governors got the news they were waiting for: the federal government does not intend to crack down on new state pot laws.

Fri, Aug 30, 2013 


Even the dogs dance in Point Roberts

Alfredo kicks off his dancing paws at the jazz concert held August 18 at Trinity Lutheran Church.

Heavy static greets radio towers proposal

An overflow crowd of more than 60 people showed up at the community center Tuesday, August 20 to talk about a proposal to build five 150-foot-high AM radio towers on a 10-acre parcel of land abutting Tyee Drive and McKenzie Way.

Congresswoman Suzan DelBene vows to help Point

Point Roberts presented a unified front to U.S. Representative Suzan DelBene.

Cost of fire district Kool Aid jumps 25 percent

The sound of swishing that some residents heard Tuesday, August 27 was the sound of local fire commissioners shoveling cash at part-time fire chief Chris Carleton as they handed him a 25 percent raise barely a year into his tenure.

Point Roberts Clinic anniversary

Natalie Davidson, nurse practitioner, and Virginia Lester at the 10 year anniversary celebration of the Point Roberts Clinic on July 6.

Why we grow heirloom veggies

When visitors to our garden at the Point Roberts Homegrown Co-op learn that nearly every plant is an open pollinated heirloom variety, the most common question we receive is, "What exactly is an heirloom vegetable?"

First they came for the fence posts. Then they came for the children.

Opponents of a Maple Beach parking proposal evoked images of cherubian carnage at this month's Point Roberts Community Advisory Committee (PRCAC) meeting on August 20.

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