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Fri, Dec 20, 2013 


Year in Review: Point Roberts Community Advisory Committee

The committee welcomed Joel Lantz, who replaced Dwayne Hunt as the representative from the Point Roberts Registered Voters Association.

Thu, Dec 12, 2013 


Highway 17 to close for four days

The South Fraser Perimeter Road will be opening up to re-route traffic off Highway 17 during a four-day closure.

Thu, Dec 5, 2013 


State receives marijuana retailer application from the Point

A Point Roberts applicant is asking the Washington State Liquor Control Board (LCB) for a permit to be a marijuana retailer.

Wed, Nov 27, 2013 


No contact high for the Point

The Washington State Liquor Control Board (LCB) has released an initial list of individuals and companies who have submitted applications to grow or sell marijuana.

Fri, Nov 22, 2013 


Prepping for the art and craft faire

Artist Kitty Doyle, owner of Blue Heron Gallery on Gulf Road, is getting ready for the annual Christmas Crafts Faire which takes place December 7 and 8.

Radio tower opponents planning demonstration

Opponents of a proposed radio tower array on the Point are organizing a cross-border demonstration to draw attention to what they see as unacceptable impacts of the project.

Election 2013: Surprise ending to fire race

Almost three-Squarters of voters who cast a ballot on the Point for the November 5 election supported the parks department borrowing $250,000 for major repairs to the community center.

Fire commissioners let taxpayers keep some money

Fire district commissioners are taking a pass on increasing the tax levy the district is allowed to take annually.

Avoid misery - get a flu shot

Flu season is here and now is the time to get vaccinated to protect yourself, your family and your community.

Fifteen minutes, tops, then we're out of here!

Who crosses the border at Point Roberts?

Indulge in some Point power shopping

The Christmas Crafts Faire at the community center will be the heart of a weekend of keeping your Christmas shopping local.

Win a raffle - save the Point

A quilt donated by the Point Roberts Quilting Group to the Point Roberts Emergency Preparedness (PREP) group will be raffled off to support emergency planning efforts in Point Roberts.

People of the Point

Local photographer and author Patricia "Patch" McCairen is the featured artist at The Blue Heron Gallery during the month of December.

Shop local this holiday season

Find great gifts at Point Roberts stores

Singing in the holiday season

Students practice for the musical program that will be presented on Wednesday, December 11.

Lighthouse Marine Park construction

Lynden-based HBHansen Construction has begun on the parking lot and dock at Lighthouse Marine Park.

Friends of the Library

We are getting awfully close to the end of the year, when the Friends of the Point Roberts Library's fundraising committee is hoping to reach a $300,000 donation total.

Decorating the home for the holidays

The holidays are just around the corner ... the time of the year we treat others and ourselves to a feast for the senses.

Local districts go for 1 percent

While the fire district is turning down the opportunity to take an extra 1 percent in its 2014 tax levy, that's not the case for its poorer cousins, the parks and hospital districts.

Around the Point

Water district applies for CUP, hearing examiner decision expected

Wedding announcement

Thomas and Valerie Mayer of Point Roberts are delighted to announce the marriage of their youngest daughter Tiffany to Steven Bloch of Bothell, Washington.

Fire calendar

Fire chief Chris Carleton shows off the new Fire Hydrant calendar.

Thu, Nov 7, 2013 


Election snapshot

Point Roberts likes the community center and Democrats.

State recommends getting flu vaccine to protect yourself and your family from illness

Flu season is here and now is the time to get vaccinated to protect yourself, your family and your community from the flu.

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