Thu, Mar 8, 2012
Romney wins state straw poll; Santorum carries county
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has prevailed in the Washington state Republican straw poll, but the former Massachusetts governor came in third in Whatcom County results.
Wings Over Water Festival features field trips to Semiahmoo
The 10th Annual Wings Over Water Northwest Birding Festival (WOW) on Saturday, March 17, will feature two field trips to Semiahmoo Spit narrated by Jim Jorgensen.
Thu, Mar 1, 2012
School board gets earful at monthly meeting
In a standing-room-only meeting, the Blaine school board was confronted Monday night at its monthly meeting by a crowd of parents and students unhappy about a middle school teacher who had been recently suspended for six weeks.
BP releases preliminary cause of refinery fire
A crude vacuum unit failure at the BP Cherry Point Refinery caused a petroleum byproduct to catch fire, sending the entire unit up in flames, a spokesman for the refinery has announced.
Gas prices skyrocket as oil market heaves
From the Strait of Hormuz to the BP refinery at Cherry Point, the oil market is experiencing an upheaval the likes of which haven’t been seen since 2008.
Tue, Feb 28, 2012
WATER DISTRICT PUBLIC NOTICE
Fri, Feb 24, 2012
Fiberfest a Success
Dozens turned out for a celebration of all things fiber at the Fiberfest on February 18.
County sheds light on PRCAC proposal
The Point Roberts Community Advisory Committee (PRCAC) is pulling back the reins on plans for a streetlight at the corner of Johnson Road and Tyee Drive, after the county informed them up to four lights would be needed to meet current code standards.
If at first you don’t succeed...
Updated vote counts from the February 14 special schools election provided good news for the Blaine school district administration. The percentage of voters in favor of the $3 million capital improvement bond increased from a cliff-hanging 60.25 percent on election night to 62.03 percent. The measure required a 60 percent super-majority to succeed.
SBDC setting up shop in Point Roberts
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is offering free professional business advice for established businesses and entrepreneurs in Point Roberts this year.
Desler returns for stint at county executive’s office
The Whatcom County Executive’s office will welcome a familiar face, albeit on a temporary basis, come April 1.
A common sight at this time of the year in Point Roberts, this bald eagle climbing into the sky was photographed by Denis Beauvais.
Golf course bond set to expire
The Point Roberts Golf and Country Club’s residential development is proceeding more slowly than anticipated, and the bond they were required to post to guarantee infrastructure in the development is set to expire.
The result of conserving water? The rates go up
Point Roberts water commissioners have voted to approve another water rate increase, which is anticipated to be an annual if not biannual occurrence. The new rates will go into effect March 1 and be reflected in the district’s March/April bills.
Hearing examiner nixes rainwater harvesting request
Whatcom County hearing examiner Michael Bobbink has denied an appeal by local property owners hoping to use rainwater as the only water supply for their vacation home.
The calmest place on the Point
That path that led Desiree Kleemann to her idyllic yoga studio in Point Roberts has taken some interesting turns. Pursuing a celebrated dance career, moving across the continent, teaching students of all ages and pioneering a business venture have been the backdrop for Desiree’s central love in life – her family.
Water taxi service comes to the Point
Working with the local voters’ association, Leap Frog Water Taxi is ready to offer an alternative connection between Point Roberts, the mainland and the San Juan islands.
The Lesters take down their shingle
Virginia and Ed Lester, who have provided the community with medical care and laboratory services through the Point Roberts Clinic, have announced they will retire this summer.
Point promoter proposed
Samantha Scholefield is raising funds to create a summer internship for a local student who would work to boost Point Roberts events and businesses.
Year in Review: Point Roberts Park District
Last year was an important turning point for the Point Roberts Park District and all the services and facilities it provides to the community.
Fire district to offer training
The Point Roberts fire department (PRFD) will run local training for firefighters this spring to boost the number of Point Roberts residents volunteering.
Parks sets out master plan
The push to spruce up Baker Field took a step forward with a list of priority tasks and projects presented to the parks board at their regular monthly meeting on February 13.
Thu, Feb 16, 2012
Latest election numbers still show voters supporting school district bond
Blaine school district’s replacement maintenance and operations levy passed handily in Tuesday’s special election but the $3 million capital improvement bond remains a nail biter.
Thu, Feb 9, 2012
Point taxpayers’ group endorses school district levy, bond
The Point Roberts Taxpayers’ Association has thrown it’s official endorsement behind the increased tax revenues for the Blaine school district.
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