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Thu, Aug 15, 2013 


School board strategizing for future

The Blaine school district is facing a number of big changes over the next few years and school board members are planning their strategy to stay ahead of the game.

Crabbing season opens August 15

Crabbing season officially begins this week for the people of north Whatcom County.

Thu, Aug 8, 2013 


Radio towers

BBC Broadcasting Inc. has applied for a Whatcom County conditional use permit that would allow the company to build five 150-foot-tall AM radio towers in Point Roberts.

Fri, Aug 2, 2013 


Burn ban effective August 5

A complete burn ban will be effective Monday, August 5 by order of the Whatcom County Fire Marshal until further notice.

Wed, Jul 31, 2013 


2013 Fourth of July celebrations on the Point

Fri, Jul 26, 2013 


Parks district authorizes bond for community center

Point Roberts parks and recreation district commissioners have unanimously approved asking voters to finance a quarter-million-dollar package of improvements to the community center.

A close race to the finish line!

These belt sanders ran neck and neck during Nielson's Building Centers Belt Sander Race on June 30.

Arts & Music Festival offering more this year

This year's Point Roberts Arts and Music Festival will start earlier than usual to give festival-goers the chance to view more performers, and give them more than one chance to catch their acts.

Group to add Maple Beach facilities to their purview

The Point Roberts Community Advisory Committee (PRCAC) will add Maple Beach facilities to the list of possible uses for gas tax funds if they can get Olympia to add some flexibility to how the funds are used.

Camp Demigod time!

Twenty children ages 9-15 from Point Roberts and throughout North America made the first Camp Demigod in Point Roberts a huge success.

Water district: No dice on price break

It's not official, but based on a staff report from the Greater Vancouver Water District (GVWD), local water district commissioners are anticipating a "no" to their request for a modification of fees they pay for wholesale water.

Eduardo and the captain

Edoardo Mattiuzzi is pictured with a sea captain he carved at Sunny Point RV Park last summer.

Around the Point

U.S. Representative Suzan DelBene will be the keynote speaker at the annual general meeting of the Point Roberts Taxpayers Association (PRTA).


Border surveys track usage

Western Washington University students interviewed travelers at the county's five border crossings this month, gathering data about when, where, how and why they cross the border.

Benefit to help End the Pain

Among Point Roberts' many interesting characters, Judith 'Moira' Mann first fell in love with the Point on a gloriously clear Thanksgiving day ten years ago.

Election 2013

Point Roberts voters will go to the polls this November but only two positions will actually require them to make a choice between candidates.

Anniversary cake

Bev Nielson cutting cake celebrating the 50th anniversary of Nielson's Building Center on June 30.

Kids bike check!

Members of the local fire department will be hosting a bike safety day to keep kids safe on the roads this summer.

Hydrant art

Brian Cherniak and Amalia Pimenta with their Washington Drive fire hydrant, creatively transformed into a Dalmatian.

Burn ban

The Whatcom County fire marshal has ordered a burn ban in effect starting July 15.

Friends of the Library

Weâre financially a little ahead of the lovely book stack sculpture as of July 18.

PRCAC to assume additional role

Whatcom County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing next week on proposed changes to the character plan that would allow the Point Roberts Community Advisory Committee (PRCAC) to assume the role of character plan advisory committee.

It's movie time

Three movie nights on the lawn will be held at Brewster's Fine Foods this summer to raise funds to build a new library.

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