Thu, Feb 2, 2012
Ballots mailed out last week
The Whatcom County Auditor has mailed ballots for the February 14 election and they are expected to be in all registered voters’ mail boxes by the end of this week.
Fri, Jan 27, 2012
Who needs Hawaii when you can surf in the waters off Lighthouse Marine Park as this intrepid fellow did during a recent bout of high waves.
Point shifts to 1st congressional district after redistricting: Goodbye to Rick Larsen
Much of Whatcom County will now share a representative in Congress with parts of Seattle and Everett now that the state redistricting commission has finalized new district lines.
Water district tightens up GFC policies
Point Roberts water district commissioners gave lawyers the go-ahead to draft a new policy that would require complete payment of the general facilities charge (GFC) before the district issues a certificate of water availability.
Policies drive away volunteers, says ex-firefighter
“We’re not discouraging volunteers. The minimum requirements need to be met,” fire commissioner David Gellatly said in response to an allegation that district training policies were driving away local volunteers.
Try the community challenge: Sign up for an energy check
Point Roberts residents can take part in a countywide energy efficiency program that has helped county residents save hundreds of dollars per year on energy bills.
Discover Pass expansion gets senate committee nod
The Washington State Senate Energy, Natural Resources and Marine Waters Committee voted unanimously on January 9 to refer a bill to the Ways and Means Committee that would make the Discover Pass transferable between two vehicles.
Local facing multiple counts of assault and threat charges
A local resident has been charged with felony assault and threats after allegedly threatening to kill officers at the port of entry and assaulting local deputies.
School bond, levy up for February 14 vote
Blaine school district voters will be deciding on the annual maintenance and operations funding as well as a scaled-back capital expenditure bond issue. District superintendent Ron Spanjer was recently asked about state education cuts and the election.
A Point Roberts life: Heidi Baxter
It’s no surprise Heidi Baxter has something new in the works. In a life rich in talents and wide-ranging interests, there’s always something notable. Consider the llama standing tall in the pasture just north of Lighthouse Marine Park.
Fiber Fest set for February 18
The Point Roberts quilters have pooled their talents and resources to create four unique quilts as a fundraiser for the library construction fund. The Lily Point quilt, wonky house quilt, natural dye quilt and children's I-spy quilt will be raffled off, with tickets for sale at Fiber Fest at the community center February 18, and the winners will be drawn as that event winds down.
Learning an Eye for Photography
Jennifer Urquhart and Jeff Wilmot instructing primary school students who are using some of the 15 digital cameras the pair donated to the school.
FAA decision to bring more flexibility to NW Sky Ferry flights
Thanks to a recent Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) decision NW Sky Ferry will offer more flexibility and lower prices for its service to Point Roberts.
Move the community center?
Just as parks district commissioners approved the first step toward converting Julius Fire Station into a new library, a far more ambitious plan for the library and other community facilities was proposed.
Family Game Night Fun
Lots of fun was to be had at the Family Games Night at the community center on January 14. The events are held on the second Saturday of the month. Photo by Deven Cano.
2011 Year in Review: Point Roberts Historical Society
The highlight of the year for the Historical Society was the open house in honor of Judy Ross who gifted 18 wall quilts to the society.
Still some wrinkles to iron out on Lily Point construction
The parking lot and restrooms at Lily Point Marine Park may look complete, but they’re not.
Sale of handmade Valentine’s Day cards to raise money for South Sudanese slaves
Local health care practitioner Annelle Norman is organizing a series of Valentine’s Day events as fundraisers to help free slaves in Northern Sudan.
2011 Year in Review: Point Roberts Taxpayers Association
This year’s Annual General Meeting of the Point Roberts Taxpayers Association (PRTA) in July proved to be a big success, attracting greater attendance and participation.
2011 Year in Review: Point Roberts Animal Wellbeing Society
It has been another busy year for Point Roberts Animal Wellbeing Society (PAWS), and the fundraising arm of our society, the Point-Interface e-mail community bulletin board.
Wed, Jan 18, 2012
Redistricting shifts most of county to 1st congressional district
Point Roberts residents will share a Congressional representative with parts of Seattle and Everett now that the state redistricting commission has finalized new district lines.
Wed, Jan 11, 2012
Port commissioner to attend taxpayers’ association meeting
A Port of Bellingham commissioner will attend the next Point Roberts Taxpayers’ Association meeting, which will be devoted to discussion of the port’s plans for the Point.
Gym proponents make their case to parks commissioners
Proponents of a community gym in the Julius fire station on Gulf Road are ready to go, but the space isn’t ready for them.
Thu, Jan 5, 2012
Parks district meeting will discuss expanding Point library
The Point Roberts parks district is set to take a first decisive step toward expanding the library.
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