Thu, Jan 5, 2012
CBP announces schedule for public informational classes
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials plan to hold a seven-week citizens’ academy so residents can learn more about CBP operations.
Thu, Dec 22, 2011
One family has the Blaine police and the Border Patrol to thank this holiday season.
On Tuesday just after dark, Blaine police received a call from the Portland police department. They had learned that an Oregon resident who had threatened to commit suicide had used his cell phone close to the Canadian border.
Lane shift for NEXUS users at truck crossing
All NEXUS users heading northbound into Canada via the truck crossing will be relocated to a new lane on the west side of the port of entry effective Friday, December 23 at 7 a.m.
Deputy county administrator retires
After serving for 12 years under outgoing Whatcom County Executive Pete Kremen, deputy county administrator Dewey Desler has announced his retirement.
U.S./Canada border agreement could improve Amtrak inspection times
Inspections of southbound Amtrak trains on the tracks in Blaine could soon be a thing of the past now that a cross-border security screening agreement has been finalized.
Fri, Dec 16, 2011
2011: Another one bites the dust
Zoom-zoom. Just like the car commercial, another year has zipped by. But before you sit down with pencil and paper to list your New Year’s resolutions, take time to look back at how 2011 turned out for Point Roberts...
Let there be light. And there was light. A streetlight, to be exact.
After over a year of meetings, the Point Roberts Community Advisory Committee (PRCAC) took its first official action, approving a recommendation to Whatcom County about how to spend gas tax dollars collected on the Point: a streetlight.
Can you hear me? Can you hear me now?
The wait is almost over for Verizon Wireless customers looking for more bars.
New Year’s Eve concert to benefit Blaine High School band students
Usher in 2012 while helping local young musicians head off to perform and learn in Japan at the beginning of 2013!
Commissioners approve water main work
Point Roberts Water District commissioners are hoping to replace the worst of the Point’s failing water mains in January.
A Historic 2011
The Point Roberts Historical Society is looking forward to a new year of looking at Point Roberts in years past. From left, Sylvia Schonberg, Kitty Doyle, Pauli DeHaan, Joan Linde, John Miller.
A Big Thanks!
Jacynthe Bergeron-Perich, l., Karen Pollock and Barbara Bradstock of the Point Artisan Guild handed over a big check to local parks district commissioners Mary Edgley and Linda Hughes at the Pier Restaurant on December 12.
A Season of Music
Trinity Church was filled with music and song on Sunday, December 11 as the Trinity Community Choir presented its Christmas concert.
Point Roberts Community Advisory Committee 2011 Review
The PRCAC will focus on several major projects for next year (again, coordinating with other organizations) including raising funds for redesigning the Julius Fire Hall, renovating the community center and constructing a lighthouse at Lighthouse Park.
Washrooms near completion and landscaping goes in at the entrance to Lily Point Park at the east end of APA Road.
Point Roberts Taxpayers Association 2011 Review
This year’s Annual General Meeting of the taxpayers association (PRTA), in July, proved to be a big success, attracting greater attendance and participation than usual.
Point Roberts Chamber of Commerce 2011 Review
The Point Roberts Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau directors would like to thank all chamber members for their continued support in 2011.
Point Roberts Hospital District 2011 Review
The Point Roberts Public Hospital District would like to thank Ed and Virginia Lester, along with Valerie Loreen and new hire Shivé Marshall for their continued service of excellence in providing medical care for the community.
Point Roberts Registered Voters Association 2011 Review
The PRRVA will continue to work with all organizations on behalf of the residents of the Point. We have been part of the community for over 40 years and encourage you to get involved. Great things will happen when we all work together.
Point Roberts Emergency Preparendness 2011 Review
Your PREP group has been busy again this year in a number of activities for our community.
Thu, Dec 15, 2011
Primary school winter program sings in the holiday season
Students from the Point Roberts Primary School and other performers played to packed house at the Gulf Road Community Center during the school's annual winter program on Wednesday, December 14.
Thu, Dec 8, 2011
Primary school winter concert set for December 14
Local primary students and some returning alumni will perform a play about a tricky fox and share some original music written with Craig Jacks for their annual winter concert at the community center, which will be topped off by a visit from Santa.
Thu, Dec 1, 2011
November storm waves slam Point Roberts
High winds churned up the waters surrounding Point Roberts on Thanksgiving Day, causing sizable waves to crash into Maple Beach.
School district presses ahead with levy plan
Blaine school district voters will be asked to approve two tax measures on the special February 14 school election. In a quick 35-second vote, school board directors unanimously approved adding a $3 million capital projects bond initiative alongside the regular maintenance and operations (M&O) levy. The action took place at the board’s regular meeting November 28.
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