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Thu, May 9, 2013 


Getting the commissioners fired up to give

Library fundraising queen Judy Ross, center, attended the May 8 meeting of the fire district commissioners to drum up donations for a new library.

Guest Editorial: Are our courthouse doors closing?

Several years ago, judges statewide began urging the legislature for more stable funding for the trial courts so we could provide equal and accessible justice across our state.

Fri, Apr 26, 2013 


Commissioner says 'take foot off gas pedal'

With monthly expenditures rising amid requests for more money, one fire commissioner is asking if the department needs to slow it down.

A Boundary Bay sunrise ...

Who and where we are

The Whatcom County parks department has installed three of four interpretive signs at Lily Point Marine Park to help visitors better understand the cultural and natural history of the area.

Group sends recommendations to county

In an unusual display of unanimity, the Point Roberts Community Advisory Committee has agreed to send three recommendations to improve Point Roberts roads to Whatcom County Executive Jack Louws.

Marine explorations

Lisa, Luke and Elizabeth take advantage of a sunny day April 24 to go exploring at Lily Point Marine Park.

More water costs to increase

The Point Roberts water district is continuing to review what it charges residents for the services it provides.

DHS calls for feasibility study on a border crossing fee

A proposal raising the possibility of border crossing fees that was buried in the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) 2014 budget request has sparked outrage and concern in border towns across the country.

Richard Allen at community center

Local sculptor Richard AllenĂ¢s work is the focus of the current exhibit at the Gulf Road community center.

Delta to implement testing of coal emissions from Roberts Banks

A major concern of residents opposed to the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal/Custer Spur project is the potential impact on their health and the environment.

Around the Point

Point Roberts Hospital District superintendent Elaine Komusi said they are continuing to evaluate whether nurse practitioner Natalie Davidson is the right fit for the Point Roberts clinic.

A bit of local history

Resident Brad Olson reads interpretive historical panels recently installed at Lily Park.

Keep Spot on a leash at Lily Point - avoid a $74 ticket

Due to numerous complaints regarding dogs running loose at Lily Point, Whatcom County Parks employees will begin writing $74 tickets for pet owners allowing their dogs to run loose.

Friends of the Library

Stand up and be counted

Teachers of the Year honored by Blaine school district

When Washington Governor Jay Inslee declared May 5-11 Teacher Appreciation Week, it's a fair bet to say Sheri Jansma and Kathy Swindler never thought they would be named the local exemplars of their profession.

Don't forget the life jackets

Boating season has arrived and, as always, boaters are hoping for a memorable boating summer.

Parks to put measure on ballot

The Point Roberts Parks and Recreation district will be going to the voters this November to ask for extra funding for repairs and improvements to infrastructure.

Jay Tomkus visits Point Roberts

On April 18, Jay Tomkus, congressional liaison for Suzan DelBene, visited Point Roberts to discuss fund raising for the new library.

Tsunami visitors discouraged

Debris from the March 2011 tsunami in Japan is washing up on the shores of the Pacific Northwest.

Jail EIS given the go-ahead

Planning for Whatcom County's new jail moved one step forward.

The disaster that never happened

Members of the local community emergency response team (CERT), the Point Roberts Emergency Preparedness Group and the local fire department talked their way through a fictional disaster to help them respond to a real one.

Update: Not the Point Roberts Beach Club

The former Point Roberts Beach Club project, now in the hands of Orca Shores LLC, continues to be held up by septic system issues.

Thu, Apr 11, 2013 


PRCAC recommends road improvements

In an unusual flurry of unanimity the Point Roberts Community Advisory Committee has agreed to send three recommendations for Point Roberts roads to the Whatcom County executive.

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