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Fri, Apr 26, 2013 


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.

Thu, Apr 4, 2013 


Whatcom County to fund Baker Birch Bay promotion, Point Roberts not included

Whatcom County Council voted to fund the Baker Birch Bay Tourism Promotion campaign through 2016 at a March 26 meeting between the Council Finance and Administrative Services Committee (CFASC) and representatives of the Baker Birch Bay promotion group.

Thu, Mar 28, 2013 


Spring has arrived

At long last, Spring has arrived and so have the plants at the local nurseries.

Clinic looking to replace new nurse practitioner

After less than seven months on the job, Alexandra Hunt has resigned as the nurse practitioner at the Point Roberts Clinic.

Parks board mulling capital works levy

With a new leak in the community center roof and apparent public support for funding parks facilities the local parks district is preparing to ask voters for capital improvement funds.

Voters AGM serves up meaty land-use menu

During an information-packed two hours the audience at the Point Roberts Registered Votersâ Association's annual general meeting got answers from county council members and staff about land use issues.

Youth hang-out

A couple of juvenile eagles hang out on the pilings at Lighthouse Marine Park.

Post office to rehire

The United States Postal Service (USPS) will be reopening applications for a job at the local post office after they cancelled two new hires due to procedural mistakes.

Fire district looks to the future

The Point Roberts fire district will not be looking any further into irregularities with volunteer payments, focusing instead on getting the money back.

No streets on the Point? Actually, there are seven Streets, 17 Lanes and 26 Ways but not one bike lane ...

"Our committee has come to the conclusion the Complete Streets program doesn't fit with Point Roberts."

Dollars for Scholars to live on

"Dollars for Scholars has not dissolved."

The bunnies are coming

The Point Roberts primary school Parent Teacher Organization's annual egg hunt is ready to go this weekend with more than 1,000 eggs ready for eager treasure-seekers.

Mark Richards benefit to be held

Local resident Mark Richards is getting back on his feet, literally, after a massive stroke, and he is grateful to have his community and family behind his recovery.

Friends of the Library

The spring fund raising campaign for the new library began with Nielson's Building Center offering up big bags of birdseed with all proceeds going to the library's building fund.

Hey! Get your cotton-picking hands off the daffodils!

The daffodils on Tyee Drive have burst into bloom and some people are helping themselves to the community's show.

Another chance to win a quilt

Boundary Bay Quilt Guild is prepping for their third quilt show.

You big stud, you

Spring has arrived.

How rights of way work in Whatcom County

I'm going to focus on an aspect of county government about which citizens commonly have questions - public right of way (ROW) roads and how they relate to their adjoining properties.

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