Fri, Feb 25, 2011
Around The Point
Whatcom County has paid Point Recycling and Refuse owner Arthur Wilkowski $112,191 for improvements he made to the transfer station, a significant hike over the $35,000 he was offered a year ago.
Storms undermining sea wall
County engineers are looking at how to reinforce the Maple Beach seawall, which has become severely undercut by winter storms.
Thu, Feb 17, 2011
School district holding bond meeting
The school district would like to lay out the case for a $32-million capital bond issue.
CSA starting up on the Point
Want a bit of fresh farm taste?
Border Patrol get an earful from border residents
Over 200 people showed up to listen and to express concern over border security procedures.
Thu, Feb 10, 2011
New cross-border agreement to ease border problems
U.S. President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper announce plan to improve cooperation and develop joint policies to managing the border.
County council to review speed limits in Point Roberts
County council is planning on taking a look at inconsistent and excessive speed limits on the Point.
Thu, Feb 3, 2011
It takes a backhoe to raise an outhouse
Pick a rainy day. Any rainy day. Dig a hole. Does it perk?
Fri, Jan 28, 2011
An eagle flying the skies over Point Roberts.
County’s rural zoning invalidated
The state growth management hearing board has invalidated Whatcom County’s proposed new comprehensive plan designations for rural areas, including Point Roberts.
Water district increases residential rates
Water district commissioners have approved another increase for 2011 rates, following a June recommendation from district rate consultants.
Point to county: don’t fix what’s not broken
If county parks managers got one message about how the community sees the future of the Lily Point park, it was “don’t fix what isn’t broken.”
District forced to cut budget mid-year
The Blaine school board made nearly $400,000 in cuts for the remainder of the 2010/2011 school year at its regular meeting on Monday, January 24.
2010 in review: Point Roberts PTO
The year of 2010 was full of excitement!
Break ins erupt
Following a sudden rash of break-ins in Maple Beach and Crystal Water Beach, sheriff’s deputies are asking residents and cottage owners to be more vigilant.
Surviving an 8.8 earthquake and other lessons for the Point
Imagine you are a gallon can of paint sitting on the shelf at Nielson’s. Then imagine Lorne picking you off the shelf and placing you in the paint-shaking machine. He turns it on and you shake, thucka-thuko-thucka, for a couple of minutes.
Jackson Raymond Struthers of Point Roberts, currently in his junior year, has been named to the dean’s list at the University of Washington for autumn quarter.
2010 in review: P R Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)
Point Roberts Animal Wellbeing Society [PAWS] is now three years old and is making a difference to needy animals on the Point.
Walking the Walk
Kermit the Frog had it right. Even with the best intentions, doing the environmental right thing can be hard. This is especially true now that green, as a concept, has taken over a certain corner of our vocabulary.
Fresh flowers on your doorstep!
Sian Lindemann has taken over Sandy’s Flowers, and on top of the popular floral subscription service she is expanding the business to fold in a variety of unique gifts, home and garden décor, all with a floral theme.
Polar Bear Swim
The crowd was sparse – only Gary Haukeland and Margaret White were brave enough to do the Polar Bear Swim on January 1, 2011. The sun helped just a little as they made their preparations... A few ginger steps and they were in... And then they were out!
Boa constrictor visitor
Alen Weeden's 7-foot boa constrictor Bo visited Point Roberts Primary students on January 3 to provide some slithery inspiration for a writing project.
No fishing pier this summer
Whatcom County Council has approved a grant application for the Lighthouse Marine Park pier but don’t expect to see one this year.
Hardship extension granted
The county hearing examiner has granted a “hardship extension” to Yamato Development, giving the Point Roberts Golf Course more time to complete the residential portion of the project.
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