Thu, Nov 4, 2010
Local Dems mostly trounced in election
Voters, mad as hell, vowed to throw the bums out
Wait a sec! Isn't government supposed to get out of the way of the people doing the work?
DHS insists on applying same national cookie cutter approach to local business needs.
Fri, Oct 29, 2010
Adopt A Road members
Adopt A Road members of the Taxpayers Association and the Kelly family came out on a sunny Saturday to pick up litter on Gulf Road October 16.
Have money, will dream
A dock at Lighthouse Marine Park and a foot ferry connecting the Point with Blaine, Bellingham and the San Juans emerged as the prominent issues from the two dozen community members at the last meeting of the Point Roberts Community Advisory Committee (PRCAC).
Water district hoping for federal funding
Following a meeting with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) the water district will look at a comprehensive multi-million dollar water main replacement program.
Commissioners, fingers crossed, hope for best
Point Roberts fire commissioners are hopeful they have done a good job explaining to voters why they need to double the thin slice of the tax pie the fire district collects.
Snow far, so good
Could this be another record-breaking snow year? There are some people who say this year’s La Niña weather pattern looks suspiciously similar to the big one in 1998.
Point Roberts Community Garden: Growing Together
The original purpose of the Point Roberts Community Garden was to provide garden space for people who were interested in growing food but had no suitable land of their own.
Candidates speak out
The local voters association drew a crowd of voters but few candidates for their annual candidates night. Of the 20 candidates for local, state and federal legislative and judicial positions on the ballot in the upcoming election, three made it to Point Roberts for the October 11 event.
Ron Nielson Classic exceeds all expectations
This year’s Ron Nielson Fall Golf Classic was held at the award-winning Point Roberts Golf and Country Club, drawing 54 generous tournament participants on a glorious autumn day, raising $5,000 for the local wellness clinic, and awarding $11,000 in cash and prizes to participants.
TARP: The Archaelogist Re-employment Program?
Did you know that everyone in Point Roberts is aware that they are living on a large archaeological site? Did you know you needed a permit and an archaeological review before you planted a tree in Point Roberts? Or dug a fencepost hole?
Walking the Walk
On the California coast, north of Santa Cruz, lies Ano Nuevo Reserve Park, a spectacular stretch of beach and headlands. Years ago, in the late ’60s, I spent many happy days there beach combing and camping out with friends.
Around the Point
Interfaith Community Health Center, which operates the Point Roberts clinic, will receive more than $1 million under the Affordable Care Act to upgrade and expand community health centers.
Fri, Oct 22, 2010
LaNina could be quite the feisty one this winter
With colder temperatures and more precipitation than usual, the Pacific Northwest could be in for quite the winter this year.
Thu, Oct 21, 2010
Fall Classic golf tournament exceeds all expectations
The annual Ron Nielson golf tournament brought out 54 players on a glorious fall day.
Thu, Oct 14, 2010
Good news for small businesses on the healthcare front
Small businesses will be able to claim 35 percent of their medical insurance premiums beginning this year, thanks to ObamaCare.
Electorate to decide on more than politicians in November
There are six initiatives on the ballot dealing with everything from how taxes get passed to how they buy their booze.
Thu, Oct 7, 2010
Drink wine and end pain
A local wine tasting will benefit amputees suffering from phantom limb pain.
Thu, Sep 30, 2010
Sterling Savings recapitalizes
In response to federal and state bank authorities, Sterling Savings has gone to the markets to recapitalize.
High school math results call out for improvements
Three years of substandard results means the school district will need to make changes.
Sat, Sep 25, 2010
Nearly half of beach club sold in foreclosure
The Point Roberts Beach Club proposal is either dead or will change profoundly after the easternmost 40 acres of the subject property was sold to a buyer whose only plan is to “enjoy it.”
Show us the money!
It made the list but will the water district get the check? In a letter addressed to state senator Dale Brandland and representatives Kelli Linville and Doug Ericksen, Washington State Public Works Board executive director John LaRocque told the legislators that Point Roberts was one of the water districts in Whatcom County that has made a list of recommended projects eligible for low cost loans.
More salmon equals fewer seals?
A total of 11 dead seals washed up on the shores of Point Roberts and Blaine over the three days of Labor Day weekend.
The Point Roberts bird show
Birders have been flocking to local beaches to catch a brief window when migratory birds pass through, some putting on quite an acrobatic display.
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