Fri, Apr 29, 2011
School board OKs budget changes
The Blaine school board took the first decisive step in 2011-2012 budget preparations by approving approximately $1.6 million in budget adjustments on Monday, April 25.
Assessor defends values
A disgruntled Point Roberts property owner’s complaint ended up sparking a series of questions about the fairness of the latest property assessments.
If you build it, will they come?
Or, in the case of the local library branch, will there be enough funding to open it for more than 18 hours a week, the current operating hours?
NEXUS opening earlier
Point Roberts got an Easter treat from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP): two extra hours of NEXUS.
What can we, as Point Roberts residents, learn from 2011 Japanese tsunami ?
On Friday, March 11 at 2:46 p.m., we were in Japan when the biggest earthquake in recorded Japanese history struck.
Come & clean the Point on May 14
The Point Roberts Emergency Preparedness Group (PREP) and the Point Roberts Registered Voters Association are teaming up to sponsor a community cleanup day.
Cell tower soon to grace skyline?
Point Roberts is one step closer to having its own cellular telephone tower, and the local parks department is poised to boost its budget by slightly more than 25 percent.
Shelby Mary Hebert, a sophomore at the University of Washington, made the Dean’s List for the winter quarter.
Local gardeners have no shortage of choices with three nurseries open on the Point this May.
There went Peter Cottontail!
The Point Roberts Parent Teacher Organization set a new record at their annual egg hunt at Lighthouse Marine Park, hiding one thousand eggs for little hunters to find.
You can do anything you want, but just don’t do anything
County parks staff got essentially the same message they heard from Point residents at the first Lily Point Park community meeting when they brought their proposal for improvements to the Lily Point Park: Leave it alone.
It will be a long, hot summer
After waiting in long lines to get into Point Roberts during the height of summer, motorists will likely face traffic jams as Whatcom County crews plan to repave Tyee Drive. The slowdowns will occur as flaggers squeeze north and southbound traffic into one lane.
Live from Point Roberts, it's Saturday morning (market)!
The Saturday Morning Live market at the community center is in full swing with two scheduled for May alone.
Show me the money, says club
The developer of the Point Roberts Beach Club is taking the local water district to court as part of their continuing efforts to get the district to refund connection fees they paid prior to losing their property to foreclosure.
Shukokai karate classes are held every Tuesday night at the Gulf Road community center with veteran instructor Sensei Norman Ensil.
Catch of the day!
Craig Grossman won first prize for the biggest fish, a 118-pound halibut, in a fishing derby off the Point.
A season of birth
All over the Point, there are newly hatched chicks and ducklings.
Thu, Apr 28, 2011
School district bond election goes down in tight election
Just 0.9 percent from passing, Blaine school district loses second bond election in a row.
Thu, Apr 21, 2011
Tyee Drive construction to be one big speed bump
Traffic heading north and south will be forced to share one lane during the height of road re-surfacing work.
School board set to approve 'worst case' budget
Without a state budget to guide them, the school district is forced to assume the worst in preparing their budget for the upcoming school year.
Thu, Apr 14, 2011
Cellphone tower construction about to get underway
Many months and protests later, construction on a cellphone tower is slated to get underway.
New rules govern approaching killer whales in Washington
As of May 16, it will be illegal to approach closer than 200 yards to orcas in Washington waters.
Historical society makes a pitch for space at the community center
Parks board commissioners hear a proposal to house the historical society artifacts at the Gulf Road community center.
Thu, Apr 7, 2011
Point Roberts Beach Club rumbles back to life again
Following a bank foreclosure and a purchase by an individual who expressed little interest in development, many residents believed the Beach Club project had no future.
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