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Thu, Mar 3, 2011 


Blaine school district between rock and a hard place

State education cuts are certain to mean painful cuts to programs and people in the 2011/2012 budget.

Fri, Feb 25, 2011 


Residents to review plans for Lily Point

Point Roberts community members will get another chance to weigh in on changes to the Lily Point Marine Park before work goes ahead to put in parking, restrooms and improve trails.

April bond issue on tap

Blaine school district staff and board members are inviting the Point Roberts community to learn why the school system needs to borrow $32 million and why they need to do it now.

Tyee Drive set to be re-surfaced this summer

If Whatcom County Council gives the nod in March to the 2011 construction program county crews will be out in force in Point Roberts this summer.

Border Patrol hear citizens’ concerns

Representatives from two branches of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) heard complaints ranging from the annoyance caused by low-flying helicopters, to charges that Border Patrol agents are not friendly enough, at a public meeting.

Foundation opens Heart House

The Point Roberts Arts and Music Foundation recently opened a new venue for community use named “Heart House” and hopes that it will soon become a thriving activity center.

President, Prime Minister call for border cooperation

A new U.S./Canada agreement highlights greater cooperation across the border as the key to increased security and prosperity for both nations.

Gotta leak? Gotta pay.

Point Roberts water commissioners are updating the district’s leakage policy to make it crystal clear that homeowners are responsible for the cost of water lost if they spring a leak.

Walking the Walk

Anyone trying to organize anything in Point Roberts will soon come to one, clear conclusion; people in this town are like a herd of cats. It’s not a bad thing, just a fact to be considered.

Seniors program escapes cuts

Despite cuts to most senior center programs in Whatcom County, the Point Roberts program will continue to run two days a week under the new contract.

Moving day in Point Roberts

Simon and Kim Burnett’s new home arrived by barge at Lighthouse Marine Park.

You get the benefits without getting your hands dirty

Point Roberts community members will have a new opportunity to be farmers this spring, without getting their hands dirty.

Derelict crab pots pulled up

A pilot project to find derelict crab pots recovered over 200 pots in Boundary Bay in February, a record number. A Betsea crewmember described it as “easy pickings.”

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 


Flying eagle

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.

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