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Fri, Jun 24, 2011 


School district ponders survey results

The lagging economy and disagreements over funding priorities were the main reasons voters rejected the Blaine school district’s recent $32 million bond initiative, according to results of a survey conducted by the school district.

Injured eagle healed and released

A few weeks ago, Allison Graham spotted a large bald eagle sitting on a pile of lumber a few blocks from the Point Roberts border crossing.

Point Roberts Clinic Appreciates You

An afternoon tea in honor of Bev Nielson and all those who contributed to the Point Roberts clinic through the Ron Nielson Golf Classic was held June 10.

Music Review: A Night at the Circus…

We took a lovely summer afternoon drive to Abbotsford a few weeks ago to see Cirque du Soleil’s Dralion.

Music Review: Vancouver International Jazz Festival

We love living in Point Roberts. We love the beach, the forested trails, seeing the stars at night, the relative lack of traffic and fewer people per square yard.

Kayak program makes big splash

After almost fading out last season, the parks department’s kayak program has taken off.

Pier Restaurant: Time to eat!

When Point Roberts marina owners Steve and Meagan MacKay wanted to open a restaurant in the former Dockside Café, they asked their tenants and the community what they wanted to see.

Local resident bequeaths gift

The estate of local resident Mic Berends has donated $750 to both the food bank and the local clinic in gratitude for the services they provided to him prior to his death.

Blaine High School graduates, class of 2011

Point Roberts' contributions to the graduating class of 2011

Dutch treat: Water district forgives half of the back charges

The water district is splitting the bill with commercial users who were inadvertently billed as residential accounts for four years.

Health Matters: Vaccinate your children

Many parents are hesitant to vaccinate their children against childhood illnesses and diseases.

Kids program getting ready to roll

Outside expertise will help make this year’s summer program a richer experience for local and visiting children.

Thu, Jun 16, 2011 


Special election filing period set for local positions

With two seats coming vacant, the county auditor has set three days aside for citizens interested in local office.

Thu, Jun 9, 2011 


An old idea rises from the depths

Laying a pipeline across the bay to get water? Who thought of that?

Looking for a good time, sailor?

Sorry. How about a boat safety inspection instead?

Doug Ericksen decides to run for county executive

Barely into his first term as a state senator, Doug Ericksen decides he wants Pete's seat.

Thu, Jun 2, 2011 


Sail away into the San Juan Islands

The Lady Washington will be carrying a few lucky passengers on a two-day trip to Anacortes from Blaine.

High school seniors recognized for their achievements

Point Roberts students were, once again, conspicuous by their presence

Fri, May 27, 2011 


Music Review: Robert Plant and the Band of Joy

I recently had the good fortune of seeing Robert Plant’s latest musical reincarnation, Robert Plant and the Band of Joy, performing live at Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

Group sends off suggestions to county

After a year of meetings and gathering public input the Point Roberts Community Advisory Committee (PRCAC) has submitted what it sees as the community’s priorities for spending gas tax dollars.

Water district reviewing connection charges

As the water district tries to hammer out fair, appropriate and clear policies for connecting to the water system, some thorny issues about long-term development in Point Roberts are creeping in.

Seven Point Roberts positions up for election

The filing deadline for Whatcom County’s elected positions is approaching, and some of the county’s most influential positions will be up for election come November.

Thanks for spiffing up the Point

Point Roberts roads and ditches are now more than 740 pounds lighter, thanks to a crew of community volunteers of all ages. Large debris pulled off the beach put the total closer to 1,000 pounds.

EMT training cash turns into tables, paint and TV

Unable to host a class for emergency medical technicians on Point Roberts, the fire district will use the funds budgeted for the class to improve their training facilities and offer a series of less ambitious programs.

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