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Fri, Aug 27, 2010 


Close August primary has candidates chewing their nails

Unofficial election results for the August 17 primary election for position 1, which had five candidates going into the primary, show Republican Jason Overstreet, a Seattle firefighter and Blaine city council member, received 46 percent of the vote with 15,797 votes while Democrat Al Jensen, a detective with the Bellingham police department, received 27 percent with 9,258 votes.

The Home Detailer

Image of Tracie Wallace, The Home Detailer.

Kite Surfer

Image of a kite surfer.

Walking the Walk

The Italians have a word, arrangiarsi, which means the art of making do.

Thu, Aug 19, 2010 


Old work visa policy for Point Roberts re-surfaces

It turns out that there is a special work visa policy for Point Roberts. The problem is, no one in government remembered it.

Stop Work order slapped on Point Roberts Beach Club

The sounds of chainsaws have faded into silence as the county slaps on a stop work order.

Battles shape up for November election

The top two finisher format gets a workout in the August 17 primary election.

Thu, Aug 12, 2010 


Blaine school board presents almost final 2010/11 budget

Coming down the home stretch, Blaine school board members prepared to hear comments from the public on its almost ready for prime time budget.

County to re-negotiate emergency medical system

Not happy with the status quo, council has instructed county executive Pete Kremen to start talking to the city of Bellingham...

Thu, Aug 5, 2010 


Candidates gear up for August 17 primary

Candidates for state office state their reasons for running.

Border inspections transition into new Peace Arch facility

As the completion of the new border crossing approaches, drivers need to be aware of revised traffic patterns...

Fri, Jul 30, 2010 


Fire district presses case to up levy

When it comes to being outside on a sunny day in the summer or inside listening to fire commissioners explaining why a tax increase is needed, it’s clear which way Point Roberts taxpayers would choose.

Arts & music fest celebrates 15th year

The seeds for the Point Roberts Arts and Music festival were sown nearly two decades ago when Craig Jacks and Nancy King were working together on their Daily Planet Festival, held at Jericho Beach and Point Roberts, where organic gardening, sustainability and composting were featured booths.

School district to ask voters to approve bond

Voters can anticipate seeing a $32 million bond initiative on the April 2011 ballot thanks to a 5-0 vote at the Blaine school board’s regular meeting Monday night.

Who you voting for?

Mike the Mover or Goodspaceguy? Those are just two of the candidates going up against senator Patty Murray in the August 17 primary election.

Garden Tour, Point Roberts

Garden Tour, Number XI, Point Roberts, WA

July 4th, 2010

Images from the 4th of July parade.

Kid’s camp wraps up with smiles

It’s great to be a kid enjoying summer time in Point Roberts.

Around The Point

Events and news around the Point.

Flowers and herbs for sale at the Saturday morning farmers market

Flowers and herbs for sale at the Saturday morning farmers market at the community center July 31, August 14 & 28.

Two sea lions

Two sea lions sunning on the Lily Point bouy.


Herons as seen from Monument Park.

Made the UW Dean’s List!

Shelby Hebert and Jackson Struthers have been named to the Dean’s List at the University of Washington for the spring quarter.

Lily Point

Images from Lily Point.

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